I’m a really, really good shopper. I know that’s a silly thing to be good at, but it’s true. I love to shop. Actually, I love to look and find new things. Explore, if you will. But in a store. Or online. I don’t really discriminate. As I’ve gotten older (and a bit wiser) I find I like buying for other people even more than I like buying for me. The thought of giving someone the perfect thoughtful gift makes me happy. And getting to buy something I really love, but don’t have to find a spot for it in my trying-to-be-minimalist-but-really-i-am-not home, makes me even happier.
So today, I’m using my really, really good shopping skills to help you find 10 timeless gifts to stock in your gift closet – all on summer sale so you can stock up while saving dough.
These melamine platters are everything. Stackable, easy to care for and uber colorful. Happiness on a platter at under $12 (for the set!)
Personalize pitchers as gifts are hit for your hostess friend, with a favorite drink recipe or bundle of tea. I envision oodles (and oodles) of margaritas flowing out of this affordable beauty, $34.97.
Moroccan glass cups ($11.20/ each) for your friend who likes all things bo-ho, colorful and sophisticated…you’ll win gift of the year if you give a full set!
A utility carry-all in wear with everything blues…$19.99 and oh-so-fun(ctional) for daily use. Perfect for your wonder-woman friend who likes to be prepared for anything her day might bring.
I’m a sucker for a good scarf. Perfect for any season, any trip, any look. This classic converts from a scarf to a sarong in a second…snatch it up for only $39.
TGIF espadrilles, for real?!? Yes. These are amazing. Bring on casual Fridays, a beach vacation or just an instant mood booster when your friend gazes at her toes.
Lavender instantly calms and relaxes…and in travel size candle form @ $10, stock up on these from now until the end of time!
A cult-classic green cleaning trio…this is an incredible deal for your neat freak friend (or self.) $9 for all three.
For your #squad leader…a staple orangy-red nail lacquer. Wears well from summer to holiday…and aptly named – the showstopper @ $11.99.
Get shopping you giver you!