Let’s be honest: holiday shopping can get very expensive very quickly. It is hard enough to find the perfect gift for a loved one, let alone what to get for co-workers, your secret Santa, second cousins and neighbors while also staying within your budget.
No need to worry: we found 8 adorable and affordable gifts to make sure everyone you are shopping for this year gets a little holiday joy.
The Dash Mini Waffle Maker: Perfect For The One Who Enjoys A Sweet Breakfast
I think we can collectively agree that waffles are delicious. This mini-waffle maker is an adorable DIY gift for anyone who wants to chef it up in the kitchen or for that person who is always in a rush and looking for a quick and easy breakfast on the go. For only $9.99 on Amazon and available in 19 different designs, you cannot go wrong with this gift.
18K Gold Plated Initial Necklace: For The Niece or Daughter Who Loves Jewelry
This necklace is a simple yet fashionable gift for any woman in your life who loves jewelry for only $7.99 on Amazon. These necklaces can be found at much higher prices at high-end stores but for only a fraction of the price, these necklaces are a great quality and a perfect stocking stuffer. Available in gold, rose gold, silver and all are 26 letters.
Personalized Friends Illustration: Perfect For Friends
What’s more heartwarming for the holidays than a sentimental drawing of you and your friends? This designer on Etsy will illustrate in the special people in your life and keeping your happiest memories alive with a beautiful keepsake. Starting prices begin at $8.17.
3D Dinosaur Illusion Night Light: For the Child Obsessed With Dinosaurs
This is the perfect addition to your child’s bedroom; a 3D dinosaur night light. Imagine how cool this would have been during our childhood! This nightlight has 7 different colors and creates an optical illusion of being 3D. It is also battery operated and touch mode. Only $9.99 on Amazon.
Elderflower Mimosa Soap: Perfect For A Skincare Fanatic
Two words: mimosa soap. This soap bar has a honey citrus fragrance and reviewers are raving about how much it reminds them of their favorite alcoholic beverage. For only $8.00 on Etsy, this is a perfect gift for a friend or co-worker.
Apple AirPods Case – For the One Always Carrying Their AirPods
Anyone with AirPods knows that moment of panic that sets in when misplacing these small yet super expensive earbuds. The original case is so tiny and easy to lose for someone who is often forgetful like me. These Silicon AirPods cases come with a keychain attachment perfect to attach to keys, belt loops or wallets to avoid these problems. Available in 10 colors and only $6.00 on Amazon.
Personalized Leather Key Chain Bottle Opener – For The Man in Your Life
This hand-made leather keychain has a dual purpose; a bottler opener and a keychain. This personalized gift has a choice of 6 colors and 5 styles for only $7.27. Perfect gift for any man in your life!
Groot Flower Pot: Perfect for the One Who Binge-Watches Marvel
Groot is cute no matter how old you are. This Guardians of the Galaxy flower pot is the best Christmas gift idea for your friends or anyone who loves the Marvel series. This is a super cute and fun way to grow some succulents to put on your desk at work or home. Available in 3 colors and for $10.66 on Amazon.
New Amazon Releases You Need To Get ASAP
Amazon is the online store that has anything and everything. The store is constantly adding more to the website to make sure they have all of your needs. Recently, they have posted some new releases and we are obsessed to say the least. Here are just some of the new releases we recommend getting your hands on ASAP
Let’s shop til’ we drop
Edelqual Tankini Swimsuits
This adorable swimsuit is perfect for a late night swim or laying out in the cooler weather of September. It’s ruffled top and high-waisted bottoms are flattering for every body shape! The material is smooth, stretchy, elastic, durable, quick-drying, Non-stick sand, and skin-friendly. It also has adjustable straps and removable pads to give you as much comfort and customization as possible. It sells for $25.
Halafs Monocular Telescope
A telescope for $20?! sign us up! This monocular telescope is 40×60 high power HD, meaning it captures distance clearly and effectively. With your purchase you will also get a smartphone holder and tripod to stabilize the piece. The telescope itself is waterproof, has night vision and a clear prism dual focus. This is great for hunting, traveling, wildlife & bird watching , star-gazing and for gifts to others!
Momo & Nashi First Day and Last Day of School Board Signs
Make memories that will last a lifetime or use these to take great insta pics! These Reusable chalkboards are adorable. Each is 14” X 11” and double sided, so there is plenty of room to write all your kids favorites down about their first and last day of school. Each board has fun, eye-catching designs that make photos stand out. Additionally, you will get red, blue and yellow dustless chalk with your purchase. Take photos of your kids yearly and watch their favorites change as they grow older. These boards sell for $13 each.
NNice Blackhead Remover
Do you struggle with your blackheads? This is the perfect product for you! This blackhead remover gets rid of your blackheads almost instantly. The acne extractor comes with a camera so you can do it yourself very easily. The adjustable cleaner also comes with 3 different suction power tops and 5 replacement probes. Purchase this for $35 on Amazon prime.
