We compiled a list of some fun essentials and not so no essentials for the women in your life or perhaps a treat for yourself. All of these items have been thoroughly tested and the best part is they are ALL under $50 and many under $25. These are great ideas for stocking stuffers, a simple thank you, a birthday gift, a special occasion or just because.
While many vibrators are purchased as gag gifts, why not make it a good one so it can actually be enjoyed! We really like this one from Envie sold on Amazon. Has eight different vibration speeds and definitely powerful. It is waterproof, cordless, durable and comes with a dust bag and two charging cords. We love this style of vibrators as they are versatile, easy to use, whether by yourself or as a couple, discrete and actually do help if you have tension elsewhere. I sometimes use mine on my hip flexors. Comes in both purple and black.
2. The Versatile Kimono
This kimono can literally be worn from the beach to the bedroom to a night out, trust us - we have done it multiple times and received compliments on it in each situation. This can be styled as a cardigan, beach coverup, jacket, or robe. The material is lightweight, can be washed in the washing machine (hang to dry), offered in a variety of patterns and looks a lot more than $15. The kimono can be dressed up or dressed down, plus we love the length of it. In addition you can fashion to have a little tie in the front. This is definitely a gift she will love.
Where do we even begin? Between the different brands, different styles, different materials, different colors, etc. there are so many options out there. While thongs are usually a bit sexier, sometimes they are just too uncomfortable if you are not used to it or it is poorly made. I sometimes find myself trying to figure out what scenario is worse - noticeable underwear lines or constantly picking a wedgie? After reading through many reviews, testing many brands, and asking friends, in the past year we discovered the Skarlett Blue brand and incredibly glad we did. They offer three styles we love including the high rise thong, the hipster bikini and lower rise thong. They are all under $20, yet made of quality fabric and cute/sexy as hell. We have found they do run just a little big.
Nothing quite sets the mood like a the right scent. For years we were obsessed with the Archipelago 107, leather scent, which sadly they no longer make and we did not have the foresight to stock up on it. After spending hours in different candle stores, completely overwhelming our senses at times, we found Cashmere Suede by Nest. We suggest purchasing the votive size for you or the woman in your life and if you/she enjoy(s) it as much as we do, purchase the next size. Plus the votive size is great for traveling.
For everyday candles, we suggest purchasing the Volcano by Capri Blue. Even from taking the lid off the candle, you will be able to detect the fragrance in the room. We would describe it as fresh, bright, sweet with a hint of orange citrus. We have been purchasing this scent of candle for over 15 years and love it as much as did from the beginning. It is a favorite for most woman. The candle comes in a variety of containers including the blue jar, white and blue jar and iridescent containers. The iridescent containers are great for the holidays.
5. Face Lotion
Purchasing a face lotion for someone else is definitely risky. Everyone has their own worries about their skin from anti aging, acne, dry skin, oily skin, SPF, etc. If the person in your life needs a new lotion with some SPF, we suggest Keys Solar RX. It offers SPF 30, chemical free, gluten free and also vegan. After years of using Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 50 we were happy to offer this new product into our life, we absolutely love the consistency. Plus it also makes a good body and hand lotion. It is a little thicker than the Cetaphil; however, not too thick to leave a white residue. It blends well with our makeup and has a cooling effect when applied. It is a great day lotion.
6. The Everday Shirt
Tired of her stealing your sweatshirt? Well that is probably never not going to happen but probably can be helped with the purchase of the Alternative Women's Slouchy Pullover. We own a few colors and love them all. It is a lighter weight than a sweatshirt; however, a little heavier than a normal long sleeve shirt. It is offered in a variety of colors. When ordering, keep in mind the cotton is not preshrunk. This is incredibly comfortable can be worn from the gym, errands, and can also be dressed up. It is basic and a staple to her closet. Also if you are looking to purchase her a sweatshirt, H&M has a great variety for under $25. This sweatshirt is thicker, still offers a slim cut, longer; however, not as figure fitting compared to their signature style.
7. Home Foot Massager That Actually Works!
These spiky massage balls offer a great deep tissue massage and the recipient of this gift will definitely thank you. We honestly wish we found them sooner, such the perfect way to release the tension in your feet after a long day. They can be used while sitting on the sofa, at your office and eventually while standing. Unfortunately our dog loves them as well.
8. Trader Joe's Orchids
If you are lucky to live close to a Trader Joe's they have a great selection for a reasonable price. Plus it comes with a planter. If you are worried that the recipient does not have a green thumb, all orchids need is indirect sunlight and water them the amount of three ice cubes a week. Easy enough, right?
9. Better for the Hair
These microfiber towels are great for drying your hair as they reduce frizz, dry fast, and last long. Pair with her favorite hair products and you have the perfect gift basket.
10. Who Doesn't Love a Little Bling?
We absolutely love these Havaianas flip flops with the bling. We have had the black pair for over two years and the crystal is still there. Affordable, durable and fun! These flip flops do run a little bit narrow.
11. High Quality Tweezers
Tweezers are an item a woman is always misplacing and something you can never have enough of. We suggest a higher quality brand such as Tweezerman that are offered in a variety of colors besides the black model we have purchased including pink, purple, blue, stainless steel, prints and red. She will surely thank you. Definitely a perfect stocking stuffer.
12. Lash Curlers