The Ultimate Planner Gift Guide: Give the Gift of Planning
Do you have that one person in your life obsessed with all things planners, stationery, stickers, and notebooks? I bet you do! Never quite sure what to get them in fear that they might already have it? Let’s make one thing clear: You can never have too many notebooks, stickers, planners, sticky notes, and pens if you’re an avid planner! Even if they aren’t asking for them, they will never turn away some new planner accessories. As a planner obsessed babe myself, I’ve put together the ultimate planner gift guide bursting with tons of ideas for the planner in your life!
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The Happy Planner is one of my favorite planner brands, and these skinny classic sized 12-month planner are perfect for anyone who travels! Throw it right in your backpack, purse, or travel bag and keep your life super organized- even on the go!
Planner stickers are my favorite way to spice up my regular planner layout! These planner sticker books come in a variety of different sizes and colors and for different purposes! There are sticker sets to help track your health, your shopping, you seasonal planning, and much, much more!
I don’t know about you, but I’m a color coding nerd! These Paper Mate pens and Mildliner highlighters are the PERFECT gift for anyone who also loves to color code, journal, or doodle! Also a great gift for the bullet journal lover!
Looking at a monthly planner can sometimes be overwhelming, so a desk daily/weekly planner is the perfect way to break down the month! Certain planner pads can be used for your basic weekly organization while others can be used to track habits, keep lists, and track tasks!
If you’ve got multiple remote jobs like me, having multiple mini notes books for each job is SUCH a help in keeping tasks and info organized! Different notebooks are the perfect gift for anyone who does multiple jobs, or even just the friend who like to keep a notebook on hand at all times in their bag!
Now that you’ve gifted someone all those amazing new pens and highlighters, they’re going to need somewhere to put them all! I love carrying a pencil case around with me- you never know when or where you’ll need a writing utensil!
If you know someone who loves bullet journaling or wants to give it a try, gifting them a nice dotted journal will help kickstart their journey! This one from Michael’s comes in a variety of different colors and is really affordable!
Holiday Gift Guide for the Fashion Lover- $50 and Under
The holiday gift search is now underway, and my next gift guide is for the fashion lover in your life! We all know that fashion finds can tend to be on the higher end of the gift giving budget, but they don’t have to be! This list if full of gifts $50 and under! Whether you’re shopping for a friend or adding things to your own holiday wish list, there is sure to be something suitable for every style and every budget!
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Shackets are a Fall/Winter staple in anyone’s wardrobe! They are such a great layering piece and work within so many different style. Whether you’re buying for a glam queen or a cozy queen, ANYONE would be happy to have a gorgeous shacket in their closet. Finding an affordable shacket can be quite a challenge, but these ones from Amazon do not disappoint!
Know someone who loves to lay around in style? Lounge sets are the way to go! These would be the perfect gift for new mommas, your friends that work from home, or anyone you know that appreciates a cozy night in.
There’s nothing that screams “holidays” more than giving the gift of pajamas! Whether you’ve got someone who loves some tacky Christmas PJ’s or someone who likes a more traditional set, these sets from Target come in a variety of patterns, styles, and colors!
I think robes are SO underrated and would make the perfect gift for your fashion lover! Another way to lounge or prep for your big night out in style. Not only would a robe be a great gift for it’s comfort, it would be a great gift for it’s multiple uses. You can also give the gift of heatless curls with that bathrobe tie *wink*
I bought myself a pair of fuzzy slippers last year around this time and it was the BEST gift for me from me! Say goodbye to frumpy, old slippers and say hello to slippers in style with any of these pairs!
Blanket scarves are one of those accessories that still haven’t gone out of style (in my opinion anyway)! I love throwing on a blanket scarf on a freezing day- they make me feel extra warm, cozy, and fashionable!
If you’re anything like me, I used to HATE headbands as a kid. They hurt my ears and gave me headaches (and honestly, I just thought I didn’t have the head for them). But even since headbands have come back in style, I have loved a good headband moment! These sets from Amazon are so affordable and adorable, how could you NOT gift these?!
Fanny packs and small, stylish cross-body bags are SO in right now! I love having my hands free and don’t love to carry a huge bag, so having everything I need in a bag like these is the perfect fix. This is the perfect gift for anyone you know who has a busy lifestyle or lives in a city!
If your fashionista likes to only bring your phone, keys, and wallet on the go, a card holder keychain wallet is the perfect gift! They can attach their car keys right to the keychain and have their essentials at their fingertips!
Layered necklaces are alllll the rage right now, and these gorgeous sets from Amazon are so affordable! You can customize them to match the first letter of your name or the first letter of your fashionista’s name!
