GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Keep in mind the”Order online, Pick up at Store” feature most retailers offer. Orders often available same or next day. And customer service can likely ID number of the chosen items available at the store. Also check “Arrives by Christmas” guarantees.
At Pottery Barn, check these
Looks realistic, even down to the “water” in the vase in some. Choose from various floral arrangements, plants and trees, from $20 to $150. All fantastically realistic.
For the Secret Santa or office gifts, these make beautiful gifts at the bargain sale price of less than $10, but certainly look fabulous:
Budget on a higher scale? For tonier faux arrangements, check Horchow especially their sale items:
$81.75 Was $109 (25% off )
Gift the artistic, fun 16 ounce Final Touch Relax Cognac Glass. Set of 2 for their collection.
$31 (Free Shipping-see details)
Or the Etched Glass World Globe Whiskey Decanter Set might delight your bartender, traveler, entertainer and/or simply imbiber recipient. Hand Blown Glass, and it acts as an aerator. Of course they can fill it with their fave adult beverage.
Is your gift recipient into modern contemporary? Or, perhaps, they’re contemplative, a thinker, love a good discussion or simply love red. The ‘Parade of Red Trees’ by Rio Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas could serve all of those–at a fantastic price. 16″ H x 24″ W and 35 H x 47 W
$39 16 x 24 Target $88 $110 35 H X 47 W Target
Art runs the spectrum here from $10 (plaques, etc) to the thousands; with many available in the $32 to $150 range.
Or, would the bold, post-Impressionism of Van Gogh’s Starry Night be a better fit on their wall? This high quality reproduction comes ready to hang, with a hidden wooden frame.
$80 allmodern.com (2 sizes; 2 more sizes for higher price)
Satisfy the cook, traveler and/or art lover with the Eat Well Travel Often Art Print. This is unframed Art print. Add a beautiful frame and matte as part of the gift.
Can a cook or baker ever have too many prep and storage bowls. This pretty 3-piece Prep and Store set will look great in use on the counter or nesting in the cabinet. Comes with lids. $10
Add a little art to a coffee fiend’s morning with Chemex Pour-Over Wood Collar Glass Coffee Maker. No electricity needed, just filters and hot water. so gift recipient could even keep it at their desk! Pretty wood collar and leather tie insulates the pour. Remember to include the filters–paper and reusable available.
$37 (3 cup) $42 (6 cup) $44 (8 cup) $46 (10 cup) Williams-Sonoma
$45.50 (8 cup) World Market
Your gift recipient might have well stocked cabinets, so get them something new and different to cook with.
The unique flavor of Fig and Elderberry Blaak Drizzle will delight their palate, whether on cheese, salads, vegetables, ice cream… They create the possibilities
$15 Check local food specialty retailers (2 bottle pairing – $28)
Who couldn’t use more spice in their life? Gift the MIDDLE EASTERN SPICE COLLECTION. The names alone – Shawarma, Baharat, Ras El Hanout, Sumac, Za’atar and the Hawaij spice – will pique interest to experiment and add flavor.
Your foodie/traveler gift recipient might enjoy the Eat Well, Travel Often art gracing their kitchen or office. On canvas, framed. 14H x 11W (Larger sizes available)
$24 – $69 various outlets
Travel=walking. This gift recipient probably won’t mind the CITY SLIPS BALLET TRAVEL FLATS. Even if they have a couple of pairs already. These will work for the working woman also, after a long day in heels. Leather upper. The glitter toe adds some sparkle to her day.
We LOVE finding deals and Frugalista gifts that will delight and not break the budget. Especially ones that give you ideas of your own. All so you don’t have to rack your brain.
We hope you find the perfect fit or at least get some perfect ideas for your gift recipient.
HAPPY FRUGALISTA SHOPPING! Thanks for coming by!
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