Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Favorites: A Gift Guide for Her on a Budget

Friday is a permanent favorite!

Today, I am linking up with my favorite bloggers: AndreaErika & Narci.

I have been eagerly anticipating holiday season, as I'm sure you know if you have been reading my latest posts :) 
But I want to fully soak in every minute of cheer, thankfulness and family time. The past few years, I have been rushing like a mad woman to buy gifts or to finish baking for Christmas gatherings, but this year it's going to be different. I want to have everything bought and wrapped before I get out for break on December 11th. 
If I am going to make my deadline, I better get to the shopping portion!

It's the Grad Life, Christmas Gift Guide

I know women are hard to buy for, so I compiled a guide by price range... And mom & dad if you want to buy anything from this list, it wouldn't hurt my feelings ;)

Gifts for Her  Under $25

I love and own several of these pieces. They are what I like to call "my everyday favorites".  When your gift list gets longer and longer, these items are perfect for teachers, roommates and friends. 
They make great stocking stuffers too!

Real Quick: I need to plug these earrings. They are the perfect small gift for any girl on your list & they are under $10! Best part? They ship for FREE with NO MINIMUM.

BP. Stud Earrings, Nordstrom, $8 Here

Shop all BP studs:  Here

In the next picture, you will see my Kate Spade Multi-glitter earrings, I promise they made the list also! :)

1. I have this nail polish and it's BY FAR my favorite holiday color. It looks great by itself or over a wine color polish 
OPI My Favorite Ornament • $6.70
2. You saw my love of these earrings above ;)
BP. Stone Stud Earrings • $8
3. A perfect place to store your rings. I like to take mine off when I was dishes, the umbrella is CUTE!
Anthropologie Umbrella Ring Dish • $8
4. You can't go wrong with a pretty shade of nail polish! Plus free shipping, you don't even need to leave your couch :)
Essie Nail Polish • $8.50
5. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is buying a new ornament every Christmas. My mom started this for us when we were little, and I have given Zack one every Christmas. 
Anthropologie Ceramic Cheer Ornament • $18
6. They are restocked! I LOVE the gold. I don't have one just yet, but I am buying one as a present for me :) 
Anthropologie Golden Monogram Mug • $10
7. This gift is perfect for the foodie in your life. Isn't this dish cuter than the plastic ones from the grocery store??
Anthropologie Farmers' Market Basket • $14
8. It's really hard to go wrong with a scarf! Plaid is everywhere!
BP. 'Heritage'  Scarf • $24
9. I love a good candle, this fresh scent is perfect for the new year!
Mini Capri Blue Jar Candle  • $12
10. I love a coffee mug, especially if it has my initials on it.
Anthropologie Homegrown Monogram Mug • $8
Anthropologie Monogram Mug • $8
11. A perfect stocking stuffer :) 
Kiehl's Lip Balm • $7
12. A little splurge for yourself or a friend
M·A·C Lipstick • $17
13. Being cozy is always a favorite
Ivory Scarf • $24.99
14. I think these would be adorable stocking stuffers! :) 
BP. Bar Stud Earrings • $6

Gifts for Her $25-$75

I am one of those people who would rather have several small gifts than one huge present. I have preferred this since I was little. I think that it makes Christmas day last a little longer ;) 
 Here are my recommendations

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1. I have this bag in the Cognac & Black Combo. I love the versatility, I throw my iPad, phone, wallet, diabetes supplies, and notebook & there is still plenty of room!
2. I have just recently discovered the power of the Philosophy line. I have the purity wash and I love how clean it makes my skin feel. I am hoping to add to my collection :)
Philosophy Purity  • $36
Philosophy Treats And Sweets Set  • $28
Philosophy Vanilla Bean  • $18
3. Kate Spade~ I love all things Kate Spade New York & she has some beautiful items @ affordable prices :) I am wishing for the ring ;) I have the glitter studs in the multicolor & they go with everything!
4. Here are a few more items fro the Gift Guide. I am a sucker for good Pj's & pretty accessories.

Gifts for Her $75+ 

If you are in the mood to splurge even if it's for yourself, then the items below are perfect. I own a few items  and the others I'm dreaming of :) 


  1. I love that Kendra Scott necklace! I love all of your gift ideas! They all fit me perfectly :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. I SO want the black and the clear Kate Spade glitter studs! I have the gold and multi and love them! I also think I need that Barefoot Dreams cute, and obviously comfy since I love my blardigan.

  3. I actually have that cute little umbrella ring holder. I love it.

    Great list!!!


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