Melinda Gale

Real Life In Raleigh

Gift Guide

Gift shopping is easily one of the most anxiety inducing things about the holidays. I always feel like I have to get everyone the coolest, most unique gift. Chances are, the recipient is just stoked to get something but I have to beat myself up about it regardless. Here are a few fun ideas to help you with your holiday shopping. Some are a little random but just go with it! Don't forget to use Ebates when online shopping! 

$25 and Under

Frosted Alpine soap by bare soaps and Nadia Murdock Fit - $7.49 - Nadia teamed up with bare soaps to make the perfect soap for your post workout shower! 20% of proceeds from your purchase is invested in vaccines, vitamins, soap, and other needs in Kaberamaido, Uganda. 

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs by Blue Star Coloring - $9.04 - These seem a little wacky but I promise, they really do relax you. What adult doesn't love an excuse to color?!

16-Ounce Solid Copper Smooth Finish Moscow Mule Mug by Old Dutch International - $9.89 - I am obsessed with copper mugs and literally only order Moscow Mules so I can drink out of them. This is the perfect gift for your friend who loves to mix up their own cocktails at home. Or if you want to buy me a set, I won't complain. 

Gold Canvas Holiday Workout Wine Bag by Francesca's - $10 - This is the perfect gift for your wine loving personal trainer! (Throw a bottle of wine in it though!)

Wine Cork Candles by Francesca's - $12 - Another super cute gift for any wine lover. 

Stocking Flask by Holiday Hangover - $14.99 - This is hilarious and I am seriously thinking about purchasing it for about 5 of my friends. I am not into Christmas decorations but this I can get behind.

Phone Charging Luggage Tag by Francesca's - $20 - Because we all have that one friend who's phone always dies.

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll by Peter Guralnick - $21.51  - This book is perfect for the music loving dad. Or just anyone who is obsessed with Johnny Cash like I am. 

Gold Glitter Champagne Glasses by Francesca's - $24 - These were way too cute NOT to include.

Be Bold Stamped Bangle by Cents Of Style - $24.95 - They have tons of other phrases and you should probably grab a few for all of the ladies in your life. 

DIY Butter Kit by UncommonGoods - $24.99 - Because who doesn't want to make their own fancy butter?!

Cards Against Humanity - $25 - Cards Against Humanity is truly the gift that just keeps giving.

$25 and Above

Personalized Growler by Wine Enthusiast - $29.95 - Because we all have that one craft beer lover in our life.

Holiday Signature Candle by Henri Bendel - $35.00 - I buy this candle for my mom every year because it's fancy and she literally has everything. 

You're On My Fantasy Team tee by Free Your Heart Apparel - $39.00 - I am obsessed with all of Free Your Heart's shirts but this one is a favorite. It's the perfect gift for your Fantasy Football partner in crime! 

Adult Mermaid Tail Blanket by Blankie Tails - $39.95 - Because mermaids.

Everglades 13" MacBook Case by Della - $42 - Because ethical fashion is in! And we all know a super hip college student who would love this!

Custom Erin Condren Design planner - $50+ - These planners will help keep even the most disorganized person on schedule. 

Novel Duffle by Herschel Supply Co - $79 - Because we all have a dad/brother/significant other who travels for work. I love the shoe pocket.

Still pretty stumped as to what to buy your loved ones? Check out these gift guides!

The Holiday Gift Guide for Los Angeles Food Lovers - Eater LA

Holiday Gifts That Give Back - Huff Post

Punch Hutton’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide - Vanity Fair