The weather outside is frightful…no like FOR REAL, it’s freezing! In comes Christmas along with the frost and the need to score great gifts for friends to make them feel special! In just one shopping trip I was able to find five unique gifts all under $10. Gifts do not have the be expensive, just thoughtful. You want the receiver on the other end to know you put effort into this expression of love. Just about each of us has a girlfriend that fits at least one of the following categories. And I took some time to help you figure out what to give them this year without breaking the bank.
Vogue is her middle name and “best dressed” was probably her crown in high school. Since it’s winter time, try gifting a pair of trendy tights. They come in all colors and patterns, and can be easily paired with skirts and dresses from the summer months. So pick something that yells her name and watch a permanent smile be plastered on her face. I scored these Vince Camacho tights at Burlington Coat Factory for $3.99!
The Makeup Lover
Everyone has that one friend who doesn’t leave the house without her brows on fleek, foundation seamless, and lips poppin’. For that friend try giving her a tool of the trade. Whether it be an eye lash curler, application sponge, brush set or even single brush as shown. The gift says, “you know me and most importantly, you get me!” This highlight brush was only $8.49 and will definitely lighten up her Christmas morning.
This is the friend that never runs out of grand ideas. She has a way to see things no one else does and has the work ethic of a professional athlete. This dame is destined for greatness and why not assist her on the way to the top with an ultra chic planner. While we can all attest to the convenience of a smart phone to keep appointments and key events, there is still nothing like writing down that task list and seeing the months ahead in a way you can feel and touch. I snagged this lux and super pretty 2016 planner by Sugar Paper at Target for $9.99. This gift not only says I see the hustla in you, but also shows respect to the hustle.
The Hostess with the Mostess
It is this friend who jumps at the opportunity to host a dinner party or just have friends over for no apparent reason. Her kitchen towels coordinate with the rugs to a T and her home decor gets switched out with the seasons. She has definitely taken some pointers from Martha Stewart and always makes you feel at home in her home. For this classy lady, try a long-lasting yummy smelling three wick candle that supports the very things she values…making you feel at home. Bath & Body Works had a one-day sale where these candles were marked down to $8.50.
The Everyday Woman
This sista literally makes the bacon, brings it home and cooks it her dang self. Her efforts when viewed from the outside seem effortless and grace might as well be her middle name. She volunteers, climbs the corporate ladder, and still has enough sense to know she is only fueled from within to accomplish these great exploits. This woman needs consistent inspiration because there are always more to conquer. When I created “Daily Inspiration” I envisioned people listening to my words while on their daily commutes, running around the lake, and while on lunch breaks. The gift of inspiration has no price tag, but for this week before Christmas I’ve marked it down to $10. Try something new and give the gift of inspiration which can change a friend’s trajectory in 2016.
If you truly know me, you would agree that I’m a dash of each of these categories. Were these items purchased for my bff, my child’s teacher, my ministry workers or eve my sister? No, I bought them for…myself. I know how selfish right?? SMH Now that I’ve come clean, whatever YOU decide to give this year, make sure it comes from the heart. Who really needs another pair of house shoes and perfume anyway!