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Lux Girl’s 12 under 20 Holiday Gift Guide

Like it or not, the holidays are upon us. We have compiled 12 elegant gift ideas that won’t break the bank. Instead of over-loading your credit card at the mall, why not take a greener approach and try a few handmade gifts this season? Or buy some affordable, thoughtful and elegant gifts. Think outside the box this year. We’ll point you in the right direction.

Hand Painted Glassware by Glassterpieces- Heather Sell hand paints these popular, collectible glasses. At a recent at a wine tasting party the hostess had a beautiful collection of them. She hand paints wine, martini glasses and more. facebook.com/glassterpieces

Cookie mix in a jar- Present a friend with dry cookie ingredients. Layer them in a Mason jar for an attractive presentation. Decorate the jar with pretty raffia ribbon and add a tag with baking instructions. You can make the mix yourself (go to www.allrecipes.com for some cookie mix ideas) Or in a pinch, buy some dry cookie mix and add it to a pretty jar. $10.

Sassy Flat Iron/Hairdryer Cases for Women– $20 on www.amiciaccessories.com Because don’t we all have hair accessories to tuck neatly away?

Books or Journals– Yes, we know Ereaders are popular, but who doesn’t love a good, hardcover book, or leather bound journal? Look in your local bookstores, or in a pinch, you can find a great deal on www.Amazon.com Around $20. Bonus idea: A great cookbook for the chef in your life.


Bonus gift- Book Owl Slim Reading Light to go with the book you just bought $9.99

Zen Candles– Who couldn’t use some serious stress relief aromatherapy? $10- $15 These sell in shops all over.

Box of Godiva Chocolates- classic and  elegant, this one always makes our list. You can pick up a gorgeous box, wrapped in a bow for around  $20. if you shop around. How classy are you?

IPhone Accessories for the man in your life-  www.uncommongoods.com $20

Because Boys Like Toys!

Chic Candle Holders $12 Target- made with trendy & pretty Mercury glass

Jewels of Eden Handmade Jewelry $16 and various affordable prices. The designer also happens to be running a Holiday Sale! 20% off everything and Free Shipping. Link: Jewels_Of_Eden

A great bottle of wine. Try this Italian Wine: Le Bombarde, Cannonau di Sardegna Only $14.99. Can’t even pronounce that? Then just go to your local wine shop and ask for an affordable recommendation.


Vintage or Handmade Items on Etsy- like this Powder Blue Satin Quilted Lingerie Box -Vintage 1950’s, Shabby Chic Style  $12. etsy.com/shop/DivineOrders Want to shop local and support your local artisan designers? Log onto http://www.etsy.com and do a search on your area.

BONUS GIFTS! Our secret shopper found these sweet Fairy Line Naturals Products, many items under $20 and a whopping 50 to 70% off some great products! Easy, breezy holiday shopping! Have a peek at these bath and body products and fun Fairy Tea Party items by Dr. LindaJoy Rose, Ph.D. Visit their site:  www.fairyline.com

We realize that there’s more fantastic gift ideas for around $20 to be found. If you have any you want to share with us, feel free to comment below so we can pass it along!

Happy Holidays!

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