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GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING

Frugalista Gifts: Do You Know Who They Are?

GIVE THE PERFECT GIFT

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Take a moment and think about who they are; what they love/like, need, like/would like to do, wish they had; where they dream of going or returning to…

Finding the perfect gift is easier than you think. Check out the idea starters below. Most of these items are available in the physical store.

Are your gift recipients . . .

. . . eco or organic oriented?

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The Echeveria succulent Plants in Urban Long Pot is a gift of beauty and easy care. The stylish planter will compliment several décors. Your gift recipient can keep these indoors or outdoors. Succulents store water in their leaves, so even the brownest thumbs wont kill this beauty.
$26 Home Depot

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The nearly natural Succulent Garden in a Concrete Planter might also be a lovely option.
$62 Target

Find other succulent varieties available at World Market, Williams-Sonoma, Harry & David, Amazon and Home Depot.

You may want to print and laminate the following article to go along with your succulent gift.
Everything you need to know to assemble and care for a succulent garden
And you may want to read this to find a better fit of succulent for your gift recipient: Get to know the different succulent varieties

 

A male Eco enthusiast might love the  Luminous White Corn Resin Bracelet and Natural Tree Bark Dial. It’s not only biodegradable, but rugged with a large case and many features. The watch, with blue bezel,100252_20_1  even features a mercury free battery. And it looks good.

$32 was $80 sproutwatches.com
(Several men’s and women’s available at regular $75 price)

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Your gift recipient grows fresh 234ab7aa-6ba3-4b76-b295-9060efbf82b0_1-1fd90addd5063e9d42f60016162e2775all year with the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Classic 6 with Gourmet Herbs Seed Pod Kit and Bonus Heirloom Cherry Tomato Seed Pod Kit. No mess or bugs since there’s no soil. This kit will look great on any surface. A bounty of freshness: herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more; all grown inside.

$50 was $80 Walmart  (other kit varieties available from $50 to $100)

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As a companion to above or as a img6csuggestion to another gift giver to complement yours, present the Gathering Basket.
$40 Williams-Sonoma

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Wrap up a Mediterranean herb garden with the Culinary Trio Topiaries. img36cYour recipient gets fragrant and edible rosemary and lavender, as well as the silvery green of the European olive tree to beautify their space. Comes in pots with saucers.
$40 Williams-Sonoma

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. . . A FASHIONISTA?

The BP Knit Scarf will complement just about anything she owns. In two neutral colors. Couple this with a _12995733-1fashion sweater, jewelry, pretty tech gloves or a gift card for her favorite restaurant. Or, the beautiful bag below.
$10 Was $25 Nordstrom

 

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The BP Tassel Velvet Crossbody Bag has compartments. She’ll use this as an evening clutch too.
$39 Nordstrom

 

For the guy who takes care with his look, you can’t go wrong with a _13278002classic dress shirt. The Nordstrom’s Men’s Smartcare Traditional Fit stripe dress shirt with fine tonal stripes. Wrinkle free and washable. In 2 colors.
$40 was $70 Nordstrom

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The trench is always in fashion. Gift the big guy the Merona Men’s Big & Tall Trench Coat.

 $37 was $51 Target
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A leather skirt is also a classic. Is the INC International Concepts Faux Leather Skirt her style? Machine washable.
$35 was $70 Macy’s

They like to dress up their home too? And love comfort? Gift this JCPenney Home™ Faux Ultra Mink Fur and Sherpa Comforter dp0716201503421254mand they just might not get out of bed on the weekends. It will certainly look great in their bedroom. Or on the couch? Reversible. Several colors and patterns.
$80 was $165 (full – Queen) JCPenney

Don’t be the person making frantic rounds in the mall or that had to grab something at 7-11. List several possibilities under each gift recipient, after you give it a think; and you’ll definitely get that smile that reaches their eyes when they open your gifts.

. . .KITSCHY or WHIMSICAL?

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This gift recipient would relate to the Gianna Rose Fruit Shaped Soap in a pretty leaf dish. They will also appreciate the gentle richness of this pair.
$15 Amazon

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They might love the lemon ones as well.
$18 Amazon
How about something that’s 50848765Whimsical and can also bring about serenity? The Hanging Geode Kit might do just that. This terrarium includes a quartz crystal, natural sand, preserved Moss & lichen and hanging twine.
$18 Target

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This gift recipient might love these stoneware Heart Bowls. Three different sizes.
$17 Crate & Barrel

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Remember: to find the best price and/or all retailers for a product:
Use shopping comparison tools, like bizrate, Shopzilla. Check out the top shopping comparison sites here  and here
Or, Google the gift choice, then click “Shopping” tab.
And these top rated shopping apps – Best Shopping apps.                                Best Price Comparison apps

 

. . . GARDENING?

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The gardener might not even realize they need the Western Chief Women’s Neoprene Ditsy Dot Mid boot. Will use these for running around in the rain as well.
$24 was $30 Tractor Supply Company

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Or, the hardcore Gardener might 1111875prefer the Original Muck Boot Company Women’s Breezy Mid boot. Made of both rubber and neoprene with the Xpress cool fabric lining. Guaranteed 100% waterproof and carries a one-year warranty.
$60 was $75 Tractor Supply Company

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51thj1c1ryl-_sy400_-1After harvesting the garden, she might appreciate the Gianna Rose Gardener’s Lavender and Bergamot Soaps. Not only for the gentle exfoliation, but for the moisturizing oatmeal and great scent. Comes with wooden tray.
$28 Amazon

917fp04cmsl-_sl1500_For a less feminine version, gift Gianna Rose Gardeners Soaps with tray. Oatmeal soap with exfoliation in a lemon, clove and bay fragrance.
$25 was $28 Amazon

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Great Gardens of America showcases 304 pages of beautiful gardens, from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to modern works of art. All designed by the greatest garden designers and landscape architects in history. Your recipient could also experience many of these in person.

$30 Amazon

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The Garden Rocker Rolling Seat reduces strain on the lower back and knees. Wheels allow them to roll around while they work. This gift recipient will appreciate that the base tilts forward and sideways.
$41 Brookstone

 

. . . ENTERTAINING?

xl_12016260-nashville-canapeGift the Filigree 4-Piece Personalized Square Coaster Set for their intimate gatherings. These heirloom quality, artisan crafted, forged aluminum pieces enhances any décor; and will be keepers.
$60.00 Wendell August

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The entertainer or cook in your life might use the Tiered Server with Stoneware Baking Dishes as soon as they unwrap it. Dishes are oven and dishwasher safe, and microwavable.
$48 WAS $60 PIER 1 IMPORTS

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Tiered Server with Platter & Condiment Dishes providing their guests a beautiful presentation. The microwavable and dishwasher safe dishes fit into an iron frame.

$40 was $50

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Gift the festive hand-painted Santa Cruz Salsa Bowl. Terracotta set includes Includes a spoon.
$13 was $17 Crate & Barrel

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What is the most perfect gift you’ve received? How did the giver figure out what to give?

Browse our Christmas/holiday posts for more gift ideas, like:

 It’s Their Thing for $25 or less

Keep It Outdoors for $25 or less

And our older posts with even more gift ideas, like:

Frugalista Gifts: Housewarming

All prices rounded and stated as existed at publication. Items likely available at several stores at different prices.

We hope you find the perfect gift; or at least get some perfect ideas for your gift recipient. Know your gift recipient, or their needs, and you cannot go wrong.

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We love to hear your comments and suggestions. Please share your thoughts and all posts you find helpful.

HAPPY FRUGALISTA SHOPPING!

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