‘Tis the season for stylish gift-giving


The countdown for Christmas has begun for many children and adults as they begin creating wish lists. People worry about breaking budgets to give loved ones meaningful presents, but there is no need to spend a fortune. 

There are great holiday sales, coupons, online shopping and fabulous stores to shop at for bargains. Ask your favorite stores if there will be any special sales or offers for the holidays. Many online stores have free shipping at certain times so check for that as well. 

A fun idea to keep cost down is to a Secret Santa exchange with family, friends, or even co-workers. You can create a budget as to how much can be spent and have a little exchange party.

Gift ideas for the women:
Scarves and gloves: Forever 21American EagleMarshalls or Target

Hair accessories: J. CrewH&M

Perfume: Calvin Klein Obsession, Mademoiselle by Chanel, Daisy by Marc Jacobs

Jewelry (bangles, earrings, necklace, cocktail rings): Francesca’s ClosetForever 21H&M, Knuth’s, BCBG, estate sales or Stein Mart

Sleepwear: Victoria Secret

Gift ideas for the men:
Cologne: Polo by Ralph Lauren, Burberry Britt, Calvin Klein ck one, Giorgio Armani Armani

Scarves and gloves: H&MDillard’sNordstrom Rack or Banana Republic

Sleepwear: Ralph LaurenLands' EndNautica or American Eagle

Boxers: GapJ. CrewCalvin Klein or American Eagle

Ties: Ralph LaurenJ. CrewGap or Nordstrom Rack

Slippers: L.L. Bean and Eddie Bauer

Monday, November 30, 2009