We had so many ideas for gifting this year that we split them into three posts!
Here's what to expect:
Cute Stuff - This is what you're currently reading! A collection of random stuff we like.
Sexy Stuff - Links to recommended adult toys and for you and/or your partner(s).
Stuff for the Writer/Reader - Bookish things, because duh.
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These cable bites are adorable and help protect your charging cables from fraying. They also come with the added bonus of making it clear who the cable belongs to. You know, in case you have to fight with your roommates and are tired of using electrical tape.
This particular link has a bunch of different animal options, including one with glow-in-the-dark critters for easy late-night detection!
Prices are around $12 for 6 bites.
Suzanne and her husband picked up a couple of these wireless charging stations and can confirm that they work well. There are even multiple color options for those of you who want to color coordinate all of the things.
Best of all? They're only $15, so you're not spending much more than a new charging cable.
These outlet cover addons come with a "perch" for your tech to rest on while it's charging. No more losing your phone in the fruit bowl, amirite? (Just me? *sigh*) Just unattach your existing outlet cover (you'll need a screwdriver) and pop it back on with one of these behind it, and ta da!
Currently priced at $11.99 for 2.
I love a good pair of socks. I picked up a pair of Capricorn mohair socks in a lovely mustard yellow when I was in Scotland and I love them so much! Chicago gets super chilly in the winter, and now I know that my feet won't turn blue while I'm reading. Worldwide shipping is a little pricey, but if you're in the UK, have at 'em!
Price: £9.95 a pair
Revlon's Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Rosy Future. This was a Twitter rec as a cheap alternative to Fenty's Gloss Bomb, but I've used an entire tube so far. It's an affordable universal neutral lip and I adore it.
I liked it enough that I have it in two other colors, but this is the one I reach for most often.
It runs from $5-7 and is at Target, pharmacies, etc.
You'll want to personalize this a bit depending on the age, skin issues, etc. of your intended recipient, but I've found the Garnier masks to be a great value for me. (I have issues with hormonal breakouts but winter is so dry here, so I use the green tea ones.) There's even an option to buy a pack with different kinds so you can try them out.
Around $14 for 6, but you can buy sheet masks pretty much everywhere.
It would DELIGHT me to receive this as a gift! It's a cross-stitch pattern for a vibrator design, and the seller's description is super cute: "Make your very own "girl's best friend" at home with my Hitachi cross stitch pattern. While I can't guarantee you'll get that kind of satisfaction from it, I have had some of the best responses to this particular piece that's sitting in my own home." and YES now I want one just for the reactions. Incredible! It's a cool first-Christmas-in-your-new-
And you can buy the real thing, now cordless, right here.
If you're looking for something whimsical, artsy, or a bit more unique, Society6 is packed with prints, mugs, coasters, you name it. For those unfamiliar with the site, it's a site that enables independent artists to sell their work. The artists create the art, then Society6 puts it on whatever you want and ships it to you.
Do you know someone who needs a notebook with two otters holding hands? Probably.
These gift cards are perfect for a Christmas care package to someone going off to college or [old people voice] growing up so fast: A Better Curriculum Stationery Cards by roaringsoftly
This is available as an art print but I love the idea of giving this card sitting on top of a wrapped pile of things it inspired: A public transport card with tons of credit loaded. A pack of pretty postcards and prettier postage stamps. A list of excuses you've used to get out of things over the years. Self-care things like tea and bath bombs and the book / album / movie that helped you through your first heartbreak. Donut-flavoured unicorn lube, which is a real thing that exists, thanks very much to Bawdy Bookworms for sharing that and so much other enlightening knowledge in your Pleasure Pairings. Bawdy Bookworms are a gift unto us all!!!
(We're sharing a bunch of their stuff in our Sexy Stuff list, stay tuned!)
That's it for now, but we'll have Parts 2 & 3 up soon!