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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Sweets, Shopping + Coffee

Sweets on treats on coffee and cute home decor?! Yes, please. I have the uncontrollable urge to yell “BRUH” at the top of my lungs because seriously let me tell you how adorable this tiny bakery and boutique is. I know I say this about everything I post on my site but…I’m obsessed.

I guess I should probably tell you where you can find these dime pieces right?! Downtown Grayslake (hidden in the Lake County, IL area) is the residing location of both these amazing places. Cacao Sweets & Treats is a bakery filled with cupcakes, cookies, breads, delicious coffees, and so much more! The old-fashioned, rustic, yet elegant decor resembles boards pulled straight out of Pinterest. The floors, the seating, the calligraphy – every detail is simply put, pretty.

On the opposite end of the building, around an alley, is the equally stylish boutique filled with home decor and gifts. Blacksmith & Co. is a recent addition to this little town but it definitely doesn’t seem to have trouble fitting in. You can see the correlation between the bakery and the owner’s vision for the store. Each are unique in their own way but have similar characteristics such as natural elements like plants, woods, and antique style furnishings. This spot will definitely be on my list to visit during the Holiday season!

Here are a few photos just in case you want a feel of what they have to offer…

Cute huh?! These are the November vibes I’ve been looking for. I wanna know, what’s your favorite boutique, coffee shop, or small town destination?! Leave a comment below telling me where you’ve been loving to visit!

LUSH Must-Haves 

LUSH products are not just a step above many other body care brands on the market, they’re designed to make improvements! If you walk into a LUSH store you’ll notice how kind and informative their employees are. They’ll assist you from start to finish in finding the perfect blend of body goodies just for you. A majority of their packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic, created with natural ingredients, and cruelty free. Did I mention everything smells amazing?!

In this post, I wanted to introduce you all to my favorite LUSH products and how they’ve helped me. If you’ve never been to LUSH or are eager to start trying their products, I’ll leave links below for you to check them out!

Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo

My hair has always been very dry. Mainly because I’ve done a lot of damage to it. I blow dry, straighten, and curl my hair throughout the week. There’s no denying the styling has been hard for my hair to handle and I’ve gotten a ton of breakage recently! I wanted to find a product that could fix this.

I’m happy to report, the Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo solves all my problems. This shampoo moisturizes, softens, and brings life back to my hair. Oh, and can you guess the main ingredient? Honey of course! LUSH describes the ingredient as, “…a humectant which means it attracts and retains moisture on our skin and hair”.

American Cream Conditioner

This dreamy conditioner is introduced as a vanilla-strawberry scent but in my opinion smells more like fresh baby powder. The main ingredients in this concoction include fresh strawberries, oranges, and honey water.

It took some time for me to grow on this product because of how thick the consistency is. I’m familiar with hair care products that feel more slimy and watered down. American Cream is the exact opposite. When I use this product in the shower, I feel refreshed and my hair comes out being manageable. It’s just a different feeling compared to other products that I’ve used.

Ocean Salt Self-Preserving

This is one of my favorite classic LUSH products. Ocean salt is a finely textured face and body scrub. I love this product because it’s gentle yet effective. The tiny grains of salt give you the perfect scrub down wherever you need all while still being considerate of sensitive areas. Keep in mind this product is vegan and is free of synthetic preservatives too. Woo hoo!

Mask Of Magnaminty

Say hello to the most refreshing face mask you’ll ever find. Again, this is one of those LUSH products known for being sensitive on the skin. The mask is smooth to put on and non abrasive in texture. The minty, tingling, cooling sensation you get during use stays true to the name of this mask (peppermint oil is one of the main ingredients).

Cup O’ Coffee

Another great face and body mask I thought I’d share my thoughts on! I saw this in stores and couldn’t reach for it quicker. I’m a coffee addict, no doubt. So, I was intrigued when introduced to this product. Coffee grounds make this mask a thick treat for your face and scrubs away dryness leaving a glowing canvas. I love to pamper myself with this mask while taking a relaxing morning bath. It really has a way of waking you up!