Inexpensive Gift Ideas For Men

Couldn’t forget about the men in our lives! Whether it’s a boyfriend, husband, brother, or father one of these gifts is sure to put a smile on their face. I’ve created a list of everyday items, must-haves during the winter months, and ya know guy things I think would be great for the boys we know and love! Feel free to add to this list in the comments below!

1) Trendy Passport Holder

Does your guy love to travel? The perfect gift for him would be a passport or wallet. Perfect for that person who’s always on the go! Keep em organized and ready for adventure with this trendy blue marble style!

2) Rubber Wedding Band

I can’t stop seeing these rubber wedding bands! ย This gift is awesome for the active husband who may not want to get their fancy wedding band caught on unexpected things. Have a husband in the military? This band is durable enough to withstand so many scenarios and lifestyles!

3) Harry’s Shaving Essentials

Any Harry’s product works for the man who loves to stay clean-shaven and looking good. Definitely a gift someone needs but doesn’t want to spend the money themselves!

4) Ties

Business men will appreciate this – pair a few ties with a new belt and maybe a phone case!ย The office bound guy will surely be happy with some new goodies to bring to work after the holidays are over!

5) COD: WWII

Okay, I may not know a lot about video games but I do know that there are a handful of new products available for Xbox, Playstation, etc. Find out what’s on your man’s gaming wish list and scoop it up for them!

6) Sports Team Hats

You can’t go wrong with their favorite teams gear! If you’ve got some more money in the budget to splurge, think about gifting a hat with a jersey, car stickers, or miscellaneous memorabilia!

7) Snacks on Snacks on Snacks

Do I need to say anymore? Load a gift bag up with their favorite guilty pleasures! Food is always the way to a man’s heart. Am I right?

8) North Face Pullover

North Face can sometimes be a bit much but this pullover is affordably priced right now! If this brand isn’t what you’re looking for…scavenger through the discount section in the Nike or Dick’s Sporting Goods! I’m sure you’ll find something to fit the person you’re buying for’s liking!

9) Favorite Alcoholic Beverages

Fill a bucket with a few of these and ribbon tied around each few! Such a simple gift that could also act as an easy stocking stuffer!

10) Bass Pro Shops Gift Card

My husband loves this store! From fishing gear, to hunting supplies, and nearly everything in between this store is made for my significant other! I’m sure many of the people in your life would love it too – could this be the dad gift you were looking for?

11) Comfy Clothes

Always a necessity, I mean come on! You seriously cannot go wrong with a reliable pair of sweat pants, gym shorts, or socks. These can be pretty much found anywhere but for extremely inexpensive try Target or Wal-Mart!

12) Movie Bundle

Know someone who adores Christmas classics or traditional family films? Give them the gift of childhood memories and remind them how great these movies really are! You could theme this a few different ways by doing a holiday, Disney, or sports theme.

13) Stranger Things Eggo Game

Stranger Things fans are screaming right now.

14) Coffee Cups

Coffee shops like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks carry adorable holiday cups during December. Reach for something you’d think they’d love and pop some gum, a gift card, and couple scratch of lotto tickets inside. Easy + useful gift!

15) Cooking Spices, Pots, Or Pans

There are loads of these sets at department stores leading up to Christmas day. Find one that fits your individual’s personality and taste. You could wrap this along with a new pot or pan which are typically not so pricey! Check TJMaxx for good deals!

Woohoo! Can you believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away? I hope this gift guide gave you some inspiration on what you’ll be buying! Let me know which gift idea was your favorite!

Happy Holidays!

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Inexpensive Gift Ideas For Women

It’s after Thanksgiving which makes this gift guide totally appropriate. I’ve had my lists ready since November 1st but I know everyone’s not as excited or prepared as I might be. Either way, now’s the time to start thinking about those special people you’ll be buying for this year. If you’ve been struggling to come up with what to purchase for your mom, sister, or significant other…this little post is for you!

You’ll see there’s a bit of a theme with this gift guide. Neutrals and coziness is what I was going for. They’re gifts ideal for anyone’s personality and style. Oh, and did I mention these options are extremely affordable?! Yes, they are! See below for more details on what I chose to share!

1) LUSH Christmas Bath Bomb

You can never go wrong with bath bombs. I love packing these in tiny gift bags with tissue paper or using them as stocking stuffers!

2) Rose Gold & Black Watch

This watch is adorable and completely affordable for the accessorizer in your life. Give them a gift they can wear this holiday season!

3) Copper Owl Mug

Copper is in right now and the fact this sweet mug has an owl on it makes the gift that much more special! Moscow mules anyone?! Hot chocolate?! The possibilities are endless!

