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Gift Guide: $50 and Under

Still stuck on what to get those last few people on your list? Our next gift guide is sure to give you some inspiration and keep you under budget. Check out of favorite gift picks that are $50 and under:

If you’re a last minute shopper, don’t worry! We’ll be squeezing in a few more gift guides before the holidays are here so stay tuned!

Top Gifts for Women (Under $50!)

Ready or not, it’s that time of year again, folks! To make things a little less stressful, we’ve rounded up a series of gifts for your consideration. First up, Gifts for Women – Under $50.

1. Capri Blue Candles – find tons of options at Anthropologie!

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Some faves: Iridescent Jar Candle / Marbled Glass Candle / Burnished Metal (with soapstone lids!) and these darling Succulent Candles.

2. Glossier gifts are sure to please, and they don’t break the bank!
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Pair the Glossier Terry Headband with one of their cleansing masks – the detoxifying Mega Greens Galaxy Pack or Mousturizing Moon Mask. I’d also highly recommend Generation G Matte Lipstick (my favorite shades are Jam and Zip) and ‘The Supers’ concentrated serums. Pick up Super Bounce for softer skin and Super Glow, for an even skin tone. Add Priming Moisturizer before adding makeup! Save 20% on your first Glossier purchase by shopping with this link.

3. Save big with seasonal makeup kits.
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Like the Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara & Eyeshadow Palette and the Bobbi Brown Bellini Lip & Eye Palette.

4. S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottles come in a variety of fun finishes, including:

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Angel Food / Glitter Smokey Eye / Palm Beach
Waikiki / X Gray Malin Deer Valley / Sparkling Champagne

5. Turkish Towels – Love these multi-purpose towels. Great for laying out on the beach or as a swimsuit coverup. Also makes a great shawl / oversized scarf. Can also be used as a traditional hand or body towel or fun home decor accent. The Linum Home Textiles line at Nordstrom is a personal favorite.
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Designs include: Herringbone Striped Turkish Pestemal Towel‘Luxe Herringbone’ Turkish Pestemal Towel‘Sea Waves’ Turkish Pestemal Towel‘Seaside Fun’ Turkish Pestemal Towel.
Turkish-Towel-Nordstrom  There’s also a darling baby version by Little Giraffe

6. When it comes to accessories, I’ve got my eye on these Gorjana Power Gemstone Bracelets (talk about an arm party!).
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and this Tonal Stripe Foldover Clutch
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Love both black and stone. You won’t believe the price!

7. I’ve been seeing plenty of chic winter hats out already, including:

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Estes Park Beanie / Chatham Pom Beanie / Hinge Knit Pom Pom BeanieRibbed Faux-Fur Pom Pom Beanie by Calvin Klein, and the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company Pom Pom Tuque. Act quick, these always seem to sell out right away.

8. Gotta love rifle paper Rifle Paper Co!

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Our picks for Holiday 2016?
Jardin De Paris Notebook / Paradise 2017 Calendar / Market List Pad / Maps Desk Calendar

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And these gorgeous new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases. Top off the gift with beautiful floral wrapping paper.

What are your go-to “Under $50” gifts to give?

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Don’t let yet ANOTHER gift giving occasion stress you out. We’ve rounded up our favorite cards and gifts for Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8, 2016):

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SHOP: World’s Greatest Mom Card / Capri Blue Mercury Glass Jar Candle / Best Mom Ever Card / Mer-Sea & Co. Candle / Thymes Kimono Rose Bath Salts / Pretty Plum Sugar Robe / J.Crew Fleur-De-Lis Necklace / Aveda Hand Relief Lotion / Mer-Sea & Co. ANYTHING (available at Anthropologie and independent retailers near you!)

Flowers (or succulents) are always a good idea:
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This iPhone case is by watercolor artist Laura Trevey, available on Amazon ♥.

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It’s hard to go wrong with Aveda gifts. For birthdays, Mother’s Day (any day…).

SHOP: Aveda Comforting Tea / Hand Relief / Stress-Fix / Shampure Composition / Wooden Paddle Brush

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And for those moms with the travel bug, we highly recommend Jet Set Candy. Warning: there are too many options to chose from!

I’m sure we’ve missed some fantastic ideas. Comment below and let us know what you’re thinking for Mother’s Day gifting this year!

