I am going to have a holiday give away for my Canadian readers this weekend. I don’t know yet if it will be tomorrow or Sunday so keep an eye on your inbox if you subscribe to my blog post emails because it will be in there.
Do you know what I hate? When you are shopping on Amazon and are thinking of buying from a 3rd party seller but it doesn’t list where they ship from. How am I supposed to know if I want standard or expedited shipping if I don’t even know where it is coming from. Does this but anyone else?
I put together a gift guide for some cute, last-minute under $20 gift ideas from Amazon (because of variety, and the ability to order really late and have it still arrive on time). I hope you enjoy my selections :)
Weekly Reads (and maybe videos):
This is truly one of the best articles I have read on women and self-care. Like it says, “True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.”
I love Fossil and they have 25% off everything with the code HOLIYAY until the 10th. I really like the look of the Maya Small Hobo, and Rachel Satchel. And as you know I always wear a watch when I go out and Fossil has some really nice ones like the Limited Edition Nightscape, and their Smartwatch is pretty cool looking too. They offer complimentary engraving too which can make a gift much more personalized.
Madewell’s weekend deal is 20% off $100 or 30% off $200 with the code OHWHATFUN. Keeping to the sweater theme that I have going on I like this two toned one, it reminds me of a baseball tee. And both this zip front cardigan, and blue patch work style is totally what I like.
Remember that Amazon is still having the 12 Days of Deals where you can find some great last minute deals.
Make sure to check back this weekend if you are a Canadian reader to enter the giveaway!
Since it’s December 1st (can you believe it?) we are rapidly running out of time for Christmas shopping. I decided to put together a 30 for under $30 gift guide for those of us that are on a budget or just have a lot of people on your list that you need to buy a small gift for. I looked for some cute/fun/creative gift ideas that should appeal to a variety of tastes. We have Both the cat bank (#11) and the Sorting hat (#25) for the girls and they love them (the Sorting Hat makes a fun room decoration too). I’m pretty sure the Nesting Dolls are my favourite from the list though because they would be a fun piece to keep on a book shelf (they also had The Goonies characters). Everything was selected from Amazon because they are the best retailer if you need to have something shipped quickly which many of us are looking for at this time of year. I’m talking to you, you last minute shoppers ;)
This video on how cosmetics were made in Ancient China is fascinating. I don’t think I would have the patience to do that.
This is one of the best Christmas cards I have ever seen.
Thank you sugar industry, for potentially damaging an entire generation of people :/
I have done 26 out of 28 of these things on this list which is terrifying, and it would have been 27 but I haven’t dated during the era of Tinder.
Hello big LOFT sale. You can get up to an extra 60% off. Still need some sweaters? This embroidered one is so pretty, and I love this one. It looks like my oversized striped sweater but so much more fuzzy and soft.
If you are still in need of a party dress for this season then Urban Outfitters has 30% off dresses and rompers. Okay, I know I said holiday, but how about an awesome dress for spring? Back to party dresses. How about this pretty bronze one? Metallic green works for the holidays, or if you prefer jumpsuits then this one is perfect for New Years.
Baublebar is offering 25% off with the code GIFT25. I kind of really love this necklace, and this one with a loved ones name on it. I’m not going to lie, while I don’t wear much jewellery I really do love a statement ring. And by statement I don’t mean a big, expensive diamond. I mean a giant cocktail ring or animal head ring.
Pottery Barn is 20% off for a limited time and free shipping with the code CHEER. Are you looking for some monogrammed stockings? And if you love the Grinch as much as I do, you can pop over to Pottery Barn Kids and find How the Grinch Stole Christmas on a Duvet. I want this soooo badly and would keep it on the bed all year-long. It’s flannel too which is amazing to sleep under.