I have said in many gift stories on advicesisters.com that if you gift a woman a French Maid’s outfit, there had better be two tickets to France (first class or at least business class) in that box as well. Otherwise, you can kiss that relationship, goodbye! You can’t imagine how many people still feel compelled to purchase gifts of cringe-worthy lingerie. Often it doesn’t fit and worse, it sends the message that this gift is for them, not for her at all! The following gift suggestions are affordable and send the right kind of message for every interest, shape, size, and person!
Flower Power – Just Add Ice Orchids:
Instead of sending a plant or worse, faux flowers, send her a phalaenopsis orchid from Just Add Ice Orchids (average cost $65). Just Add Ice® orchids are produced with innovative orchid-growing technologies and their packaging is eco-friendly. However, what’s unique about Just Add Ice Orchids is that they are easy to maintain. Put them I a sunny warm window. To water a classic Phaelonopsis orchid plant like the one shown in my photo above with a glass of ice, just add 3 ice cubes or 1/4 cup of water per orchid per week.
It is a myth that orchids are fragile and only bloom once. If you take care of them, they will last for years and they will bloom again (when they feel like it). I had a phalaenopsis orchid that lived 10 years until I went on a long trip and the poor thing died of thirst!. It was entirely my fault and I still feel bad about it. I have learned you can’t ignore any of your houseplants. If you are going away for a long time make sure you get someone in to water them or at least add a self-waterer in each pot!
There are many colors some natural some dyed. There are also lots of different sizes and price options (from $30 and up). Just Add Ice Orchids has other kinds of gift-able plants as well. My orchid was well packaged and protected and already in the pot. I love looking at this beautiful plant! They make a great gift for yourself or of course, for the holidays, birthdays, mother’s day, etc. To learn more visit the Just Add Ice Website
Maria Victoria’s Awesome Accessories:
Luxury Fragrance Sampler With Fracas!
Juara’s Divine Coffee Scrub!
Stress and late nights can really show on your skin. JUARA Coffee Scrub ($38) smells divine. It’s a treat for coffee lovers, and a treat for anyone who wants smooth, soft radiant skin. Key Jamu Ingredients (From Indonesian therapies) include Sumatra Coffee Beans, Rice Protein, and Sulfate-Free Coconut Cleansing Agents. scrubbing action rinses completely clean and leaves skin amazingly soft. Made with Indonesian Sumatra coffee beans and gentle, sulfate-free cleansing agents helping to cleanse, exfoliate, firm, tone, and brighten your skin.
It also stimulates circulation. Simply mix the ingredients in the jar, massage gently, rinse off and after a shower just add your favorite moisturizer. The products are great for sensitive skin as they’re formulated to be gentle. Juara products are 100% Vegetarian Skincare, Paraben-free, Sulfate-free, Phthalate-free, Gluten-free, Free of Harsh Chemicals & Artificial Colorants. Also, they’re certified cruelty-free. This excellent body scrub smells like freshly ground coffee. It will wake up your senses, and perk up your body! For more information visit the Juara Website.
Affordable Gift Idea from Treasured Tocca:
One more thing: gifting sometimes ends up at a fevered pitch during the holidays. A good and useful read is the advicesisters.coms’ classic I Gave Him A Gift and He Didn’t Give Me One. Does That Mean He’s Not Into Me? (of course it isn’t always an issue just for women. Men worry about this as well)!