It's the season of giving, and what better way to find a reason to shop than to buy a gift for a friend! In collaboration with my dear friend and fellow blogger, Silvia, I am sharing with you a gift guide that is perfect for anyone for under $30! And trust me, with all the traveling in Asia and fashion products I've tried this year, I have found incredible products along the way. The best part about this gift guide is that I have discount links for most of the items so you can save cash as well- such a plus! Let's begin:
The Beauty Guru: The Holiday Bath and Body Works Collection
Every time I think about the holidays, I somehow think of Bath and Body Works. Now, it might be because I always gave Bath and Body Works holiday items to friends every Christmas, but it definitely gets me excited for the holiday season. Sure, there may be other bath products more luxurious, but for me, nothing beats the Bath and Body Works holiday scents. A favorite holiday scent this year is Pink Confetti, and it's a great scent that can even be worn all year long!
The Minimalist: Ettika Jewelry
Every year, I've always downsized the amount of jewelry I wear. It's hard to find statement necklaces that look good in everything, so I'm always looking for pieces that are dainty, unique, and great quality. I'm so happy that Ettika Jewelry reached out to me, because I would have never known the jewelry brand of my dreams existed! The jewelry pieces give a minimalist-boho style, and all the pieces are made with genuine metals that don't rust! I really love this choker necklace I'm wearing because of the web-like design and how the middle strand drapes down the neck. You can get 15% off any jewelry piece on ettika.com when use my code "@ressamazing."
Cost (with discount): $30.00
The Tech Guy: Nomoon Travel Charger
I am most likely biased, but I would never rave about a product if I didn't absolutely adore the brand! Nomoon is a company that sells travel tours and products online. The best about their company is that they give back to local communities and global causes with every purchase! A product I use everyday is the Nomoon charging cable in silver. I adore the charger because of it's stackable plugs, and it can charge any Android and Apple products! It's a 2 in 1 product, and I don't have to worry about packing so many chargers when I travel. Use my code "@ressamazing" to get 10% off Nomoon travel products today!
The Blogger/Instagrammer: Apps!
Man, what I give for someone to purchase a plethora of photo editing apps/games for me during Christmas! For bloggers, we're always making tons of purchases for trips, equipment, products, etc, that we don't always keep up with the latest apps. Apps such as Facetune, Uber, Audible, VSCO, are always great choices for anyone who wants a good variety of apps to use throughout the year! I really enjoy using VSCO sets to edit my photos, like my coffee flaflays. The best part is, most apps are super cheap, are easily stored in a phone, and don't need to be giftwrapped.
Cost: Free or $1.99 each
The Traveler: Scratch Your Travels World Map
I've always wanted to mark all the countries I've traveled, and you can easily do it with a world map! This particular map that I've found in Etsy is so beautiful, and best part is, you scratch off a country each time you travel! I think this map would be great to put on display in your home, especially once you traveled to all the countries. Plus, it's a great conversation starter when people visit your place!
Miss Photogenic: Flytographer Shoot
So, I would be lying if I said this gift was under $30, but I couldn't resist sharing! I did a Flytographer shoot for my birthday trip in Hawaii, and I absolutely enjoyed it. The site offers travalers to arrange photoshoots anywhere in the world, and the photographers are locally based in the destinations. You work with great, passionate photographers who know the area well, and you do a great quality photo shoot that will last a lifetime. For this upcoming year, I'm definitely planning on using Flytographer again for an upcoming shoot! You can use this link to receive $25 off your first vacation shoot.
I really hope you enjoyed this holiday gift guide! Let me know which items you are interested in trying- I'd love to know! Also, please check Silvia's Gift Guide for her holiday gifts! If you haven't followed her yet, you should see her Instagram and other social media. Her posts always give me great fashion and lifestyle inspo! Stay tuned for another collaboration of ours this coming week! Until next time- Ressa
Hi there! My name is Ressa and I am a Filipino-American travel and style blogger with a heart for music.