December 18, 2017

Gift Guide #3- Last minute gifts under $50


If you're like me, you procrastinate buying gifts for the people in your life that are hard to buy for.  I also have multiple grab bags that have a $50 budget that I always struggle to find things for!  You want to buy something nice and look like you exceeded the budget...while still abiding by the rules.

Here, I've rounded up some of my absolute favorite gifts.  Tons of these retailers are offering free expedited shipping or discounted expedited shipping in order to get these items before Christmas. I've also been doing tons of purchasing online, and picking up in store with retailers like Nordstrom, Williams Sonoma & Crate & Barrel!

Another quick shipping hack: Shopbop links to your AmazonPrime membership so you can get anything within two days #ohyeah

1. Jo Malone is the ultimate luxury gift.  I love this festive set of soaps! Especially their packaging.  You don't even have to wrap it, just add a ribbon and you're done!  Such a great gift for a host or for your MIL.

2. I am a huge bath person.  We don't have a tub in #houseofkords and any chance I get at my parents' house, I hop in the tub and take a massive bubble bath, complete with candles and a glass of wine.  This bath oil is so fragrant and amazing to moisturize your skin.  It's perfect for the girl who loves a luxury bath every once in a while.

3. The copper mug never disappoints!  I'm an avid Moscow Mule girl so I will forever love a copper mug as a gift.  You could purchase a set of two of these, or just purchase one and add all of the trimmings to make the perfect Mule.  It would also be really cute to make this into a hot chocolate gift too and add the cocoa mix, marshmallows and peppermint sticks.

4. A decanter is an amazing gift for the wine lover.  This one is the one that was on my instagram story over the weekend and I got a million questions about it.  It is under $25 and currently on sale for $18 WHAT! I would gift this with a great bottle of their favorite alcohol and call it a day.

5. I love this bigger cosmetic bag for traveling, especially with hair products. I have a cosmetic bag this size that is always my go to when I'm traveling.  I fit my blow dryer, straightener, curler, round brush and hair brush in here and its a one stop shop when it's time to do my hair.

6. A cosmetic bag is never to be underestimated.  I keep a cosmetic bag in my tote everyday filled with chapstick, concealer, bronzer, my go to lip, deodorant and a roller of my favorite perfume, because you just never know when your plans will change and you need a touch up.  I love the structure in this one because it will stay open when you're using it which is a huge plus to me. Perfect for the girl on the go.

7. Framed photos are an amazing gift for someone.  In this digital age, we all have a camera roll chalk full of photos, but never take the additional step to have something framed.  This year I had a family photo from our wedding framed for Eric's Mom in this Brushed Gunmetal Frame. I think it makes your gift so personal and it is so much less expensive to buy your own frame and have your photo printed at your local Target than sending it to an online store that does the framing for you! This frame is really really substantial, I was so thrilled when I picked it up!  It also comes in Brushed Silver and Brushed Brass to cater to any decor color scheme.

8. Candles are always a go to gift when you don't know what to purchase someone.  But, scents are personal! If you aren't sure how someone gravitates to certain scents, this pack is your jam.  These candles are the candles that we sell at No.14 and this particular 'scent story' of theirs is by far their best and our best selling.  Each scent is different but absolutely beautiful.  I've burned each one in the store and in my home and continue to purchase them all the time.

9. Tassel earrings are EVERYWHERE right now! I have been seeing them on every blogger.  Right now, these ones are my favorites! I feel like they aren't too specific, which is why I love them.  I always try to avoid gifting things that are super 'Christmas-y' because after Christmas, no one wears that stuff! These will translate all through winter and into spring, summer and back around into fall.  They also come in 9 colors so you can pick which best describes the girl you're gifting for!

10. This peace sign is something that I've had for years.  I purchased mine on a retailer that no longer exists, and have yet to find something identical, until this one.  You've probably seen it all over my instagram over time- it's been something that has carried from my dorm room, my room when I still lived at home, our rental, and now this house.  No matter where I put it, it always adds the perfect amount of cool into the space.

11. Have a friend who is always traveling? These flip flops are an amazing gift for someone you know is going away over the winter.  It lets them know you're thinking of whats going on in their life over the next few months & that you'll be thinking of them while they're away!  & They'll be thinking of you while their toes are in the sand.

12.  I love a geometric glass.  These champagne flutes are so modern and I looove that they're stemless.  Another awesome gift to give with a bottle of champagne to pop when you give the gift (also great for the host of a NYE party!) They come in a wine glass version here as well.

13. In my gift guide last post, I talked about this plush blanket that I just can't get enough of.  Well here is another version for under $30! It comes in a million different colors to match any home aesthetic as well- a great gift for the homebody who loves to be cozy.

14. A diffuser is something I am needing! They're so popular right now and definitely something I'm interested in trying! This diffuser is so cute and I think it would make a great gift for someone who loves for their house to smell good.

15. No such thing as too many cheese trays (or cake stands for that matter)!  I love this marble and brass one.   You can also snag these matching cheese knives to make it a set! This is an awesome house warming gift too!

Thanks for reading! I hope you guys have a great week before Christmas!


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