4) Pink Fuzzy Robe

Robes are awesome to come out of the shower with or for lounging. Sticking this in a gift box with some pretty wrapping paper and bows would make me smile that’s for sure!

5) Snow Angel Bubble Bath

Philosophy rocks in the bath and body world. This 3-in-1 shower gel, bubble bath, and shampoo will give your receiver a scent they won’t forget!

6) Funny Door Mats

I love spicing up my front door with festive decorations. Wreaths, Christmas lights, and witty door mats. This gift is perfect for nearly anyone!

7) Salt Lamp

Another very trendy item on this list that can also be super useful! Himalayan salt lamps are said to boost blood flow and improve your sleep – how cool!

8) Marble Laptop Shell

Alright, I’ll admit it, this is just so classy and fun I couldn’t not put this on my women’s gift guide!

9) Danty Gold Rings

Gold rings are a staple for holiday outfits. These are incredibly inexpensive and can be stacked or paired separately – Forever 21 always has the hook up for affordable jewelry!

10) Nude Dude Palette

Any palette is an ideal gift for the makeup lover in your life. This one from TheBalm has tons of nude, shimmery, flirty shades I think would look pretty on a lot of ladies!

11) White Knitted Throw

Throw blankets are a must for those cold winter months. Help a sista out with staying warm!

12) Too Faced Mascara Ornament

I’ve seen a handful of big cosmetic companies create unique trial sized versions of their best-sellers. My personal fav happens to be the Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced. Lashes are always on fleek when I’ve got this in my bag!

13) White & Black Scarf

Another cozy must-have for when it’s below 0 outside! Chunky scarves can make a plain t-shirt and leggings look a little more put together. Instant outfit for the win!

14) Chic Clear Circle Glasses

Coming to an Instagram pic near you. Do I need to say more?!

15) “I Look Much Better Online” Keychain

Got a social media obsessed gal to buy for?! Funny keychains like this one are simple gifts that will make her laugh!

16) Elf Hello Hydration Gift Set

Finish off a dry winter day with some much needed hydration. This 3 piece set from Elf is just the thing someone will need to make their night a relaxing one.

So, that’s it! This post was a long one…I know it! But I hope some of you found this helpful for shopping this year! What’s on your Christmas wishlist?! Leave a comment below letting me know!

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Tips For A Long Distance Relationship

Being a military wife has taught me a lot of things. It’s taught me how to be patient, be polite, be strong, and most of all has taught me how to love someone no matter the circumstances. My husband has been gone for a little over 7 months and it’s been one of the hardest things we’ve ever gone through both individually and as a couple. But in the midst of all the unpredictable craziness, we still find the time to show we care about one another.

Dogs during Christmas time, dealing with a long distance relationship

This post is going to be a mixture of a lot of things but mainly how we’ve conquered a long distance relationship and how you can too! Keep reading if you’re interested…

My husband was deployed officially on April 18th, 2017 but has really been on and off away since January of 2017. Deployment was unexpected for him and truly came as a surprise. My husband is Army Reserves meaning he lives a pretty normal and routine life outside of the military – doesn’t work on a base, we aren’t “stationed” anywhere, and does one weekend a month in uniform. If he’s called for a deployment, he goes but it was never a concern of ours up until this year.

Dogs during Christmas time, dealing with a long distance relationship

During his time away from home, we’ve been fortunate enough to get a few chances to see each other. His unit has been very flexible with leave time and making sure families get to see their service members. It’s been a huge help considering when he left, I thought I wouldn’t see him for that whole duration of time. I’d say we definitely got lucky with that.

Here are a few of the tips and tricks I’ve learned throughout this experience that may be helpful to some of you!

Communication is key. If you won’t be able to talk or text during a certain day, time, whatever…let your partner know. Before my husband goes into “work” he try’s to let me know ahead of time so I’m not bothering him during those hours. It’s convenient for both of us.

Plan vacations and time together. This will be different for each person because all situations are unique. However, if you can plan events or vacations to go on, do it. The time away can he so much easier to endure if you have a date to look forward to. I’ve found comfort in hard days knowing there are only a few weeks left until we meet again.

Dogs during Christmas time, dealing with a long distance relationship

Lean on family and friends, keep yourself busy when you’re not around your partner! This is so crucial! Staying at home everyday, will not help time move faster so get outside and make the best of the situation you’re in.

Send care packages and special items! Celebrate Holidays with each other through a gift exchange via snail mail. Everyone loves to get a surprise from their special someone! Christmas is coming and I know I’ll for sure be sending my hubby a few things he’s been wanting. FYI – there are a ton of easy ideas on Pinterest for decorating the inside of a care package!

These were just a few of the many things that have helped me through this journey. Share some of your experiences and tips in the comments! I’d love to hear some of the ways you all cope with someone you love being gone!

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