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I absolutely LOVE this time of year as I’m sure you can tell with all the holiday posts I’ve been putting up. If you missed my other gift guides, holiday outfit ideas, holiday makeup tutorials, and more, check it out here.
It’s that time of year where your friends and family will be having holiday get-togethers and you certainly don’t want to show up empty-handed. But at the same time, you also don’t want to kill your entire holiday budget. I totally get it. Thankfully you can give fab, thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank. Here’s a few of my ideas for fab and affordable hostess gift ideas!
So here’s the thing about this guide: I put it together with myself in mind. I’m someone who year-round likes to know what the latest in beauty is to add to my stash. I might be what some may call a fiend. Then there’s a twist though—by virtue of what I currently do for a living (write about beauty and fashion), I also have a lot of beauty sent to me. So someone getting me beauty gifts for Christmas is kind of like giving an enthusiastic welder a—um, hmm—well, a welding kit. It’s like, yeah the welder loves welding, but sheesh—maybe mix it up a bit for the holiday gifts?
Think you have to spend a ton to make a great impression with your holiday gifts? Nah, kid. You can give some amazing gifts without having to give up on your budget and I’ll show you how. Everything in this entire post (even the grouping of gifts) are $20 or LESS. Yasssss
I swore I wasn’t going to buy anything for Black Friday or Cyber Monday—that’s because I got wind of many of the deals early on and decided I didn’t need anything. Then of course some brands were super silent about their deals and when they hit I was at my computer like this…
UPDATE 11/28/16 at 12:59 A.M. EST: I updated this post to add some of the new Cyber Monday deals I heard. Some brands don’t announce Cyber Monday deals until after Black Friday and sometimes it may make sense to wait until Cyber Monday to see if you can get some extra savings. Other times—especially with items that could sell out, it may be worth it to just grab it when you can. It’s a gamble either way.
This year I decided to go the short and sweet route with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals—this time I’m picking brands I typically shop with and also wanted to highlight some of my favorite Black-owned businesses. Keep checking back in as I’ll update this post as I hear about more deals. Happy shopping! Let me know what you get :)