One of my fun girlfriends hosts a “favorite things” party each year. Have you been to something similar? The way it works is each person invited to the party brings 2-3 wrapped gifts, each containing their favorite item of the year with a value or dollar amount set by the hostess (it is usually in the $5-$25 range.) You give away your favorite things and you come home with some new fun things to try out. It is a fun way to try new products and I have found several new favorites thanks to this party. I look forward to it every year.
Whether you are hosting a favorite things party, or just getting together with some girlfriends to exchange gifts this holiday, here are some of my favorites this year ALL under $25. A total deal for some super cute stuff. Many of these things are on sale, so they are a WAY better deal if you purchase them by Monday, especially with the extra sale codes and deals shops are offering on this busy shopping weekend. There’s nothing I love more than giving a gift that is really worth way more than I paid for it! 😉 All of these things make great gifts or stocking stuffers for the women in your life.
I ALWAYS have a need for cute pouches and make-up bags. They come in so handy to keep in a purse, travel bag, the car…anywhere that you might need to keep little things all together, so that you don”t have to rummage around for them at the bottom of your bag! Love this Lipstick one for under $7 and this cute Let’s Makeup bag (only $24 and it ships free!)
You know I am a paper fanatic, so whether it comes in the form of notebooks, new books, or pretty magazines, it gets me pretty excited! For your friend that loves to travel, this little set of travel pocket notebooks is just darling. For the friend that loves to cook, how about this yummy book all about Mac and Cheese…there’s nothing like comfort food!
Have you seen Darling Magazine or Sweet Paul? Gorgeous images and thick beautiful pages are what these two publications are all about. They are typically released quarterly and one edition makes a great gift. These are not magazines you read once and throw away. A pretty notebook, planner for the new year, or stationary set are always pretty gifts too. Finding pretty books, like this Yoga Book or how about some beautiful doodles for your artsy friend to color to give is a great way to buy something a little more personalized for your friends.
Jewlery is a girl’s best friend, right? Maybe you can’t buy them all diamonds, but you can find some pretty great deals on cute rings, fun bracelets and this great necklace. I love this arrow cuff too.
A few other things I just find irrersistably cute and fun are these darling cat slippers, this scarf, a great pink hoodie (which is a total steal right now!), and this adorable laundry bag…which might even make doing laundry fun. Do you have a techie friend or someone that is on their phone ALL the time? I have one of these portable chargers and it comes in SO handy! Mine holds as much as two charges worth of power for my phone, which is great for when you are out and about without anywhere to plug in. It would be a thoughtful and useful gift.
There are a few things I’ve neglected on the list I’m sure, but if you see something I forgot to mention, just click on the image above for more info about the product. I hope you have a wonderful time shopping for the women in your life.
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