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Hey hey! This time around I get to share with you my two cents on Christmas shopping for the ladies.
My parents and I have been midnight Black Friday shoppers since, well, Black Friday shopping started at 5am. Since we do the majority of our shopping then, I request lists from family in advance, so I can plan accordingly. This year I will be making a trip to a certain red retailer that opens at 9pm Thursday evening, which I am very excited for!
So here are my recommendations for Christmas gifts for the ladies – young and old!
1. Vera Bradley Turn Lock Wallet
From what I have seen on the web, this wallet packs a lot of punch for it’s size. It’s designed to hold a lot of cards, has a bill fold, a zipper pouch, and room for spare change. If you aren’t familiar with Vera Bradley, she offers a variety of patterns and colors to excite anyone. One problem? Choosing the color and pattern that’s right for you. My pick – Priscilla Pink (not shown).
2. Extreme Calendar/Planner
There’s a few of these floating around these days. Maybe you’ve seen them. Erin Condren or May Books have some of my favorites. They are large keep-it-together date books used to remember events, plan meals, remember birthdays and much more. Check them out at the links above.
3. Ulta/Sephora Gift Card
Yes I am a woman, and I am suggesting you purchase a gift card for a woman (is this almost as bad a suggesting a vacuum?). I know some may think gift cards aren’t personal, however I really do like them. Ulta or Sephora has so much to offer: makeup, hair products, flat irons, and even salon services. Let her choose what she wants to buy at a store like this, I am sure she won’t be disappointed. That is unless she is expecting a diamond engagement ring!!
4. Getting engaged!
Since I did bring up the pink elephant in the room, I think Christmas is a great time to get engaged. Although I am a little biased – John and I were engaged two days before Christmas! It was really sweet because we exchanged Christmas gifts before getting engaged so it was like having two Christmases! Great job, John!
5. Personalized stationary
Ok back to realistic gifts. I love the idea of giving personalized stationary. There are plenty of website that offer this. If you really want to splurge, why not add matching address labels as well?
6. Pajama Set
I’m talking about comfy pajamas here! You know, lounge wear. It’s perfect for snowed in days to keep you warm and fashionable all at the same time.
7. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
This is a great smelling perfume and I have never met anyone who didn’t like the scent. It is a little pricey so look around for free deals with this purchase at department stores (maybe a free cosmetic bag with purchase). If not, I have seen knock off versions, and they smell pretty close to the real deal.
8. Singer Sewing Machine
If you have a special lady who likes to sew, or who is thinking about learning to sew, why not encourage her creativity with a sewing machine? I don’t have one yet myself, but I’m thinking about getting one eventually.
Yes! My suggestions would be any cook books from Martha Stewart, Ina Garten, or Rachael Ray. All three of these ladies offer great recipes.
10. Puffer Vest
Just about every store has an outerwear vest to offer. Why not pick up a fashionable vest for your loved one? It’s sure to be a staple in her wardrobe for years.
11. Matching hat, gloves, and scarf set
Some stores will sell this gift as an all-in-one piece, or you can be adventurous and pick out your own ensemble. My suggestion – keep it neutral that way she can wear the set with any coat she already has.
So maybe John will pick me up a couple of the items on my own list! Wouldn’t that be nice. It’s probably why he had me write this post in the first place!
Are you planning on shopping on Black Friday? How about Cyber Monday? Do they still have that?
***Full disclosure: John and I are members of Amazon.com associates. If you purchase any of the items above, we get a small kickback. If you’re interested in joining Amazon Associates, go to Affiliate-Program.Amazon.com ***