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 “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. Last Fall, I found the perfect dupe at Target, and they came out with a new version this year. However, they’re sold out everywhere, but they have these beauties that will give you the same look without a heel. You can also grab these beauties for almost the same price on Prime and have them in 2 days. PLUS they have the heel 🙂 Either way, this gift will be a hit. I love them because they make my legs look SO LONG AND SKINNY. And for less than $45 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 Weitzmanand you’ll officially win Christmas.
The “Fool Proof” Gift
I triple dog dare you to find me a lady in your life that doesn’t want to own the coziest sweatshirt ever known to man. Seriously. Look around and you’ll see ever Basic girl wearing some cozy form of sherpa and leggings looking like a giant marshmallow. (I know this because I am one of those girls.) I’ve done multiple posts on this blog about my favorite knock offs of the True Grit Sherpa Pullover, and this year, they’re my Number 1 pick for a Fool Proof gift! You can read about my exact Sherpa Pullover here (the links still work!) and you can see the other perfect dupe I found on Nordstrom here! (The links still work on this one as well!) And if you feel like spending some extra cash on that extra special someone, you can get the real deal here.
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 beauty products! And as a double bonus, these brands usually have great beauty gift sets out for the holidays too! Not only do I love the makeup gift sets, but I love the perfume gift sets too! (Not sure what kind of perfume you should be buying? Check out my latest post with FragrenceX here!) Speaking of all things beauty…
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. (PS… I did that super great thing where I was internet shopping for Black Friday and accidentally bought this for myself. I got it for half off and I can tell you that this bag is STUNNING and such good quality. Having felt it in person I would easily pay full price for this beauty. And it’s the perfect size!)
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
This is literally not even a “techie” gift it’s an anyone gift. But it is a piece of technology so that’s why it’s here! Upgrade your bestie’s Netflix and Chill nights with a Firestick. We use ours ALL THE TIME. Seriously. Not a day goes by without it! And what’s really cool is there are so many options now that you can purchase! You can grab the Classic Firestick for only $39, or you can do the “no brainer” deal and get the Firestick + The Echo Dot. I highly recommend this because it makes your like SO MUCH EASIER. All I have to say is “Alexa, play The Office” and BOOM I’m happily lost in the Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. You can also upgrade to the new 4K Firestick for only $49, or bundle it with the Echo Dot for $59.
The “Thoughtful” Gift
The thought of buying a gift that is thoughtful is SO stressful, am I right? Well, stress no more. Head over to Shutterfly and customize a gift (you can customize with or without photos now!) and find something that speaks to you for the ladies in your life. Is your BFF a Fur Momma? Get something from their entirely new Pet Section! Does your Mom love wine? Make her a pretty wine glass. Not sure what to get your sweet little niece or nephew? Find something out of their brand new Kids Section! I promise. You’ll find something for everyone at Shutterfly and whatever you choose will be loved and cherished.
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.