I’m gonna be totally honest with you guys. I have been a wee frustrated by most of the gift guides I’ve seen in blog land this year. No, I’m not making a hasty generalization and saying ALL of the gift guides – some of y’all are speaking my language – but the majority of the gift guides I’ve seen are all “under $100″ or sometimes, OVER $100.
Now, “under $100″ sounds fine and dandy, but when you are like me and no longer put anything on a credit card and only spend what you make, $100 is basically half, if not MOST of my / your entire Christmas gift budget for family and friends.
Sure! A $75 Kate Spade bangle sounds fine and dandy, but that’s a heck of a lot of money to spend on one small gift.
So, while these types of posts are not usually ones I do, I thought, why not? Instead of complaining about the expensive gift guides out there, why not make my own?
Also, I realize this is totally last minute, but per usual, life has gotten in the way and all of a sudden it’s December 13th and I’ve still got quite a bit of Christmas shopping to do. Woops.
So, here are a few cheapo gifts I’ve found for the lady in your life (mom, sister, girlfriends, etc.)
So, there are a few ideas for you. And yes, I will go ahead and say that some of these choices are from small businesses that happen to also be sponsors and/or just good friends of mine.
They didn’t pay me to put them in this little post, I chose their stuff because I genuinely love their products, they’re affordable, and I’d much rather support a small business than a corporate giant. Not that I have anything against a corporate giant… which is why I also picked a few items from my favorite corporate giant: TARGET!
I’m just being real with you. I’m working on trying to come up with a similar list of items for the male in your life, but man, men are HARD to shop for. I don’t care who you are. Seriously. My husband, my dad, my brother-in-law, father-in-law… they are TOUGH to shop for! Am I right, ladies? Why can’t men get on Pinterest and just create a Pinterest wish list board with stuff they want… life would be so much easier.
Anyway. Now I’m rambling.
What are some great, affordable gift guides you’ve seen so far this year? I’d loveeee for you to leave some examples or suggestions in the comments! I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for ideas!