Holiday Gifts on a Budget

When I do my shopping for holiday gifts this year, I am going to make a greater-than-usual effort to be thrifty (except of course for the $1299 I just spent buying a brand new MacBook for myself as a “present”).

Some ideas —

One of my favorite spots for holiday gifts is Restoration Hardware — It’s secretly got the most wonderful little gifts and stocking stuffers. Anyway, they have this genius invention which is cleverly called a “Foot Duvet” (see similar styles here) — a down-filled bootie slipper with a plush lining. They’re regularly $20, on sale right now for $15. Incredibly smart gift for your mom, your sister, your girlfriends … any ladies who like to snuggle, really.

Holiday Gifts

I will also probably head right to Anthropologie for their beautiful selection of earrings, especially for a gorgeous chandelier-style aqua and green pair, just like this beautiful pair.

Hats, scarves and gloves (I especially love these convertible mittens) are 40% off right now at J. Crew. Their mohair scarf is incredibly beautiful in Brilliant Blue. And if I can set foot into the store without getting something for myself as well, it will be a freaking miracle. Sister store Madewell also has some great items.

I’ll probably head right to C.O. Bigelow and get this set of three soda fountain lip glosses for my cousin. Their glosses, which are now also available @ your local Bath ‘N’ Body Works, come in a variety of flavors.

Holiday Gifts

Another one of my favorite spots for holiday gifts is the Web site — they have some of the most unique and beautiful items. Their section called “Recycled” is of course chock full of gifts made from all sorts of random things. Their set of coasters made from old records (they have bowls made from old records, too) is just awesome.

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