2017 Gift Guide: Under $50

This guide has everything under 50- fashion, home decor, tech, jewelry and more. **OMG I just realized that sounded like Stefon from Saturday Night Live but now I have to leave it here ūüôā …

Anyway- These are perfect for a friend, sister, co-worker, mom, aunt… just about anyone. I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites below and every item is clickable so just click to shop and it will take you directly to the site!

Some of these are definitely on my wish list this year!

For someone who appreciates tech and design, the phone/vase combo is so interesting and chic!¬†You can’t go wrong with good dish towels and those from Target would be too cute in any kitchen. And yes, I know the lamp is $4 over price but it’s just too gorgeous not to include! The brass/marble combo gets me every time. Hope you enjoy! One more gift guide left… coming soon. Happy shopping!

2017 Gift Guide: Under $150

Gift guide time again! These are all under $150 and include home decor and other items. Perfect for pretty much any woman in your life- mom, sister, aunt, friend, wife, etc! I know I would happily take every single one of these. And many are currently on sale for Cyber Monday… The prices are noted below each item on the gift guide and everything is clickable! In case you missed the gift guide for small businesses and women-owned businesses, check it out here.¬†

2017 Gift Guide: Small Businesses and Women-Owned Businesses

This holiday season, I wanted to mix things up a bit. I’ll be sharing a few more gift guides over the next couple weeks but for today, I wanted to highlight some amazing small businesses and especially some women-owned businesses! There’s so many wonderful women I follow on Instagram who are making, sourcing and selling amazing things. I also reached out to my followers and they had some great suggestions too. I didn’t have room to include every single one, but if you’d like to check out some additional recommendations, they’re in the comments of this instagram post.¬†

I’ll be purchasing (or have already purchased) a lot of Christmas gifts from these shops this year and I hope you do, too! Favorite picks are highlighted and the full list is sorted by category. Happy shopping!!

Home Decor

Riveted Bowl

Soleil Rug // 
Pom Pom Blanket

Shops
Caitlin Wilson
Main Line Candles
Lauren Williams Art
Danielle Oakey Shop
¬†KT’s Canvases
Convival Production
Flea Market Fab
Wicker and Woven
WolfeDENCollective
Ket Mercantile
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Paper Goods

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Pet Accessories
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Fashion, Jewelry, Accessories

X Ring // Feminist Keychain
 31 Bits
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The Do Good Gift Guide

 

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Instead of buying unnecessary crap like this, consider¬†doing some good this holiday season. I thought about putting together another round of traditional gift guides, but with the state of our country and the world right now, it seemed fitting to do something a little more meaningful. And the older I get, I find my list isn’t as long as it used to be and the idea of giving and receiving a ton of material things seems silly when so many people truly need help. So I’ve put together a list of my favorite (and highly rated/accredited) charities that could use some love this holiday season.

Veterans:
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
About: The DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans.
Donate

Puppies Behind Bars
About: Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.
Donate
*This helps so many people and animals from all walks of life. How can you go wrong?

Families and Children:
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
About: The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Our focus is to fund research to fast track less toxic, more targeted treatments by partnering with 20 leading hospitals nationwide.
Donate

Ronald McDonald House
About:¬†Our network of local Chapters has been making children happier and healthier by keeping families close ‚Äď giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 63 countries and regions across the globe.
Donate
*This was our sorority’s charity during college and seeing the smiles on the families faces when we’d show up to clean, cook (or just listen) at the RM Houses was priceless.

International:
American Refugee Committee  
About: Providing humanitarian assistance to millions of beneficiaries for over 35 years. We help people rebuild lives of dignity, health, and self-sufficiency.
Donate

Amigos International 
About:¬†The Vision of AMIGOS is “A world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst for social change.” AMIGOS works towards this vision by inspiring and building young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.
Donate
*My sister did this program and my mom has volunteered for them for years.

Pencils of Promise:
About: We believe every child should have access to quality education. We create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all. 100% of online donations go to PoP programs.
Donate

Animal Welfare:
ASPCA
About: Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization.
Donate

Susie’s Senior Dogs:
About: Susie’s Senior Dogs is 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to bring awareness to and increase senior dog adoptions. Homeless senior dogs have one of the hardest times getting adopted simply because of their age. People fear adopting an older for a variety of reasons, but we’re here to tell a different story. Senior dogs have so much love to give!  And although it’s true that you might have less time together than you would when adopting a puppy, a senior dog makes up for it with their appreciation of being given a second chance. There’s nothing like earning the love an older animal.
Donate

City Dogs and City Kitties:
About:¬†City Dogs Rescue rescues¬†adoptable dogs and cats in overcrowded and high-kill shelters, where resources are severely limited.¬†We offer a lifeline to as many of these wonderful animals as possible. Sadly, many of the dogs and cats that City Dogs Rescue takes are just days ‚ÄĒ and sometimes hours ‚ÄĒ away from being euthanized for no reason other than lack of space. By finding these animals permanent and loving homes in the DC metropolitan area, we can enrich lives of humans and their pets.
Donate
*This is a local rescue¬†organization¬†in DC and it’s where I adopted my dog, Plum!

CARE: 
About: The Center for Animal Research and Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to education, research, rescue, and long-term care for exotic animals. Located on 20 acres in Bridgeport, TX, CARE currently provides a permanent home to over 40 animals including mountain lions, African lions, tigers, black and spotted leopards, bobcats, ring-tail lemurs, llamas, and a coati.
Donate

Where to find more worthy causes:
Charity Navigator

Charity Watch

If you still want to get a physical gift but donate to a cause while you’re at it, consider companies that do so as part of their business operation:

Live Fashionable
Toms
Warby Parker
The Company Store
Pura Vida
Feed
Global Goods Partners
House of Light
Ten Thousand Villages

OR shopping through Amazon Smile. 

Studio Style Blog 2015 Gift Guide: For Teens

The last of the gift guides is here! For everyone with teenage sisters, brothers, cousins, nieces, nephews, daughters and sons… here are a couple affordable options! ¬†I find that it’s often quite difficult to shop for this group of people, so hopefully this might be helpful to point you in the right direction. Thanks for following along on my annual gift guide series this year! If you missed any posts or want to check out the 2014 gift guides, head over here.

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Studio Style Blog 2015 Gift Guide: For Her

This might selfishly be my favorite gift guide from my series this year, but there’s a little something for every lady in your life. Mothers, aunts, daughters, sisters, friends, etc. These products are not only functional, but all are uniquely beautiful! Check out the rest of the gift guides here and stay tuned for one more coming tomorrow.

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Studio Style Blog 2015 Gift Guide: For the Host

Today’s gift guide is all about the host. With plenty of affordable options for both men and women, you can’t go wrong with any of these picks as the perfect host gift this season. Whether you’re attending a dinner party or staying at someone’s home for a few days, these gifts will keep your host happy and ready to invite you back! If you missed yesterday’s gift guide for him, check it out here.

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