10 Unique Gift Ideas For All You Last Minute Christmas Shoppers Out There

Christmas is one week away! And if you’re still struggling to find that something special for your someone special, then I’m here to help you out with this list of unique gift ideas.

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  1. Something Handmade

Give her something that was made by hand! This beautiful Round Wicker Rattan Bag, by Papadaan, is only $22 and was made with love by local Indonesian artisans. I absolutely adore this bag and even though it looks a little summery, I’ve been using it throughout the winter with this little black scarf tied around it for contrast. I highly recommend this gift for any handbag lover out there. It’s made with quality and the fact that it’s handmade makes it unique.

2. Something For NYE

Do you have a fancy event planned for NYE together? Gift her something that she can use that night. Say for example, a pair of heels? These White Leather Heels by Forever Soles, are made with the highest quality, as they’re actually bridal shoes! Now, I’m not a bride but I do love using these shoes for other semi-formal events because the minimalist white design goes with almost every dress that I own. I'm usually a size 7 in heels and these heels are very true to size.

3. Something Geeky But Useful

Does the person you’re shopping for love Harry Potter? Then totally geek out with these Hogwarts-themed coasters! Concrete and Copper Co. makes these awesome concrete and cork coasters that are completely customizable. So if your person is not a fan of the wizarding world then you could go with just about anything else. These coasters are beautiful made and surprisingly light weight considering they are made of concrete. And they are only $26! They make the perfect gift!

4. Something For Work

Is your gal a hardworking healthcare professional? If yes, then purchase her a set of the most comfortable and fashionable scrubs out there! Medelita is the place to shop for scrubs. Featured above is their Horizon Scrub Top, which features a flattering neckline, a countered waist, and four pockets. And as you can see, Medelita can customize your top with your name and a logo! I've paired the top with their Delta Scrub Pants. These bottoms have all the pockets you'd ever need -- two in the front with zippers, and another four angled pockets on the sides (perfect for your cell phone)! These are my all time favorite scrubs. In fact, I have another set coming in the mail soon!

5. Something Homey

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You can never go wrong with giving someone a candle! But be unique and give her a candle that has meaning behind it like these B.A.R.E Soaps candles featured above. B.A.R.E Soaps is an American bath and body company that uses their proceeds to help support a soap recycling workshop in India. They pay women fair wages to recycle used hotel soap to be redistributed to slum children. Their products both candles and soaps are all natural and 100% American made using sustainable sources, including rainforest-alliance-certified palm oil. For a full review on their soap products visit this older BTFL blog post.

6. Something Radiant

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If you’re looking for a romantic gift, consider gifting her a sensual fragrance. Take for example the Bella Blanca scent by Oscar de la Renta. It’s like taking a breath of fresh air while floating on a white rose petal cloud. Featured above is the 3.4 oz bottle found at Macy’s. You can also find the smaller 1 oz bottle at Ulta!

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7. Something Personalized

Does your man have an Apple Watch? If so, he needs a Casetify band. Casetify is my favorite apple-watch-band company because they offer an enormous variety of quality bands. And now, they’re offering a customizable one! That means you can choose 1-3 colors and have it monogramed. This gives you complete freedom to tailor the accessory to match his personal style!

8-10. Something For A Fashionable Fella

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A fashion-forward man can never have too many socks am I right?! These fun floral socks by Psycho Bunny make an incredible stocking stuffer. They’re soft, warm, and most importantly trendy! If he’s a little more on the sporty size, think about giving him a baseball cap instead. I’m a huge fan of this classic navy baseball cap by Psycho Bunny, featured above. Last but certainly not least, is the gift of.. a magazine subscription! Bill really enjoys reading Esquire, so I highly recommend that one. As Esquire says, “GET THE ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE GUIDE FOR THE SOPHISTICATED MAN.”

I hope that this list helps in gift shopping for your loved ones this holiday season! HAPPY SHOPPING!

Yours,

Priscilla

Zaful Summer Try On Haul - Part 1

Outfit #1

Outfit #1 Details: Dress // Sneakers // Purse // Sunglasses

It's officially summer now! And I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing with you the online order from my "Revamp Your Summer Wardrobe For Under $150" blog post. If you didn't have a chance to read that post, the jist of it is that Zaful.com offers an incredible amount of trendy options for remarkable prices, allowing one to purchase a new summer wardrobe without breaking the bank. So I put together an order to prove it to you, and now that order has come in the mail! I was able to conjure up 8 outfits from this one order and will be sharing outfits 1-4 in today's post (5-8 will be coming soon). 

Let's start with Outfit #1, above. This Cami Back Bowtie Cut Out Striped Dress is everything and a bag of chips. The straight cut dress design (very 90's) is a hot commodity right now. You'll see this trend in nearly any shop you enter, but you probably won't find it for under $18. (Before paying full price, be sure to read through my previous blog post for tips and tricks for shopping at Zaful!) Not only is this dress a great price, it was also a quality purchase. A size small fit me perfectly and it wasn't too see through (although you will need to wear nude colored underwear).

 

Outfit #2

Outfit #2 Details: Jumpsuit // Flats (similar) // Fanny Pack // Sunglasses

Now on to Outfit #2, this elegant Low Cut Striped Sleeveless Jumpsuit. This is my favorite item from the entire order. The low cut is flattering, but it's not too deep that I have to worry about accidentally flashing anyone. The attached slip works to prevent the jumpsuit from being too see-through. And the thin, light yellow, vertical stripes are absolutely adorable! I think the color pairs well with just about any other bright summer hue, like the periwinkle of this Kate Spade Belt Bag. Although this item is nearly sold out, Zaful offers a bunch of striped rompers and jumpsuits to choose from. 

 

Outfit #3

Outfit #3 Details: Top // Shorts // Sneakers // Fanny Pack // Sunglasses

This third outfit is a little more on the sporty side. I've paired these Khaki High Waisted Shorts with this Striped Cropped Tank Top, along with my Kate Spade Belt Bag to create quite the contrast. While I was not expecting these shorts to be so shiny, I was happily surprised by their versatility in being paired with a variety of tops. Not to mention, they're so incredible comfortable. This item was a "one size fits all" kind-of-deal due to the elasticity of the band. But for reference, Im usually a size 4 in bottoms, and these shorts fit perfectly. Meanwhile, for the top I went with a size small and I'm really happy with it. This top is definitely a wardrobe staple. The simple black and white pattern lends itself to being paired with almost anything.

 

Outfit #4

Outfit #4 Details: Romper // Tank // Sneakers // Purse // Sunglasses

Last but not least is Outfit #4. I've layered this Button Embellished Romper with this Ribbed Cropped Tank Top (which you'll see in outfit #6, featured in my next post). This romper is adorable by itself, but it shows a little too much skin for my comfort, and the straps are not the most secure. Therefore, I think it looks best layered with another top underneath so as to prevent any accidental flashing. While this was one of my least favorite of the bunch, I'm still really happy with this item for two main reasons - the fabric feels like quality material and the tie strap design is a super cute trend right now! I ordered a size small, which fits comfortably. All in all, I still recommend this item as long as you're open to the possibility of having to layer it. 

Stay tuned for outfits 5-8 coming soon! And before placing your own order, be sure to read through my previous blog post for tips and tricks for shopping at Zaful!

 

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Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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