By Mary Katherine Francisco
Your friend buys you an unexpected gift. Crap, now you have to go get him/her a gift — don’t stress! We’ve all been there, and The ‘Doah has you covered for those last-minute gifts on a college budget.
Homegrown Monogram Mug – Anthropologie
Anthropologie is known for its classy knits and unique home décor, as well as the high price tags. However, their mugs are inexpensive without sacrificing beautiful design. A friend gave me the “M” mug last year for Christmas, and I instantly fell in love!
Rosebud Salve – Rosebud Perfume and Co.
Winter is here and dry lips are near! This magical salve is only $6, and the tin is everlasting. The salve isn’t sticky, a huge plus, and it has a delicious taste. You’ll end up buying some for yourself!
Face Masks Mini Set – Clinique
Men care about their skin too! Four masks come in Clinique’s set and each mask targets a different problem area. The masks can be used separately or together for optimized results.
Flexible Charging Stand – Smartphone Love
Uncommon Goods is the hidden gem of cool websites. It is home to hundreds of indie businesses and their fresh ideas. Smartphone Love’s flexible metal stand and charging cable is available on Uncommon Goods’ website. Simultaneously charging your iphone and watching Netflix has never been this easy.
Howlite Elephant Posts – Hemlock Lane
A dollar from every Hemlock Lane purchase is donated to Feeding America. Also, a portion from every elephant-themed purchase helps my adopted Pygmy Elephant, Permata. Plus, who doesn’t want to give a gift made with love? I can assure you that these lovelies were made with tons of love! Hemlock Lane is also available at local boutique, The Purple Fern. I thank you in advance for helping me feed America as well as supporting the fight to save an endangered species – Pygmy Elephants.
Carhartt’s Acrylic Watch Hat – Tractor Supply
Give the gift of warmth this holiday season. My dad and his buddies say these hats are extremely warm. Virginia’s winters can be brutal, so snatch these before our first snowfall!
Legend of Zelda Wallet – Hot Topic
Got a gamer in your life? This wallet, featuring Link, is a creative and thoughtful gift. True gamers will deeply appreciate every detail.
100 Hand Dipped Incense Sticks – RitzyScents
Thanks to the scent gods for my recent find on Etsy. Let me point out that you get ONE HUNDRED incense sticks for under $5. That in itself is spectacular, but wait until you see the scent list. The list is incredibly descriptive, which will help you find the right scents for the right people. I have Witches Brew, and it smells exactly as described. I have found that some incense sticks just smell like burning wood or give me a headache, but RitzyScents does not disappoint.
Beard Oil – Craftsman Soap Co.
My boyfriend tells me beards get itchy during the cold months. Handmade beard oils have kept him from shaving off his auburn whiskers. Cali company, Craftsman Soap Co., has a list of attractive scents, and the fuzzy men in your life will thank you. Get a sample for $6.00 before buying the larger size!
Pigment of Imagination Deluxe Cheek Set – Tarte
I’m a Tartelette and a sucker for any of their deals (because cosmetics are so expensive, am I right?). Seeing a Tarte gift set beside $8 is a Christmas miracle. The gift set includes their famous Amazonian clay 12-hr blush and a champagne highlighter.