Holiday Gift Guide 2016 // 8 Ideas for Your Favorite Friends

Happy 22 days until Christmas!

This holiday season seems to have come much more quickly than usual. Not sure if it's because of the election or that I'm in school, but I feel completely unprepared! A few gifts are purchased and on their way to me, but I still have a few people I'd like to snag something special for. While browsing some online shops I came across some adorable things that I think you'll love as well. If you're on the look for some inexpensive yet cute gifts for your favorite friends and loved ones, keep on reading!

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 // 8 Ideas for Your Favorite Friends -

Mini Happy Planner (2017) - Stay Golden // $19.99

About two months ago I received a full-sized Happy Planner and have been actively using it ever since. I try to make time to write a few things down in there on Sunday's so I have a little outline of my week. As things come up I scribble them down and even add a few stickers to add a cute touch. I'm so excited to see that they now sell a mini version and for an amazing price point. If you know a planner girl or someone who loves making quick notes of their day's activities, I think this would be the perfect gift.

You can pick this up on the Me and My Big Ideas website or at Michael's stores.

Kawaii Cactus Gel Pens // $2.09 each

A little add-on gift for the planner mentioned above would be these adorable cactus gel pens. I came across them on Etsy one night and have been trying to resist them ever since. They are sold individually so you could tie it up around a planner or fun notebook. I think the hardest decision you'll have to make is which color to get...or you could just get all three.

Shop these cactus pens here.

The Willie Wags Subscription Box // $59.99

I've raved about Willie Wags in the past and I continue to to this day. It's a subscription box service that features female small businesses' products exclusively. Each month the box carries a variety of products from candles, books, accessories, etc. I've always loved each and every box and have made my friends sign up for their own box. Plus, the owner is a local Maine native and her business partner is a family friend so I love to support the both of them. I've featured a snapshot of some of their past boxes above.

You can sign up for a subscription here.

Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index // $16.06 (on Amazon)

If you're a comedy-loving, celebrity-stalking girl like me, you'll love seeing this book under the tree this year. I recently watched Kathy's interview with Wendy Williams about her new book and knew I had to have it instantly.

Here's the description from Amazon:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Griffin, an A-Z compendium of her celebrity run-ins, and the jaw-dropping, charming, and sometimes bizarre anecdotes only she can tell about them.

Pick up a copy on Amazon here. Available on Prime!

Craft Squad T-Shirt // $19.99+

Looking to upgrade your craft room attire? Heading to a girls crafty weekend and need some cute gifts? Check out this t-shirt I found on Etsy! It comes in a few different colors and accommodates every size (shirts are unisex). I love the look of the weather gray and the cuffed sleeves make it look more put together

Plus, it let's everyone know you're a die-hard crafter. Now, where's my craft squad at?!

You can check out this t-shirt here.

Carli Bybel - 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette // $14.50

If you're not a big YouTube watcher you may not recognize the name Carli Bybel, BUT she's a beauty blogger has over five million followers on YouTube. Last year or so she came out with her own eyeshadow and highlighter palette with BH Cosmetics and it quickly became a must-have for makeup-lovers everywhere. I purchased mine back when it launched and, at this point, it's seen better days. I love the rosy, mauve-y hues included in this palette along with the mix of mattes and shimmers. It currently has almost 2,000 five star reviews on their website and I can definitely attest to the high praises.

Grab your own palette here.

She's Crafty Cosmetic Bag // $12.95

Would doesn't love a canvas pouch to throw miscellaneous nick-knacks into? I can tell you I have way too many pouches to count, but each one holds a special place in my heart. This one specially is super special because it was designed by the amazing Amy Tan of Amy Tangerine. It looks like she hand-lettered the print herself! This would be so cute with a few of your favorite supplies tucked inside for a friend or even just a gift card to your favorite craft store. 

Hurry, hurry over to Cents of Style to pick up your pouch!

Cookie & Sahara Flair Enamel Pins (set of 5) // $19.95 each

Pins are all the rage nowadays so I couldn't resist adding these two sets to my gift guide. I mean, the macaroon, Starbucks cup, and cacti? It's what all my little girl dreams are made of! Pick up a pack for yourself or split them among friends and you'll be all decked out with these enamel cuties.

Grab your pins here and here.

Cicily Cable Knit Mittens // $19.95

If you're more of a practical gift-giver then why not give your loved ones a new pair of cozy mittens? I saw these on the Cents of Style website and thought they looked way too snuggly not to include on my list. They come in a variety of different hues from neutrals to pops of colors so I'm sure there's a color for everyone. Pair this with a matching scarf to make a complete set.

You can pick up these mittens here.

Stretchy Beaded Bracelets // $28 each

This pick is a little bit more on the pricey side but I think the cost is totally justified. The bright colors and mix of materials make this the perfect gift for the artsy, creative chick in your life. My personal favorite is the one if the center with the turquoise tassel, however, they are all gorgeous. I'm a simple dresser and love adding color to my outfits through accessories so if you know someone like that I know they'll love this gift!

Pick up the bracelet here.

Get Crafty 6" Handmade Embroidery Hoop Art // $25.99

The last item on my list is perhaps one of my favorites. I love seeing how artists use common supplies to make something absolutely beautiful. Considering the time it must have taken to embroider this piece of art, the price is nothing. Plus, you're supporting an independent artisan's work. I was a little hesitant to include this on my list as the seller is located in Australia, however, the item is ready to ship. If you order within the next day or so it should take between 2-3 weeks.

Grab your handmade hoop art here.

And that's everything on my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide! I know any of your friends and family would be delighted to receive any one of these gifts as they are so unique. Plus, most of them support small business owners which is something I really strive for with everything I purchase.

Let me know what your buying this Christmas in the comments!