Thanksgiving was late this year, giving us very little time to prepare for the gift-giving season. Hanukkah starts on December 22nd this year, and Christmas festivities start on December 24th—giving us less than three weeks to prepare. Yikes! To make matters even more stressful, many do gift-exchange parties with friends a week (or more) before Christmas. Also, yikes!
That being said, if you don’t plan on hitting the stores for your gifts this year, the sooner you start shopping online, the better.
Here is the official 2019 Broke & Chic Holiday Gift Guide so you can start purchasing gifts your friends and family will love (without breaking the bank):
For the Coffee Lover — Rorence Rose Gold French Press
Yes, you can always buy a coffee lover coffee, but that’s boring and typical. Instead, consider getting them a pretty new way to make coffee. A rose gold french press will look stylish on any kitchen counter. Not sure if they like the french press method? Consider a chic coffee table book (no pun intended) with information on different ways to enjoy the best liquid on earth.
$20.99 via Amazon
For the Cat Mom — Modern Cat Furniture from Tuft + Paw
If your favorite cat mom is one stylish babe, you should consider gifting her a modern piece of cat furniture or a chic cat toy from Tuft + Paw.
Tuft + Paw is transforming the pet industry by selling modern items for your pet to compliment your modern decor style. While some of the items are very luxe when it comes to price, there are a variety of items under $30. This brand is definitely one to keep an eye on; especially if you have a cat.
For the Beauty Junkie — Fenty Beauty Gift Set
Whether you’re buying for a close friend or you need to find something to contribute to your work’s white elephant party, this Bomb Baby gift set from Fenty is the perfect gift. I actually received it as a gift myself a few months ago and I loved it. The lip gloss and highlighter are flattering on all skin tones.
$24 at Sephora
For the Beer Connoisseur — Brewferm Home Brewing Kit
Have a beer connoisseur in your life? Whether it be a significant other, your parents, or sibling, gifting a home brewing kit would be a great gift. They are on the pricier side (usually around $100), but if you team up with someone, it could be a great group gift.
$109.95 at Brewferm
For the Person Who Has Everything — Swell Water Bottle
We all know that person who has everything, so buying for them is just frustrating. If you have the task of buying for “the person who has everything” consider getting them a water bottle. I know that seems strange, but everyone needs to drink water.
I was gifted a Swell water bottle about two years ago and I used it every single day at the office. Having a brightly colored water bottle in plain sight had me drinking way more water than usual. My skin improved and overall, I felt I had more energy. I loved that my Swell bottle was so bright, but Swell also has pretty pastels and muted prints.
$25-$45 at Swell (can also be found on Amazon and Target.com)
For Your Significant Other — Google Home Mini
Okay, so maybe this is a gift for both of you, but it really is a great gift overall. Almost everyone has a smart home device these days, so if your significant other doesn’t have one yet, consider a Google Home Mini. It can connect to their Spotify, and it does everything Alexa does…but maybe even better?
$19 at Target
For Your Parents — Reusable Stainless Steel Straws
It’s no secret that we need to start caring for our environment in a more aggressive way. We can’t do everything, but any change in our lifestyle will have a positive impact. One small change we can make is to limit our plastic straw use. If you can’t imagine drinking your iced coffee or Coke without a straw, using a reusable straw is the next best thing. That’s why gifting anyone and everyone reusable stainless steel straws will not only make you feel good, but will make others feel good as well.
This is an ideal gift for parents since baby boomers tend to be a bit less proactive when it comes to protecting the environment.
$13.95 via Amazon
For Your Brother — Ursa Major Travel Kit
Buying for brothers can be difficult, but if you have a brother who loves to travel or is still in college, consider gifting him the Ursa Major Travel Kit.
$24 at Ulta
For Your Sister — K-Beauty Mask Set
Regardless if your sister is into K-beauty or not, she will absolutely love a box full of face masks meant to address a wide range of skin concerns such as dryness, acne, fine lines, and sensitivity. This face mask box from Innisfree, a popular brand from South Korea, contains 13 different masks for only $17.
You could even suggest a bonding night and do a mask with her over a glass of wine and juicy gossip while you’re both back at home.
$17 at Innisfree
For Your Niece or Nephew — A Snuggie Tail
What kid doesn’t want to be a mermaid when they grow up? A great gift to give your niece or nephew would be a Snuggie Tail. That way they can comfortably watch their favorite shows on the couch while still looking like Ariel from The Little Mermaid or actual shark bait.
$20 via Amazon
For Your Bestie — Chic Bathroom Organizer
It’s difficult to meet someone who doesn’t have an obsession with beauty products. Every bathroom you go into is most likely over-flowing with makeup, skincare, charcoal toothpaste…you name it. If you can relate to this, consider gifting your bestie (or even yourself) with these stylish wall organizers. They are only $7.99 for a pack of two!
$7.99 on Amazon
For Your Co-Worker — Glossier’s Balm Dotcom
Have a good relationship with your desk-mate at work? Consider gifting them something they can use everyday at their desk. Balm Dotcom from Glossier comes in a variety of yummy scents, and it’s perfect for dry, chapped, winter lips. My personal favorite is Birthday, but the other scents are great, too. Some are even tinted!
$12.99 at Glossier
Everyone loves a good board game! They bring people together and they’re a great way to encourage everyone to have a filled social calendar during the cold winter months. Code Names is a great group game that is newer to the market, and so is The Voting Game.
Code Names is great for those who want to play a game that’s a bit more PG, and The Voting Game is great for those who loved Cards Against Humanity, but find the game to be old news now.
$30 on Amazon
I hope you loved this year’s holiday gift guide! Want more holiday suggestions?