Making your list and checking it twice is a balancing act, especially when it comes to that special woman in your life. You have to consider her tastes – and your budget. Whether she’s your mother, your best friend, your sister or your aunt, one thing’s for certain – she deserves a fabulous gift as unique as she is that doesn’t skimp on style.
From beauty to fashion to home décor, we have you covered for budget-friendly gift ideas for the women in your life – or a little something to treat yourself. And the best part, all of these gift ideas give your wallet a little more breathing room. Each treat comes in at less than $100, with the added bonus of extra cash back through December 31. ‘Tis the season to be fabulous and budget-friendly.
Winter headpieces have surely evolved beyond wearing a beanie. One of this year’s top winter accessories is jazzing up your headwear with a great fedora. There is only one rule to this accessory – the more dramatic, the better! Options range from structured cloches to oversized, floppy brims, so keep the recipient’s style in mind. She can dress it down by sticking to neutral colors like black, gray and brown, or go bold with some great colors like yellows, deep reds, and winter whites.
Is her style more plaid and boots? The Bow-tied Rancher hat ($68) will bring out her modern cowgirl. If people ask, “Who’s that girl?” when she steps into a room, then the Lana Floppy Hat ($88) can add to her air of mystery. Whatever her style, shop Anthropologie.com for some great winter hats under $100, and earn 5% cash back as you shop.
As the winter winds begin to whip, our skin can take a total beating. To keep her skin glowing from more than just the cold, pamper her with a new skincare regimen full of hydration-boosting products. Making a few simple swaps with moisturizers and exfoliators can do just the trick to help her keep her skin dewy all season long.
Gentle cleansing is the first step to great winter skin, and Philosophy’s Purity made simple facial cleanser is great for all skin types ($24 at Ulta.com). Exfoliating is a must all year-round, so treat her to an at-home microdermabrasion exfoliant like Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant ($78 at Ulta.com). Using this just a couple times a week allows moisturizers to better absorb for continual hydration all day long. Try Dermologicia’s Clear Start moisturizer ($22 at Ulta.com). And don’t forget sunscreen! Splender members earn 6% cash back at Ulta.
Warm & Cozy
Throw blankets are often a go-to staple for getting cozy during TV binges or nights reading by the fire. And who can’t add just one more to her home décor (just think of its many uses – doubling as a tissue or the roof of a killer pillow fort). Shades of gray and chunky knits are not only a fashion trend, but they can also add great accents around the house. Nordstrom has some snuggly throws to choose from, including the Rizzy Home Cable Knit Throw ($59), which comes in a variety of colors sure to match any décor. Splender members can shop Nordstrom.com while earning 5% cash back.
Bright as Snow
What better way to show that special someone that she’s one of a kind, just like a beautiful snowflake, than with a special piece of jewelry? JMH Jewellery’s sterling silver snowflake pendant ($84 available at QVC.com) is accented with sky blue and London blue topaz gems and features a trinity knot in the middle to represent everlasting love and life. She’s sure to know how much you value you her when she opens such a special gift. Find this great gift on QVC.com, and earn 6% cash back.
Coffee table books are always sure to spark up a great conversation with their thought-provoking covers and interesting subject matters. Sure to spur a great dialog is one of the top coffee table books this season, Emerald by Joanna Hardy and Jonathan Self ($87 at Barnes & Noble). This book takes readers through the history of the colored gemstone in our culture. The book includes portraits of Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana, which are likely to inspire daydreams as she imagines herself adorned in these extravagant pieces. Use the Splender mobile app to shop Barnes & Noble for Emerald and other book finds and earn 4% cash back.
These budget-friendly gift ideas for women are sure to have you looking like a million bucks when it comes to gift gifting – but spending like a college kid. Kick your savings into overdrive by downloading and shopping through Splender’s mobile app. Don’t forget that members earn extra cash back on all purchases through December 31. Happy shopping!
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