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FRUGALISTA GIFTS IDEAS: TRENDING CASUAL CHIC

 

RELAXED AND EASYGOING FRUGALISTA GIFT IDEAS 

Vera Wang Scarf - Kohl's

Vera Wang Scarf – Kohl’s

Casual chic. Relaxed, sensual, effortless – comfortable. One of the listed 2013 spring trends. A good one that’s easy to gift. And one your recipient, or you, can dress up or down. And, casual chic doesn’t only apply to outfits. Although that’s an easy route.  Scarves, of course, always make chic additions. However, there are many ways to rock this trend.

FOR HOUSEWARMING, HOSTESS, HOME GIFTS

 

ENTERTAINING & UTILITARIAN 

The Vintage Document Coasters Set embodies the casual chic theme. Perfect for the recipient who loves vintage, historical documents; and similar. The glass coasters will look great on their tables. Even, possibly spur a few conversations. Comes in a gift box.

$22 lastcall.com

Vintage Document Coasters Set – Last Call

 

Paris Travel Coasters – Last Call

ENTERTAINING TRAVELER  Or, consider the Paris Travel Coasters. For the traveler who’s been to Paris, want to go, simply loves Paris or is an intrepid jetsetter. Also of glass in gift box.

$22 lastcall.com

 

The Simply Shabby Chic Vanity Stool might work in your recipient’s décor, with or without a vanity. Generous foam cushion—comfortable elegance for feet or butts.

 

$45 www.target.com

Shabby Chic Vanity Stool – Target

 

 

ME DECORATE PRETTY 

The Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing book might be a perfect Frugalista Gift for the DIY decorator in your life. They’ll find tips and trick to artful chic living. Interior designer Adler even subdivides the chapters by types of furniture.  

$17.95 target.com

 

 

 

The Julia Knight “Lily” bowl might make a great bundler with the Adler book. Also artful, yet functional.  An embodiment of casual chic. These handcrafted, hand painted bowls come in 4” and 8” sizes and kiwi and raspberry colors.

$35 4”; $65 – 8” neimanmarcus.com

Julia Knight Bowl – Neiman Marcus

Leaf Napkin Rings – Distinctive-decor

Or, bundle with causal chic silver-plated Leaf shaped Napkin Rings. Set of 4.

$15 $7.50 distinctive-décor.com

The William Bounds Pep Art Red & Black Stripes & Dots Cone Mill Set makes a great casual chic gift for the playful entertainer. Or, one who simply likes whimsy with meals.

William Bound Cone Mill Set – Distinctive-decor

$45 distinctive-décor.com

 

For a great article, and more ideas, on casual chic table settings, check out Tables Set for Casual Chic.

 

 

 

 FOR THE FASHIONISTA

 

KIDDY CHIC

This may seem pricey for a T-shirt, but it’s ultra adorable. J’Adore Milk on the front. A casual chic announcement of their milk craving. Short sleeve, in soft-spun cotton.

$24 – 0-24 mos. $26 – 4T, 6T angelicgenius.com (Available in long sleeve and one piece – slightly higher)

Angelic Genius offers several other t-shirts like the Platinum one below.

Angelic Genius

Platinum Girl T-shirt – Angelic Genius

 

 

VERSATILE STYLE

The Floral Lace Dress perfectly fits the casual chic theme. It features floral lace over a tank dress. Throw on a suit or glitzy jacket for uptown. 

Lace Dress – Neiman’s Last Call

Dress it down with a leather or jean jacket. The shoe possibilities are endless! Bonus: Lace remains a spring trend. 

$48 (Reg $69) Neiman- lastcall.com

 

 

 

BIKER VIBE 

Faux Leather Jacket – JCPenney

 Another trend for spring? Warm weather leather jackets. This XOXO Faux Leather Jacket will look great with lots of styles.  Your fashionista might even pair it with the dress above. On clearance now.

$25 (Reg. $45) jcpenney.com

 

 

Need some ideas for leather as a spring accessory? Check out the Fashion Spot’s “How to Wear…” for fantastic photos and ideas.  Love the ideas of the perforated leather jacket and leather vests.

Faux Leather Vest – JCPenney

 

Faux Leather Biker Jacket – JCPenney

 

Include your adventurous, fashionista guy recipient in on the trend too. The Decree Faux Leather Biker Jacket – the epitome of casual chic.

$38 (Reg $60) JCPenney.com

iJeans by Buffalo Biker Jacket

 

Or, the i jeans by Buffalo Faux Leather Biker Jacket might better fit the bill.

$42 (Reg. $60) jcpenney.com

 

 

And, of course, a button-down shirt, like the Slim Fit Oxford from Everlane.com fits the trend.

Slim Fit Oxford – Everlane

 

FOR THE ACCESSORY LOVERS

Kendra Scott Earrings – Neiman’s Last Call

 

UNIQUE AND FLIRTY  

These Kendra Scott Hammered Leaf Earrings have the casual chic vibe. Your recipient can also wear them dressed up or down. Earring drops measure 4”.

$55 Neiman-lastcall.com

TRENDY & ORGANIZED 

Le Trendy’s purse – Chictopia

Le Trendy’s Round Edge Purse is chic, casual and an organizer.  It works for a wide age range of gift recipients. Plus it’s well-done faux leather for the VEGANS and PETA/ECO-MINDED. Bonus: in burnt orange – the color for spring, for those recipients who go with that flow.

$55 www.chictopia.com/

 

 

 

 

MR COOL, LAID-BACK & STYLISH 

Jack & Jones hat – ASOS

Timberlake nor Usher will have anything on this recipient. At least, not in this cotton Jack & Jones hat with its contrast band.

$25 http://us.asos.com/

 

 

CONFIDENT & PREPARED  

Essential Scarf - Everlane

Your recipient will configure this 70”x30” Essential Scarf from Everlane.com in tons of fashionable ways.  She’ll also use it as a shawl on the cool evenings still yet to come.  Lightweight, textured softness in 5 colors.

$60 everlane.com

 

 

 FOR HOMEBODIES TO RELAX IN STYLE

 

The stylish Vero Moda Pineapple PJ provides comfort and the ability for your recipient to entertain unexpected guests. And if they decide it works as work apparel…

$40 $20 PJ shirt; $35 $24 PJ pant http://us.asos.com

Vera Moda PJ – ASOS

 

He can’t help but feel relaxed in the ASOS Deep V T-Shirt. If he’s modest outside the house, simply throw another T or shirt under it. In pure cotton. Multiple colors.

$15 http://us.asos.com/

Deep V T-shirt – ASOS

You’ll find lots of examples of chic (relaxed) and casual on retailer’s sites and sites like Pinterest.  Ones like  the Pinterest site Effortless and Casual.

Victoria Secret – chic and casual looks – http://www.victoriassecret.com/clothing/casual-chic-looks?pageAt=all


 

 

Whether you clothe, accessorize or decorate your gift recipient, they’re sure to appreciate the high comfort level of the chic casual trend.

What do you think of the chic casual trend? Do you think the people on your gift list will appreciate these type of gifts?  

Let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading and Happy Frugalista Shopping!

© 2013 DLewis 

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