It’s the most wonderful time of the year, y’all! My group of girlfriends whom I’ve made great friends with here in Baton Rouge over the last year and half are throwing a white elephant gift exchange this upcoming weekend. I am so excited! Gifts, wine, girl-time, and no where to be first thing in the morning. If you aren’t familiar with white elephant, the best I can explain it is everyone buys a gift of a pre-established monetary amount, throws them in the middle of circle, and everyone who brought a gift gets a turn to pick! A very lackluster explanation, but throw in a glass of wine and some Christmas-themed-cake-balls and it becomes much more entertaining. Not to mention gifts can be stolen when it’s your turn to pick!
In preparation of those who procrastinate like myself and who also have girlfriend gift-exchanges coming up, I’ve compiled this fun list of gifts–all under $50!
NYX Liquid Suede Lip Cream Vault–$50
Okay, okay. So after taxes and possibly shipping if you’re ordering online, this gift ends up being closer to the $60 range than $50, but it’s so worth it! These lippies are some of the best drugstore lip colors and formula. For the lipstick lover(s) in your life, imagine the fight over this vault!
Marley Lilly Engraved Bar Necklace–$20
You really cannot beat this price for a pretty piece of personalized jewelry. Marley Lilly offers three different finishes to the necklace as well–gold, silver, and rose gold. Grab one as a gift and one for yourself. It’s a win-win!
I can personally say for anyone who drives or travels a ton for work this gift is a lifesaver. It’s so easy to put together, attach to your car windshield, and adjust. It’s a super practical gift that will get plenty of use!
Popsockets Phone Grip–$10
I have seen so many beauty vloggers on snapchat use these things! Another practical gift but mixed with some stylish flare. They’d make great stocking stuffers!
‘Good Vibes Only Travel’ Mug–$20
I actually received this gift from a bestie last Christmas and I love it entirely too much! It’s ceramic, so it keeps my coffee plenty hot on those days I’m running out of the door and am in and out of the car a thousand times. Plus, it’s a little reminder not to dwell on the minor mishaps that can happen throughout the day.
Elizabeth James Nirvana Rollerball Set–$28
I feel the price point is pretty great for this set. I’m a huge fan of these scents. There’s definitely one for everybody! Whether she’s a fan of fresh, warm, floral, or spicy–this set has them all!
Coffee Beanery Coffee Sampler–$26
If there exists a delicious, rich coffee that is not Community nor Starbucks it is Coffee Beanery. I haven’t heard anyone talk about this coffee, but it has been a favorite of mine since having it back home. For those gals who are coffee lovers, this sampler set is perfect and even comes with a travel mug!
Joe Boxer Women’s Bootie Slippers–$13
brb…buying multiples of these cute & comfy thangs! I feel like slippers are universally appreciated. What girl doesn’t want a pair of something she can eternally lounge in?! This brand is one of my favorites and I’ve even bought them as a Christmas extra for my mom!
Lilly and Laura Bracelet Stack–$36
Although the listed price is $36, Lilly and Laura does a deal where if you purchase 3 or more bracelets, you get them discounted at $10/piece instead of $12. I lovelovelove these! They’re beautiful and versatile!! They come in every color or design you could possibly think of and they’re amazing quality! They don’t pinch your skin or hairs on your arm because there’s no elastic–you just roll them onto your wrist. They’re such a great treat for that girlfriend who’s always got an armparty happening!
Happy shopping and gift-stealing my gals! Haha! xoxo