With the holidays soon approaching, I’m getting the urge to panic. Thanks to the gift giving season, I’m financially exhausted. Everybody wants a gift: Mom, Dad, my unlikeable co-worker. The pressure is just too much. And as much as I wanna make it rain on my loved ones, I’m not ready for a famine in my wallet. So what’s a girl to do? And then it came to me, like a vision in the middle of a hot yoga class. Here’s a list of last min ute affordable gifts that won’t push your finances to the brink:
You can’t deny the power of a good candle. It’s the perfect nose candy, that won’t lead to an intervention. They come in so many different colors and scents, you’re bound to find one that your loved one will enjoy. Not to mention, the bigger the candle, the more expensive it looks. However, if you have a loved one with a sensitive nose, then might I suggest you get them the next item on my list.
Mugs are the windows to the soul. Okay, so maybe not literally, but you can definitely find one that’ll make your loved one smile.
Whether you’re a coffee or tea person, we all start our day with a hot beverage. Why not get your loved one a mug to match their personality? Is your brother a huge Star Wars fan? There’s a mug for that. Is your co-worker a huge fan of The Office? Believe it or not, there’s a Dunder Mifflin mug out there, waiting to be claimed!
All it takes is a few dollars, and a list of your loved one’s favorite pop culture references. Trust me, you can’t lose with this gift.
Now, if you wanna be real fancy, throw in a few packs of hot cocoa mix and some marshmallows with your gift. I promise, it’ll be a real crowd pleaser!
Don’t leave your single friends out in the cold this holiday season. And what better way to to keep them warm, than with these essential Winter fashion staples.
Think about it:
If they don’t have a man, these will keep them warm in the meantime.
If they don’t want a man, these will keep them warm in the meantime.
(unless they change their minds)
This is the ultimate gift for friends who Netflix and Chill and/or Hulu and Commitment, but don’t have the funds to pay for it.
All you have to do is grab any holiday card, write down your username and password information, and voila!, your friends have unlimited access to popular TV shows and movies, and it’s all on your tab.
Plus, if Netflix and Chill leads to Netflix and Children, rest assured that those babies will be named after you!
Guest post by Candace Mitchell
Candace Mitchell is a NYC based writer and performer, who lives in Brooklyn. She recently completed the sketch writing program at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and is looking to dip her toe into stand up comedy. When she’s not writing, she makes visual art, while drinking a bottle of Trader Joe’s finest $3 wine. She’s also not afraid to get into some trouble…just don’t tell her mom.