Is it me or did 2018 fly by?! I cannot believe it’s the end of November already. The end of the year is always an exciting time for reflection, joyous moments and lots and lots of shopping! I aim to budget the best I can during this time of year because I’m much more inclined to splurge during this season. I’ve put together this gift guide to not only inspire myself not to procrastinate, but to also make your gift shopping easier! I’ll be including gifts for all your loved ones. All of these gifts are AFFORDABLE! I hand chose items that were $150 or less. My goal is to help you avoid that awkward moment when you give a gift to someone and they “fake” like they are happy with your gift, when they really aren’t.
25 Stellar Gift Ideas for Your Friends & Family
1. Simplehuman Rose Gold Sensor Mirror
This mirror is perfect for the beauty enthusiast in your life. They’ll adore this mirror because it is a smart mirror that lights up automatically as your face approaches. It has 10X magnification, and it mimics sunlight, allowing you to see full color variation. That way you’ll know when your makeup is color correct.
2. 6 Piece Mermaid Makeup Brush Set
These makeup brushes are the cutest! I personally want them so I figured it would make a wonderful gift for the makeup queen in your life. This is a more cost friendly version of Tarte’s Minute to Mermaid brushes. It includes all of the six staple brushes a person would need including an Angles Concealer Brush, Eyebrow Brush, Powder Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Flat Kabuki Brush and Blush Brush.
3. Instant Pot
This pot is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker & warmer all in one!
4. Finesse Fitness Bottle
This 20oz lightweight bottle is specifically designed for active people! The cap locks, the bottle opens with one click of a button, it comes with a wrist band and it has a fast water flow. It’s also easy to clean and it seals perfectly, so you can throw it in your bag without wondering about leakage. This bottle would make a great gift for gym go-ers, runners, athletes, and people always on the go!
5. Foam Roller
These rollers help soothe tight, sore areas after a workout. It’s basically a more affordable way to give yourself a deep tissue massage.
6. 23andMe DNA Test
This is a thoughtful gift for someone looking to track their ancestry and genetic health risks. I did a test and it was a very enriching experience to learn about my lineage and connect with distant family.
One of the best blenders on the market. It’s super fast and would make a perfect gift for anyone who loves making smoothies or practices a healthy lifestyle.
8. Amazon Fire HD Tablet
This tablet is affordable, has a fast processor, vibrant HD display, long battery life and plenty of storage space. This is a fantastic gift for kids. My niece and nephew love theirs!
9. Amazon Fire Stick
The most powerful 4K streaming media stick with a Wi-Fi antenna optimized for HD streaming, apps and games lets you control all your favorite movies and TV shows.
10. Amazon Echo Plus
This hands free speaker can be controlled by your voice. You can play music, make calls, ask questions, send messages and more!
11. Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger
Who wouldn’t benefit from having an extra battery? This is the perfect gift for that friend who’s phone is always dying. This battery can charge up to 80% in 35 minutes.
Everyone I know who has a Fitbit enjoys it. This makes a great gift for a health enthusiast. It automatically tracks your steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes with up to 7 days of battery life.
13. Oster Rechargeable And Cordless Wine Opener
This fast easy wine opener is an ideal gift for the wine connoisseur in your life. This set comes with a thermal stainless-steel wine chiller and the opener can open up to 30 bottles with one charge.
14. Upcycled Record Coasters
These retro coasters will make a great gift for a vinyl record music lover.
15. Pro. Teeth Whitening Co. Activated Charcoal Powder
This is a 100% natural power that whitens your teeth by removing stubborn stains and brightening discoloration.
16. Imagine iSteam Steamer For Clothes
This steamer is a wonderful gift for someone who would enjoy a more efficient ironing method. Within just 60 seconds of heating up, you get a powerful and consistent flow of steam that will provide neat and wrinkle free clothes right away.
17. HappyStep Shoe Insoles
My mom would adore these insoles so I’m sure yours probably would too. These insoles are made of high density memory foam that provides support and lots of cushioning.
18. Kitchen Gizmo Snap ‘N Strain Strainer
This is an innovative strainer any chef or pasta lover in your life would enjoy. This strainer snaps on to almost any pot and it is heat resistant.
19. Soundbot Wireless Bluetooth Hat
This hat includes a wireless speaker, built in microphone, and hands free calling. It really is a cool concept for a hat that would make listening to music easy, especially when you’re engaging in outdoor activities like shoveling snow.
20. Personalized Zodiac Necklace
This necklace is 24K gold and can be personalized with your loved ones zodiac sign making for a beautiful jewelry addition to their collection.
21. Mantra Band
This bracelet includes words of encouragement engraved on it. It comes in 3 colors and different sizes for adults and kids.
22. Glass Shadow Boxes
This is an elegant jewelry box that can fit a lot of pieces and because it’s clear, it makes finding your favorite pieces easier.
23. Birchwood Map Of The World
This interactive map would make a fun gift for the wanderlust traveler in your life. It’s handmade, comes in 8 colors, it’s easy to install and can be used to mark all your travels.
24. Tasty One Top
This stove top takes the integration of your phone and stove to another level. This all-in-one cook top can be paired with your phone so you can take each recipe step by step. It even adjusts the temperature and power settings to match each part of the recipe perfectly. This is perfect for a busy millennial who is usually seeking easy, delicious recipes.
25. Shearling Ugg Slippers
I personally love these slippers. They are super comfortable and the warmest slippers I’ve ever had. I wish I could wear them outside of the house because they are awesome. They are imported from Australia and made with 100% sheepskin and cow suede.