Lovelies, I hope your holiday gift shopping is going well! So many great wishlists have been featured on Lovelyish but I also wanted to share some additional ideas in case you're still looking for gifts. These are gifts I've given or received and absolutely love for any time of the year. If you're on a tight budget like me I hope these ideas might help as each of the gifts are $25 and under.
For a Book/Design Lover or Collector
I rarely buy physical books for myself or others now that digital readers are so common, but I make an exception for beautifully hardbound books like the In Bloom Book Collection from Rifle Paper Co. I fell in love hard with the beautiful colors and designs on the covers of these classics!
I'm a huge fan of the Anne of Green Gables series so this book was a must-have for my collection of hardcover "Anne" books. I also plan on giving the Little Women to my mom who is a huge fan. I can imagine her sitting in her favorite chair reading it and then displaying it on her side table.
For a Sweet Tooth
Whimsy & Spice's marshmallows are absolutely amazing! I've never liked marshmallows until one day a friend shared a cardamom marshmallow from Whimsy & Spice. I was blown away by how delicious, thick and not sugary sweet their pillow-like creations were.
If you're not into marshmallows check out their many other treats. Last year I gave each of our editors one of their classic sampler gift boxes for the holidays and they were a hit!
For the Coffee Lover
I love discovering new coffee shops and trying out different blends of coffee. It's amazing how many artisanal coffee roasters there are now. My current favorite is Philadelphia based La Colombe. I wish I could get my coffee daily from their beautifully designed, welcoming shops, but to save money I like to buy a bag of their Corsica blend beans and bring them home to grind and brew in my coffee maker. This blend is so rich and bold with a full body taste! I highly recommend gifting one of their unique blends of coffees.
For the Kdrama Addict
I never would have guessed growing up that the Korean dramas my mom and aunts watched would attract an international audience. Many of my non-Korean friends love Kdramas and Kpop more than I do! The best gift for a Kdrama addict is a membership to a streaming service with subtitles. Viki is one of several great Korean drama streaming sites that are available, but what I like most about Viki is that they get dramas up and subtitled much faster than the other services. I recently received a 12 month Vikipass as an early Christmas present and love watching without the ads and in HD! They also stream dramas from Taiwan, India, Thailand, China, Japan and several other countries. But what's truly amazing is that so many of their dramas are subtitled in over 20 languages!
For a Personalized or Inspiring Gift
One of the most thoughtful and beautiful gifts I've ever received is a small framed handwritten Bible verse. The verse my friend chose for me was so encouraging, and it always hangs in a well-trafficked part of my home so I can see it multiple times a day. If you'd like to do something similar, maybe send a beautifully written favorite quote, inspirational poem or the name of a new baby written out in beautiful free hand calligraphy, I highly recommend checking out Bluebonnet Lettering.
Former Lovelyish editor, Katie Kubiak, started Bluebonnet after falling deeply in love with the art of handwritten word. Each piece she creates is a work of art and completely unique. I love this piece she created for editor Annie's son Silas.
For a Hard-to-Shop-for Friend or Best Last Minute Gift
The gift I end up giving and receiving most often is a giftcard to Amazon. After becoming a mom, I learned how amazing Amazon is and probably purchase 90% of the things I need for our family using our Prime subscription. I love to share the goodness with all my friends whether they're parents or not. We buy everything from sippy cups, soap, books, beauty products and even shoes! Their ecards are perfect for last minute gifts and come in hundreds of different designs.
Lovelies, please share what your favorite (budget friendly) gifts to receive and give are!
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