Gift Guide: 15 under $15.

*Blogged while jamming out to Mariah Carey’s Christmas song. You know the one. 

There are gift guides out there now for everyone and their brother. The hunter, the blogger, the beauty guru and your best friend’s grandma. For those of us on a tighter budget this holiday season, we don’t need those $50 napkin sets or $100 scarves – we need bargains. #bargainshoppers4lyfe

I’ve made it easy for you to shop post-Black Friday by giving you 15 for $15 or less. Dig in and enjoy.


(From left to right) Crochet beanie // Inspirational Print // Gummy Bear Soap // Urban Outfitters nail polish // Lilly Pulitzer thermal mug // NYX Smokey Eye kit // Kate Spade notebook set // Ice Ball Maker // Statement necklace // Leopard Minimergency kit // Body Shop Body Butter Trio // Cupcake Pot Mitt // “I Am Not A Wine” Glass // Pajama Pants // Lip Tints

1. Handmade crochet beanie, $15

Jordan from YellowSpotDesigns made one of these for me to help me survive winter at school in the Northeast, and I am in LOVE. I’ve got a thing for all that is chunky once the thermometer gets below 40, and this beanie is just large enough that I can cover my ears, too, if I so choose. Can we say multitaskin?

2. Inspirational quote print, $14.99

When I first found this print, I immediately added it to my own “Wish List” folder on my laptop. The quote is so motivating and the print itself is so beautiful…and then I realized it’s supposedly designed with nurseries in mind. But you know what? That made me love it even more. While the quote is perfect for us twenty-somethings and beyond, it’s still something that should be engrained in our daughters and their daughters to come!

3. Gummy bear soap, $7.75

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a sweet tooth. A very large, very active sweet tooth. I don’t know if I’d rather use these in the shower, put them on a shelf, or straight up eat them.

4. Sparkly nail polish from Urban Outfitters, 2 for $8

This nail polish is tried and true AWESOME. And it actually lasts forever without chipping, which is fan-freakin-tastic in bitter winter weather months.

5. Lilly Pulitzer Thermal Mug, $15

Everyone has a Lilly girl in their life. Or a closet Lilly girl. Or just a girl who loves bright and bold patterns and prints, and for her, this mug is meant to hold her hazelnut lattes and caramel macchiatos like the champ that it is.

6. Smokey Looks kit from NYX Cosmetics, $12

NYX is quickly becoming one of my favorite beauty brands, so I’m sure your favorite ladies will love it, too.

7. Kate Spade Notebook Set, $12

Every girl could use more notebooks. If you don’t think she does, she does. And we all know that the best things in life come in pairs.

8. Silicone Ice Ball Maker, $11.75

Not only is this just about the coolest necessity evah, but its unisex and is good for everything from fruit punch to spiked punch. I’ll take the spiked punch thankyoukindly.

9. Clustered faux gem necklace, $12.90

Forever21 might be in the running for best assortment of affordable statement everything. Statement tees, statement shoes, and statement necklaces like this beaut. I’m in love, and I’ve had to leave their site five times now before filling my cart and checking it twice.

10. Gold Leopard print Minimergency kit from Pinch Provisions, $14.95

I was ready to put this cute bag on the list before even realizing that it comes fully loaded with 17 things that you really do need on you at all times: hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, double-sided tape, stain remover, deodorant towelettes, pain reliever, breath freshener, dental floss, banadages, and – wait for it – a tampon.

11. Body Shop’s Body Butter Seasonal Trio, $15

Because why buy just one body butter when you can get all three?

12. Cherry Cupcakes pot mitt, $8.55

I guess I don’t need to explain why the baker in your life needs these. (There are CUPCAKES, people. With cherries on top!)

13. The “I am Not a Wine Glass”, $10

This is so self-explanatory, you might as well start ordering in bulk now. Is it a tumbler? Is it a wine glass? Who cares, so long as you have one at home, one at work, and one for every awesome person in your life.

14. Pajama Pants, $12.95

If you say you don’t live in comfy fluffy things 65% of the time, you’re lying. Pretty fleece patterns are so fetch right now, amiright?

15. Lip Tint, $4.95

The best part about these lippies? You can get three and still be under $15! Get her a pink, red, and raspberry tint – they’re creamy and semi-matte, they’re long-lasting, and they come in an easy peasy squeezy tube like your favorite lipglosses.


So what are you waiting for?? Time to embrace your inner shopaholic and #gogogo. And if you want to embrace your inner shopaholic but don’t want to drop the 15 buckaroos, you could always just enter to win $50 to Starbucks on the house.

What’re your favorite sub-$15 giftables of the season? Be sure to let me know below, and hollah if you wanna send some my way…’tis the season, you know. Happy shopping!


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