With the economy still in the dumps especially here in Atlanta, most people are looking for ways to give thoughtful gifts that don’t break the bank. With that in mind, here are a few good quality gifts that are great for the holidays. And, they make great stocking stuffers too! Be sure to check out the discounts offered and get even more for less!
Shootie Girl t-shirts
Check out this mom-led t-shirt company (see my review over the summer here). They have a wide variety of cool “pro-mom” and “pro-marriage” slogans and sayings and each shirt can be decked out in rhinestones! Very chic and perfect for playdates (or maybe a just some “me” time at Phipps Plaza)! They are currently running a “Small Business Saturday” special for 15% off any product site-wide or free shipping. My holiday pick is the Mommy and Me special. You get a Moms Rock rhinestone tee (bedazzle it with whatever color you want) and a First Grade Rocks tee for your daughter. (You can choose whatever grade you need.) Regularly priced: $35 for both but with the discount it’s $29.75 or less than $15 each!
Hallmark’s “Merry-Okee” microphone
Karaoke anyone? No you don’t have to travel to Little Five Points for this fun time. Just pick up this Christmas karaoke microphone from a Hallmark store. (They have many locations throughout metro Atlanta.) This super cute gift would be great for any budding songstress or maybe that aunt who always belts out the tunes after a little nip into the holiday eggnog. It’s fun, cute, and comes with a song book filled with the words to seasonal songs as well as some “silly” lyrics to make the kids laugh. This gift retails for $19.95 but get $5 off with this coupon (in store only).
Febreeze seasonal candles
Candles are great gifts for everyone…from your kids’ teachers to your good friends…anyone can appreciate a delicious scent. Maybe it’s something to pair with a box of chocolates or add into a gift basket with some bath salts. Get creative! The new seasonal Febreeze candles are my current favorites because they just scream “holiday”. Check out the Cinnamon Sugar and Home. The description says: “The warm aroma of homemade cinnamon glazed pastries mixing with the soothing sweetness of vanilla.” Yum! Retail: $9.99 You can find these candles at Atlanta-area Publix and Kroeger stores as well as Target, Wal-Mart and other big box stores. Pay attention to their specials and you might find a good deal. (And if you coupon, check the 10/30 P&G Brandsaver insert for coupons for these candles!)
2011 Commemorative Ornament from RitzPix.com
Now you don’t have to trek over to Lenox Square Mall or Vinings to get gifts from Ritz/Wolf Camera. Just go online and pick up this pewter ornament looks like it costs much more than it does. It is a great way to remember a special event from this year…a new baby, a new house, or maybe just a funny event you happen to have a photo of. The ornament comes with a ribbon for hanging and could be a great way to build a memorable collection for your family. The ornament retails at $19.99. Spend just a little more (maybe buy two?) and get free Next Day Delivery with any order over $30.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for any items in this gift guide though some items were sent to me for review purposes. As always, all opinions are entirely my own