Holiday Gifts Under $25

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So here we are at day 5 of my holiday gift guide.  We started with gifts under $5 and here we are at gifts under $25.  Here are 10 unique gifts for the important people in your life.  These options provide you with a budget conscious way of shopping for all of the people on your holiday list without being in debt when 2018 starts.  Following is a list of gifts for under $25

  1.  Wave Mug and Coaster Set $20.40 (The Grommet)

    Of all of the gifts I have discovered, I think this is my personal favorite.  I enjoy having tea everyday and what a stylish way to have tea without wondering where to place your used tea bag or a small snack.  I really think this is a gift that the tea or coffee drinker in your life would cherish (hint*hint).

  2. Charcuterie Cutting Boards under $25 (World Market)

    This is two of the various options you have to choose from.  Since I added the Marble cheese slicer and marble coasters on previous list, the marble charcuterie board would make a wonderful addition to a hostess set gift.   Or for a more natural look the wood option works as well.

    3.  Map Maker Passport Holder $24.99 (Anthropologie) Mappassport holder 24.99

For the friend or work colleague that is jet-setting around the globe, what a great gift for them.  A stylish way to cover their coveted passport and see the world in style.

4.  Lush Holiday Gift Set price varies (Lush)

Lush set $19.95You can never go wrong with a gift from Lush.  One of the great things is that most of their gifts are already wrapped.  So if you are one of those people who hates the thought of wrapping a gift, Lush is your spot.

5.  Hairo Cold Brew Coffee Pot $25.99 (Bed Bath and Beyond)

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A great gift for the coffee drinker in your life.  This cold brew coffee pot allows you to brew your iced coffee without destroying the flavor with ice.  A quick and easy way to brew your iced coffee without the space of many of the larger coffee makers.

6.  Champagne Bears $20 (Nordstrom)

champagne-bears-nordstrom-20-00.jpgA great treat for the adult candy lover in your life.  Candy + Champagne= YUM.  What a great combination.  Who knows they may even share a few with you.

7.  Planning Cork Boards $24.99 (Bed Bath and Beyond)

bed bath beyond cork planner boad $24.99For the person who plans everything or for the person who works from home, these are stylish options to keep them on track.  A great way to plan your week and that all too important ‘girls night out’, this set of 4 boards would be the great addition to the home office or personal workspace.  Who says work has to be boring?

8.  Collapsible Silicone Water Bottle $19.95 (The Grommet)

 

Another great gift for the traveler in your life or the person who always has a water bottle.  The great thing about this bottle is that it collapses, so it is easy to carry in your purse, work bag or workout bag.  The bottle also comes in several colors so find the right option for the person you decide to gift with this bottle.

9.  One Line a Day Five Year Memory Book $16.95 (Urban Outfitters)

Anthropologie 5 year journal $16.99An appropriate gift for the writer or person who loves to journal in your life.  A great way for them to document the changes in their life and the lives of the people that mean the most to them.  This would also be a great sentimental gift for a person going through a transitional phase in their life.

10.  Liz Claiborne Charging Clutch $19.99 (JCPenney)

clutchAnother option for the person on the go who needs to keep their phone charged.  This is an excellent gift option for the blogger in your life or the selfie addict.

I hope you have enjoyed this series of gift guides.  I have provided you with over 50 gifts that you can purchase for the people under you list and all for under $25.  This year you do not have to break the bank when shopping, there are some unique, budget friendly and affordable options for the friends, family or co-workers in your life.  With the money you save you may even be able to pick up an item or two from this list for yourself.  Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

 

Be Blessed and Be Fabulous!

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My Crush on Lush

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So a few years ago I received a Christmas present from my bestie.  It was a Bath Bomb Bath Knot from Lush, and I have been in love ever since.  Lush has an array of skin, hair and body products, for the entire family.  There store is addictive and you can leave with bags of items to take home and explore and the items can make you feel as if you are on an exploration.  I suggest beginning with a single bath bomb and allow the experience to grow from that point forward.

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A few months ago I was working with a professional makeup artists and we began discussing our skin and our skin care regimens.  I have always had problem skin, one product may work for a short period of time and then the breakouts would return.  The makeup artist explained that she had similar experiences and that she had found great success using Lush products.  So after just buying the bath bombs for years, I decided to try Lush for my facial needs.

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She suggested that I try the Herbalism facial wash, the Tea Tree toner and the Enzymion moisturizer.  Well that combination did not quite work for me.  The Herbalism is awesome, I tried several other toners and found that Eau Roma Water worked best as a toner and Vanishing Cream was the best moisturizer for my skin.  I have been using this combination for a few months now and I am noticing a ig difference in my skin.  My breakouts are becoming more and more infrequent and the oiliness is balancing out.  Recently I have added the Ocean Salt scrub a few days a week just as a kind of in home facial a few times a week and it has wonderful effects.

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One of the best things about Lush is that they allow you to sample their skin, hair and body products before buying.  Since you are making an investment, taking care of your skin is an investment, it is great that you have the opportunity to essentially, try before you buy.  This was a great way of helping me to find out what worked best for me.   A great thing about the samples is that it is an ample sample size.  The samples are not single use; they provide enough of a sample for you to actually have the opportunity to experience the product.  Lush totally wins in this department. You can also return items that do not work for you, another win for Lush.

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If there is a Lush near you I suggest that you just go in and take a look around.  I also suggest that you purchase at least one bath bomb to unwind and have a great relaxing bath at the end of a stressful week.  My favorite bath bomb is the Sex Bomb.  Not only because it is my favorite color, pink, but it smells amazing.  After soaking in this bath bomb you are also left feeling smooth and soft.  But they have several other bombs to choose from so I would suggest making a choice that is in line with your needs and bathing preferences.

If you get a chance, stop by your nearest Lush and browse the store and see what works for you.  If you are experiencing problems with your hair, skin or body (eczema, psoriasis) then find out what products they have that may assist you with that issue.  They also have a lavender infused lotion called Dream Cream that help promote calm and sleep.  So there is something in the store for everyone.  There are even bubbles for the kids.  I encourage you to go to the site and see how their products are all natural and use natural ingredients.  A big boost for those who are more eco conscious.  Again go and check them out and you will find out why I have a Crush on Lush!.