My Fave Finds under $25: Holiday 2015

How are there only 10 days until Christmas 2015? Ah, not ready! I decided this year I was going to try to online shop as much as possible. One trip to the mall is all it took for me to make this decision.  Apparently everyone in NJ who’s been hibernating has decided to come out of the wood works and spend some $$$. I found myself wanting someone to carry my bags and looking for the nearest place to take a rest about every 5 minutes. I know this sounds pathetic, ha! Turns out my iPad and couch are much more comfortable 😊

I’ve compiled my favorite gift/stocking ideas under $25 here. I have most of these items, have given them in the past, or have seen them in store and of course, WANT. So, I feel comfortable recommending them to you all. Most of these sites will deliver with little to no charge, and very quickly!

Moscow Mule Mugs : Nordstrom

These are so pretty! Copper mugs can tend to be a bit pricey but you can get these two for $24. I think they are a great addition to a drinking glass collection or home bar. You could also give the ingredients to make a MM with the actual mugs. Nothing sounds more refreshing than a Moscow Mule, right about now! Recipe in image above.

“Mascara and Caffeine” Makeup Bag : Nordstrom 


How true is this quote?  There’s really not much else a girl needs in life. I actually have both mascara and caffeine on this list which explains why I love this bag so much. I also love anything with gold on it and new makeup bags are a necessity. They tend to get so dirty and I find myself needing a new one about once a year. Grab this gift for only $14.

 BP Winter Head Wrap : Nordstrom 


Okay this is the last thing on the list from Nordstrom! If you’ve never shopped online with them, you should – very easy to navigate site, and free shipping/returns all the time. They also have a “wish list” feature that is easy to send to others 🙂  This head wrap also comes in red, pink, and gray, it’s really cute without being too gaudy…I’ve had my eye on it for a while now. I think it’s the perfect accessory to stay warm and accessorize your winter coat. And guess what, it’s only $6.98 right now!

Lorac Multiplex 3D Lashes : Ulta

Go ahead and do all the ladies in your life a favor, and buy this mascara! Do you know how hard it is to find a curved mascara wand these days? This brush perfectly separates all lashes and lasts all day. It is definitely worth the $22 price tag. Side note – I discovered the ‘Lorac’ brand a couple of years ago and have loved every item I have tried from them, especially the Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eye Liner. This stuff lasts forever.

L’oreal Colour Riche Lip Color : Drugstore


This lipstick has been my go-to for several years now, and is now my sisters fave as well. This specific line (colour riche) can be bought at any drug store for about $9 and comes in 46 (!!!) shades. I like the neutral colors (esp. Nature’s Blush) the best for every day wear.

Plaid Flannel Night Shirt : Old Navy


This night shirt is my latest comfy obsession and I want to pass along the love. Usually I steer away from flannel because it just seems hot, but this night shirt, is just the right weight. It comes in several other colors and is currently on sale for $10. It is not a maternity shirt, but for reference I am 8 months preggo and fit very comfortably in a large. I would probably normally order a medium (no one likes tight PJs.)

 Homegrown Monogram Mug : Anthropologie

Boulangerie Jar Candle: Anthropologie

I bought these two anthro gifts (mug and candle) for my sisters and mom earlier this Fall and we all love them both. Each inital on the mugs has a different pattern ($6) and don’t ask me how to pronounce the candle name, but they smell amazing ($16.) These prices are almost unheard of for gifts from anthro.The candle also comes in the following flavors and they smell like you could actually eat them:

  • Vanilla & Fig
  • Angel Food
  • Espresso
  • Whipped Cream & Pear
  • Sweet Vanilla & Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Souffle
  • Oatmeal Cookie

Pure Body Long Sleeve Tee: Gap


Pure Body Leggings: Gap

Anything from the ‘pure body’ line at Gap is definitely at the top of my list. These are two items I own, and that have become a staple in my wardrobe. You can wear them when loungin’ or use them when layering – you could wear the shirt ($19.95) under any scarf or poncho, and wear leggings ($29.95) with boots and a big sweater. The leggings have one of those thick, not too tight waist bands, which is perfect. The reason these leggings are still on the under $25 list, is because GAP is literally ALWAYS having a sale that’s at least 30-40% off:


Christmas Blend K-Cups : Starbucks

Leopard Print Mug : Starbucks

Starbucks! Caffeine! Need I say more? So side note about Starbucks…they are NOT common on the east coast, as Dunkin Donuts pretty much dominates this area. Well, Starbucks >>> Dunkin. Sorry DD babes. I have gone far out of my way to get to a Starbucks, but luckily there is a really nice one on our exit! Anyways, this Dark Roast blend is amaze (12/$12.95) and I love all of the mugs, especially this leopard print (16 fl oz), from their new Dot Collection.

I am ALMOST done with my shopping, but still need to grab a few more gifts for this year. Are you all done Christmas shopping? Hopefully these finds of mine, will spark some ideas for someone on your list!

Happy Shopping and thanks for reading during the busiest time of the year!

❤ Kayla



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