The last minute budget-friendly gift guide

December 21, 2015

Okay, okay....if you are reading this, you are most likely in an absolute panic!

Christmas is only four (yes, four!) days away!

♫ It's the most wonderful time of the year.. Isn't that how the song goes? Well, it missed a part. It's the most STRESSFUL time of the year, too!

It's hard enough as a fashionista to plan an outfit for the holidays (more to come on that next time), but last minute shopping is not the kind of retail therapy I enjoy. 

Although I do have all of my holiday shopping complete, I know that plenty of you are still finishing up, which is why I decided to make a quick gift guide of items you can find right now in stores, so you don't have to worry about shipping times. 

Also, this guide is BUDGET FRIENDLY, which I know we all need at this point of the year.

Here are a few things I came up with that are perfect for the fashionistas in your life:

For the makeup lover:

Target has a solid partnership with e.l.f. cosmetics, and every holiday season, they release some awesome gift sets. If you keep up with the Fashionable Fox, you know that I swear by a lot of my e.l.f. products, so if I received one of their exclusive gift sets, I would love it! Here's a couple I've seen in stores right now:

e.l.f. Natural Glow Get the Look Set ; $8.50 this week

e.l.f. Elegant Eyes Set ; $8.50 this week

e.l.f. Beautiful Brows Eyebrow Kit ; $8.50 this week

e.l.f. Essential Brushes and Cleaner Set ; $8.50 this week

e.l.f. Glam Nail Color Set ; $8.50 this week

There are so many fun colors, products and pieces in these sets and the best part is they are on sale this week ranging from $4-$8.50. Not bad at all!

For the fashion obsessed:

Kohls has a big selection of wallets, wristlets and crossbodys this season. Their Apt. 9 line created some really fun, girly pieces that truly remind me of Kate Spade style! A mini bag like these make perfect gifts because you can slip a gift card into them for an extra surprise. Here are a few of my favorites:

Apt. 9 London Crossbody Bag ; $16.99 this week

Apt. 9 Lisa Indexer Wallet ; $14.99 this week

Apt. 9 Bobby Bow Indexer Wallet ; $12.60 this week

Apt. 9 Icon Wristlet ; $14.99 this week

Apt. 9 Snakeskin Coin Pouch ; $9.99 this week

All of these adorable bags are under $20- they make the perfect gift for the fashionistas in your life, without breaking the bank. 

For the fitness friends:

We all have those people on our list who are super dedicated to the gym (and we are secretly jealous). Old Navy has awesome deals on athletic wear before Christmas, so a few pieces from their line would be a great gift for the cross-fitting, yoga obsessed, meal planning individual you need to buy for. Here are a few of the pieces I found:

Go-Dry Cool Graphic Tank ; $8 this week

Go-Warm Max Cocoon-Neck Fleece Pullover ; $18 this week

Space-Dye Performance Fleece Vest ; $5 this week

Go-Dry Compression Crops ; $22 this week

These picks are so cute and will have your gym buddy begging for more workouts!

For the winter ladies:

A nice little treat at Christmastime, especially if it is cold, is any kind of cold weather accessories. I always love receiving a nice scarf or cute pair of mittens. Old Navy has good sales on these items right now, too! Check it out:

Sweater-Knit Mittens ; $6 this week

Popcorn Knit Beanie ; $6 this week

Diamond Weave Funnel Scarf ; $8 this week

This heavy gear is perfect for the snow, and is also super stylish in the meantime!

For those on team cozy:

Finally, a gift idea where you can never fail is a comfy pair of pajamas. Target has some really adorable pairs in stores right now that you can snatch up before they are gone. Take a look:

Gilligan & O'Malley's Red and Gray Plaid Pajama Set ; $17.49 this week

Xhilaration Doughnut Nightgown ; $17.99

Gilligan & O'Malley's Fur Trimmed Robe ; $17.49 this week

Don't forget the cozy socks!

Mary Jane Grip Slipper Sock ; $3.50

Pajamas seem to always be a comforting gift. Anything comfy and cozy is perfect for the holiday season!

If these budget-friendly ideas are not what you had in mind, the top stores I recommend for last minute gifts are Target, Old Navy, Charming Charlie, Kohls and Forever 21. 

All of these stores have some really fun items for the holidays. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or just some sweet little stocking stuffers, you'll find some great deals on all things related to fashion and accessories hidden in these stores. 


I know how stressful this time of year can be, but I hope this quick and simple gift guide will help you find the gift you've been looking for, or at least inspire you to go out and look at these stores.

I'll be back soon to break down some holiday outfits!

Design Concepts sweater, Ann Taylor LOFT skirt, Old Navy tights, Tiffany and Co. bracelet, Vintage pin

Until then,

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