:: Color Crush Inspired Gift Ideas for Her: Under $50 ::

In 2017, my relationships with the women in my life all developed, deepened and strengthened in an incredible way. This Valentine’s Day, I want to show them how much I love and appreciate them by treating them all to something special! I haven’t spoiled my mom, sister, and close girlfriends on Valentine’s Day in years! I also don’t want to break the bank, so I’m aiming for gifts under $50. I rounded up a few of my favorite gifts for her below.


Hello darlings!

Right now, I’m currently on my way home to sunny San Diego to surprise my dad for his 50th birthday! He has no idea I’m coming and I can’t wait to see his face! I mentioned before that I plan to squeeze my loved ones tighter in 2018. What better way to do that, than by seeing them more often! Squeezing more of these experiences into my budget, however, requires shifting my priorities. More conscious spending is hard for a  shopaholic foodie such as myself, but redefining the parameters of the color crush capsule was a huge help.  If you want to learn more about how to create your own color crush capsule, and save money without sacrificing style, mouse on over to this post.

Gifts for Her Under $50

I thought it might be fun to write at least one color crush inspired post each month and according to last week’s Instagram poll, y’all felt the same! Today, I rounded up Valentine’s Day gifts for her: gal pals, sisters, moms, and grandmas! I searched for all the prettiest blues, and sharing almost a month in advance for all the early bird shoppers out there. (If you’re a procrastinator like myself, I plan to post another gift guide next month. No worries.) As I always say, buying gifts for others is a prime opportunity to treat yo’self. In the name of saving money, however, I included gifts that can serve double duty for you and your favorite girl. Shop them all here, by clicking the highlighted words, or at the end of the post!

For the Hostest with the Mostest

This set of gifts for her is for the girl that loves to have you and all your gals over! Split the difference with you squad and grab your hostess an eclectic cocktail shaker, candy bowl, and popcorn maker. Then hint that your next get together should include all your sweet, salty, and boozy favorites. Have a girlfriend that stress bakes? Check out this Tiffany blue spatula set, digital kitchen scale, or vintage cake tins. When she’s studying for midterms or preparing for a high stress presentation at work, keep her company. You can give pep talks in between cookie breaks. These pretty cereal bowls and beverage glasses are a great gift for the bestie who’s still using her plastic Target dishes from college. After, plan a sleepover, and talk all things boys over orange juice and two heaping bowls of Honey Bunches of Oats. In the case that you’re not picking up what I’m dropping, every gift in this category is a win-win.

The Pajama Mama

This set of gifts for her is for the girl who is more likely to attend a quiet party of two, as long as it includes of girl talk, blankets and a good movie. These striped pajamas and slippers are perfect for Saturday lounging, and these cozy socks are just inexpensive enough for you not to feel guilty buying two. I love the idea of an at-home pedicure using this waterfall foot bath: just add a bath bomb and bath oil. (My mama probably just added all of these items to her wishlist.) You can also go simple with a scented candle in a pretty jar. Later, she can reuse the jar to store makeup brushes, kitchen utensils, or other trinkets.

The Girl on the Go

Anyone else have a mom, sister, or girlfriend who’s always on the go? Grab her a cute new beanie and new set of tech gloves to replace the holy-er than thou mittens she’s been rocking all winter. I’m also crushing on all three of these cozy scarfs: here, here, and here. This monogrammable leather charger roll-up, travel grooming kit, or travel jewelry case make for a cute and practical gift for the jetsetter or commuter. (Hint hint friends.)

That’s it for now, but if you want more posts like this let me know in the comments below! Happy almost weekend, and thank you so much for reading!

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:: Holiday Wardrobe Checklist ::

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