I love the look of layered bracelets, but sometimes having too many bracelets on one wrist makes me feel hectic (lol). The first two bracelets I have listed here are Victoria Emerson, and I love how they look. Surprise- it’s only 1 bracelet that looks like a stack! Beaded bracelets with adorable notes of encouragement on them are also big right now!
Earring sets are the perfect little gift or stocking stuffer! It almost feels like you’re giving more than one gift because of how many different sets of earrings are included! The Loft has some perfect little gift sets, and if you’re looking for something a little less holiday themed, Amazon has some great, affordable looks!
Everyone and their mother has a smart watch, so why not gift a fancy band to spice it up! I love these beaded Victoria Emerson wrap bands! Scrunchie bands are also so on trend and perfect if you just want something casual!
The perfect accessory for your work from home bestie! I have a pair of blue light glasses from Francesca’s, and every time I’m wearing them on social media people want to know how they can get them! Francesca’s has some really fashionable styles for a really affordable price!
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I would bet hands down that the hardest people to buy gifts for during the holiday season are the men in your life. Dad, brother, boyfriend, best friend, etc. MEN ARE THE HARDEST TO SHOP FOR! At one point or another, I’m sure you’ve had trouble coming up with ideas for gifts for the men in your life. Either they already have most of the cool things you want to get them, you can’t think of anything new and different to get them or they give you no help at all deciding what they want or could use. That’s why I’ve put together this gift guide, Gift Ideas for the Men in Your Life!
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Portable chargers are perfect for guys on the go! Whether they’re constantly traveling for work, hiking, or running around a city all day, having a way to recharge their devices is so important! This Halo charger allows you to recharge AND includes jumper cables to jump a car!
I actually just bought this product for myself, so it’s not just for men! It’s perfect for the frequent traveler. This bag can be either a duffle bag or a backpack! There are lots of pockets and compartments, even a place to store a pair of shoes!
An Echo Dot is actually a really easy and affordable gift for anyone! The Echo Dot is the perfect Amazon product to start out with if they maybe aren’t as tech savvy but want the perks of Alexa! Set timers, get news updates, listen to music, and more- this little thing does it all!
The perfect gift for the outdoorsy guy! You can use this hassle-free outdoor fire pit anywhere! Enjoy 3+ hours of burning time without having to find firewood or worry about clean up. AND it’s made from recycled soy wax and recycled paper briquettes, to minimize our footprint.
If you live with a man with a beard, maybe this one is a gift for both him AND you! Attach the beard bib to any mirror or hard surface using the suction cups to instantly make a bib to catch all his little beard hairs! This makes for easy clean up, which I think we all love!
Last month I highlighted a few ways to get your holiday gift list organized, so now we are ready for the next step. Shopping! You may have done some shopping during those Black Friday sales or you may just be getting started, to each their own! Regardless of when you start your shopping, you may have that someone on your list that you just…don’t know how to buy for! Whether it be a friend, a family member, a co-worker, some people just always seem to stump you! It may not even be that they are difficult to shop for, you just may not be able to come up with ideas off the top of your head which can leave you feeling lost when it comes to heading to the stores (or heading to your laptop in this year’s case).
I asked social media and did some thinking of my own, and I’ve come up with a list of some simple, easy-to-find and easy-to-give gifts for just about anyone in your life this holiday season!
Something that a few people said they would want to receive as a gift was a book, specifically a book they have been wanting! If you know a bookworm, this is definitely the perfect gift! I know, from personal experience, for some reason I don’t always jump to buy a book for myself over something else I want…and I’m an avid reader! It’s always really thoughtful to be gifted a book I’ve talked about over and over to a friend. It could also be really personal to purchase a book for someone on a topic you know they are really interested, or something you know they are interested in learning more about! Even if you don’t know what book to buy someone, a gift card to a bookstore could be great. Even better if the bookstore is a small business!! Two books I personally would give as a gift ANY time are Untamed by Glennon Doyle and Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer.
Another personal gift for any friend or family member would be framed photos! Photos always act as a beautiful memento of a friendship, relationship, or memory of a loved one! Places like T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s, and Target have really affordable frames, and it only costs a few cents to print photos from places like Walmart or CVS! If you’re looking for prints that are a little fancier, try a place online like Parabo Press where you can get square prints, wall art, photo books, gallery displays, calendars, and more! Click here to shop and use the code HGZPAW for $10 off your order!
