2015 Birthday Treats

Here it is! Another year, another list. After my last post, I had a checkup that basically let me know baby could come any day now so I got caught up with that and forgot to put this list together. This … Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas – girlfriends pt 2

In the last post, I mentioned some gift ideas that were suited for stocking stuffers, persons travelling or posting gifts (outside of the country). Since then, some other ideas have come to mind that would be good if you do not have to post or travel with your gift that would be good for the fashion conscious. All of the following images are taken from The Container Store but can most likely be found on Amazon or something similar can be found there. Either way, you’d have an idea

Jewelry Storage/Organization

 

 

These four are just examples of endless possibilities when it comes to jewelry storage. Again, you could always customize according to the person – they like (long) necklaces, you can buy different types of storage for them.

Make-up Storage

I have a few of the items shown above, so I have listed them knowing that they are definitely a hit. I was in denial when I bought the lipstick holders because I didn’t take into account the amount of lip balms and glosses I had as well. When purchasing lipstick holders, it is best to observe whether your gf collects lipsticks or lip glosses because these short lipstick holders do not hold up long lip gloss containers well. If they do, consider getting a bowl or jar for them to use as storage.

Closet Organization

This scarf hanger is perfect for the girly girl and adds a speck of color to your closet – it would be easy to spot where your scarves are if your closet is a little packed. A belt hanger isn’t as exciting so I wouldn’t really suggest that unless you’re adding it to something else and your gf is fixated with belts. Cute containers for storing nail polishes and other mani/pedi related items can also be considered while adding a nail polish or nail treatment to it as a little extra.

Another option

I’m sure there is still time but you can also check www.mynamenecklace.com and get them a necklace with their name or initials a la Carrie from Sex and the City :).

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Christmas gift ideas – girlfriends

I’ve been placed on a budget for Christmas gifts. This meant I had to get creative in deciding what to get my girlfriends that was meaningful and not too pricey. So I decided to look around and see what my favorite items were and collect them. I also have to look for items that won’t be too bulky to pack as I’m travelling home with them or shipping them. Because I know some of my friends read this blog I won’t go into details on specific products but just list options that would have them wondering :P. Everything below has a low to high price range so it is always up to you to decide where to get it from while considering the quality of item you are purchasing.

  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Scarf
  • Nail polish/treatment
  • Eyebrow pencil/kit
  • Lip gloss/lipstick
  • Blush
  • Wristlet with a phone compartment
  • Giftcards in stores that sell all of the above

You got the idea right?

I’ve personalized each gift with something that I see as unique to each girlfriend, something that speaks to wherever their interests/lives are right now. For example, one girlfriend is recently engaged, so something bridal may/may not be included in her gift.

When in doubt (or on a serious budget), Rite Aid, Walgreens, Target, CVS and other pharmacy/drugstores can hook you up. But make sure it’s a product you’ve seen good reviews of or that you yourself consider to be a great product. It always helps that the product has special meaning to you. If you have no limit on spending Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Ulta may give you a headache deciding, but at least you know you will find something there that is also of good quality.

Hope this helps!

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