Holiday Gift Guides: Under $20

Working on a budget this year for Christmas?  Have some stuff to buy for folks that are special to you, but don’t want to break the bank doing it?

I’ve got a few cute ideas here, a lot of them center around eating.  Not sure what that says, but loving on these afforable options to show those special people you care this holiday season.

  1. Cheese Tray with Cutter – cute thing about this is that nifty little cutter.  All in one, perfectness.
  2. Wine Chiller – perfect for entertaining or a night alone!
  3. Beer Glasses – what dude doesn’t a set of beer glasses made from recycled windshields?
  4. Condiment Dish with Stand – everything about this is so cute.
  5. Tyler Candle – great gift for any lovely lady on your list.  Their scents are so unique and they last forever.
  6. Stoneware Vase – girls can’t have enough vases, very similar to our love for shoes.

Stocking Up on Stockings

Since the new addition of our son, we are short a stocking for our mantle. I surely can’t have stockings that do not all go together, so I’ve been on the hunt for some new stockings for our fam. Now I just have to decide: do I want fun and whimsical or traditional.. decisions, decisions. Do y’all have a go to place for holiday decor purchases?

  1. Pier One, Ivory Knit Stocking
  2. Target, Snowflake Holiday Stocking in Red/Gray
  3. Crate and Barrel, Fiona Red Multi Stocking
  4. Pottery Barn Kids, Red and White Stripe Fair Isle Stocking
  5. Pier One, Whimsical Jester Stocking
  6. Target, Snowflake Brights Stocking

Build Me a Nest

I would literally sleep in, under, on top of these they are so cute.

  1. Wood Nesting Tables
  2. Wood and Glass Nesting Tables
  3. Red Nesting Tables
  4. Modern Nesting Tables – JC PENNEY, who knew ???
  5. Colored Nesting Tables
  6. Deco Nesting Tables – ok, if anyone can find a set of these, HOLLA at me. SOLD OUT, whhhaaa?

Summa Summa Summa Time

Its right around the corner and that means we need to get started with all of outdoor decor.  Just like all of the Tipsy Girls, I love to have people over and to entertain.  Being that I just moved into a new abode and am really focused on my outdoor scenery, I’ve been doing a lot of searching to spruce up the outside decor at my casa.

Here’s my top ten:

  1. Ceramic Beverage Dispensers – These are a very simple and colorful way to hold sun tea or your favorite summer cocktail.
  2. Bamboo Chairs – Bamboo, outdoor chairs.  Do I have to explain myself again? I Also like this look because they are resilient and versatile AND bamboo is extremely durable (bamboo is stronger than lots of steel…whaaa?)
  3. Outdoor Votive Holder – They are on my to do list.  So simple, so affordable.
  4. Rain Chain Buckets -These are actually designed to adorn unsightly drains on your the outside of your home.  I also thought they would also work well hanging from a porch or patio.
  5. Side Table – I just purchased some cheap as hell discounted Adirondack chairs from Big Lots and am looking for some side tables to spruce these chairs up.  I may have found the answer here.  Hopefully LLBean will decide to have an LLClearance soon:).
  6. Glazed Fire Pot -This thing is mine and awesome. ‘Nough said.
  7. Smart Solar Sphere – I love these solar powered gadgets.  They know when to come on and off and they recharge themselves.  Can’t get any better than that!
  8. Solar Powered House Numbers – A lot of us have house numbers on the street, mailbox, house, lawn.  But these really caught my eye.  These have solar powered LEDs that you program with your street number and place where you please.  TOO COOL.
  9. Hanging Lanterns – If those don’t make the cut for outside, they are cute enough to go on my nightstand.  Love the colors.
  10. Coca Cola Light Set – Such a fun and classic touch to any area outside.  And did I mention cheap?

So, everyone at my place tomorrow?

Cute Coasters

So it’s no secret that I’m a clean freak, and there’s nothing worse than glasses on furniture WITHOUT coasters…I think these coasters scream PUT YOUR GLASS ON ME!!!

  1. Pier 1, Beaded Jingle Coasters
  2. Etsy, Recycled Glass Coasters
  3. Etsy, Reboot and Escape
  4. Etsy, Customized Tile Coasters
  5. Etsy, Crazy Coasters
  6. Etsy, Silhouetted Wood Coasters
  7. Z Gallerie, Drunk Coasters
  8. Etsy, Customized Monogrammed Coasters

Platters and Trays and Stuff OH MY!

