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Last updated 5/17/2018
I’m a millennial. I’m a woman. I like budget-friendly gifts. I also like to be in charge of curating my gift list to ensure I get the utmost use out of the product or service. Who better to let you in on what a woman would like to receive as a gift!
Today I am going to share a fun gift guide with you. Some of the items are tried and true gifts that have been received and cherished in years past. Others are new products that I have my eye on for 2018. (I hope you’re reading this Mr. FTD!)
All with prices $50 and under. These selections would make a great gift all year round.
GUYS: If you are looking for a gift for your Miss. or Mrs., then peruse this list and it’s likely you will find what you are looking for!
LADIES: If you are the woman in this discussion and you are wondering what to ask for when special occasions roll around this year, this list will help you too!
I’m going to say this right now. Men you may disagree, but women are SOOO easy to shop for. There are so many options, and atop all else – it’s the thought that counts. Awww, you shouldn’t have!
Now, let’s get to the gift guide!
The Ultimate Gift Guide – $50 And Under
|COMPTOIR SUD PACIFIQUE|
|Vanille Abricot Travel Spray – $24|
Who doesn’t love to smell divine? I fell in love with this scent in Vanille Abricot (this is French for Vanilla Apricot) and have used it consistently for the past few years. The smell is luscious and not too overwhelming, with subtle vanilla notes that make you envision you are on a beach paradise. With this gift option, I am looking for the portability aspect so I can always smell nice on the go.
|Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil – $50|
This product is truly a delight. I always try this oil on my skin when I am in-store as it is SO nice. Though, I have yet to buy it due to the price tag. This would be a perfect gift for the woman who wants super soft skin – and who doesn’t want that? It is made with 50% almond oil which inherently is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids leaving skin smooth and luscious to the touch! Pssst, hubs – you can’t lose with this!
|3-Piece Hand Cream Collectibles – $29|
I’m a lotion girl because I love to have soft hands, especially in the winter time – when the dry air really does a number on my skin. This 3-piece set is a bargain because these tubes will last for a good, long time. I have tried 2 out of 3 of the scents in this pack and they are solid. The 3 types included: Shea Butter, Cherry Blossom, Joyeuses Fetes
|Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion – 24 oz. – $44|
A highly rated luxurious lotion. I have used Philosophy products in the past and they are SO dreamy. This is an easy selection and plus there are other scents available that can be selected for the lucky lady!
|Argan Oil – 1.7 oz. – $48|
This is a really great moisturizing oil. It lasts a very long time as you only need a few drops in order to cover your face. There is a mini version for $16 that would be a good starter size if you have yet to try it.
|Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – 8.5 oz. – $46|
This product is A+++++. I have gotten a lot of use in the past with one bottle. It lasts me nearly a year, so I see value in it. Also, let me tell you – it makes my hair smell SO good. You can usually tell how good a product is from the rave reviews. Well, this one has almost 37k reviews with a combined 4.3 stars from Birchbox.
|Vanille Scented Mini Candle – 2.5 oz. – $34|
You are probably thinking that is mighty expensive for a candle. I agree with you, but it’s highly rated for a reason. This mini version has about a 30-hr burn time. It is not a gift that is meant for just anyone. It would have to be for someone who appreciates the finer things in life and can appreciate a great smelling candle.
|Chambord Coffee Maker – 34 oz. – $50|
I enjoy a nice hot cafe when I am lounging at home. I have been looking for an alternative to my Keurig that can brew more than one cup of coffee per run. This would be an excellent addition to have and I am guessing that the coffee will come out just a little bit richer and deeper in flavor.
|‘Bliss’ Plush Throw (50″ x 70″; 4″ fringe) – $39.99|
There are 17 colors to choose from with this plush blanket. This is sure to please ladies wanting comfort all year-round. Speaking of comfort, prepare for what is next on the list…
|‘Windsock’ Slipper – $39.95|
Is it just me, or do these slippers look like clouds of comfiness? No, I don’t think it is just me. These slippers are calling my name and they may be calling your name too.
|Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings – Set of 5 – $49|
Pearl earrings are the epitome of understated elegance plus they are timeless. These would make a great gift for the gal who likes to wear stud earrings. This is a great value for 5 sets of different colors. I am adding the “classic” colors to my list, but there are “fashion” colors available as well.
|White Marble Bottle – 17 oz. – $35|
S’well Bottles have a ton of options and price points for the ounces desired. This is the one I would likely choose for myself. It would be versatile to use for hot coffee and/or chilled beverages. Also, it’s BPA-free – that’s a must.
|My Life Story – So Far Journal – $30|
This gem caught my eye as I was perusing. There are prompts within the journal in order to note the special moments and occasions. This would truly be a thoughtful gift…
Out + About
|Women’s Classic Canvas Slip-Ons – $48|
I have Toms shoes in this profile, just a different color. Aside from my ankle high boots and sneakers – these shoes are my go-to for quick slip-on and off. The comfort is 100% there and for me, they are true to size.
|Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet – $48|
This is such a great value for this tote. It is reversible AND it has a cute little wristlet included. It comes in three different colors, but remember they are all reversible. I can’t decide between the black or the blush on my list.
|Beauty Subscription (3 months) – $30|
This 3-month subscription box is a good value to test beauty products prior to purchasing. They have a 6-month and 1-year plan available as well. I have used this service in the past, but have been considering adding it back on as the monthly fee is nominal. I enjoyed receiving the boxes and have products that I still use today!
|Beauty, Wellness, Fitness, Lifestyle (1 seasonal box) – $49.99|
This box is sent out each quarter for $49.99. The annual payment has reduced pricing if you are looking for a long-term gift. I have yet to try this out, but I am very interested considering all the products I have seen in past boxes. The value seems to be there, but who knows, I might receive this as a gift this year?!
|Designer Jewelry (1 piece/month) – $29|
Now, when I first heard about this type of box in the designer jewelry segment, I was certainly intrigued. I don’t have designer jewelry and would likely never freely purchase these goods, but renting is different. There is no commitment and you can try the products that you mayyyy have swooned over in the past. I’ve been there. I like shiny, pretty things. Though this would have to be a gift for me because I don’t know how likely I would pay $29/month for this service, but it is definitely something I would want. If you are looking for someone who likes designer items but doesn’t have the budget for it – surprise her with this subscription!
Related article: A Woman’s Guide To Frugal Fashion
Gift Guide Galore
Now that you have my handy-dandy gift guide for the millennial woman who appreciates thoughtful, budget-conscious gifts, it’s up to you how you’re going to narrow it down to fit into the budget. Eek, it will be hard, I tell ya. My household has a ~$50 gift budget for special occasions so these products and services will keep my husband pretty well on track for a good while.
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Let me know if this list served its purpose in providing you ideas that have saved you time and energy looking elsewhere for! Happy gift-giving!