Gift Guide: Fun Presents for the Holidays
I'm super excited to share with you this gift guide I've put together to give you ideas on what to get your family & friends for the holidays, or potentially, get for yourself! Fair warning: These are not going to be tops, denim, sweaters, etc. Of course, there's nothing wrong with those items, but instead I wanted to try and provide fun, different, and unique gifts that people would truly love (and not return the next day). So without further delay, check out the video below, and/or dive in with me and read on:
Raise your hand if you like fine jewelry. Exactly! I'm going to assume, every one of you reading this raised their hand. Jewelry is something we all like, but sometimes the diamonds we all seek can be a lot of $$$$. So for today's gift guide, I wanted to provide you with a quality, affordable solution and I found Monica Vinader. In particular, I opted for a trio of pave diamond rings - priced at $349.99 and a pair of earrings as well (a bit pricier at $695). Yes, I recognize this is not something to buy every day. But if you've been extra good, maybe your significant other can get this for you. Or just get it for yourself!
We all use them every day: blow dryers and curling wands or irons. So why not give your good friend or sister (or as always ask for or gift yourself) a set that takes their every day thing to the next level? Many of us once bought that affordable set from the drugstore that is old, semi broken piece. Investing in a professional or semi-pro set can make a world of a difference in time and longevity. This set of a blow dryer and a wand is from Dry Bar and is not only colorful and fun, but more importantly, it works!
Okay, so if you're from Florida, Texas or California, this one might not apply. For everyone else, a good - and fashionable - set of snow boots can make a good outfit GREAT! So why not consider a fun, colorful set (or an all-white pair is always a win as well). The pair in the video is from DSW, where you can a vast selection in a range of prices. What to look for? Fun colors and textures that add to your outfit!
A pair of sunnies can always only add to an outfit, just like the boots. In fact, a pair of sunnies could be the finishing touch to a good look. And like the boots as well, they come in a wide range of styles and prices making them a great gift, whether it is for your significant other or your friend. Plus, it's something they can wear year-round! The pair of sunnies in the video are from Sunglass Hut.
Perfumes and Fragrances
Perfumes are amazing gifts as well for a variety of reasons: They often come in special gift sets or packaging, they are perfect to either get the one you know they like, or for them to experiment something new, and like the above are available in a wide range of prices as well, so you can find something no matter your budget. I opted here for my go-to perfume, the Jour d'Hermes from, of course, Hermes.
Make-Up Brush Set
Have a friend that enjoys getting glammed up, or is playing with different make up often? This is a must then: a fun make-up brush set from ARTIS! I have to tell you: I wasn't too much into make up, and when I got a similar set, I started playing around with different shades, and trying new things. It became a whole new thing I enjoy doing when getting ready so I highly recommend it!
Where are my New Yorkers at? Or frequent travelers? Or exercise fans? Or people who enjoy listening to music or tuning people out at work? This is THE gift for them. (Maybe not in pink if they're a guy, but...). A good pair of wireless headphones will be used and they will thank you for them. Good quality sound and a cool look that can be a fun accessory to your outfit. You can't go wrong with a pair of these from Beats by Dre.
Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture
The perfect gift for a friend or your sister. This super fun camera yields pictures in mere seconds and is great to do selfies with friends, bring to a party, or trip, and then do a collage of sorts of all the pictures. Physical pictures...! Can you believe it? Plus, the best thing of it all: This Instax retails for under $60! You've seen me use it in the past and I've gifted it before because it's a fun, unique gift.
For your friends that are hand-bag lovers: What could be better than a fun purse with their initials, nickname or real name monogrammed on it? That's what The Daily Edited offers with their purses and they make for a great, fun gift for yourself or your best friend. I've done Hot Bag Alerts on these, and am a big fan!
Virtual Reality Set
Saving the crazier, most fun item for last. The Dell Visor, which features Windows Mixed Reality is SOOOO much fun. I've tried it recently and can't stop using it, it's that fun! Put on the visor and you're immediately transported into a different world where you can watch movies, play games and even browse the web. If this is the future - and I think it is - it's going to be fun!
So tell me: which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!