Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About Podcast Valentine's Day/Galentine's Day Gift Guide

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It’s our first annual Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day podcast. Do you need a gift for her, him, or just you? (After all, self love is so important.) No matter your style or budget, we have something for everyone. And yes, we have exclusive deals and promo codes because we love our Bloguettes. You can listen here or on our other platforms iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherAudioBoom, and Spotify. Then check out pics of some of the products below, or on Instagram. While many of these are Valentine's Day gifts, you can easily use this episode and list as a gift guide all year round. 

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Bouquet Bar

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Eighteen Holiday Gifts Under $25

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Let’s talk about when it’s okay to be late—for a party, a dinner reservation (but no more than fifteen minutes) or to see family you hate (then just don't show up at all). But it’s NOT okay to be late with holiday gifts.

While I know it’s possible to pick up an emergency gift card at the supermarket or pharmacy—this really shows the recipient you couldn't care less . Lucky for you, it is completely possible to find a great gift without spending a lot of money or making much effort. Because who has time for that? Here are eighteen holiday gifts under $25 for every person on your list. If you’re spending more, just buy more than one.

For more holiday gifts, check out the Things We’re Too Lazy To Blog About Podcast gift guide or the actual episode.

DISCLAIMER: Prices can change, but the awesomeness of these gifts cannot.

BP Star Print Oblong Scarf

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Do you have a fashionista on your list? I’ve got your gift. Stars are everywhere this season. Normally $26, this on trend scarf is currently on sale for $12.98.

Anthropologie Colorway Monogram Mug

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These mugs are bright, adorable and fun. Buy a set for a family and everyone gets a mug with their initial on it, or maybe for your office Secret Santa, making it kind of a custom gift. They are currently on sale for $5.00 each.

Anthropologie Botanical Trinket Dish  

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Do you know someone who recently got married, is into décor or has way too much jewelry (okay, that isn’t possible, but you get my point)? This is the perfect gift for just $24.

Colour Me Good Books

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Omg, I love the Colour Me Good series by Mel Elliot. Give your friend who is a fan of Ryan Gosling, Benedict Cumberbatch, or James Franco the ultimate gift. There’s also a Taylor Swift book, but it’s currently sold out. Add a set of colored pencils to make a package as complete as the subjects of these books.

Suck My Wick Candles

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Candle-preneur Kyle Blitch was just on my podcast and he is hilarious. These candles not only smell good, but they also make you laugh with names like Motion of the Ocean. They normally cost $34.99 each, but if you use promo code SUCKMYWICKMAS, you get $10 off.

L’Ange Stocking Stuffer Holiday Collection

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Do you have a friend who constantly complains about her hair? This kit has full-sized bottles of L’Ange’s Rival Heat Shield, Deja Vu Dry Shampoo and Grand Debut Root Booster. It’s currently $30 but you can use promo code AMANDA for 30% off (and yes, it works for anything on the site). Or just buy it for yourself. Check out the Facebook Live I did for L'Ange to discover more of my favorite products.

Huda Contour & Strobe Lip Set

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For just $25 you get a stobe (aka gloss), a liner and a matte. This is an easy idea for a While Elephant, Grab Bag with your girls or for any teenage girl.

Sephora Wonderful Stars & Eye Palette

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This cute palette has nine eyeshadows, two blushes, a highlighter and a partridge in a pear tree. It’s $16, but a $48 value. I really want one for myself. So friends, if you are reading this...

Kate Spade Lafayette Three-Pack Sock Set

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Everyone loves Kate Spade, especially infants. Keep a friend’s baby or your baby stylish in these sweet socks for $20.

Kate Spade Pop By 3D Candy Tray

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You can use this tray for candy, sunglasses, jewelry or anything. I can’t believe it’s only $20.

Nest Holiday Votive Scented Candle

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Nest’s holiday candles smell like a holiday party at a mansion, but for $16, so can any apartment.

Moleskine Rolling Stones Denim Notebook

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Do you have a friend who is too cool for everything or always writing things down on actual paper? For $25, you can make a grown man (or woman) cry.

Grill My Cheese: The Cookbook: From Slumdog Grillionaire to Justin Brieber: The Greatest Toasted Cheese Sandwiches Ever!

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For the chef or someone who can at the very least make toast, this book is currently on sale for less than $12 and normally only $17. It’s also a treat for people who like puns!

Luggage Scale

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Do you have a friend who has to stuff half their clothing in their carry-on at the check-in line making everyone behind them angry? For $18, you can make sure they are never embarrassed again. At least for that reason.

CB2 Prisma Gold Frames

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These ultra modern picture frames are super chic. Personalize the gift by including your own picture. It's a little more effort but totally worth it. There are several sizes currently on sale all under $20.

West Elm Coziest Throw

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I need to pick my jaw up off the floor because I can’t believe this chic throw is on sale from West Elm for less than $15. You can also have it monogrammed for $9.50. What says you thought about things in advance more than a monogram?

Schmidt Brothers® New Natural Steak Knife Set

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Fancy steak knives can be pricey, but not these, which are currently on sale for $20. They look way more expensive than they are.

Foosball Bottle Openers

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Especially around the holidays, there is nothing worse than needing a bottle opener and not having one. These fancy openers are from Neiman Marcus and are perfect for that anomaly of a guy who is equally bro-ey and sophisticated.

Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About Podcast: Holiday Gift Guide

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Ali and I found the best holiday gifts for everyone on your list from your new boyfriend, to your best friend, that boring girl whose party you have to go to, everyone you love and even for those people you hate, but are obligated to buy a something for.  Why read endless gift guides if you can multitask and listen to just one? Here are all the brands, products and deals we chatted about. For more info, listen on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherAudioBoom, and now Spotify, or stream/download below.

