Not everyone has a large budget but there are lots of little gifts that still make a BIG impact such as these from Rachel Ray, Circulon, Gear Beast, Burts Bees, Manic Panic, and Ayesha. They make life easier and more fun, and they’re are going to delight some of the hard-to-please people on your gift list.
Buy them for yourself, too!
Great Phone Holder:
The Universal Cell Phone Lanyard from Gear Beast is compatible with iPhone, Galaxy & Most Smartphones with styles from $9.99 -$12.99.
These stretchy phone holders on layards look a bit goofy, but they keep your hands free and your phone, handy.
This is a great gift for anyone who travels, busy moms, hikers, teachers, etc.
The Gearbeast wraps around your phone, and hangs from a strap around your neck. The backside holds your business cards (maybe your Global Entry Card at the airport).
There are lots of different colors and printed ribbon styles. Each of the lanyards has a breakaway closure for whever you need to actually hold the phone in your hand.
I tested the Gear Beast Lanyard on a Galaxy S9 Plus. This is a large phone with two cameras, and the holder somewhat obstructed the camera, but this shouldn’t be an issue for most other phones.
To see all of the options, visit the Gearbeast Website.
Beloved Burts Bees:
A holiday favorite, Burts Bees “Must Have Moisture” pampers lips for just a penny under $10.
The reason it’s a holiday fave is the fesitve packaging (you can hang it from a tree as an ornament) and lip balms that drench lips in moisture.
For 2018 the gift trio has two tubes of moisturizing lip balm (original Beeswax, and Coconut & Pear). The darker one on the bottom in my photo is a tinted lip balm “Red Dahlia.”
This little box of lip loving goodies is great for Secret Santa or a little thank you to those who have been “nice not naughty” this year!
Find Burts Bees in retailers and drug stores and on ULTA.com
All In One Food Prep:
Food prep can be a chore, and sometimes the products you need are hard to store.
Gift the Ayesha 5-in-1 Mandoline & Spiralizer Set ($20) and solve those issues!
This is a 5-in one way to store some must-have kitchen helpers. The set features a plastic bowl with store-able attachments to spiral, ribbon, slice, grate, and julienne fruits and vegetables or zest lemons and limes.
There’s also a small juicer attachment for squeezing citrus fruits and a spiral cleaning brush (not shown in my photo).
The mandoline and grater components fit right into the top of the bowl’s cover, the juicer, ribbon slicer and spiral slicer fit into a round holder that fits into the top of the cover.
This isn’t a cheap toy, either, even though it’s little gift budget suggestions, It’s constructed from BPA-free, shatter-resistant plastic components with durable steel cutting blades, even the smallest kitchen has room for this all in into the bowl set.
Color Without Commitment:
Manic Panic put colorful hair in a unicorn rainbow on heads for many years with their celebrated semi-permanent hair color.
p ar is just $10.50. These bold and bright colors spray on and wash out when the party’s over. Stardust is a glitter spray that you can use on your body, too.
Pretty Flamingo and Electric Lizard even glow in the dark. The rest of the colors including the new Asphalt Jungle (blue gray) are head turning, too.
The formula works on all hair types and color levels from light to dark. Use it to create colorful streaks and tips, as a root touch-up or color refresher, or as an all over color.
What a great idea as a stocking stuffer! This is especially good as a little gift for young people whose parents would prefer that they have color without commitment.
All 8 shades are 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free and are also free of parabens, gluten, ammonia, resorcinol, PPD and phthalates. As with all of the Manic Panic products, 15% of the profits are donated to various charities. Visit https://manicpanic.com/
Cool Kitchen Tool Set:
You must use utensils that are gentle to the surface of nonstick pots and pans. This boxed set of 4 nylon tools by Circulon has four must-haves. Of course, you can use them to serve or with other pots and pans, as well.
The set includes must-have essentials: Ladle, slotted spoon, solid spoon and spatula.
Lightweight and generously sized, we like the calming oyster gray color with slightly rubberized handles for a secure grip.
The silver band that attaches the lighter gray tops makes these tools more elegant.
The set would be great for a new couple, someone moving into a new home for the first time, or anyone who is learning to cook or likes to cook. At just $19 it’s a small gift that can make a big impact. Find it online and in stores like Macy’s and Kohl’s or visit www.circulon.com
A Beautiful Oil Pitcher
Olive oil is a fab, healthy ingredient, However, pouring oil directly from the bottle can be messy.
Rachael Ray’s Cityscapes 24-0z. Evoo Bottle ($17) has a long spout (with a flip cover) to keep almost an entire bottle of olive oil handy while the spout makes it easy to drizzle or pour oils, vinegar, or even salad dressing and sauces.
The beautiful, ergonomic design has an easy to grip handle, and the bottle will look lovely on your table.
The dishwasher-safe Rachel Ray bottle is glazed in Light Blue or Dark Sea Salt Gray. Both have an unglazed bottom part that looks like soft beach sand. Advicesisters.com’s light blue bottle is more of a sea green blue than in our personal photo,
There are other, solid color versions of a Rachael Ray EVOO bottle, but the Cityscapes version is new and pretty. For healthy eating, this is a little gift that will make a big impact.