Time’s A Wasting! Last Minute Gift Ideas (Under $20) for Your Gal Pals!
Posted Friday December 21, 2012 9:49 AM GMT
Okay, so clearly you can’t kick this whole procrastination thing. December 25 is rapidly approaching and you still have peeps to buy for?! No worries, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve pulled together some fabulous last-minute gifting options that would be perfect for every special lady in your life, from your momma to your BFF — all under $20!
We must warn you though: some are sweet enough to keep for yourself, so be sure to exercise a little retail restraint, ladies … or not.
Pave Dial Watch with Rhinestones at Target, $19.99: A timepiece that’s swanky, sophisticated and budget-friendly—how could you not buy it? Boasting a blinged-out face and a copper make up, this stylish watch is one article of arm candy we might even keep for ourselves…
Smartphone Case from H&M, $14.95: Spice up your bestie’s smartphone this season with a swanky looking cover! This one from H&M is absolutely striking with its pearl-encrusted backing, and we L-O-V-E the crystal bow accent.
e.l.f. Essential Makeup Collection – 83 piece, $20: The beauty queen of your group will love this assortment of eyeshadows, blushes, powders and lipsticks from e.l.f.—with over 80 options in all, this is sure to be one gift that keeps on giving all year long.
Envelope Crossbody from Forever 21, $19.80: What girl wouldn’t love to receive this chic, cobalt blue handbag?! A sure-fire essential, this is one item we’re sure any stylista would love!
Embossed Metal ID Case from Urban Outfitters, $14: Have her looking like a true high-roller this year with this luxe carrying case. Large enough to store all the essentials, like cards cash and/or I.D.s, this metal must-have is one wallet alternative she’s sure to fall in love with.
Beauty To Go Fragrance Sampler for Her, $18: We’ve gifted this before, and trust us: It’s a hit. The box contains five fragrance samples from high-end labels such as Marc Jacobs, Clinique, and Dolce & Gabbana (just to name a few). After she’s sampled each one, there is a tiny card inside the box which can be taken to any Sephora store and redeemed for the full-size version of her choosing—for no extra cost!
Sueded Pointy Toe Ballet Flat from Charlotte Russe, $19.50: You can never have too many shoes, which makes footwear a fabulous gifting option. See her eyes light up this season when you give her these fabulous cobalt kicks in luxurious suede.
Cocktail Ring from H&M, $6.95: Where cocktail rings are concerned, the swankier the better! This opulent option from H&M is absolutely stunning, and would make the perfect stocking stuffer.
essie Holiday Kit, “Ballet Slippers” and “Wicked,” $10: Help her pretty up her pointers over the holidays with this snazzy set from essie. The kit is packed with two of the brands most popular hues, and comes in a super festive box.
Betsey Johnson “Leopard, Zebra & Roses” Printed Crew Socks (2-pack), $10: These babies are an absolute essential for your pal who likes to rock riding boots. Actually, with prints as cute as these, she might want to walk around sans shoes!
L’Occitane ‘Shea Rose Petals’ Hand Cream, $10: A true name in luxury, L’Occitane formulates one of the richest hand creams we’ve ever tried. Perfect for the gal who’s constantly attached to her desk, this item will be a great office accessory to keep cracked hands at bay.
Nordstrom ‘Black’ Mini Manicure Set, $12.50: A manicure set is a fabulous gift, because it’s not something you’d ever buy for yourself, yet it’s something every woman needs. So, get your BFF one this Christmas, she’ll thank you … and so will her perfectly pampered hands.
bareMinerals ‘The Best of Flawless Definition’ Mascara Trio, $18: This set offers up three mascaras, each one specializing in specific areas of expertise. One volumizes, one defines and the other curls and lengthens. It’ll be like a trio of sexiness for her lashes!
Opulent Collar Necklace from Forever 21, $14.80: The statement necklace is one of the hottest trends of the year, and it’s also one that the majority of fashionistas love (which isn’t always the case). While their look may be high end, their price tag certainly doesn’t have to be. We’ve found one we love at Forever 21 for under $15.
Signature Collection 14.5 oz 3-Wick Candle from Bath & Body Works, $19.50: Help enhance her seasonal environment by gifting a candle! Bath & Body Works has a slew of options available in a variety of lovely scents, that will light up your life, both literally and figuratively, all under $20.
DIY it: People always love to receive gifts from the heart, so why not make one yourself? We have a TON of fabulous at-home projects you can try such as a relaxing lavender milk bath, peppermint scrubs and more for you to try. Check them out here!
By Jessica Bruno