I have an affinity for trays and platters but I don’t use them in the traditional sense.  I’ll just throw out some of the ways I use trays: candles on a pewter platter on my coffee table, soap dispenser and dish of soaps on a metal tray in the guest bathroom, wii and playstation remotes in a red basket tray in the game room, talavera containers that hold q-tips and cotton balls on a wicker tray in the master bathroom.  That’s just to name a few.  If I have a tray, I can and will find a use for it.  Check out a few I have fawned over lately:

  1. Wisteria, Colorful Wooden Tray
  2. Pier 1, Walnut Photo Tray
  3. Pier 1, Lombok Tray
  4. Target, sengWare 2-pc Oval Platter Set-Heaven
  5. CB2, scroll green tray
  6. Pier 1, Zebra Tray
  7. CB2, cuatro platters
  8. Williams-Sonoma, Wood Dashboard Rectangle Tray
  9. Direct from Mexico, Mexican Talavera Appetizer Boat
  10. Target, Mirrored Tray

Christmas List: Der Edition

So you all saw AK’s list of fabulousness. Now it’s my turn.

(Pssst…Husband PLEASE pay careful attention to what is to follow)

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  1. Victoria’s Secret, The Soft Sexy Wrap -I love the fact that this is like an upgraded t-shirt/cardigan combo. That is My FAVORITE combo and pretty much daily uniform, by the way.
  2. Best Buy, Nikon D5000– I would love this camera more than any of my family members, including my dogs. Ook,  not them. But everyone else. If I hadn’t already proven myself to be an expensive camera breaker, I MIGHT actually be eligible for this gift.
  3. Restoration Hardware, Telescoping Frames– Being that I just got married 10ish months ago, we have more pictures than we know what to do with. These are so unique and different.
  4. Macys, Fiesta Canisters– I ADORE the green. These would look so cute in my colorful kitchen.
  5. Etsy, dearestinez Large Leaf Earrings -UM so cute, so fun, so funky. I just may be gifting these to myself for Christmas.
  6. Old Navy, Womens Cable Knit Slipper Boots– My toesies would be so toasty in these. I’ve seen a version of these everywhere and I have been coveting.
  7. Urban Outfitters, Dachshund Lamp– Do I even need to go into why I would want/need this? No, I didn’t think so.
  8. Ann Taylor LOFT, Refined Knit Ruffle Neck Dress– Because I NEED more ruffles in my life. NO, I don’t have anywhere to wear it! SO??
  9. Mac Cosmetics, Tinted Lipglass in Spite -This was the first lipglass that I ever owned and I think I need to bring it back into my life Christmas 2009. It’s a mauvy pink and perfection.
  10. Pier1, Assorted Doorknob Wall Hooks– I’ve been eyeing these babies for a while now. What a super cute way to hang your coat or whatevs.
  11. Macys, Joseph Joseph Multi Color Spatula Design Cutting Board– Cute, colorful and belongs in mah kitchen!
  12. Gap, Mesh Chain Necklace– I want this for two reasons: a) it’s a subtle way to do the whole sequin trend going on and b) I’ve already planned my New Years outfit and it won’t be complete without it.
  13. Nordstrom, Jeffrey Campbell ‘Charo’ Slingback Sandal– Ruffles, love. Red, Love. Perfect HOT date with the hubby shoe. Nuff said.
  14. bossa, Shiraleah Jennifer Large Tote Bag– This brand is pretty sweet…looks remarkably similar to HOBO International for a fraction of the cost, plus this blue color is totally rocking my world.
  15. ZenniOptical, 2344 Plastic Full-Rim Frame– HOT pink frames? Must.have.

Oh, I almost forgot… while I’m wishing… I’ll take an endless supply of these.

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Go On, Get Your Bake On!

The month of December usually means full discretion to bake anything you normally wouldn’t throughout the rest of the year.  Ordinarily, you would feel bad about just randomly baking some creation at any other time of the year, but if it’s in DECEMBER it’s just commonplace that you are baking because it MUST mean it has something to do with a holiday tradition of some sort, am I right? (say yes)

And if you are like us Tipsy Girls, you want to look GOOD baking!  BAKING TIP:  throw a little flour on the apron as you are walking the plate of cookies over to your neighbor’s house even if they are slice and bake, they’ll think you’ve been baking for hours just for them!!

  1. Anthropologie, Big Frills Apron
  2. Paper Flowers Etsy Shop, Hostess Apron
  3. Anthropologie, Extra Ingredient Apron
  4. Cocoa Dreams Etsy Shop, Casey Scroll Apron
  5. Pier 1, Vintage Printed Halter Apron
  6. Decorative Instincts Etsy Shop, Grey Polka Dot Apron
  7. Garnet Hill, Reversible Retro Apron
  8. Anthropologie, Succulent Apron
  9. City Girl Aprons Etsy Shop, Autumn Halter Apron
  10. Anthropologie, Winterfest Apron
  11. Brassy Apple, Hostess Mod Bloom
  12. City Girl Aprons Etsy Shop, XMas Trees Apron
  13. Annies Attic Etsy Shop, Santa Baby Apron