Gift Ideas for Friends, Sisters, and Moms

These Christmas gift ideas for friends (or other women in your life) are affordable and special.

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Need some gift ideas for friends, sisters, moms, or other women in your life? I’ve got nearly 100 great and affordable ideas.

Gifts ideas for friends, sisters, or moms can be special without breaking the bank

My love language is gifts. I love choosing, preparing, and giving gifts, and of course I love receiving gifts. So coming up with gift ideas for friends or my sisters is really fun. But I feel like the gift guides out there for friends and sisters mostly have items that are really expensive.

I love my friends and my sisters, but spending $100 or more on a gift for them is out of my budget (I’m sure you can relate.

Over 80 affordable gift ideas for friends, sisters, moms, and any other women in your life.

So how about affordable, fun gift ideas for those women in your life? I’ve broken them down into various categories so this big list is easy to navigate.

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BEAUTY GIFT IDEAS FOR FRIENDS

 

HOME GIFT IDEAS 

 

BOOKS & PAPER GOODS GIFTS

 

FOOD & DRINK GIFTS

  • FANCY CHOCOLATES 
    • These dark chocolate sea salt caramels are definitely going to be a hit for any girl.
  • HOMEMADE VANILLA
    • super easy, and such a unique idea.
  • DELIVERED DINNER
    • how awesome of a gift would this be for a friend who worked out of the home, or just had a new baby?
  • HYDROFLASK or other TUMBLERS
    • Perfect for the soda or water drinkers!

 

CLOTHING GIFTS

 

ACCESSORIES GIFTS

  • NECKLET
    • I’m about to blow your mind. This necklace clasp allows you to layer delicate necklaces without the necklaces tangling at all. Seriously, it’s a game changer.
  • TRAVEL JEWELRY CASE
    • I hate traveling with jewelry because it always gets tangled! This jewelry case gets amazing reviews and holds tons of jewelry.
  • O-RING KEY CHAIN
    • I got one of these O-ring key chains last year and I’m obsessed. It’s a silicone bracelet that attaches to your keys so they’re easy to carry around, easier to hang on a hook, and also easier to find in your purse.
  • BLUE LIGHT BLOCKER GLASSES
    • I think everyone should wear blue light blocker glasses. I’ve been wearing mine for a year and I immediately notice when I don’t have them on.
  • A MONOGRAMMED NECKLACE
  • A pair of STATEMENT EARRINGS
    • Always a fun gift. These are only $10!
  • MADE BY MARY NECKLACES
    • These are some of the most gorgeous necklaces. They’re very simple and modern, are so well made, and can be personalized!
  • HARRY POTTER RING
    • Such a cool accessory for the HP lovers out there. 
  • A MAGNETIC PHONE HOLDER
    • Your mom would for sure appreciate this. Your friends probably already have one.
  • STATE NECKLACE
    • A gorgeous gold hammered charm in the state of your choosing. I have a California one and I’m obsessed with it. It’s such a treasure.
  • NICKEL & SUEDE LEATHER EARRINGS
    • Lightweight, leather earrings so they’re big and fun, but not heavy. My sister has a bunch of pairs and loves them.

 

SUBSCRIPTION and CLASS GIFTS

  • RAD MAIL
    • this is such a fun monthly membership started by one of my best friends. It sends paper cards and other fun goodies each month
  • RENEW HER COSTCO MEMBERSHIP
    • such a practical gift that keeps on giving! A sister or a mom would love this.
  • THE MODERN GIRL’S GUIDE TO SEWING
    • A great online course that teaches you how to sew!
  • BIRCHBOX
    •  a fantastic monthly beauty box – it would be so fun to try out new products every month!
  • MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION!
    • A magazine subscription is usually around $10-15 for the year, and then she gets a bit of happy mail eveyr month! One of my favorites is Real Simple.
  • SCENTBIRD
    • a fun way to let them try out a new perfume every month

 

EXPERIENCES GIFTS

  • MANICURE or PEDICURE gift card
    • Just pop into a local salon and they’ll give you a gift card or certificate!
  • TICKETS TO A PAINT NIGHT
    • These are fun to do as a group, and that would make an even better gift. There are locations everywhere – just look google them in your area and you’ll find one.
  • CAR WASH GIFT CARD or PUNCH CARD.
    • The car wash I go to here has a punch card. That would make an awesome gift!!
  • MOVIE TICKETS
    • Give her two tickets so you can go together or she can use them for a date with her husband. Don’t forget the snacks!
  • NIGHT OF FREE BABYSITTING and a GIFT CARD FOR A DATE NIGHT
    • If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful gift this is it.
  • A COOKING CLASS
    • A cooking class would be such a fun gift — it would be a blast to do together!
  • CALLIGRAPHY CLASS
    • A class to teach you to write beautifully? Sign me up!

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. cynthia says:

    Thank you for the suggestions – I’d never heard of Promptly but I have a friend expecting twins in a few months and their childhood journals are perfecT! Just placed my order for two 🙂

  2. Adriana says:

    Your site and this list are unreadable if you are on anything other than an iMac with a huge screen. Seriously, I tried to scroll through this post on my work laptop and between the top banner, all the ads that pop up on the bottom and side of the screen and the ones placed between each block of text I couldn’t get more than a few lines of text on my screen at any given moment, which makes for very unpleasant reading.

    • Merrick says:

      I’m so sorry! It looks like our top navigation bar isn’t minimizing properly when you scroll — I’ll get my team on it ASAP. Thank you for the feedback!

  3. ErIn says:

    This Is such a great lisT! So many gIft guiDes are just so impractical for Real budget gifting. Thank you so much for filling a void.

  4. Brooke says:

    This is the best gift guide i’ve seen this year. So many great ideas at an affordable price point. Thanks for sharing!

  5. CHRISTI FOLEY says:

    The make up sampler takes me to a bird plate????

  6. CHRISTI FOLEY says:

    Referring to the beauty SAMPLE from SEPHora. Can you fix the link?

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