Holiday Gift Guide
By Lucy Cipriani
With the holidays just around the corner, many are scrambling to find the perfect gift for everyone special in their life. While holiday shopping can be an exciting and spontaneous way to show someone how much you care for them, the pressure to find the right present can be overwhelming. Here are a few gift ideas under $50 to help you shop for the people on your list!
MOM: The woman who brought you into this world deserves more than just a store-bought Hallmark card. Here are a few gifts that will be sure to bring a smile to her face.
For the sporty mom: Custom Monogrammed Yoga Mat ($50, Mycustomyogamat.com)
Help her find her inner zen and stay in shape with a padded yoga mat with non-slip grip technology. Even better, your mom will love the fact that nobody in her yoga class will steal a yoga mat with her name on it!
To help her unwind after checking your grades: Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser ($39, Nordstrom)
Aromatherapy has been proven to improve one’s mental state, so give your old lady the gift of relaxation. Not only will you be helping her relieve stress, but she will be sure to get off your back about those missing assignments.
DAD: Dads can be especially difficult to shop for, and although the #1 Dad mug is a classic, here are some gifts that will make a lasting impression.
Keep his coffee extra warm: YETI Rambler 20 oz. Tumbler mug ($29.99, Yeti.com)
No freezing temperatures or sweltering days will compromise your father’s drink with this mug’s stainless steel double-wall vacuum insulation.
For the careful griller: Meat Thermometer Fork ($37.70, Williams Sonoma)
Is your dad someone who spends way too much time perfecting “the flawless medium rare”? Help him out a little with a meat thermometer fork that tells him exactly the temperature of his steak or turkey.
Never a dull moment: Harry Father’s Day Engraved Shave Set ($40, Harrys.com)
Drugstore-bought disposable razors can only do your dad so much justice. Help your father have a memorable, stubble-free shave with this engravable shave set.
BROTHER: Even though he might drive you crazy sometimes, showing a little love for your brother will go a long way.
An outdoorsman’s secret weapon: Lifestraw Personal Water Filter ($19.95, lifestraw.eartheasy.com)
For those who love to camp, hike, or just explore the outdoors, this personal water filter is a perfect way to always have access to clean drinking water.
For the unorganized brother: Tile Slim Tracker Device ($29.95, Bloomingdales.com).
This tracker device links up to an app on your cell phone, giving you the ability to track the device via GPS, and also make the device make a sound to make it easier to locate!
SISTER: Although sisters sometimes steal your clothes or snitch to your parents, they will always have your back. Return the love with these presents they will really appreciate.
Hydration has never been so stylish: Swell Wood Water Bottle ($35, Swellbottle.com).
Your sister will be the most fashionable person at the gym with this water bottle. Not only do these bottles come in awesome patterns, but they keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks chilled for 12 hours!
For the budding photographer: Amir 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kit ($18, amazon.com).
These lenses will be sure to sure up her Instagram game with crystal-clear photo quality and the ability to shift focus.
GRANDPARENTS: Knock’em dead with these gifts that they will cherish forever.
For the grandparent who wants to step up their tech game: Amazon Fire 7 Tablet ($50, amazon.com).
Take baby steps when teaching your grandparents how to use technology with this tablet. It allows them to read their favorite books via kindle without the struggle of lugging around all of their favorite novels.
If you want to bring a smile to their faces: Family Memories Photo Album ($15, Target)
The gift of memories will always top a store-bought gift. Fill this album with old classics from each generation and surprise your grandparents in the best way.
Hopefully this guide will make your holidays a little less stressful!