Thursday, December 1, 2011

Favorite Things - Budget Version

It's gift giving season, and all of the kids' gifts have been purchased and wrapped.  Their wants leaned heavily towards electronics, so it was pretty boring crossing off items from their wishlists.  I thought I'd share some fun gift ideas that I've seen around that won't bust a hole in your Christmas budgets(under $30 each,) should you find yourself looking for just a few more stocking stuffers.

For your girlfriends:  A Lily Puliltzer iPhone cover from See Jane Work.

For your favorite baker:  A HomeMade Cookie Stamp from

Or a fantastic Pink Ribbon Retro Style Apron from the etsy seller ApronQueen.  She has some amazing designs.

For the guy in your life who's just a big kid:  A Hand Grenade USB

Or Salt & Pepper Robots.  Both of these are from Think Geek.  I love going there for really unusual items at great prices.

And what's this baker's favorite budget gift to give?  Cookies of course.  Here's one of last year's baskets.  Find the ornament gift tag tutorial here.

I have no affiliation with any of the mentioned shops and have not been perked or paid for the mentions.  I just think there stuff is really cool.  Thanks for popping in and shopping with me.  I'm linking this up to Nester's Favorite Things and Polohouse's Favorites on the First.


  1. Love all these ideas but that homemmade stamp is just the cutest thing for a baker! Love it.

  2. Very cool ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. I need to get a move on my shopping. I've done a little, but need to kick it into high gear now!
    Hope you have a great day! :)

    I love the phone covers and those salt and pepper cuties are adorable!
    I have not seen ANY of these clever gifts and I have been online a LOT lately!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up Marcia!
    Thanks for the mention and for sharing your favorites too.

    Big hugs,

  4. Oh my gosh! Love your gift basket...what a lucky recipient!

  5. Very cute finds! Of course I adore all things Lilly!


  6. Those cookie stamps are darling! Now I need an iphone for one of those cases, thanks for sharing!

  7. Ohhhh I love the cookie stamp! I have seen them for years but have never tried them. Maybe this year?

  8. I am LOVING the ipod cover. I bet your friends and neighbours love this time of year since they get some of your tasty goodies.

  9. cute ideas! ohmygosh the hand grenade USB is funny!

  10. SOOO cute!!! LOVE your picks because they are so original! Great list!

    So nice to 'meet' you today! I blog at "Only A Breath" and would love for you to stop by and visit :)


  11. These. Are. GREAT!!!! I love all of your wonderful gift ideas. The Home Made stamp is my favorite!!!

    Ricki Jill


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