We all have that friend who is addicted to online shopping. She (or he) is always purchasing new and interesting finds, and it seems like she’s getting an Amazon package delivered every single day. So what do you buy the woman who has everything when it’s a special occasion? You’ve got to start thinking outside the box! Don’t panic if you’re running out of birthday and Christmas ideas for your pal. Keep reading for 12 inexpensive gifts that are unique, creative, and bound to please.
Switch things up with cute stamps instead of only relying on your go-to eyeliner. The four-piece set comes with four stamp designs, a star, moon, flower, and heart, that can be used for any occasion. The best part? These pens are double-sided, meaning you’ll get a stamp on one end and a precise liquid eyeliner tip on the other. Score! I purchased this set for myself last year, and I always get compliments when I use a stamp in a makeup look. My personal favorite is the heart.
These are totally TikTok and Instagram-worthy. The melting heart sunglasses are an easy way to channel your inner 90s kid on a budget. They come in a variety of different colors to fit anyone’s personal style. You’ll get a pair of glasses, one mini screwdriver that will attach to keys or a lanyard, a cleaning cloth, and a glasses case. Just because they’re cheap doesn’t mean you won’t be keeping them clean!
Traveling with a million different toiletries is usually a nightmare experience. Enter the Gemice Travel Bottles, which are cute, functional, and leak-proof. No more worrying about spillage in your makeup bags or jostling for space when you need to bring enough shampoo and conditioner to last a few days. Alternatively, grab one to fill with a delicious salad dressing or sauce for your next packed lunch.
Never worry about forgetting your pills on vacation again. Waterproof and moistureproof, the small metal container can hold around 20 pills and can be stowed away easily in any purse or backpack. The spring-latch clasp keeps the contents safely inside, divided into three compartments. It’d also be ideal for mints or small jewelry pieces you want to keep safe.
Treat your BFF to a microfiber spa headband to make every day feel luxurious. Soft to the touch and gentle on hair, the headband from Kitsch keeps locks out of the way while you put on makeup or take it all off at the end of the day. It’s lightweight, breathable, and fits a variety of head sizes due to the large velcro strap. The headband also features a roomy slit to keep your hair back without a scrunchie or elastic.
Tree Hut’s Tropic Glow Bare Moisturizing Shave Oil smells like almond, golden amber, and Australian sandalwood. The gel-to-oil formula is made with pistachio oil and cupuaçu butter and turns any shaving experience into a sunny escape, free from nicks and bumps. One reviewer on Ulta’s website said it’s “magic in a bottle” and left their bikini area as smooth as silk. Need we say more?
You never know when you’ll need a makeup wipe, and these Neutrogena single packs cover all your bases. Each towelette is individually-wrapped and pre-moistened for your every need. Smeared eyeliner? Check. Extra hot day, and you desperately need to wipe your face? These will do! Divide the pack of 20 between your car’s glovebox, purse, backpack, travel bag, and any other location where you want to be prepared.
Zodiac-themed gifts are always a win in my book. This 4-inch jewelry dish from a brand called Native Villa is stunning and guaranteed to add a one-of-a-kind flair to any room. It has the individual astrology name printed with its corresponding symbol and constellation, plus delicate gold stars dotted all over the tray. The lead-free glaze is non-toxic and safe for handwashing.
Wine aerators improve the smell and flavor of your favorite Merlot, perking it up and refreshing it, especially if the bottle has been sitting in a cellar for a while. It infuses the liquid with the optimal amount of oxygen. Simply pop the rubber grip on the top, pour, and you’re instantly on your way to better wine. This combo pack from TenTen Labs means one for your friend and one for you to keep on hand for your next get-together.
Simple doesn’t always have to be a bad thing–just look at these small but mighty bathroom organizers. Each plastic canister has two compartments for all the little things in your bathroom that need a home, like bobby pins, clips, Q-tips, and cotton balls. They could also be lifesavers for teachers to stow away desk supplies like paper clips, tacks, and staples.
Come on, who wouldn’t want a miniature moon lamp to show off? The realistic model comes with a remote control with 16 color options and can flash, fade or strobe. There’s a built-in rechargeable battery and a wooden stand that’s a snap to assemble. Display it on your bedside table as a night light, or bring it out on the patio for some fun mood lighting as you relax with a drink.
Move over, chunky architecture and fashion coffee table books–there’s a new kid in town. The Golden Book of Fortune-Telling provides insight for those curious about the future. It has information on the meaning of names, zodiac signs, birthdays, love interests, and even color choices. You’ll find predictions on everything from careers to romance to self-fulfillment. There’s always something new to discover.