Raise your hand if you’re doing last minute Christmas shopping like I am! Money is especially tight this time of year so I understand how you can be late with checking items off your list. The mission is to find inexpensive gifts for your loved ones that conserve your pockets, but warm their hearts. Here is a list for the lady, gentleman, friend, or family member in your life.
1. Makeup Sets
Colourpop is a great site for quality makeup at an affordable price. They have all the products to complete your makeup look. Makeupgeek is also a great brand to build your collection with. You can purchase their pre-made sets or create your own; the possibilities are endless! Ultra Lip Mattes $6 colourpop.com, Pigments $9 makeupgeek.com
2. Alex and Ani Bracelets
Add a fashionable personal touch with an Alex and Ani bracelet. Each piece is designed with your loved one in mind with over 100 symbols that can describe your mate, friend, etc. A portion of proceeds from their sales are donated to “nonprofit organizations who strive to enhance the quality of lives on Earth”. Key to My Heart Charm Bangle $28 alexandani.com
3. Hair Products
For the natural beauty, a set of natural hair products would be appreciated (I’m sure). Shea Moisture, Carol’s Daughter, and As I Am are great lines that cater to natural hair. My fellow naturalistas know how fast our products go so this is a nice thought. Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie $13 sheamoisture.com, carolsdaughter.com, asiamnaturally.com
The common theme of everyone’s New Year’s resolution is weight loss every year. Sometimes we need a little motivation and a fitbit is a great way to track your progress. You can even add in some activewear too. Encouragement from your loved one can make a difference. Activity + Sleep Wristband $100 fitbit.com
1. Winter Coat
For the man who needs a style revamp; a nice winter coat can transform his look from drab to distinguished. Wool Rich Overcoat $161 asos.com
Just like the coat, a lovely watch can do the same thing. It’s a wonderful accent piece for his wardrobe that’ll have him thinking of you every time he looks at his wrist. Navy/Rose Gold Watch $101 nordstrom.com
3. Beard Kit
Just like the tresses that lay on on our head, facial hair is just as important and skin care in general. As a proud supporter of #BeardGang, I like to see a well kept beard. Take care of your mane by building a kit consisting of a moisturizer, brush, and serum to prevent razor bumps. Beard Butter $25 target.com
There’s nothing like a man who smells good! Macy’s is fragrance central to me. It’s hard to pass someone offering you a sample scent, so this time actually pay attention or head over to Macy’s Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio $95-130 macys.com
Keep in mind that online stores have a shipping deadline for the holidays so make sure you place your orders ASAP to get them in time for Christmas. When all else fails, get a gift card. Hope this helps.