What’s better than a thrifty gift or two for the ones you love? My gift guide is all about the affordable yet personalized and thoughtful gifts for the women in your life!
Estimated cost: $10 or less for all supplies
In my opinion, there’s nothing better than receiving a homemade gift. It’s such an amazing feeling to know that sometime took the time, creativity and effort to create something with you in mind!
And when it comes to homemade gifts, scrubs are my forte. I always have a few on hand for myself, too.
My personal favorites are:
- Brown Sugar Body Scrub
- Coconut lip scrub (Simply take coconut oil + sugar + extract/candy flavoring of your choice. Last year, I gave out Creme de Menthe lip scrubs!)
- Coffee Body Scrub (For serious exfoliators, only!! Also a great way to use up old coffee.)
You could use containers from a dollar store or a craft store, or give out in nice tupperware along with the recipe for the corresponding scrub!
Estimated cost: Totally depends on what you choose to make!
As long as you know what you’re doing in the kitchen, a bag or box of homemade goodies is always well-received. Tip: treats that aren’t typically crowd favorites are not advised as gifts. Example: My Mom once received a lovely meat pie. True story.
Estimated cost: $7-8 for nail polishes, $2-4 per face mask
A few items to allow someone else to pamper themselves is the perfect holiday gift, especially when so many people have time off!
If you want to go the nail polish route, these “For your mistle toes” sets look adorable! For bargain nail polish brands, I recommend Sally Hansen and Sinful Colors.
Face masks are always a fun choice, too! These would also be perfect paired with a homemade scrub. I recommend the Montagne Jeunesse masks. Most retail for around $2.49 each at Ulta!
Estimated cost: $1-10
This category is vague because it wholly depends on the person you’re buying for! If you’re unable to think of one spectacular gift, why not buy someone a few miscellaneous items that you know they use all the time!
Her favorite mascara, pens, cotton rounds (who doesn’t need cotton rounds?!), scented hand sanitizers, a go-to lip balm (or maybe something extra pampering for the winter), etc.
This is also a great opportunity to buy smallers versions of something you know she already loves! Is she obsessed with a perfume? Buy the rollerball version! Is she a dry shampoo fanatic? A mini is perfect for her bag for touch ups during the day!
Everything in this category would also make perfect stocking stuffers!
Estimated cost: $5-10
An example of my ideal practical gift this year is a subscription to Dollar Shave Club! Nope, it ain’t just for men! I always loathe forking over the big bucks every few months for good quality razors, so this sounded like a great gift that will keep on giving the whole year!
I hope these thrifty gift ideas help you if you’re still trying to think of gifts or determine fun extras for the women in your life!