And that’s why comforters are also a great gift!
Christmas is that time of the year when we have to give gifts to everyone, including, sometimes, people we don’t know very well.
That’s why I decided to make a post about little things I own either because I was gifted or because I’m addicted to shopping, and why I like them and think they could be easy gifts for others! Hope this post helps everyone get some cool ideas for stocking stuffers or ideas of what to get to that teenage long distance cousin you only see once a year. By clicking on the pictures below you get a (loong) description of what I think of each of the items I picked out!
That’s a very low cost cellphone holder for your car and other places that kind of “embraces” the phone. It is really useful and works super well for me. It did take me some time to figure out how to put it in the mirror so that it doesn’t wiggle around, but after that, it was perfect! I love it! I got it from amazon.com
I love a good cup of Nespresso. My husband gave my mom a machine and it was an amazing gift. They have awesome rich flavors of coffee and look good in any kitchen.
I bought this Ipad organizer from a website filled with with cute stuff, mochithings.com. It is as useful as it’s cute, and I carry it everywhere with my Ipad.
I know it looks weird, but this is truly an useful present for us women who need to travel (or just own bras), because it’s a case that fits the bras’ shape perfectly, without us having to ‘smash’ them.
Classical pajamas are to me a gift I love getting because I love staying in my PJs. It’s really hard to go wrong with those!
For people who love and cameras and love cuteness, the Lomo Fisheye is a great gift because it looks cool, it takes cool pictures and it costs barely nothing. I got mine from amazon.com, and I’ll admit that, as a film major, it took me longer than I wanted to master taking nice shots with it, but it’s all worth it! Make sure the person you give it to knows what developing a film is (kids these days…).
And maybe a more user-friendly, yet super cool, version of having a Lomo is the Instax Mini! It takes instant photos like the old time polaroids, and I used mine for my wedding reception, for my birthday party, it has so many cool uses I couldn’t recommend it more!
If you have a relative who loves reading, this is one of the most amazing works of literature I have ever spent time with. I absolutely loved this book and don’t how anyone else wouldn’t. I bet you can find it in any bookstore basically, but I got mine from a friend.
And for those who don’t enjoy reading that much, Paris Vs. NY is a cute design and illustration book that compares the uniqueness of both cities through drawings in a fun way. It’s a great coffee table book. Mine was bought in a local bookstore in Brazil and for some reason it has a pink cover rather than white, which I even like better.
I love drawing, and I love drawing on my Ipad especially because of some apps that allow for you to draw on top of pictures and experiment with the medium. This stylus-brush gives you the feeling of working with actual paint without the actual mess. My husband gave me one (not the exact one from the picture, I’m sure that any stylus-brush that works does the same trick) and I love it. I draw with it all the time.
If you have an artist friend who prefers actual brushes and paint, I got this Brush Kit from amazon.com for reeeeeally cheap, and I also got some very nice oil paint from them.
This cute dove shaped door-stopper is an awesome cheap gift or stocking stuffer. I’ve had mine for a while now. It works great at stopping doors.
I know scent is something very private, but if you have a young woman in your family or group of friends, chances are she loves Chloé. And this is a perfume by the brand that is relatively cheap (I even think I got mine at Walmart in the US or something like that) but keeps the chic Chloé presence around. I bought for the box (the shame!) the first time and kept on buying it because I love its scent.
AppleTV has changed how I watch tv. I no longer waste money on cable and I have all the HBOGO and Netflix I want, among other many things. If you can afford it, it is a great gift for someone who doesn’t own one yet.
I think Wall Stickers are a cool item for decorating your house alternatively from paintings or photographs, and I have some in my bedroom that I love. If you keep the gift a simple, geometrical shape, you can’t go wrong, right?
I got this clock from amazon.com and it is pretty cool looking. It looks like a block of wood, except it is noise-activated, so when you clap it shows you the time. It does have the downside of running out of battery insanely fast for some reason. Like, it lasts me two days. Gets on my nerves.
For the film lovers out there, getting them an actual slate could be a great gift! I have one that I bought in LA (although I know you can get it online for 30 bucks I guess), and I’ve used it both for decorating my room and shooting short films successfully, so I would definitely recommend it!
Owning an authentic Panamá hat will change all your visits to the beach and shore and bring them to a whole new level of experience. I think they are a great gift, in all colors! (I remember seeing a bright pink one in Búzios, RJ, and never forgetting about it, ever, ever…)
Coin cat! Coin cat is the cutest coin bank a person can ever own. I got mine in a crazy tourist shop in Sausalito when I was visiting San Francisco, but I’m pretty sure nowadays you can get them online anywhere. I don’t wanna spoil how cute it is, so search for it on YouTube, ok?
I don’t own any pair of Toms except for those lace ones. I fell in love with them since the first picture I saw and didn’t rest until I was able to order them straight from the Toms’ store online (they were sold out everywhere else back then). They are super comfy and pair great with jeans, which makes me assume that many types of Toms can be great gifts!
Whenever I was online shopping for a SLR camera, I came across the Pentax Q, a tiny SLR that takes pictures like it’s one of the big boys! The smaller size, smaller price, and vintage looking exterior caught my eye and I got it! I don’t regret it one bit, it is a great camera and would be a great gift! I pair mine with a red and white polka dots strap and I’m good to go!
Daily planners with cute covers are great gifts for this time of the year, and they will last the person a long time! This is the exact model I had for 2013, and by now I can’t even stand looking at it anymore (which is a sign that it’s time for 2014 to arrive, right?)
I got this mini-flask that doubles as a keychain at Walmart or Target or something. It’s pretty useless to me because I don’t carry liquor around with me, but it looks nice.
Fuzzy and cute bathrobes are also one of those gifts I think you can’t go wrong with. They’re comfy and they are gonna get worn. I love all the ones I have and wouldn’t mind getting another!
A faux fur throw blanket can turn a lame couch or bed into an awesome couch or bed in seconds. It makes for a great gift and I have a black one for my bed that me (and my cats) love rolling around on.
Are aviators in style or out? I always forget. To me, when it comes to the classic models of sunglasses, they are never a bad gift. They will always go back to being cool, and they will seriously last you a lifetime or more.
Which leads us to the classic wayfarers, also apparently never out of style nowadays. In any color, the original RayBans are a great gift for anyone.
Tartan everything to me always screams “CHRISTMAS PRESENT!”. I guess tartan scarf, even more. I love mine, I love them in all colors, love!
And finally, for a more intimate gift, lace bras like those are one of my greatest passions. They are comfy, sexy, fun, and can even show up a little bit from under your clothes without you losing your classy. Gotta love them!
Hopefully this has shed some light into you guys that were still lost on what to get for christmas for this or that person. Most of the stuff I talked about up there can be found on the magic world of Amazon.com, but if not, why not buying local? It’s even better for your community!
Happy holidays and happy shopping!