December 21, 2007

Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas

Now that the holiday season is upon us in full force, so is the time for last minute Christmas shopping. Thats right, we cannot prolong it anymore. Typically the gifts we have left to buy are for those who already have everything they want (that we can afford anyway). So what else is there left to buy them? Well, here are some ideas:
Something pretty and cute, like these floral knit ear warmers and colored leg warmers from Urban Outfitters. Personally even though they are not that expensive, I wouldn't spend too much on such items that I may or may not wear next season. But if it were a gift....then I definitely wouldn't mind! I especially love the floral ear muffs! Is this a strange train of thought on my part? I also wouldn't mind getting more basics in different colors. Namely, opaque stockings in bold colors (black, purple, pink, maroon) and quality plain colored tees, like this one from American Apparel. One can never have enough of these! (especially the stockings which always runs!)
Catering to vanity, we have this very pretty mirror from UO (though personally I'd like one of those SERIOUS vanity mirrors with the light surrounding it). Then there is this set of photoframes. When I get to design my own room, I aspire to have a wall of simple photoframes just like this with pictures of fashion inspiration, artsy photos I've taken, my family and my friends. This set is also from UO. As much as I don't really like the quality of UO apparel, I DO love their furnishing and bits and pieces. They are all so funky, funny and cute, yet affordable. They make the perfect gifts!
More photo related things, there is this photo clutch and this snow globe frame. I LOVE the snow globe frame. I bought two this season and lugged it all the way across the Atlantic.
Another thing I wouldn't mind receiving would be a fun board game like this Grey's Anatomy and I've Never board game. A few months ago, I would've scoffed at the idea of board games as something little kids played. But after a really quite excellent house party this Thanksgiving, I'm a convert of board games. Its a great way for a large group of people to bond and have fun.
Gift cards is also a very good idea. As unpersonal as it sounds, it really is the best thing to give if you have no idea what the other person wants. Better let them get something they like than get them something they don't like that will end up cluttering the back of their closet. Choose a store they like, and if you have no idea what that is, department stores like Bloomies and Saks are a good idea. For the younger generation who shops online, Shopbop is also has gift certificates. Ok, so this might not be exactly THAT affordable, but it does come in different price ranges!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Image Sources: Saks, Bloomingdales, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel,

24 Comments:

Blogger J'Taime Shoes said...

I love love love the floral headband. I'm going to go try it on tonight to see how it looks..

12/21/2007 11:01 PM  
Anonymous TG said...

Merry Christmas!

12/21/2007 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

some good ideas!

If you are going to get a game I would definitely suggest Apples to Apples! It is very easy and fun for small to large groups of people. My friends and I play it before going out all the time! It's been a huge hit.

12/22/2007 2:59 AM  
Blogger Nyla said...

the word is "impersonal" not "unpersonal"

the earmuffs are really cute.

12/22/2007 5:41 AM  
Blogger Knikki said...

gosh i know so many college students who play board games. my bff goes to vtech and we plays vt-opoloy (college version of monopoly) all the time.

12/22/2007 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog is very informative and interesting ~ Merry X'mas! But don't rest!

12/22/2007 8:46 PM  
Blogger Sheryl Wong said...

I just love snow globes! :D

12/25/2007 8:49 PM  
Anonymous moriah meredith said...

Basics are the best to get yourself. And of course you can't forget your basic blacks.

12/31/2007 11:56 AM  
Anonymous ObamaMama said...

Spending more money might not make for a better gift.

"Expense does not assure good taste, nor is 'good' taste necessarily expensive to acquire. It's an accepted fact in the fashion world that many of the America's best-dressed women do not have the most expensive wardrobes--and that some of America's worst-dressed women are those who spend thousands on clothes that couldn't be more wrong." -Anne Fagerty, "Wife Dressing: The Fine Art of Being a Well-Dressed Wife"

1/03/2008 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leggings…Glad they are back in style!
December 21st, 2007

Trends certainly come and go, but many times they come back. Some of course we like andMajesitc Leggings others we don’t like. I have to say, I am glad leggings are back. Leggings are a great way to add some warmth with a skirt or tunic in the cooler months. Plus, they are just down right comfortable!

Lucky for us, comfortable is magnified with the Elasthane/Viscose and Cotton/Cashmere blend leggings available from Majestic. These are truly luxurious and very practical.

1/05/2008 6:37 AM  
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11/14/2008 5:16 AM  
Blogger sapna said...

i love the floral headband and apparel gift ideas. As well as the gift cards idea in unusual gift ideas.

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