Holiday Gifts Under $15

Under 15

So we have looked at gifts under $5, and then gifts under $10, but if you want to spend a little more money, here is a list of gifts under $15.  I am still showing you how to shop for everyone on your list, as well as those that may be unexpected, without breaking the bank.  Here are today’s selections

  1.  Love Cork Screw Wine $14.99 (Love Cork Screw)touch-the-sky LCS14.99Made by an African American female from Chicago, this would make a great gift for your wine lover or for the person who has the stocked bar in their house.  Pick up one for yourself as well.
  2. Chocolate Nostalgic Board Games $9.99 each (Target)

    While these look like the classic board games, these are actually filled with chocolate.  This could be an excellent gag gift or a gift for the person you know who loves chocolate.

  3. Umbra Scarf Organizers $12.99 (Various retailers)

    A great way to help the fashionable friend with all the scarves (like me) stay organized.  Compact and decorative, the organizers can each hold at least 10 scarves as well as other accessories (shown above).

  4. Bath and Body Shake It Up Mini Gift Set (Bath and Body Works)       bathand body 12.99

Comes in various scents.  If you have a friend who loves Bath and Body Works and their scents this is the perfect gift for them.

5.  Triangle Cold Weather Scarf $12.99 (JCPenney)scarf jcp 12.99If you live in a climate where the weather can get cold, this is a great gift option.  Also comes in other prints.  Help keep someone warm and fashionable this holiday season.

6.  White Marble Cheese Slicer $12.99 (World Market)

For the fancy hostess friend (try saying that fast 3 times), a cheese slicer.  Or a great gift for someone who likes cheese (ME).  What a great gift for the person who frequently hosts dinner parties or girls night out.

7.  Spinster Sisters Shea Butter $12.00 (Spinster Sisters)Spinstersisters shea butter14.50 scentsI choose this item mainly for the name.  I have never used this product however I have been called a spinster quite a few times in my life.  Who couldn’t use some shea butter anyway.  This is a season where protecting your skin is important, so along with drinking plenty of water, body butters to keep skin soft and smooth make great gifts as well.

8.  Stemless Wine Glasses $9.98 (New York and Company)2-Piece-Stemless-Wine-Glass-Set-Pink-_12.47What Wine drinker wouldn’t love to have these glasses on their bar?  Grab these glasses and a bottle of wine and you have the perfect gift for the wine lover in you.

9.  NUBWO Speaker with MIC $12.99 (Amazon)Nubwu speaker 12.99If you have a friend that is an entrepreneur or budding entrepreneur, this is a great gift option for them.  This compact speaker with built in mic is perfect for conference calls, webinars and background music.

10.  The Body Shop Gift Set $15 (The Body Shop)strawberry-beauty-bag-3-640x640 1500The Body Shop is one of my favorite places to shop during the holiday season. They have a variety of items for all skin types as well as a variety of scents.  One of the reasons I love the Body Shop is because their scents are long last and not overpowering, just a subtle hint of fragrance that last all day.

So far you have 30 options for budget friendly holiday shopping.  I am not done yet there is still more to come.  Tomorrow stay tuned for gifts under $20.  I hope you have found some holiday shopping inspiration as well as some ways to save a little coin during this holiday season.  You can have a phenomenal holiday without going broke in the process.  Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!

 

Be Blessed and Be Fabulous!

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BlogHer17

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So if you are a blogger and you do not know about the BlogHer conference I don’t know where you have been.  This year was my first time attending the annual BlogHer conference, though I have attended BlogHer Food the past two years.  While BlogHer and SheKnows Media are responsible for both conference as a first time attendee to the annual conference I was not disappointed.

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Obviously, since I attended BlogHer Food on two separate occasions, I enjoyed the conference.  While I am not a food blogger, the information shared at BlogHer Food was invaluable and it allowed me to learn a great deal more about the craft of blogging in a smaller setting than the annual conference.  As a newbie to the annual conference I was amazed that the workshops for the annual conference were at standing room capacity!  Not only were the worship sessions at capacity, there were an overwhelming number of people in attendance at the general sessions, which people often skip at some conferences.

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Maybe it was the speakers that drew people in, when you have Carla Hall, Cato Cora, Tai Beauchamp, Chelsea Clinton and the incomparable Serena Williams on stage, you are most certainly compelled to hear what they have to say.  When you have bi-partisan political discussions with Joi Reid and Ana Navarro, and humorous and engaging dialogue with Luvvie Ajayi, you most definitely want a seat in the room, or as Solange puts it “A Seat at the Table”.   And we were most certainly in the room and at the table.

There was so much information shared during this weekend it was almost mind-blowing and overwhelming.  I am an avid not taker so being prepared with paper and pen was a definite must.  Also knowing people in the other sessions who were live tweeting or taking notes was a tremendous help with being able to get all of the information that was available during the conference.  So having friends or networking is the greatest tool you can take into this weekend.  There are also tons of groups on social media where you can connect with other bloggers and within this group there was a person willing to share all of their notes and it was a God send.

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If you are looking for tips, tools or techniques to take your blog and/or business to the next level, this is definitely the conference for you.  If you did not attend the sessions and simply networked with others in attendance, the conference would be worth the investment.  The ability to attend the sponsored events that take place throughout the conference are also definitely worth the investment.  This is a great conference for those in the blogging world no matter where you find yourself along your blogging journey.

For those who have been on the fence about attending this conference, I would highly recommend it.  It is most definitely worth the investment.  For those who have been before, I hope to see you at the next one.

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