Around this time every year, our calendars begin to fill up with holiday parties, social events and all the gift giving to do’s necessary to make the holidays merry and bright.
Don’t get me wrong, I <3 this time of year, and though it’s better to give than to receive…gift giving can be a little overwhelming and add up quickly. (Am I speaking your language?)
I don’t know how Santa does it, but I make my shopping list and check it twice against Tanger sales.
Here’s a sneak peek of said list with gift ideas under $20 plus a few tips to “dress them up” making them look even more thoughtful (and expensive)!
Kirkland’s | Birch Bark Hand-Crafted Candle | $8.99
First of all – this candle is under $10 and it is beautiful. That’s a steal in my book. Candles are my fave gifting item. Everybody loves a great looking (and smelling) candle. They make the perfect hostess, housewarming or general gift for friends and family on your list.
These Birch Bark Hand-Crafted candles from Kirkland’s have the perfect vibe for a rustic Christmas. AND (added bonus) they work great with your winter white seasonal decor…if you happen to buy a few for yourself! No judgment if you do.
To take it to the next level, create a gift basket with the candle and a bottle of holiday cheer or wrap them in a burlap bag with a touch of lace or sparkly ribbon! The extra touch really adds to the thought behind the gift and the excitement when they open it.
Kirkland’s | Assorted Pillows | $22.99
While we’re on the subject of home decor, small items like toss pillows and throw blankets make wonderful cozy gift ideas also. Everyone wants one – they just don’t know it yet!
And who could resist a comfy throw like this one from Kirkland’s?
Kirkland’s | Throw Blanket | $14.99
Wrap the toss pillow in the throw and tie it all together with complementary colored ribbon and maybe a sprig of holly or mistletoe for an added wow-factor!
Old Navy Outlet | Assorted Infinity Scarves | $16.99
You really can’t go wrong with great knitted scarves, gloves or hats. Mix and match the colors, gift them separately or as a set. These are perfect for the girlfriends, sister-in-laws and anyone who already “has everything”. You can never have too many scarves and for $17 – who could turn that down?
These are truly a seasonal staple that helps to stretch your gifting budget without sacrificing the quality.
Bath & Body Works | Fragrance Mist | Prices vary
Beauty products are another fun, fashionable and fragrant gift idea at the top of my list!
Stocking stuffers, basket fillers or as standalone gifts for more casual friends or younger family…there’s something that almost everyone will be sure to love. And oftentimes, they’re sold in sets or special deals so you can buy more than one and give each to a different person.
H&M | Earring Set | $12.99
Don’t underestimate the thoughtfulness of trendy accessories as gifting options for the season. Especially when you can find them on sale and stock up!
Even the most basic of earrings can look great if you present them on a cute mini pillow inside a velvet cinch-top bag.
J.Crew Factory | Feather Necklace | $42.50
Okay so this is a little over $20, but I couldn’t resist! This fun, feathered necklace is a beauty on its own, but drape it over a bottle of wine… and it’s truly next level.
So…take this inspo, watch for the sales at your closest Tanger location and get a little creative with the wrapping details.
You’ll be surprised at how fab your gift giving will be this holiday season and how quickly you can check people off your list!
Happy (early) holiday shopping!