It may be November 7th, but there is no harm in getting an early start on your holiday shopping! I always start my shopping in the first week of November because I'm always nervous about forgetting someone on my list *and* it's a great way to spread it out and stick to a budget. Plus, I absolutely love to have online orders arrive and start wrapping! I found some pretty adorable wrapping paper at Home Goods the other day and I can't wait to use it! I always like to start my shopping with easier to get items so I figured some awesome gifts under $50 is the place to start:
When I start my shopping I always like to look at budget-conscious items to cross off people I may not have though of on my list. There's so many people we shop for during the holidays and it's nearly impossible to forget anyone! Everything is under $50 here, and they make for some pretty perfect gifts for friends and family too. Anyone on your list would love a comfy pair of pajama pants, a cozy AND pretty throw blanket and who couldn't use an adorable nnew mug? And if you want to put a few things together for someone, that emoji mug matches this adorable graphic tee that's been so popular for the past few months.
Sometimes when shopping I try to think about things I would like to receive. I'm completely biased, but this card case is one of my favorite things I own! You may have seen it quite a bit on my Instagram in black. It's a great price and it comes in so many colors! I'm planning on grabbing a few of these for some friends and my little sister this year. It's super convenient to have a card case like this instead of a wallet in so many cases - when I was in Italy this summer I was SO happy to have had this instead of a bulky, heavy wallet.
This stick-on card case is similar, but it's a new (ish) product and it has me wondering why I hadn't thought of it sooner! It's Kate Spade, has an adorable scalloped detailing and it sticks right onto the back of your phone/phone case. It doesn't hold as many cards as the case does, but it comfortably fits about 3 cards.
Start shopping early this year, the less stress the better! And starting with a broad sweep of your list with gifts under $50 is the best way to budget and cross people off at the same time. Is there any specific gift guide topic you'd like to see in my #dailydoseofgifts series? I'll be posting a TON of gift guides now through Christmas!