10 Quick Gifts (Guide)

My favorite part of the holiday season, no matter what your religious affiliation is, has to be giving gifts so here is my ultimate, last minute, relatively cheap holiday gift guide!!!

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Wether you’re looking to keep hot drinks hot or cold drinks cold, the cutest and trendiest beverage holder to have this year with without a doubt the S’well bottle. Coming in a variety of sizes, styles,and most importantly prints, this is the perfect item for any girl on the go, fitness freak, or eco friendly trendy guy/gal who likes new technology (hello! it keeps your drink hot for 12 hours and cold for 24). With a variety of prints for all personalities, its ideal.

BONUS: Pair this gift with a reusable bag, an iTunes gift card, or a yoga mat!

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he holidays mark the end of 2016, which means its also the perfect time to help your friends embrace 2017 with a new planner. Its the perfect message to a disorganized friend that you think they could use some help, or you can give it to someone who’s already super organized to help them out a little.

BONUS: Pair this gift with colors pens, highlighters, a pencil pouch or other accessories


We al have a friend or two who is super trendy, super cute, and in perfect need of one of these pastel beauties. Coming in a variety of colors such as baby blue, powder pink, off white, and black, these cameras are portable and adorable to instantly print memories. If he/she takes enough photos they could even cover a wall with them!

BONUS: Include the film and a strap to get them started! If the person is especially creative, or going to college soon its a good idea to get them some thumb tacks, twine, and cute clothes pins so they could decorate their room!


There’s a plethora of vendors who will work with you to make a custom gift however my favorite digital means of finding thoughtful and unique gifts is without a doubt Etsy! Etsy is an easy online platform that many craft enthusiasts and crafters sell a variety of goods from vintage clothing to supplies for yor projects to custom giant Jenga sets. There’s numerous people who can design this gift for you too, a unique and strudy leather wallet or organizer perfect for any man or practical woman in your life. Personal, useful, and creative what more do you need from a gift? (I linked the example in the photo, in this vendors “shop” and the numerous other shops there’s many other variations to fit all wallet needs!)

BONUS: Put a gift card or some money in the wallet to get them started! (To their favorite store, Amazon or iTunes)

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Like I said in the prior item on the list, useful is a key criteria for a good gift. Gloves, hats, gloves or all three is the perfect little inexpensive gift to let someone know you care while giving them something useful. There’s tech savvy touch screen gloves or funky knit mittens with matching hats. I love this gift idea because it’s a perfect little bundle and you can take it in so many directions!

BONUS: Buy a cute mug and tuck the soft goodies into it with a pick of hot coco for the perfect warm and wintery gift!




These nifty gifts are released specifically around Christmas time because they are quite literally the ideal gift. Whether it be a nail polish set, perfumes, colognes, make up, etc, this idea is a good way to introduce a friend or family member to products you think they might like without forcing them to commit to a larger version.

BONUS: Buy a Sephora gift card or depending on which sample set you go with, maybe a tool and washcloth set!


Thoughtful, it can be personalized, this is ideal if you don’t know a person that well but you just want to say “I’m thinking of you”!

BONUS: Buy some pens, colored pencils, a book of inspirational quotes, or pair this with the planner gift!


Smells are a magical because they really have the ability to bring you back to a place, time, or memory. Buying a candle that reminds you of someone is thoughtful and intimate making it the perfect small gift. Every time they light the candle they can think of you!

BONUS: Does your gift receiver live in an apartment, a dorm, or maybe doesn’t want fire around small children or pets? Pair this gift with this, it melts the candle without fire! Another alternative could be incense sticks!

  • Accent Jewelry Pieces ($10-$15)

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Perfect for a girlfriend, gal pal, mother, daughter, or any stylish person in your life! Buy them a few pieces of unique accent jewelry, not super expensive pieces, but thoughtful perhaps hand made pieces such as 2016’s biggest trend, chokers. you could also get wrap necklaces, midi ring sets, etc!

Hope this helps and lots of love,

Anna B

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    • December 21, 2016 / 2:44 am

      I love love love Ban.Do planners!!! They are life savers

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