Yongcheng Portable Air Conditioner
If you are someone who struggles with overheating very easily, this portable air conditioner is a great item to have! This personal air cooler comes with 3 different speeds and 7 different colors, so you can really customize your experience. It also is cordless which makes it easier to have it anywhere at anytime. Bring this to the beach, poolside at a baseball game or use the handle to hang it in your dorm or office. Essentially, this is great anywhere its a little too hot to handle. This item sells for $40
Geronmine Handheld Karaoke Microphone
This $15 Karaoke Microphone can spice up any game night. This microphone also works as a speaker with it’s bluetooth option! Bring this to any family game night, or birthday party and you will have everyones singing in no time. It also comes in 4 different colors, so you can choose which color fits your personality the best!
Which amazon purchase will you make first?
The Mascaras We Can Not Stop Talking About
Mascara is one of our favorite cosmetics because it adds the “it” factor to any makeup look. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to their mascara. Whether it is for length, volume, long-lasting, waterproof or all of the above, cosmetic companies have perfected formulas to cater to your lash wants and needs. Here are some of the best mascaras we can not stop talking about!
Let’s get started
If you are looking for a mascara for length try…
Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions
Have you been interest in getting lash extensions but are scared of the long term commitment that comes with them? Look no further! This award-winning mascara will give you similar results. It uses flake-free tubing technology, aka it incorporates polymers that wrap around the lashes so they don’t smudge or flake during the day. Additionally, it uses orchid stem cell complex which are plant cells from Japanese orchid plants that help the lashes grow on their own. Essentially, the more you use this mascara, the longer your natural lashes will you get! Also, this product is both dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and approved. To take off this mascara, simply use a warm cloth and let the firm-holding tube formula do its job!
If you are looking for a voluminous mascara try….
Charolette Tilbury Pillow Talk Push UP Lashes!
Charolette Tilbury is the new makeup line that everyone is talking about. The quality of this makeup is just amazing and will help you achieve your dreams of a voluminous lash look. This mascara has a brush with two sides, the first being a vertical flat side to load and lift the lashes and the second being a diamond shape with bristles side to comb and lift the lashes. If that wasn’t amazing enough, the dark liner black color creates an illusion of even larger lashes. Charolette Tilbury’s formula has polymer and keratin technology from the Larch tree which results in a light but stretchy combination that extends to every lash, root to tip.
If you are looking for a long lasting mascara try…
Glossier Lash Slick
Have a busy day but want your lashes to stay in-tact? With a 12 hour wear-time, this is the perfect mascara for you! Glossier formula is all about enhancing your natural lash look. This mascara is not water proof but it is water resistant. Essentially, it may not be the best to wear if you are going swimming however, if a few tears roll down your lashes will stay the same! As glossier states, their goal is for people to compliment you on your lashes and not your mascara. The thin bristles brush creates both volume and length to your lash, so you can get the best of both worlds! If this wasn’t amazing enough, glossier is also Cruelty-free, fragrance-free, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. If you do not have this mascara yet, RUN to your nearest Sephora to pick one up, you will be so happy that you did!
Which mascara will you try?
Fun Etsy DIY Kits To Try
Whether it is a new at home project or a fun craft to do as a family, DIY kits really help form creative ideas into memorable pieces. Etsy is known for its arts and crafts environment and has a handful of amazing DIY kits to help get you started. We have found some of Etsys best DIY kits for you to try out!
Let’s get to crafting
Beginner Embroidery Kits
Embroidery can be relaxing, creative and entertaining to do in your free time! Plus, knowing how to embroider can open up a world of possibilities. You can have an endless amount of unique and one of kind pieces! The possibilities are truly endless however, many people say getting started is very hard. Not anymore!! Etsy user ZAZARITA has beautiful beginner embroidery DIY kits to get you started on your creative journey. These sets are completely customizable with full instructions and tools necessary. Depending on the style and fabric of your choice, kits start at $8 and go to $80. You can choose from 40 different styles! This is a great hobby if you need help de-stressing at night, if you are relaxing on the beach or if you just have extra time on your hands!
Low-MaintenanceTerrarium/Moss Art Kits
Terrariums and Moss art is great for the individual who wants to begin their at-home gardening journey. These kits are super low maintenance and easy to grow! They are great for households of all types but especially those in a city or area that has a lack of greenery. Bringing nature into your home can bring a sense of calamity to your life and to your home environment. Plus, these kits allow you to make completely customizable wall art. Picture above is a Moss box by NaturelyBox on Etsy. With three different sizes to choose from, it is easy to place this piece in an area of your home. These kits range from $30 to $50. Having plants in the house has never been easier!
Easy Macrame Kits
Macrame is an art from that dates back to the 13th century. The art of knot-tying can be seen in fashion, interior design, crafting and more. Different knots and patterns can create designs throughout the threads. Macrame is a very soothing hobby to have and a super fun DIY kit to check out! This particular one happens to make a hanging rainbow and is made by MotleyBliss on Etsy. There are three sizes to choose from, ranging from $22 to $33. Though there are directions, the color threads you use and order of knot-tying is completely up to you! By the end of the experience you will have learned a new hobby and will have a beautiful new wall decoration!
Delicious Bubble Tea Kit
Everyone has been obsessing over delicious boba tea for awhile now, but it just got even better! Introducing a DIY at-home bubble tea kit! This box has everything you need to make delicious brown sugar flavored bubble tea right from the comfort of your own home. This product is made by Kitsbyfoodcraft, is $36 and comes with the choice of having paper straws or stainless straws in the box. Save this for a rainy day or become a boba tea master!