The holidays are right around corner – can you believe it!?! I can’t. I truly can’t. I feel like it was just yesterday that we were all bopping around in shorts and tanks complaining about the heat. To be fair, up until a couple weeks ago, we were! 😄(Mother Nature…!)
Each year I feel like I do the same thing around this time…Mom, what do you want? Dad? Nathan!? (Nathan is my brother.) Guys! Send me your lists!! It’s weirdly stressful, and totally unnecessary. Honestly, it should be quite the opposite. It shouldn’t be stressful, it should be FUN. This year, that’s where I come in! You can thank me later.
I pulled together some of my favorite affordable finds spanning from food and fashion to sports and entertainment – to ensure that there’s something for everyone on your list!
For the Home Decor Enthusiast- Kashmere Luxury Diffuser, $49
Diffusers are all the rage right now. You can pretty much find them anywhere. But this diffuser is one of the best. Not only is it adorable – it looks like an oversized Hershey Kiss – it lights up with seven different colors to choose from! Super easy to use, you simply drop in a couple drops of your favorite essential oil into the water, and turn it on. Voila! Your room smells amazing – in an instant!
For the Foodie – Global Grub DIY Cooking Kits, $24.99
I recently wrote about my experience with Global Grub; I made sushi from scratch! It was an absolute blast. A cooking kit from Global Grub is an awesome gift to give someone who loves to cook at home, and with others! It’s a global cooking experience in the comfort of your own home. AND, it’s an excuse to throw a little get together with friends. Win win! *BONUS: Use code COURT and get 10% off.
For the Beauty Buff – RealHer Liquid Matte Lipstick, $18
The search for the perfect nude lip color is a journey that I think every woman experiences in her lifetime…at least once! Well, the search is now over. RealHer’s “I Am Perfect” is literal perfection. It’s everything you want in a true nude. Not nude gal? There are about a dozen other shades to choose from, all in the same creamy moisurizing formula that I’ve personally come to love.
For the Always On-the-Go Person – Yeti Rambler 20 oz. Tumbler, $29.99
Yeti is a pretty well-known at this point. They’re most commonly known for their top notch, expensive coolers that keep things cold for like…ever. Well, using that same technology, they’ve shrunk it down into the ultimate to-go cup that’s ever been made. It keeps cold things cold, and hot things scalding hot. Perfect for those running out the door with no time to stop for coffee! Comes in 7 colors.
For the Wine Lover – Insulated Wine Clutch, $14.99
The name of this says it all. It’s literally an insulated wine clutch! I saw a rack of these the other day and I about died. They’re so freakin’ cute! Also, I don’t know about you, but I always find myself putting my alcohol in plastic Wegmans’ bags or sometimes, in a brown paper bag when I head to a party (laaame). Snag one of these wine clutches and you’ll be showing up in style! Comes in a variety of colors and styles.
For the Sports-Enthusiast – Classic Grilling Sportula – $19.99
Whether you’re a football, hockey or baseball fan, the Sportula doesn’t judge. This prideful grilling spatula is perfect for any sports fan that loves to tailgate. Adorned with the team’s logo laser engraved into the metal, this handy tool also comes fully equipped with a bottle opener on the end! #winning. Big time griller? Grab the 3 piece BBQ set for just $30 more.
The Concert Goer – Ticket Shadow Box, $28.97
Back in the day, we used to scrapbook. Today, it’s a shadowbox! This awesome box can either sit comfortably on a shelf, or could be hung on the wall. Just simply drop your ticket stub into the box once the concert is over, and commemorate the experience by showing off your love of music in a stylish way!
For the Fashionista – “Rouge Louboutin” Nail Color, $50
While you may not be able to afford those infamous red-soled pumps, this Christian Louboutin nail polish is the next best thing. Why? Because the bottle is stunning (just look at it!), and the color inside is the same iconic red as the one on the soles of those signature shoes.
The Gadget Guy/Girl – Bluetooth Tracking Tab, $40
This tiny little tab is perfect for the person who has everything…and also misplaces it. (Hey, it happens to the best of us!) Using bluetooth technology, this keychain helps track your phone, iPad, keys, you name it! Just connect each item to the tab, and you’ll be able to find whatever it is you’re looking for, even if it’s deep inside the couch cushions.
For the Dog Lover – PawPlunger Dog Paw Washer– $21.95
This coffee cup looking contraption is like a mini car wash for your pup’s paws! Just fill up the cup with some water, screw on the spill proof lid, and dunk your dog’s paws to give them a rinse before coming into the house. A quick in and out, and you’re good to go! Seriously…the things people come up with. Brilliant! Comes in petite, medium and large.
For the Adventurer – Urban Axes: Axe Throwing Experience, $20+
Urban Axes is an indoor competitive axe throwing experience. When is the last time you threw an axe? Oh. Never? That’s what I thought! This is a one-of-a-kind experience. Gift cards are available in a variety of denominations good for guided axe-throwing sessions as a walk-in or part of a group. The concept here is simple: grab a beer, grab some friends and compete against each other to see who can score the most points by hitting the most bullseyes…with an axe.
Here’s the catch: you can only experience this badass place if you’re either in Philadelphia, PA or Austin, TX (Baltimore, MD coming in Feb 2018!). BUT – the company is expanding, and fast. So stay tuned – there’s much, much more to come from this kick-axe company! 😄
Happy Holidays everyone!