I’m sure you have procrastinated and waited until the last-minute to buy your ______________ (insert mother, girlfriend, wife, mistress name here) a Christmas Present. So here is some quick ideas.
#1 The LUSH bathbomb
When I was going to school in London my male friend swore by these bathbombs made by Lush and got me hooked. His favorite bathbomb was the “Rose Queen”.
It has rose petals hidden inside that float around in your bath when they are dissolved (yes a small pain to clean up but awesome)! You can’t go wrong with these or the bubble bars! Order at Lush here. Great for any lady in your life.
#2 Infinity Scarf
These scarfs are hot this year! For those who aren’t in the loop. This is basically a scarf sewn together (hence the name infinity scarf). This is a great present and can be found at any store or easily sewn if you are handy enough.
#3 Etsy Stamp (better move fast on this)
These stamps make addressing a letter easy as snapping your fingers. It will also impress anyone you write to.
You can purchase smaller ones but they take 7 days to process so act fast! Etsy has a herd of people who make these. I prefer the self inking ones but this stamp is pretty cool. Click here to check them out.
#3 Bigelow Lip Gloss
These can be found at Bath and Body Works. For $7.50 a pop I was a little hesitant purchasing them, but they are worth their weight in gold. Great for dry winter lips and menthol is my favorite!
#4 Aloe Infused Spa Socks
I found these at Walmart after a long day of shopping in the drug section near foot stuff (think Doctor Scholl’s section)
These things are amazing after a long day of wearing high heels. It feels like I’m walking on air. You can purchase this brand at Walgreen also should be $5-10. I think DR Scholl’s has a good Aloe infused brand also.
My husband loves me! In reality he was probably sick of me coming home after 5 days of being gone to dirty wood floors (my pet peeve) and bitching at him for not sweeping while I was gone. So he got me Roomba by I-Robot, my new best friend to save our marriage.
I let this bad boy assist me in my chores and has saved me tons of time. I can even program it to clean the house while I’m not home. I love him (my husband and my Roomba). This is an expensive gift but worth every penny!
#6 Books, books, and more books
This is one of my favorite books ever! It’s a true story written by Jeannette Walls of how she came literally from nothing (she had no food, no clothes, no support) to move away and graduate from an Ivy League school and became a success story. This is motivational story on how your drive and dreams can take you out of any horrid situation and reach the top.
She also wrote a follow-up book called all “Half Broke Horses” about her grandmother that was amazing. These were both New York Times bestsellers so you may need to snoop around to see if they had read them.
“Stolen Lives” was on Oprah’s book club list for a bit. It’s a story of her family’s survival in a Moroccan Prison and escape.
“Molakai” is a story of a girl from Hawaii sent to a leprosy colony in the 1900’s. The author Alan Brennert, also wrote another book called “Honolulu” that was wonderful.
I’m sure everyone has read Eat Love Pray by now, but if your mother lives in a cave perhaps this is a good one for her.
The new JK Rowlings book Casual Vacancy may be a good idea.
Well good luck with the shopping!