So recently I've become somewhat of a Pinterest celeb thanks to my last Secret Santa Series (Under $15, Under $25, & Under $50) getting re-pinned about 500 times (I'm actually not exaggerating with that number).
Because I have so many adoring fans (not), I decided I'd do it again this year! Please, hold your applause.
Like I said last year, Secret Santas can be tough. You go from being in grade school and getting your Secret Santa (or Polyanna, as we called it in Catholic grade school) some random gift that your parents bought them, to wrapping up 5 packs of Ramen noodles as a gag gift in college, to then realizing that you don't even escape this tradition in adulthood.
To help ease the already high holiday anxiety that you may have, I've compiled a couple gifts under $15 that actually dont look like they were that inexpensive. Look out for Under $25 & Under $50 this week!
1. Fun Little Lilly Pulitzer Gifts
Contrary to popular belief, it isn't that expensive to give the gift of Lilly! If you know a Lilly lover but can't afford to give her a bright colored cashmere sweater or printed shift dress, shop at places like Pea Pod Paper & Gifts or Lifeguard Press for cute and colorful accessories like the ones above that are super affordable and always come in everyones favorite prints.
2. Personalized Koozie
Within the past year, I've come to realize the everyday usefulness of koozies. Obviously I've always loved them, but I literally carry one in my purse at all times now. Whether I'm at work or even in a bar, I always whip it out and put it on my bottle or can. I mean why not? It saves your hand from getting cold/wet, and it makes it look way cuter. Personalized koozies, like the one above from Three Hip Chicks, are even better because then no one can steal it! Unless you come accross someone with the exact same monogram as you.....
3. Anthropologie Mugs
If you don't already know, Anthropologie somehow produces everything you would ever want in your home. Every single time I click on the "house & home" section of their website, I constantly daydream about the (fictional) day when I will fill my glam NYC apartment with all these awesome pieces. Their mugs are probably some of the cutest things they make, and are typically always around $10-$15. So grab one, fill it with your secret santa's favorite candy, and you're freakin' SET.
I think by now all girls have just decided we will not accept any other lip balm other than EOS. I don't know if it's the odd shape or the sweet ass flavors, but this is probably just the best lip junk ever. If you buy this, it's a pretty safe bet that your secret santa will love you. Bonus: these confuse the shit out of boys. Maybe it's just the guys I know, but they just don't understand them. "Why are they shaped like that?" "Can you eat it?" "What does it do?" - just a few of the questions I've gotten while using it in front of them. It's like once it's shaped differently, they can no longer grasp the concept of lip balm. It's hilarious, trust me.
What's your go-to under $15 secret santa gift?