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The Not-So-Basic Holiday Gift Guide All Under $55

THE MOST WONDERFUL SEASON IS FINALLY UPON US (and no I am not talking about finals season)! 

I have always been a huge lover of the holiday season because: 1. Who doesn't love listening to Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You  on repeat 24/7 for an entire month, and 2. It's fun spending hours that should be spent studying, finding the perfect gift for friends/family!

Don't know what to get someone for Christmas or Chanukah (for all my Jewish babes)? Well don't worry, I've done all the hard work for ya and compiled this Holiday Gift Guide for the not-so-basic female in your life- and they're all under $55!

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1. S'well Bottle ($35+)

S'well bottles are literally a-mazing! These bottles keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours, and hot drinks retain their heat for up to 12. With a variety of sizes and colors you're bound to find one for whoever it is you're shopping for (I'm obsessed with the Rose Gold one pictured below). 

 Polaroids are a great gift because they allow for you to capture super candid moments and have them printed out instantly. The Instax Polaroid Mini is also the perfect size to throw in your bag and whip out for all those camera-worthy memories on the go. 

The film also comes in a wide variety from plain white ($13+) to film with a whole array of patterns and designs ($13+). 

The polaroid photos make for great room decor all by themselves, or even cuter in a glittery frame (2 for $10) or a polaroid photo album ($12). 


3. Calvin Klein Triangle Bra and Undies Set ($36) ($22)

The triangle bra is the latest of the Calvin Klein intimates collection and pairs perfectly with the iconic Calvin Klein undies. These items run pretty true to size and come in 7 different colors. The CK bra is definitely a staple piece for me and is so comfy that I literally live in it. 


4. Portable Charger ($20)

Let's be real you can literally breathe on your iPhone and the battery goes from 100% to 0% real quick. There's nothing worse than constantly getting the "low battery" notification when you're no where near a power source.

This portable power bank is the solution! Not only does it provide power for 8 hours of talk time, 10 hours of video and 40 hours of music, it also comes in NINE different ~trendy n' cute~ color options. My two favorite are the python and hologram options below. 


5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit- Ultimate Glow ($45)

  You definitely can not go wrong with a new highlighter for any makeup lover in your life. I mean since it is the holiday season, if the highlighter on your nose isn't brighter than Rudolph's, then WYD?

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit is and provides a variety of highlighters ranging from the super light and shimmery snow  to the shade hot sand that gives you that "I was just in Cabo for a week" deep bronze glow. 

6. Soul Cycle Classes ($34+)

A gift card for Soul Cycle classes is the perfect gift for all those fitness junkies in your life who love to "tap it back". Still can't tell if you're joining a cult or just there to workout when you go to Soul, but hey who doesn't love cute merchandise, loud music, and rave-like lights to get their workout on? 

7. Agate Bottle Opener ($16)

This bottle opener is ideal for the girl in your life who likes to occasionally enjoy a drink that doesn't come out of a bag after you slap it.  This unique bottle opener comes in the color options of "rose quartz" and "amethyst". Each of these bottle openers are one of a kind as well. 

8. Uber Gift Card

This one is a no brainer. Anyone would be stoked to get an Uber gift card because #UberEverywhere. 

Hope this gift guide helped give you some clarity and some non-basic gift ideas for this holiday season!