Holiday Gift Guide Under $50!

It’s the most wonderful tiiiime of the yearrr! (Yes, I sang that as I wrote it.) December is a time for spiked cider, cozy sweaters, pretty lights, Christmas cookies and, of course, presents! While I think we all know by this point that gifts are not the reason for the season, they’re still fun obviously. It’s funny, but I’ve honestly found over the years that I enjoy giving gifts more now than ever. Sure, we all like to get them too, but I usually kind of know what’s in the cards based on the annual Christmas list I send my mom. There’s really nothing like seeing the smile on a loved one’s face when they get something totally unexpected from you. It’s just an all-around, feel-good feeling.

A rule I tend to go by when gift giving is this: Buy them something they wouldn’t buy themselves. Are you really going to spend $35 on that candle from Anthro you’ve been eyeing or new workout clothes when you already have three perfectly decent pairs of leggings? Probably not. Your friends and family members are probably on that same wave length. So, with that being said, I’m really excited to share this holiday gift guide with you all! Everything is under $50, so you’ll give them something they’ll love without having to break into your beloved savings account. This one’s for the ladies, but maybe if you guys like it I’ll share some ideas for your boyf, dad or brother. Enjoy!

holiday guide

S’Well Water Bottle | Kate Spade ‘Stop & Smell The Roses’ Bangle | Rifle Paper Co. Phone Case | Rewined Rose’ Candle | “I’m Outta Here” Passport Cover | Yay! Champagne Glass | ‘Adult Beverage’ Travel Coffee Mug | ‘Namastay in Bed’ Pillow | Arrow Dish | ‘You Can’t Spin With Us’ Tank


Current Obsessions

I have a minor confession: I have a ‘When I’m Not Broke’ list in my phone. It’s categorized by emoji (think dress = clothes, swirly thing = random stuff I want, lipstick = beauty products, home = home decor…) yeah, told ya I’m Type A. SO I figured, since my birthday is in a little over two months (I’m reaaaaalll big on birthdays), this list is also doubling as my Wish List (I’m 23 and my mom still makes me send her one each year. Ugh, such a rough life.)

One may think it is entirely too early to begin thinking about all the things I want for my birthday and/or Christmas, but ladies, this is how we avoid getting gifts that we have to pretend to like. I’m also sure your mom/dad/significant other will really appreciate you spelling out what you want, what color, what size, etc.

Okay so here are my current Wish List obsessions:



+I just feel like this tee is my spirit animal.

+This makes me want a latte & a nap all at the same time.

+Literally obsessed with these. Wasn’t sure how I felt about sneaker wedges but now I am definitely sure I need these for Fall. *Note: I will never, ever get this particular pair as I just can’t deem it reasonable to spend more than like $50 on shoes, but I’m on the hunt for a similar pair.

+I just can’t see myself ever getting sick of this cute lil’ iPad case.

+This jacket makes me want to run to Flywheel, stay for barre and run back (capital LOL) – just so people can see me in my cute ass workout gear.

Trust me, there’s much more than this but here’s a start! Happy Weekend :)