I have been very good this year. I have cleaned up more pee behind the toilet than I can imagine, I have scooped plenty of cat poop, dog poop, cat puke and dog puke. Not to mention the dog puke I have caught in my actual bare hands. I have not smothered McSweetie with a pillow when he uses the last square of toilet paper leaving me high, and well, not dry.
So in the spirit of giving, I would like world peace, an end to world hunger, all the orphans to be adopted, a self folding dryer, and all the Kate Spade hand bags you can fit in your sleigh.
That’s really not too much to ask. Okay fine. That’s a lot to ask.
How about instead, I can get something from just these brands I list? See? Easy peasy.
Thanks Santa! Love, Frugie
Welcome to Holiday Gift Giving by Frugie
I wanted to give you guys my favorite things, kind of like Oprah, but instead of free refrigerators and iPads, I can only offer some discount codes! Also, because these are small, family owned businesses, you’ll be helping them have a great holiday too by shopping from their sites.
Don’t laugh, but I seem to be jewelry heavy in my list- from handmade, to global treasures, I know you will find something to put on your wish list.
Want a necklace from Paris? How about earrings from Israel? Something so unique and gorgeous, you will feel like royalty. Jen from JJ Caprices travels everywhere to buy jewelry to sell on her site. I totally want to be her. She goes to gorgeous destinations and brings back equally gorgeous baubles. I met her at MamaCon and fell in love with her gorgeous pieces. AND for my readers she has a 10% discount code- FRUGALISTA. You will love the unique pieces and there’s something in every price range.
Like handmade jewelry with a quirky side? Are you a Doctor Who or Harry Potter fan? Penny Jules incorporates charms and whimsy in each piece that has a distinct characteristic from your favorite iconic movies, pop culture favorites and Disney movies. You will gush over the cuteness. Remember my Doctor Who tardis necklace in my favorites video? Check her out-
Last jewelry site, I promise.
How would you like to buy jewelry and help a woman over come poverty and exploitation in Asia? Starfish Project employs women in Asia to make jewelry, earn a living, get vocational training, health care and counseling that otherwise wouldn’t have that opportunities.
This Black Friday they have a Buy One Get One deal. Check it out.
Now how do you plan on wrapping all that?
Artistry Gift Wrap
Check out Artistry Gift Wrap for a truly unique gift wrap and giving experience. I love these papers. You can get greeting cards, ribbons, and bows and so many cute bibs and bobs. What are bits and bobs? I don’t know. BUT having seasonal gift wrap sent to you with a subscription service is a gift in itself. Maybe you have that crafty aunt, or awesome neighbor that has a ‘gift room’. They will be wowed by Artistry Gift Wrap. Check out their November specials BLACKFRI40 and soon to be December specials.
Kate Ryan Skincare
Looking for fabulous skin care that’s not a lot of money, but completely natural and without unnecessary ingredients? Kate Ryan Skincare is a company run by 3 women who want what’s best for women and their faces and their budgets! Amazing products and you need to try their Pumpkin Enzyme Peel to keep the winter months from dulling your skin. Every Kate Ryan Skincare package comes like a little present- I love it. I have a YouTube video using their products.
Women for Women International
And now for something a little different. Want to get a gift for someone but that will benefit someone else? How about buying some baby chicks for a mom in Nigeria? Or a goat for a woman in Afghanistan? Women for Women International is an organization that matches you with a ‘sister’ that lives in parts of the world such as the middle east or other war torn nations that without these programs, would be without education, job training or even safety. I love hearing who my sister is every 6 months. I’ve gotten Christmas cards, Easter cards and other tokens of gratitude from a woman around the globe, that I’ve never met, but thanking me and telling me I’m in her prayers because of the difference my money has done for her. Over 8 countries, more than 420,000 women have been saved from crisis and poverty through this program. Please check them out and see what you can give.
I hope these gift ideas give you inspiration and help make your holiday season a little brighter. I completely endorse and stand behind each one of these brands and was in no way compensated for this post. I just want to spread good cheer! Let them know I sent you.