There’s nothing quite like the feeling of finding and gifting the perfect gift for the special ones in your live. Sometimes, life gets the best of us and we forget a gift, OR we procrastinate and leave our shopping until the very last minute. Here are some awesome (read: realistic gifts that we would, and ACTUALLY have bought). This is not a sponsored post just honest good ideas! All the gifts posted below are $50 and under.
For your boyfriend, the HBO fiend
Google Chromecast, $35 (currently on sale for $25!!!)
The Chromecast allows you to stream directly from your phone or laptop right to your TV. Wanna watch a hilarious YouTube video over and over again on the big screen? You can do that… Plug the Chromecast into your HDMI port and instantly connect to any media source and voila!
For your girlfriend with the busy social calendar
Sugar Paper 2017 planner, $10.99
Tracy and I are self-confessed fanatics of Sugar Paper products! So much so that when we both left for the West Coast we gave each other gifts and you know it; we both gifted each other a Sugar Paper planner. While we love our computers, tablets, and apps; there’s nothing like a good old fashioned planner. This baby travels with us in our bags so whenever we need to job something down- just pop it out. It doesn’t hurt that the pages are super chic either!
For the couple friends who just got a new place
Amazon Echo Dot, $39.99
Had a long day at work and need to boss someone around? Alexa is your girl. Ask Alexa what the weather is, to order takeout, or to play some Bruno Mars. The Echo Dot is a hands-free speaker that features your own personal assistant. This is the perfect gift for the person or couple who has everything. It’s a gift that they will actually use!
For your forever fashionable sister
Coffee table book, $30-$100
Coffee table books ad an instant chic-ness to your home decor, not to mention there are some amazing photos to look through. Fashion and travel books are our favorite- with their large glossy pages and bright colors, we can’t get enough. Here are some great options via Lauren Conrad. Stack them up for extra added drama.
For the boho hippy co-worker
Fuijifilm Instax Mini Camera 7S, 49.00 (on sale! and comes with 10 pack of film!)
Who doesn’t love a good polaroid? I mean everyone looks good in a Polaroid pic and they’re so fun to display around your apt! Grab this chic white one that’s currently on sale for a steal! It’s a slightly older model but who cares! You can still buy film online! Shake it, shake it…uhh huhhh
For your cousin who’s going to Yacht Week
JBL clip, $49.95
This portable and rechargeable speaker, comes in multiple colors and pumps out some serious volume. It’s perfect for the beach as it connects to Bluetooth and you can attach it to your beach bag or chair. Add some Drake and beers and you’ve got an instant party.
For your Mom, who just got on Snapchat
Wireless keyboard and mouse combo, on sale now for $19.99!!!
First of all, reel it in, Mom (my mom’s not actually on Snapchat, but I wouldn’t be opposed). We’re all for parents on social media until they start embarrassing us. Hey- at least they’re not posting baby pictures on our News Feed. This wireless keyboard and mouse is a STEAL. Totally portable and it’s slim size makes it a breeze to pack in your bag and bring to meetings.
For your brother that codes
VR headset, $32
Marty McFly would no doubt approve of these totally 2016 bad boys. Virtual reality is all the rage and whoever gets this gift will be sure to entertain the rest of the family on Christmas. All you have to do is download an app and you have access to 3D games and movies!
Who’s left on your holiday shopping list? Hope you got some good ideas here!