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    Ready-To-Give Gifts That Will Make You Shine

    September 25, 2012

    Need to find a cute and budget friendly gift for someone that’ll make you stand out from the rest of the group? Buying gifts can be stressful, and not to mention expensive -- especially if you want to impress your friend! Here are a few fun ideas of ready to give gifts that will make you shine at the next party you attend. 

    Spa Kit

    Give your friend a chance to unwind with some soothing bath salts, bath gel, and body lotion. You can never go wrong with bath kits, and they’re inexpensive! Crabtree & Evelyn has a wide variety of gift sets: most under $50! Try the Avocado, Olive and Basil gift set of bath gels and lotions. Your friend will thank you when they’re completely relaxed and their skin is silky smooth.


    Tea Set

    A cup of tea has healthy benefits and a delicious taste for either relaxation and peacefulness, or social hour with friends. Teavana will make a tea lover’s dreams come true; they sell gift sets full of tea makers, decanters, and unique flavors for under $50! The “Claire Glass Teapot with Stainless Steel Infuser” along with a few different tea flavors would be the perfect gift for your tea fanatic friend.

     


    For Wine Lovers

    If you’re buying a gift for someone that enjoys the fancier side of life, head over to the wine store in your neighborhood and grab an affordable bottle.  Top it off with a cute wine bag and some cheese and crackers! If you have a little extra cash to spend, look into other wine accessories: decanters, wine glasses, wine bottle openers, etc; they’re all great gifts for the adult wine lover.

     


    Picture Perfect

    Look for photos of you and your friend and put them into a custom picture frame or memory book. It’s a meaningful gift that will remind them of the good times you’ve shared. Perhaps they’ll set the gift on their desk at work and think about you all day long!

    Concert Tickets

    What music is at the top of your friend’s playlist? Check the local venues in your city for upcoming concerts that you think they’d enjoy! Finding cheap tickets to concerts is easy, and chances are that if you buy two tickets, your friend might bring you along! Ticketmaster and Stubhub are both great outlets for finding tickets to events worldwide.

    Sweets and Treats

    We all have a hidden sweet tooth, even if we don’t admit it. Sweets make a great gift, especially for a co-worker or someone that you are not very close to. See’s Candy is open year ‘round with cute seasonal treats or just simple chocolate assortments – no one can deny a truffle!


    Smartphone Shield

    In this day and age, we’re all glued to our smartphones. Check out Speck Products for a variety of cases that are in style and strong: your friend will thank you when they drop their phone and it’s completely protected by the gift you buy them!

     


    Kitchen Fun

    Are you shopping for someone that lives in their kitchen? A cookbook and a cute apron could be the perfect gift. Throw in a package of fun shaped pasta and sauce, or some funfetti cookie dough! They’ll be in for a real treat and some fun in the kitchen.

    Buying gifts can be difficult, but it shouldn’t stress you out! Consider what your friend is passionate about and get creative: wrap the gift in style and show them that you really thought about them! You’ll be sure to stand out and give them a gift that they are bound to remember.