Now Available – Real Marble iPhone Cases

Marble is classic, timeless and luxurious. It makes gorgeous countertops, backsplashes, floors and table tops. And now, you can deck out your tech in real marble, too! The authentic marble ‘CLASSIQUE Case‘ is a major upgrade from a standard plastic or rubber case. This stylish statement piece is made of 100% authentic Italian Marble.

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The CLASSIQUE Case is made from world’s thinnest marble – giving you a serious dose of style without weighing you down.

Choose from Classic White (Carrara Marble) with thin grey veins OR Classic Black with white veins. Shop real marble iPhone 6/6s case on Etsy. Makes a great gift!

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➞ Buy a Real Marble iPhone Case.

For more photos, check out @ClassiqueCases on Instagram & sister shop @MarbleMacBook.

 

Last Minute Gifts for Her Under $50!

Here’s our roundup of last minute gifts for the ladies in your life – all under $50!
And don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone you procrastinated (after all, it happens to the best of us)!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Moms can never get enough credit.

As kids, they taught us how to make our beds, brush our teeth, and wear something that matches. As we grow older, they help us pick new bedspreads for college, keep extra toothbrushes on hand for our friends, and, well, shop with us for something that matches.

With everything our mothers do for us over the years, it’s only fair that they get a day completely dedicated to spoiling them right back. Spending time with your mom and letting her know you care is by far the best gift; however, you did get your sense of style and love of shopping from somewhere. Show her what excellent taste you inherited – I don’t think she’ll mind a little something all wrapped up!

J. Crew Liberty Vintage Floral PJ | J. Crew BlogC. Wonder Ikat Dinnerware | C. Wonder Blog

There isn’t anyone (mom or otherwise) who wouldn’t love a new summer PJ set, kicked off on Sunday with breakfast in bed. I can say with no shame that I make a terrible cup of coffee, but I buy cute mugs to make up for it. #distractionbyikat Also, the coordinating colors? That was no accident.


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J. Crew Translucent Stone Necklace

J. Crew Factory Summerweight Cashmere Cardigan

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I always like to pair a few things when gifting clothing. Whether she wears them independently or altogether with her favorite outfit, your mom is guaranteed to get a lot of use from these pieces as well as plenty of compliments. Plus, you can always borrow them. Didn’t they warn us when we were younger about dressing like our mothers?
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If you have Instagram and/or don’t live under a rock, you know how trendy (and delicious!) macarons are right now. Why not try making them with your mom? I’ve heard they can be difficult – although this is coming from a girl who can’t make coffee – so pair this cookbook with a sweet summery apron in case things get messy.

If all else fails, take her out to lunch, buy her some flowers, and let her forget all her responsibilities for the day. You can make macarons or terrible coffee anytime, but there’s only one day a year when your mom knows the real reason why you’re doing it!

xo

Diane

 

 

 

What We’re Into Right Now

Here are a few things we’re FALLing in love with (see what I did there?)

What are some things you just won’t be able to resist this fall?

Monogram Pieces

My recent obsession has been over all things monogrammed, whether it’s an accessory, attire, or for the home – monogramming is a great way to add a stylish twist to your favorite pieces. Here are some of my favorite monogram pieces on my wishlist right now:

The Pajama Shirt:

My first piece is one of my favorites, a pajama shirt from J. Crew. It’s long and classic, with a little bit of a “menswear” look.
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The Monogram Ring:

I saw this on Pinterest and have been dying to have one ever since. This ring is from Etsy – a great place to find personalized, unique items.
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Coffee Mug:

Everyone needs their own personal coffee mug, and what better way to say “hands off” to co-workers than a mug with your initial on it! Anthropologie has the most adorable mugs- with fun designs in the background. One of my friends gifted these to my roommate Allie and I, and they’re our go-to for the much-needed cup of morning coffee!
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Stationary:

My grandmother has always said that nothing is better than a handwritten note. Kate Spade has some fun stationary sets that are worth checking out (especially over basic Hallmark cards), including ones that add that signature monogram:

Home:

Next time you throw a BBQ or cocktail party, serve up drinks on a party tray. The classic designs offered at Swoozies are fun and personable – they also make great wedding gifts!

Monogrammed beverage tray

The Monogram Shop:

If nothing above sparks your interest, check out J.Crew’s monogram shop! Our favorite retailer can personalize sweaters, accessories, swimwear, and shirts:

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