Happy Monday Everyone!!!
It’s finally December, which means it’s officially Christmastime here on Savannah Said It! I (and when I say I, I really mean me and Trev!) have been working SO hard these past few months to bring you Gift Guides, DIYs, Recipes and more this month, and I’ve literally been dying to share all these fun posts with you!
Everyone knows that December, while being one of the greatest months of the year, can also easily become the most stressful. Money seems to be vanishing out of your bank account, you have to adult when all you want to do is watch Christmas movies, and the pressure of buying a perfect gift is so dang stressful you feel like Britney circa 2007. Don’t worry. I totally get it. I’m here to save you from breaking out into a Clark Griswold type speech by bringing your gift guides for every single person on your list this week!
As always… ladies first. And with most gifts under $50, I pink promise you’ll find something in your budget every lady in your life will love!
The “Fool Proof Gift”
If there is one thing on this list that I can honestly say 95% of ladies would love to get, it’s these insanely GORGEOUS Kate Spade studs. And at only $32, you can give a designer name without breaking the bank. I also love these studs and these ones from Kate Spade too! (Both are under $50!)
The “Fashionista Gift”
LOL I’m picking the SAME EXACT GIFT as last year guys. Over the knee boots are still What’s Up, and luckily, more affordable brands are popping out really great dupes for the Stuart Weitzman boots that fashion lover in your life is sure to be coveting. I bought these beauties earlier this Fall and have been completely obsessed with them every since. They make my legs look SO LONG AND SKINNY. And at only $44 they most certainly fit into your Holiday Budget! And if your budget is slightly bigger (and by slightly I mean much much much much bigger) get her the real deal Stuart Weitzman and you’ll officially win Christmas.
The “Luxurious” Gift
Have you ever wanted to give someone a really luxurious gift, but your wallet is just not having any of it?! This is literally me all the time. I want to buy the people in my life the very best, top quality gifts that I would legit die to own but can’t afford. And if I can’t afford them for myself throughout the year, chances are, I can’t shell outs hundreds and hundreds of dollars on every person on my Christmas list either. However, I’ve found a way to give the littlest luxuries to the ladies in my life without breaking the bank in the slightest. Top luxury brands like YSL, Dior, Christian Louboutin and Chanel all make really great make up! This YSL Lipstick is SO GOOD and it will fit right into your budget while looking like you spent a bunch. Another great tip? Perfume. You can get smaller designer perfumes for decent prices too!
The “Personalized” Gift
Monograms and wine are ALWAYS a good idea! Grab your favorite lady her favorite bottle of wine, and pair it with this gorgeous copper bottle stopper! Add in a stemless wine glass (or two) and BOOM, you’ll have the most beautiful gift basket under the tree! (Ikea sells stemless wine glasses for $1.99 friends! You make make this gift basket look SO expensive! It would also be a fantastic gift for the Hostess of your Holiday Party!)
The “Beauty Guru” Gift
Beauty gifts are SO hard to buy. Every beauty queen has her favorite products, and if you don’t ask her exactly what she loves, your chances of guessing correctly are one in a zillion. So, go against the grain, and buy a Sephora gift card. I know… most people say gift cards are an afterthought gift that you put zero time into. However, any make up lover would be THRILLED with a gift card to their favorite store. Plus, if you click here, you’ll find a gift card that comes with a free gift pouch. AND if it’s over $50 your girl can get a complimentary 45 minute makeover with one of the beauty advisors. However, if you really want to buy them something to open, choose any of the fun holiday gift sets you’ll find in the store! OR check out this super fun Gift Finder from Sephora to help you narrow down your options!
The “Traveler” Gift
For the lady with a constant sense of Wanderlust, the best gift is OF COURSE a trip to somewhere special. And if a trip is in your budget, get to helping them plan their dream vacation. However, if you just can’t swing a trip for someone else (let’s be honest, that’s 98% of us!) a Weekender Bag filled with travel magazines will be the very next best thing. There is nothing I love more than a good bag for travel, and this one from Sole Society is not only super pretty, but super functional too.
The “Mom” Gift
Moms are the hardest people to buy for… especially when they deserve the world and all you can afford is a candle. But let me tell you a secret… all your mom really wants is for you to spend some time with her. So plan a date with your Momma and I promise, it will be her most favorite gift ever. Do you still want to buy her a little something? This sweater is the most perfect gift EVER. It is so soft. So snuggly. And your mom will freakin’ love it. (Trust me. It’s worth the price.)
The “Techie” Gift
I know I’m calling this a “techie” gift, but really, it’s the perfect gift for anyone with an iPhone obsession. I’ve always loved the concept of Apple Watches but have never been able to get over the fact that I think they’re really ugly. I know. I’m crazy. Everyone literally loves them. But I just can’t get on board with the square-ness of them! Enter the absolutely STUNNING smart watches from Michael Kors! I love that they look like a normal Michael Kors watch but have all the abilities of a tech savy watch. Trust me… this gift will be a hit! No matter who you buy it for!
The “Homebody” Gift
As usual, I saved the best for last. I’ve talked about this blanket multiple times on my blog since I’ve gotten it. This blanket goes EVERYWHERE with me. (To the point where Trev teases me and calls in my blankie! haha) But guys. This is the best blanket to ever exisit and you need to buy one for every single person that loves to spend their days snuggled up at home. It will be the best $15 you ever spend. No. You didn’t read that wrong. This sherpa blanket is only $15!! I got mine from Sam’s Club. If you are a Sam’s Club member, stop by the store and I’m sure you’ll find them! You can also find them here, but they are pretty much always sold out online. (They do restock, so check back often!) And if you’re not a member? No worries. You can actually find them on Amazon! It will just cost you almost double. (But to be honest, I’d totally pay $30 for this blanket!)
Please remember… every girl is different and I’m not trying to say that every single person on the planet would want these things. So be sure to keep in mind the person you are buying for… because let’s be real, a lot of girls would much rather have a pair of really awesome sneakers than over the knee boots!
What are you buying that special lady in your life? I’m so excited with the gifts we’ve picked out this year! I wish I could tell you about them… but I know most of the ladies in my life are reading this right now 🙂 And I’m not about to ruin the surprise!
Have great Monday everyone! Here’s to hoping we all make it through the week in one piece.