Holiday Gift Guide- Girlfriend Edition

gifts for your girlfriendsI am not one of those people that has to do one holiday at a time. I’m excited for Thanksgiving, but I also love Christmas shopping. I like to multi-task. Part of it is that I create my budget in January, and put aside 1/12 of the amount every month. I’ve been doing it this way for a few years and I LOVE it. I have zero anxiety about how I will afford Christmas gifts, and I also can start shopping whenever I want. Ideally this would be all year round to get the best deals, but the minimalist in me can’t handle storing gifts all year. I usually start in November. I love gift guides, so I’m going to do a series of them this year!

Here are some ideas for your girlfriends, sisters, or anyone that likes girly things.

#1 (luggage tag) and #4 (flask) Anne Taintor is one of my favorites, right up there with Kate Spade (oh, you know I’m serious now!). Here are a few great gift ideas- luggage tags and flasks. She also makes magnets, planners, and so much more.

#2 You knew Kate Spade was going to come up. I think anything she makes is a great gift 🙂 But these business card holders are affordable and gorgeous- plus she’ll feel professional and put together when she pulls it out of her bag or pocket.

#3 I love this gorgeous “Full Exposure” make-up pallet by Smashbox with all the neutral shades plus glittery ones. I don’t wear eyeshadow enough to justify purchasing this for myself, but I have a few friends that I know would love it.

#5 You can’t tell me you have never been with your friend and drank your wine with ice cubes because no one remembered to chill it. Well, you can. But I will not believe you. You can fix all of that with a corkcicle from Give Simple (definitely check out the rest of their website, they have so many cool gifts). It’s a gift for her, and for you when you come over with wine!

#6 My friend K and I can’t get enough of People Stylewatch. Is that bad to admit? If you haven’t seen it, it is similar to People, but has way less celebrity gossip (which I don’t have much interest in) and way more pretty clothes and bags. Maybe your friends are like us and get way too many magazines already, but if not, give her a subscription and she’ll think of you every month!

#7 I love these double layer phones cases by DandyCase because they really protect your phone, but aren’t as bulky as something crazy like an Otter Box. They are also inexpensive, so it’s not too sad when it gets all banged up and you need a new one. Or, you can buy a few and change them out!

I hope you have fun looking at pretty things to buy for your friends! My last tip for today- definitely check your local dollar store (this may be just a USA thing?) for all of your wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift bags, et cetera. I LOVE shopping there for paper goods. In my mind, it’s the only way to go. They have a pretty good selection, and nothing is ever more than a dollar.

Do you have any shopping tips for me, or any gift guides you would like to see? I’m working on hostess, the awful hunt for gifts for men, pet gifts, and silly stuff for gift exchanges.

❤ Jillian

Comments

  1. love this! Thank you!

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  2. I was recently given a hostess gift I loved. A pitcher (purchased at local thrift shop) to keep with beautiful flowers with a small box of chocolate and a magazine. Loved it

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  3. That icicle cork is awesome. You should add boot hangers (http://www.boottique.com/collections/all-products/products/the-boot-hanger) to your list. Every girl deserves to have her boots displayed like Nordstrom :). They even come in a three pack, so you can break them up among your girlfriends. Add a pair of boot socks and it’s the perfect stylish holiday gift for under $20.

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  1. […] Let me know if you buy anything! I can’t say if I’m buying any gifts… my friends read this! But I’m definitely thinking of buying the one in a million business card holder I mentioned in this post. […]

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