'Tis the season of giving! Even the most organized and well planned among us can find ourselves leaving holiday shopping to the last minute. Work gets frantic, the malls get insane
and there always seems to be another holiday party to attend. It happens to the best of us! So if you find yourself frantically attempting to cross through that list of names, we’re here to help! A little inspiration is always useful, and after all, nobody needs another gift card. We’ve rounded up 10 hard-to-beat items for any special guy or gal in your life, all of which are easy to get your hands on, easy to love and easy on your checking account (under $100 in fact).
is the perfect for the beauty-obsessed in your life, this kit is a complete on-the-go skin saver, and the perfect solution to wintertime dryness:
Forget the techy, smart armbands, a simple classic watch from Komono
will always remain timeless (pun intended):
Help your friends or family really capture the moment in 2018 with Fujifilm Instax
- a throwback without all the maintenance of antique cameras:
A slim, sleek look paired with antique zipper detailing allows this compact wallet from Mei Vintage
to be carried on its own or the perfect addition to any purse. A merry red hue makes it an extra joyous gift:
There’s nothing like cuddling up with some hot tea, a good book and comfy cashmere from everlane
during the winter months. Luxurious and functional, this sweater oozes style:
Stylish, compact and practical, The Sleeve from The Goods
holds all of the essentials- phone, ID and credit card. What more could you possibly need?:
For the fashionista, this book from Schott NYC
of chic vintage jackets and rare celebrity photos will serve as the perfect table-topper:
We all know that traveling can do a number on your skin (yes, even the gentlemen). This travel kit from Grown Alchemist
is perfect for flight journeys, this will be a stable for all future carry-on bags.
Help the man in your life stay wrapped in style with this traditional collegiate scarf from Fahlgren
(as worn at Cambridge and Oxford Universities):
This camping hammock from Kammok
is light, portable (can literally fit in your pocket) and hangs nearly anywhere. Perfect for adventurist and outdoor addicts:
For many, the holidays are often seen as a time of worry. Among the pressure of gift-giving are tangled lights, never-ending baking (READ: dishes) and of course a slew of guests. Instead of stressing this year, however, let’s all learn to savor the season and create meaningful memories that will one day turn into traditions. Try to focus on the important things and let them rank highest on your to-do lists. While presents are always an enjoyable part of the holidays, there’s so much more to this time of year, and you simply can’t put a price on quality, memorable moments spent with family and friends.
And of course every January brings along some renewed optimism; typically for change, sometimes big and sometimes small, and that’s a wonderful thing. Some may make the commitment to jumpstart a new exercise regimen or start eating smarter. Some may commit to spending more quality time with loved ones or devoting more time to giving back. Whatever it may be, a fresh start gives us a chance to reinvent and reinvigorate ourselves. Remember that anything is possible! And that is a gift, my friends, which we can all appreciate. Say goodbye to the old and anything that may be holding you back and welcome the New Year in good spirits.
HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!