The Best Secret Santa Gifts Under $30

 

FOR THE KID AT HEART

Watch their eyes light up like a little kid as they speed down a snow covered hill on this peppermint snow tube. Nordstrom $25

FOR THE FRIEND WHO'S PHONE IS ALWAYS AT 15% BATTERY

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They'll have a hard time losing a holographic charger like this. Free People $14

FOR THE GIRL WHO IS CONSTANTLY WRITING

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Don't let the weather get in the way of her need to keep on taking note. This waterproof journal works no matter what Mother Nature has in store. REI $10

FOR THE FIRESIDE SNUGGLER

A faux fur pillow is just about the best cuddle buddy a girl could ask for. H&M $18

FOR THE GLITTER-LOVING PARTY GIRL

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Pre-fill this sparkly flask with holiday libations for a gift she'll really love. Nasty Gal $25

FOR THE GIRL WHO'S TOO BUSY TO EVEN WASH HER HAIR

Hey, it happens to the best of us. Introduce her to the life-changing magic of dry shampoo or replenish her stock with her favorite brand. Sephora $22

FOR THE SNOW BUNNY

This fuzzy pom pom beanie is calling her name. Express $25

FOR THE GIRL WHO'S HIGHLIGHTER IS ALWAYS ON FLEEK

Give her the gift of glowing on the go with this portable highlighter kit. Sephora $20

FOR THE QUEEN BEE

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Finally, the crown she deserves. Free People $28

FOR THE FRIEND WHO'S ALWAYS LOSING HER KEYS

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And her phone, her bag, her wallet, her shoes... Tile $25

FOR THE GIRL WHO LIKES TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

You just know she'll be rocking these babies with some sparkly heeled sandals, even in the snow. Storets $18

FOR THE CANDLE LOVER

Instead of trying to guess what scented candle she'll love, give her candles personalized with her zodiac sign. Anthropologie $11

FOR THE FRIEND WHO'S DETERMINED TO PACK LUNCH MORE OFTEN IN 2017

Who wouldn't want to pack lunch in a bento box as cute as this? ASOS $26

FOR THE FRIEND WHO GETS MAJOR POST-CHRISTMAS BLUES

It's the gift that keeps on giving: a beauty advent calendar. Target $25

FOR THE WORKOUT FIEND WHO ALREADY HAS EVERYTHING ELSE

I'm willing to bet she'll always appreciate a fun new water bottle. (Especially one as cool as this.) S’well $25

FOR THE NEW FRIEND YOU DON'T KNOW SO WELL YET

Does she like candles? Or chocolate? Or crazy cat lady themed gifts? You'll find out eventually, but for now you can't go wrong with a monogrammed tumbler. Anthropologie $18

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Got a White Sheet? Then You Can DIY These Halloween Costumes

OK, so Halloween weekend is just two days away, you forgot to plan a costume and you have no time to shop. Don't panic! If you've got an extra white bed sheet or two, then I've got five costumes you can DIY in no time at all. They're even ranked from most involved to least. So what are you still waiting for? Go, go, go!

Gandalf the White
additional items: brooch, boots, belt, staff, baby powder or flour

A bit of wizardry is necessary to transform yourself into the wise and wonderful Gandalf. Cut a hole in the center of a sheet and perhaps some arm holes to create his robes, then drape a second sheet over your shoulders and fasten with an elf approved brooch. Add some light brown or beige boots, a belt and a long staff (aka a stick you found outside), and you’re almost there. Use baby powder or flour to whiten your hair and break out your Santa beard just a few months early. No beard? No problem. Head to YouTube for tons of easy to follow beard makeup tutorials (like this one).

Cleopatra
additional items: gold jewelry, gold belt, eyeliner and shadow, strappy sandals

Step 1: Get out alllllllll the gold jewelry you have. Step 2: Get your eyeliner game on point. Step 3: Rule the night like the queen you are. Drape your sheet like a toga and belt, before piling on as much gold and turquoise jewelry as you can handle. Gladiator sandals and a mean cat eye complete the look.

The Little Mermaid
additional items: rope, a fork, a fish or crab or seagull buddy

Very few whatchamacallits and thingamabobs are needed for this one. Just use a rope to secure your sheet fairly haphazardly (maybe walk around a bit to ensure there’s no chance of a nip slip). Then grab your sea creature friends for an on land adventure, and of course a fork to ensure your hair stays perfect all night long.

Princess Leia
additional items: belt, blaster

This one is really all about the hair, so don’t worry so much about getting your sheet to look too perfect. Strap on a thick belt and grab your blaster (yes, a water gun totally counts). There are a few methods you can use to achieve Leia’s iconic buns. If you’re hair long or thick enough, simple buns secured with bobby pins are definitely the way to go. If you’ve got a little less volume to work with, make two sock donuts using old clean socks and start rolling.

Ghost
additional items: scissors

Go back to the days of Charlie Brown with an iconic ghost sheet costume. This is perhaps the only costume you can truthfully make in the 15 minutes before you leave the house. Lazy? Yes. Awesome? Also yes.

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