A LAST MINUTE GIFT GUIDE BECAUSE WE SUCK

Warning: this gift guide is Amazon heavy because I’ve accepted Jeff Bezos as our e-commerce overlord. My original plan was to write a gift guide for multiple types of people, but frankly, I find them a bit uninspiring.  I’ll spare you the rambles about how we’re all procrastinating pieces of shit and get on to some gifts that you can snag at the last minute. All of these things are *hint hint* things I  would love to receive.

For Beauty Addicts

Herbivore Botanicals – Dead Sea Bath Salts (DETOX) $24–A subtle way to tell your friend to f****** relax.

Herbivore Botanicals – All Natural Coco Rose Body Polish / Sugar Scrub $44–A slightly more expensive way to tell your friend to f****** relax.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Rosewater & Facial Spray with Green Tea Duo $14–I love this face spray. Great little duo to grab for someone who doesn’t like to get themselves “frivolous” items.

L’Occitane Delicate Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel $20L’Occitane Shimmering Cherry Blossom Body Lotion $27–because your friends deserve more for their skin than Bath and Body Works.

ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray $46–Speaks for itself.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow $24–Amazon (and Stila, honestly) isn’t exactly known for it’s super exciting beauty section. There are a few gems like these awesome sparkle bombs.

Butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss $24–I LOVE these. Butter London is knocking it out of the park lately. Super beautiful and dimensional cream eyeshadows. They don’t budge or crease when they’re on, are affordable, and come in awesome colors.

MAKE Cosmetics Custom Finish Effects, Matte/Dew $27–I just learned that Amazon sells MAKE. I’m a huge fan of the line. This Matte/Dew Duo is one of my favorite products. The Dew Side gives that perfect glossy highlight and the Matte side is great for touching up shine on the go.

Neogen Dermalogy Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine $20–These have been on my wishlist forever. I’ve tried the Lemon version and although those were lovely, the wine ones are calling me.

Serge Lutens Chergui Eau De Parfum $73–Amazon’s fragrance section is pretty lacking, but selling authentic Serge Lutens helps make up for that a bit. Chergui is warm honey, tobacco, and vanilla. Absolutely a divine fragrance and it’s on major sale right now.

FOREO LUNA mini 2 $139–One of the best beauty discoveries I made this year. I’m obsessed with how soft and clear it makes my skin.

Mason Pearson Handy Mixed Dark Ruby Bristle Brush $150–You know the love is real if you’re giving/getting this.

Cozy Queens

Voluspa Baltic Amber Large Glass Jar Candle 16 oz $26.80–a massive and decently affordable candle that’s on par with more high-end candles.

Diptyque Feu de bois Candle $64my everything. A fireplace in a bottle.

Paddywax Apothecary Collection Scented Soy Wax Jar Candle, 8-Ounce, Tobacco & Patchouli $18.60–The first candle I ever fell in love with. It’s affordable, comes in attractive packaging and scent options, and has excellent projection.

Pompoms Fringe Solid Hypoallergenic Blanket $30.99–I have and love this blanket. It’s massive and super cozy.

Esteban Japanese Incense Sticks Teck & Tonka or Neroli $16.20-$18–Now, I love tradtional incense scents, but sometimes it’s nice to go with something a bit more refined. This luxury incense brand has a few really awesome scents, but my two favorites are Teck & Tonka–a warm smooth vanilla and Neroli–a soft creamy orange blossom.

GODIVA Chocolatier Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa $15–Nothing says cozy like some hot chocolate. Ditch the Swiss Miss and give your friends and family some luxury.

10 ft. Nylon Braided Cord to USB Charging Charger for iPhone 2-Pack $12.99–If you’re like me, being cozy is a full time job. A major part of this job is having everything be as convenient as possible. The 10-ft Iphone cord changed the game.

The Blogger

Smartphone Camera Lens Kit $19.99–these might not be the most luxurious gifts, but showing someone you support their hobby is very encouraging to new bloggers! DSLR’s are awesome, but anyone with a smart phone can take a quality picture. This little lens kit is super handy for people looking to learn about photography before taking the plunge into a massive $1000 camera. If you shoot with your phone, these can really upgrade your pics.

Smart Phone Ring Light $15.99–Another awesome way to upgrade your smart-phone pictures. Lighting is key to getting crisp, quality images. I love this for when I’m on the go and don’t want to bring my camera.

Smartphone Tripod + Camera Remote Kit $19.99–I purchased this for myself a few days ago! Makes it very east to film clips or keep your phone steady for pictures. It’s so awesome that you can basically have an entire photography set up with just your phone these days.

Marble Contact Paper $22.95–contact paper is gods gift to bloggers. Almost all of the materials in my images are much cheaper than they appear to be. I love using contact paper to create multiple little sets for my images.

Soft Box Photography Lighting Kit $60–whether your loved one shoots with their phone or a fancy camera, lighting is key. The fastest way to upgrade your image quality is to make sure you’re images are properly lit.

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive $46–not the most glamorous present, but a very useful one. Having a hard drive specifically for all things blogging related has made me a much more efficient and organized blogger.

Portable Charger $15.99–Blogging means being plugged in. Shooting photos and editing them on a mobile phone is a massive battery drain. One of the most useful things to have for on the go blogging is a portable charger.

I hope you all liked this last minute gift-guide! Every holiday season it feels like the days slip by so quickly! I hardly realized Christmas was a week away until I started writing this post! Again, I think we should all say a quick amen to our lord and savior, Amazon.

 

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