Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bye bye November..

Hello December! I can't belive how time is flying!
Here is how my day went.
Last Accounting test of the year..check.

100 lbs off my shoulders..check.

2 classes down and 2 to go!

Now that school is starting to finally wind down and come to an end, it is time to think about Christmas gifts!

 I am probably the worst gift giver ever. I try so hard to think of the most perfect gift for somebody, but it never works out. I will find something that could potentially be a great gift, but I always put it down in hopes I will find something even better. 

Well...about a week before Christmas, last minute I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off, trying to find gifts for all my family and friends because I never bought anyLilthing and wishing I did purchase the items that I thought were just okay.

This year will be different because I have searched the web in hopes to find a way to be a better gift-giver.
Sooo here are a few gifts (that are under $100) and tips that helped me so I hope they help you too!

Personalized Stationary

iPhone case

Subscription to a favorite magazine

PJ Set

Orgins gift set--$55.00 ($75.00 value)

Shoes! What girl doesn't love a new pair of shoes (this girl does!)
Steve Madden -they have a whole page of shoes under $100!

Stadium blanket!
 (This is actually on my Christmas list, but I think it's such a perfect gift to give especially for the fall and winter football games! And how perfect that there's a print with orange and purple!!)

1. Know Your Shipping Deadlines
There's nothing worse than realizing you've missed the deadline to ship Christmas gifts. December 17th is usually the cut off for standard shipping but, to be safe, try to get those gifts ordered by December 10th. Avoid paying extra charges and take advantage of free ground shipping offers.
2. Buy Extra Gifts
Don't be caught empty handed. Keep gifts ready for that unexpected visitor or guest who brings you something. Or, for that party you didn't plan to go to, have a few hostess gifts wrapped and ready in a pinch.
Makes Lists & Plan Ahead
Buying early lets you avoid last minute desperation that can lead to over-spending. Buy online early to take advantage of free ground shipping offers. No one likes having to pay the extra cost for overnight delivery. If you have popular items on your list, shopping early can help you avoid out-of-stock items. Check with merchants as some sites even offer pre-orders.

So I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other great gift ideas because I could always use some suggestions too! :)


1 comment:

Jess_TIB said...

Love the flats and J Crew case.

Just discovered your blog from ashley's turquoise and teale blog.

Love the swirly decor as your header.