Not Your Average Under $50 Gift Guide

    Am I the only one whose had gift guides shoved down their throat every time they get on social media lately? I mean I’m all for suggestions but what about a little treat for myself after all my hard work Christmas shopping – where’s the guide for me, the gift giver? The “treat yourself to a good deal because you deserve it” guide. The “this piece is a steal (keep it for yourself we won’t tell Santa)” guide. The “ohh what’s one more sweater” guide. Well friends, this is that guide – and spoiler alert I’ve already bought almost all of them – sorry not sorry.

    Dress On Sale

    The dress I wore for my engagement pictures was on major sale for Black Friday but Franseca’s is having a FLASH SALE so snatch it up!! I’m wearing it in blush but it comes in a stunning red that’s perfect for the holidays – oh and ps it comes in plus sizes too.

    Belt on Sale

    My belt might be sold out in white (boo) BUT it’s still available in red and black – hellooo holiday outfit anyone?!?! Get the whole outfit now for less than $60 and look effortless this holiday season.

    Sleeveless Sweater by ELLE

    I love this sleeveless sweater SO much! For starters it’s incredibly soft and the tan colour is gorgeous but it’s also at an amazing price right now for LESS THAN $20 at Kohl’s – and it comes in classic black (I might need to order another one). These sunglasses I’m wearing were also at a great price from LOFT but they’re already sold out, which is such a same but they have a handful of awesome ones all under $20 – if these are still available in a few days it’s meant to be, right?

    And since you’re already shopping LOFT you need to check out our Cable Tunic Sweaters – they’re on sale for less than $30 each, come in a bundle of great colours and basically make me want to snuggle by the fire with some hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie they’re so cosy (I already have them in 3 colours – so you’ll be seeing it on repeat this winter).

    Lip Scrub & Lip Slip

    Speaking of on repeat this winter – this lip kit is a must! I only recently discovered the wonders of a lip scrub and let’s just say in the winter it’s a must, complete with their signature lip balm – can you really put a price on soft kissable lips this New Years? Ha! Also if blueberry isn’t your thing it comes in Vanilla and Peach – so pick your pleasure, personally I’m a Vanilla girl but hey if it’s like a Peach Bellini I’m in!

    And if all else fails – just pick yourself up some flowers, macaroons, some bubbly and throw yourself a little party! Xx


    • Staci West is an obsessive compulsive traveller who is currently dealing with a chronic case of coffee addicition. Symptoms include blackouts from online shopping sessions, a ferocious passion for everything colourful and energy levels that exceed a normal human capacity. On the advice of her carer and companion, Kendall her yellow labrador, she created L&L, a down to Earth lifestyle blog, as a distraction for her pathological need for shoes.

    • Show Comments (12)

    • Julia

      I love this guide! I’ve definitely been shopping for myself too when I’ve been doing Christmas shopping 🙂

      • Staci West

        A girl after my own heart, I love it! Xx

    • Lena Elzayn

      I love this idea! Treating yourself is so important and I love the idea of throwing yourself a party “just because”. So fun! Also, I’m in love with that box filled with flowers and macrons! Who wouldn’t die receiving that box?

      • Staci West

        Isn’t that just the prettiest box you’ve ever seen?!

    • Travelgal Nicole

      I love this. Such great ideas. So much fun

      • Staci West

        Thanks so much, it was a lot of fun to put together

    • Sheena

      Love the look of the lip kit!

      • Staci West

        The lip kit is life saver and a GREAT stock stuffer or secret santa gift

    • Luci {Luci’s Morsels}

      I adore the idea of a gift guide to pamper yourself! I also fall into the trap of gift hunting for others, but discovering fun things that I want to buy myself too, haha. I love the lip kit you included here, and the blush dress is so cute!

      P.S. Your engagement photos are stunning – congrats!!

      • Staci West

        It’s so hard not to see little things here and there that I want, I’m going to have to start filling my own stocking soon HA – this lip kit is a great gift this holiday season

    • Alex

      Your engagement pictures are stunning, (and so are you!) Also, I love the idea of a lip scrub in the winter. Hadn’t even thought of that!


      • Staci West

        I love my lip scrub, it’s saving me this winter that’s for sure! Thank you! You can see the rest of our engagement photos on 😀

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