So either it’s Secret Santa time, or you’re hoping to buy a gift for EVERYONE rather than just a select few. A gift under $50 is perfect for showing your appreciation for someone around the holidays, but isn’t a huge commitment. Seasonal picks are perfect for this – hot cocoa, plush robe – but you can also get something fun to serve them year-round.
For the friend who is always hosting dinners, movie nights and wine parties, you can’t go wrong with something to make entertaining a little easier and a lot more fun. When in doubt, something functional will always be a good idea. If she loves keeping a perfectly pretty home, something decorative will do!
For your friend who lives by the mantra “work hard, play hard,” a gift to make the long days at the office a little better is exactly what she needs. Or if she isn’t the type to make work a bit more like home, get her something lovely that will help her relax and wind down after a long day!
Whether you’re shopping for your mom, sisters or friends, there are plenty of good ideas in this guide for the women in your life. I always say jewelry and comfy things are a good bet when seeking out a gift for me (hello, pajama set!), and I think those are things most women can appreciate. If not, something that’s beautiful or that smells good may just lead you in the right direction.
Men are often not the easiest to buy for – not for me, anyways. As a woman, I can get a pretty good grasp of an idea for my mom and sisters, and especially my friends, but it just seems to be harder for guys. I’ve pulled together a list of things that are perhaps a bit expected, some a bit out there, to inspire you to buy for your guys this holiday season.
When it comes to getting presents for your best friends, think wants, not needs. That candle she’s been eyeing that’s a bit expensive and she’d never buy herself? A luxurious set of satin pajamas? Give her something a little bit extra-special this holiday season.
The Fourth of July is definitely among my favorite holidays – mostly because I love cookouts and pool parties, and that has been quite the tradition.
Father’s Day is coming up quickly this weekend – meaning the scramble for the perfect gift is on. I love my dad, but he is one of those guys who is nearly impossible to shop for (books and ties are his go-to response to, “Is there anything you want?”).
Entertaining, while fun, can be stressful. Being as prepared as possible helps make for an easy, relaxing day where you spend more time with guests than you do taking care of business. If you forgot to pick up some last-minute decorations or pieces for entertaining, I’ve rounded up some finds that will be a great addition!
Shopping for your best friend is a little like shopping for yourself. Or actually, a lot like shopping for yourself. Many a time, I have bought a gift for my bestie and ended up keeping it for myself, or buying myself the same thing. Which makes it extremely easy to find the right present!