One of my new favorite blogs is a local one here in Atlanta for us Buckhead Betty's. She has the greatest inexpensive ideas. Today we decided to a blog swap so be sure to check out my guest post over at Buckhead Betty... On a Budget!
I've asked her to gather some of her favorite affordable gift ideas for this holiday season to keep your pocketbook in check. Take a look at her blog HERE and be sure to show some love! Her top 10 best of Atlanta post was one of my favorites. If you're a local, I'm sure you'll agree!
Hi My Style Vita readers, and thank you Jessica for having me
today! I am so excited to be here talking all about the stuff of
the season that's on everyone's minds this week after Black Friday and
Cyber Monday craziness -- GIFTS!
I love gifting almost more than receiving, I have to tell you. There
is something so secretive and fun to think of that perfect, little,
thoughtful something for each one of those very special people in your
life. Whether it's the mailman, your husband or your sister, the joy
on their face when they unwrap the gift and realize what it is gets me
every. single. time. I am happy just thinking about some
of the things I have up my sleeve for my friends and family this year.
But in typical Buckhead Betty fashion, these gifts I want to talk
about today all have something in common. They are all super
budget-friendly, as are the stores they are from, and they are all
ideas for those sometimes-overlooked people in your life. So if
the holiday dollar signs have you down as you realize the sheer size
of your shopping list, read on for some ideas on how to save some cash
while coming off looking like that fab and appreciative diva that you
Buckhead Betty's Gift Ideas for Your Favorite ...
Don't show up to a party empty-handed. Just don't! Pick up a fun
seasonal towel from Swoozie's on your way over, and wrap it around a
Trader Joe's bottle of wine with ribbon for a sleek, easy and useful
You may love 'em or hate 'em, but if you are a work politics-guru, you
know that showing up with something in hand for your boss this
season is a must. Keep it simple with something they can use at work.
A coffee press is a step up from the gross office pot, and when paired
with a bag of Starbucks ground coffee, they will be caffeinated and
that much happier with you and your performance.
Coffee Press: Target,
$17.99; Coffee: $10
Vera at Kohl's, $21
Picking out a nice way to say "thank you" at the holidays to the 10+
staff members in my highrise condo is super important to me. They know
more about me than many, but writing a check to sum up their real
worth isn't really possible for me. Last year, I put together a goody
basket full of homemade and store-bought salty and sweet snacks,
perfect for either the late-night guard or the daytime front desk
girl. Grab an inexpensive basket and stuffing from Cost Plus to bring
the look all together, and sign it with a nice, handwritten card.
$6, Supplies: $40 and up, or whatever you can afford
That about does it! What are your favorite gift ideas for these
sometimes overlooked but awesome people in your life?