Cute Gift Ideas for Your Friends
This post has been sponsored by Amopé. All thoughts and opinions are my own.One of my favorite things in the world is to find unique gift ideas for my loved ones. I go absolutely crazy during the holiday season and spend weeks searching online and in my favorite stores to find the perfect gift for each person on my list, but I have to admit that I don’t have the best track record for birthday gifts. I tend to go shopping at the last minute for birthday gifts, and I can never find what I’m looking for at the store. Gift cards are easy, but they’re also impersonal. I want my friends and family to know that I was truly taking their personality and interests into consideration, so I’m upping my birthday gift-giving game this summer. Between May and June, I have seven birthday presents to prepare in addition to Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts, so I really had to get creative to prepare for the gift-a-palooza. Today I’m sharing two of my favorite gift ideas that are perfect for the women in your life. Whether you need a last-minute birthday gift for a friend or want to give your mom a token of appreciation, these two gift ideas are guaranteed to put a big smile on her face!
For The Girly Girl
I love creating custom gift baskets for friends and family to match their interests. Since I have several beauty addicts on my gift-giving list, I decided to create adorable gift baskets containing beauty essentials to help them relax after a stressful day. This gift is the perfect fit for the girly girls on your list.
When I create gift baskets, I like to center the gift around one big item and fill up the remaining space with smaller and less expensive gifts. Since summer is prime sandal season, I thought the women on my life might appreciate an item that would give their feet a little bit of TLC. I’ve been loving the Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry TM Rechargeable Foot File lately, so I thought I’d pick one up for each gift basket.
If you’ve ever had a pedicure at a salon, you know how much nasty, dead skin is removed from your feet by the nail technician. For years, I tried every foot file, pumice stone, and callus remover I could get my hands on with no luck. Most of the products barely removed any dead skin, and when they did, the skin came off in clumpy patches. I was left with scratchy, uneven feet that didn’t look or feel any better.
Unlike the dud products I tried in the past, the Amopé Wet & Dry foot file actually works miracles on my feet. It’s waterproof, and the abrasive roller-head works on both wet and dry skin (low speed for dry skin, high speed for wet skin). The roller-head gently buffs away your dead skin and calluses without any discomfort, and my feet feel smooth after only a few minutes of use. I like to apply a thick moisturizer to my feet afterwards to moisturize the newly uncovered skin, and then I’m ready to slip on my favorite summer sandals.
Once my main gift was secured, I found this darling reusable makeup bag and filled it with colorful nail polish shades, moisturizing lotion, bath bombs, and several types of fancy soap. I also included a cute pineapple bracelet and statement cocktail ring just to add a little more glamour to the gift. The finished result couldn’t be cuter, and I know that this gift’s recipient is going to love each and every item. If you’re looking for a few more items to put into a beauty-themed gift bag, consider adding your favorite lip gloss, lipstick, or perfume. You could also put this entire gift into a classy handbag for an ultra-luxurious gift.
For The Beach Babe
Most of my friends and family live in Florida, so most of our spare time in the summer centers around spending time at the beach or hanging out by the pool. This gift bag is filled with summer essentials for sunny days by the water, and it’s perfect for all of the beach babes on your list.
I wanted this gift to have everything my friend would need to get ready for a day at the beach. I headed to Target to pick up a beach bag, and I found this amazing straw tote that can easily double as a summer handbag. I threw a pair of metallic aviator sunglasses into my cart, and then I saw a display with the most beautiful beaded sandals. To help her get her feet sandal-ready, I threw in an Amopé Wet & Dry foot file and my favorite summer nail polishes.
After filling up the beach bag with all of my purchased items, I added in a fun polka dot beach towel as a finishing touch. I know that my friend is going to go crazy over her gift, and I have to admit that
I may have definitely bought the same purse for myself. Oops! If you’re looking for a few more items for a beach bag-themed gift, consider adding a tube of sunscreen, cooling gel, hand sanitizer, Amopé Pedi Perfect™ replacement roller-heads, beach balls, or even a pool float to your gift bag.
Both of these gift ideas are so fun, and I know that the women in your life will truly appreciate the care you put into creating such a thoughtful gift. While it’s fun to put together a collection of fabulous gifts, don’t forget to take the time to write a caring message to your friend or family member. A handwritten note is the best part of any gift! If you’re interested in picking up the Amopé Wet & Dry foot file, head to the foot care aisle at Target. Through June 30th, you can receive 5% off of the Amopé Wet & Dry™ Rechargeable Pedicure Foot File at Target when you use this coupon!
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What’s your favorite gift idea?