Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thrifty Thursday: Stocking Stuffers for the Chic Chick!

I will be the first to admit that I am probably pretty hard to shop for. I may have a variety of interests, but it seems those interests include fashion and writing for the most part, so how many gift cards and travel notebooks can one girl handle!? (More notebooks though, I really can't get enough of those suckers... #hoarder)
If you are having trouble buying those small little gifts for your friends/ mom/ aunts/ daughters/ cousins/ nieces/ yoga instructors, look no further! I have been scouring the web for some of these inexpensive gems that may be just the ticket to help end your shopping woes before December 24th rolls around all too quickly. 

For the student:

It is a sad thing when someone asks someone of a younger generation what time it is, and immediately the fumbling for the phone (if it isn't already out) begins. I am trying to bring the watch back as a means to not only consistently tell the time, but also because I am LOVING wrap watches at the moment. Combining bracelet layering with a watch is simply brilliant. 
If you have ever read this blog before, you should be somewhat aware of my dangerous addiction to the color mint. It was huge this summer, and it has surprisingly transitioned nicely into the cooler months as well. I do not believe this color is going anywhere anytime soon, and this satchel is pretty much the cutest thing since the laughing baby videos hit youtube. (do a search, thank me later).

For your friend who just came back from being abroad or who is going abroad:

So, this may be because I am abroad now, and I feel I now have some worldly insight on what girls who are just coming back from/ just about leaving for studying abroad, but these two are pretty awesome gifts and can be used for anyone with the traveling bug.

This map is pretty much the coolest thing I have ever seen. As you visit the countries, you get to play lotto ticket and scratch that sucker off! A visual representation of how much of the world you have seen while at the same time how much more there is to see is really enjoyable and definitely inspiring. 

And take it from a constantly exhausted traveling student, traveling takes sleeping from an enjoyable nightly activity to a means of survival on long/cramped RyanAir flights or MegaBus rides. Having a cute Holly Golightly themed face mask is a good way to remain incognito while grabbing some shut eye in between country hopping.

For someone with a new apartment:

So this physically fitting into a stocking is doubtful. Buuuuut its so cute and definitely a nice way to display and organize jewelry. In a new place, the decor may be lacking and this is a nice way to start the decorating process for a friend without getting sucked into painting for them. 

Someone moving is definitely cause for some sort of housewarming gift. The hard part is trying to predict what their decor will look like, and trying not to buy something that will clash. This is seemingly impossible. Therefore, the easy route to go is to buy something comforting that will make the place feel like home even when it is in the process of becoming one. Candles are a great way to do this not only because they give warmth and delicious smells to the new home, but you can also find many in adorable containers such as this one from Anthropologie that will pretty much go well with any decor. And show me one person who wouldn't want their house to smell like angel food cake and I will show you a liar.

For every girl:

No girl can have enough scarves. They are pretty much the easiest way to transform an outfit and simultaneously keep you warm (or cover up a mustard stain on your shirt....been there done that too many times to count). This scarf from Tobi is just a juxtaposition of awesomeness. The black and skulls are a little dark and ominous, and Alexander McQueen reminiscent, but the addition of flowers masks the darkness and makes the scarf incredibly wearable.

So, I can't really afford anything from Marc Jacobs, and to make up for that I purchased his Daisy perfume in high school, and to this day, it seems to be one of the best investments I've made to date. I love the light, fun scent and if you have a friend who is still without a signature scent, or is someone who likes to experiment or switch up her scent, this is the perfect gift! The roller ball perfume is perfect for in your purse to freshen up throughout the day. 

For the professional:
Kate Spade
I honestly think Kate Spade's goal in life is to make professional women look fabulous CONSTANTLY, and let me just tell you, she is definitely succeeding. This adorable poppy-colored iphone case comes equipped with a back sleeve that is perfect for some business cards when on the move!
There is no shame in maybe needing a little help in the sight department after long hours staring at a computer screen or document scanning for hours on end. If you know someone heading toward this fate, make sure they are doing so in style! These are mad-men inspired glasses that would having to wear glasses definitely more bearable.

Happy Shopping!

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