Monday, December 1, 2014

10 Great Gift Ideas for $20 or Less!



So, we did it! We basted, chopped, boiled, baked, and ate our way into a food coma, and now Thanksgiving 2014 is a memory. If you failed to arise on Black Friday in time to get the super-colossal deals, and you are racking your brain to find that perfect gift today (Cyber Monday), here are some wonderful ideas.

Even though the economy is on the upswing, many families are starting to join the movement to decrease spending during the Holidays. It makes perfect sense to me. Why put yourself in a bind to purchase gifts, while the true meaning of Christmas has been lost in a jungle of commercials and decorations that appear before Halloween each year? Well, I have come up with a list of 10 gift ideas that won't break the bank. They are more thoughtful than a gift card and easy on the wallet! Prepare to be awestruck at the great finds you can purchase for a little money!

1. FxA Audrey Lovebuds Women's Earbuds   $14.99

gifts.com

TANGLE-FREE EARBUDS WITH MICROPHONE Tangle-free flat cord Microphone and control button 3 ear tip options: XS,S,M Small design for female ears Mega sound Plug type: 3.5 mm Cable length: 1140 mm. Available online at gifts.com.


2. What Would Audrey Do? Book-   $16.99

modcloth.com
More than just a fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn was also known for her gracious way of life. This edition from Penguin Books, penned by Pamela Keogh, is a primer for those who look for an Audrey-inspired life, whether it be in lessons of love, style, the home, or generosity. Buy it for yourself for a lifted heart, or for an Audrey-loving friend. Available at modcloth.com.

3. Saturdays Blend No. 1 Coffee-    $13.50

saturdaysnyc.com
Saturdays Surf NYC has expanded into a full-blown, global fashion brand, but it's start as a surf shop that sold coffee is still at the heart of its philosophy. Now you can get a taste. From Saturdays NYC.



4. Timeless Pocket Squares-   $15

landsend.com

A crisp white pocket square never goes out of style, and is one of a few things that looks great with a monogram. From Land's End.


5. Gianna Rose Atelier Monogrammed Soaps-   $11

giannarose.com
These letter-engraved bars make perfect hostess gifts for parties and holiday travel. The combination of green tea and citrus notes creates a clean scent, and each bar comes wrapped in stylish printed linen paper with a grosgrain ribbon. Available at Giannarose.com. 

6. Crowned Leaf Measuring Spoons-   $18

anthropologie.com
Stoneware measuring spoons are not only beautiful, but they are sturdy, as well. Perfect for the cook, the newlywed, or the First-Time Homeowner. From anthroplogie.com.


7. Phillips Soundshooter Portable Speaker-   $17

amazon.com

Philips SBA3010/37 SoundShooter Portable Speaker.  Portable and compatible with your smartphone or MP3 player. Available at amazon.com.


8. Kate Spade Assorted Pen Set-   $20


You'll find you're always making excuses to handwrite cards (and to-do lists and love notes) with your very own set of pretty pens. Dipped in a rainbow of bright hues and topped with five different phrases, they add personality to any pencil cup. Available at katespade.com.

9. Holiday Handbook from Philosophy-     $20


philosophy.com

Keep your hands soft and hydrated all winter long with the Holiday Handbook from Philosophy. Peppermint Stick, Fresh Cream, and Cranberry Medley 1oz. handcreams are made with butters, oils and antioxidants to keep your hands moisturaized and protected all winter long. Available at Philosophy.com.


10. Foodie City Guides-    $6.24USD

herblester.com

The perfect gift for the Foodie who loves to travel or who is planning a trip. Herb Lester Associates has comprised mini food journals for a number of cities around the globe. You can find bars in Manhattan, London Pub Food, or Good Times in New Orleans (how could you not?!). All guides printed in London on 100% recycled paper. Jolly Good! Available at herblester.com.


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