I love this idea, definitely because I’m a paper/notebook/stationary nerd! I have lots of friends who are small business owners and having personalized note cards is something so thoughtful and useful if they are sending out thank you cards or little personalized notes! Having personalized notepads and desk calendars is also something that can be useful for any college student or at-home worker! If you’re looking for some really gorgeous, personalized planners, notepads, notecards and more- Ivory Paper Co. is your spot! They’ve got it all and it is SO stunning and durable! Plus, they’re a small business! WooHoo! Click here to shop the Ivory Paper Co. Website!
Blue Light Glasses
Here we are, December 2020, and we are ALL sitting on our computers STILL. My blue light glasses have been such a saving grace ever since I started the blog, since I spend a decent amount of time on the computer these days! If you know someone who is taking classes online or working from home, chances are good they could use a pair of blue light glasses, too! I have two pair, one from Amazon and another from Francesca’s!
Pajamas may seem like a simple gift, but if you’ve got someone in your life who just likes to snuggle up and stay warm during the chilly winter months, cozy pajamas are essential! Old Navy has the cutest holiday pajama sets, and you could even spice them up with a robe, cute slippers, and socks from just about anywhere! To be honest, I have a lot of pajama sets from Walmart that I absolutely love- plus they are really affordable! Maybe you even do a cute little pajama exchange with your peeps and have a holiday movie and wine night over Zoom! It could be a great way to make the most out of the situation!
Just about any jewelry makes for a great gift, but earrings seem to be big this year! Personally, I have really gotten into the big earrings trend because of having to wear a mask! We can’t utilize lipstick as much as a form of self-expression when we are out, so earrings are the way to go! Polymer clay and resin earrings are big right now!! If you’re looking for some awesome small business accounts to check out, check out: @somewanderearrings and @earringsbyvic. Instagram is the perfect place to look for small businesses to support! You can definitely fall down the rabbit hole and search until you find what you’re looking for!
Additionally, one of my favorite jewelry brands to gift during the holidays is Sashka Co.! These bracelets are the perfect, affordable gift for the jewelry lover in your life! Each glass bead bracelet is handmade, and the company’s mission is to provide sustainable jobs for women in Nepal! Click HERE to check out these gorgeous bracelets!
A Self-Care Beauty Bundle
For the purpose of this gift idea, I’m referring to self-care in the form of baths, relaxations, and “treating oneself.” Lots of people on social media said they’d like to receive things like face masks, hair masks, chapsticks, etc. It could be super cute to gather up those items and maybe a few others like bath bombs, bath salts, a loofah, nail polishes, fuzzy socks, and anything else you can think of, gathering them up, and creating a self-care beauty bundle! You could include wine, candy, and other snacks to amp it up a bit, too!
Gel Mani Set Up
When you hear “gel manicure” you may automatically think of the $25-30 dollar service you get at a salon but buying the tools to start doing your own gel mani at home is actually rather affordable! I’m going to put a link HERE to one of my previous posts “How To Get Your Best At-Home Gel Mani.” In it, I highlight all the tools and products a person may need to get started, links and all! Even just getting someone the UV lamp and base/topcoats will help kickstart their at-home mani process immensely!
Reusable Coffee Cups/Water Bottles
I will admit, I also have a slight obsession with cups and water bottles LOL. I also love mugs, but since I tend to be going, going, going I am always seeking out new reusable travel cups and water bottles! If you have people in your life who love all things cold (even in the winter months) you could get them a nice stainless-steel water bottle or travel mug! Again, T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s always have affordable, versatile options! If your peeps are hot beverage people too, or they don’t really have a preference, reusable plastic cups are a perfect gift! Check out PeachesbyPaige and ShopAnnieandLulu on Etsy for adorable, affordable reusable cups (and more!).
Coffee Gift Cards (or any gift cards, really)
People may say that gift cards are impersonal, but I would argue that gift cards for just about anything make THE perfect gift. It’s giving the gift of choice! Let’s be real. We all love and appreciate receiving Dunkin’ and Starbucks cards. We just do! It’s really nice, especially around the holidays, to have the bill for our caffeine addictions paid for! It’s ALSO really nice to walk into Target or T.J. Maxx and know that part of all the unnecessary things we put into our cart will be covered, thanks to a friend or family member! If you’re feeling COMPLETELY stuck and just don’t know what to get a person: GET. THE. GIFT CARD. No offense to the candles out there, I love a good candle, but I would much rather pick out something I’ve had my eye on with a gift card than receive my 900th holiday candle (hence why candles were not on my list!).
I hope this helps you CRUSH your holiday shopping this season! Please stay safe if you’re going out shopping at all! Wear your mask and abide by any and all restrictions stores may have! Make smart choices and order online as much as you can. Just about all these gift suggestions can be purchased online, so please be smart! Your friends and family will thank you! HAPPY DECEMBER!