Motorola Z2 Force Shatterproof Android Phone

Motorola Mods 360 Camera & Gamepad

Soft Surroundings- Various gifts- $10 off a purchase of $50 or more, use promo code THANKS10

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Pretty You London Slippers

50% off all styles except for the recently launched 2017 fall designs on Black Friday.

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Cyber Monday: 15% off new fall designs as well as 50% off other styles

Baby Be Hip

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Custom baby gifts

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STS Blue

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Denim jackets and jeans

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Galactic Sneeze Games

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Soko Jewlery

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Oaki Boots (We might have mispronounced this during the podcast, sorry)

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Seriously, Not Kidding, For Real These Four Apps Will Change Your Life. #Productivity

They always say that things don’t change your life. You change your life. But, as someone who prides herself on breaking the rules, I don’t think that is necessarily true. Anything that can make you more productive can be very life changing. Here’s an example of what I mean. Have you ever gone from not having your own washer/dryer to having one in your house or apartment? No more lugging half your wardrobe to a gross basement, a sketchy laundermat, or having to make actual plans to do your laundry. You can live a life free of freaking out if the ketchup on your French fry suddenly makes its way onto your favorite t-shirt. See what I mean? Total life changer.

So what does having an appliance have to with apps? Well, these apps can also change the way you do those absolutely unavoidable life tasks aka adulting. Here are four of my favorites and how they’ve been game changers for me.

Amazon Prime Now

Amazon Prime Now is NOT the same thing as Amazon Prime, but you do need to be a Prime member to use it. Amazon Prime Now is like a personal assistant who brings the annoying, not-fun and absolutely essential things I need for my life like soap, cleaning supplies, cases of water, toilet paper and dog food straight to my door when I tell them to. Now, if you are wondering why I just don’t buy this stuff at the grocery store, it’s because I rarely shop at traditional grocery stores. I’m a Trader Joe’s and Farmers Market kind of girl, so buying household items means an additional task, driving there, parking, waiting in line and wasting at least an hour of my life I’ll never get back. It also means carrying heavy stuff from my car, which I’m not a fan of. Pro tip: As I’m running low on things, I add them to my cart, so I don’t have to create a separate shopping list.

APN isn’t yet available everywhere. If they don’t deliver to your neighborhood, Google Express is a pretty good alternative.

My dogs poop a lot. 

My dogs poop a lot. 

I'm all about sorbet and green cleaning products.

I'm all about sorbet and green cleaning products.

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“I like going to the Post Office” – Said no one ever.

I’d rather be stuck in traffic when I have to pee than stand in line at the post office when I have to send a package. For $5 someone comes to your location, picks up your item(s) and then they leave.  It’s almost alarmingly simple. Seriously, the first time I used Shyp, I was confused and asked them if there was anything I had to sign or do and there wasn’t. The app lets you estimate the cost in advance and choose your shipping preferences (fastest, cheapest, etc). Shyp will even pack and box your items for you, as well as insure them.

Shyp is serious about packaging!

Shyp is serious about packaging!

This lamp was sent from NYC to LA and arrived in one piece! Thank you Shyp. Also, thank you for the lamp, mom.

This lamp was sent from NYC to LA and arrived in one piece! Thank you Shyp. Also, thank you for the lamp, mom.

Giftgram

I love buying people gifts, but because I overthink everything, I can become overwhelmed. When it comes to buying someone something nice, I don’t want to see 10,000 options, I just want to see like 100 things I really like. GiftGram has an amazing selection of well-curated gifts to give everyone from your boss to yourself starting at around $20. It’s easy to use, fast and the person who receives your gift will be completely wowed.

If you want to try Giftgram, use my promo code, which is AK84700 and get $15 off your first purchase. You’re welcome. (And obviously, full disclosure, they give me $15 for sharing).

There isn’t one thing on GiftGram I don’t want, but here are a few of my favorites. It was really hard to choose.

If you don't love this, there is something seriously wrong with you.

If you don't love this, there is something seriously wrong with you.

I am totally obsessed with Kilian. This fragrance comes with it's own clutch. Two gifts in one. Yes!

I am totally obsessed with Kilian. This fragrance comes with it's own clutch. Two gifts in one. Yes!

Perfect gift for your favorite #GirlBoss.

Perfect gift for your favorite #GirlBoss.

Affordable, but cute baby gift. Done!

Affordable, but cute baby gift. Done!

YouCam Makeup

YouCam Makeup is one of those apps that does so many things, I really feel I can only scratch the surface here. In many ways, it’s kind of like a Snap Chat filter on steroids, helping you take a selfie worthy of a thousand likes. With tools galore and one of the most user-friendly interfaces I’ve tried, it’s the only photo editor you need on your phone. You can fix blemishes, under eyes, and any other imperfections faster than it takes a doctor to load up a syringe with Botox and inject it into your face. You can also take a barefaced selfie and give yourself a complete makeover. Want to know what you would look like if you learned how to contour IRL? You can try several different looks just one tap. You can also customize like crazy, changing up your hair and eyes (not just eyeshadow, but the actual color of your eyes). You can also add headbands, sunglasses and other accessories.

One of my favorite features of YouCam is that you can apply actual products from several brands including Laura Geller, Ardell, Paul Mitchell and Elizabeth Arden. And yes, there are more coming soon. You can even purchase products without leaving the app. 

I was totally barefaced when I took this picture.

I was totally barefaced when I took this picture.

Pink hair is not my thing, but luckily I didn't have to actually make my hair pink to figure it out.

Pink hair is not my thing, but luckily I didn't have to actually make my hair pink to figure it out.