It’s not a surprise that the First Lady was seen earlier this year shopping at Target because she like us, appreciates a good bargain and makes no secret of her love of stretching her dollars.
Even though Michelle Obama is blessed to have access to just about anything including designer outfits galore by default of being married to the most powerful man in the free world or access to uber-expensive knick knacks, she prefers to spend her clothing budget on mid-priced brands like J Crew and keeps it real by shopping in big box retailers (albeit in disguise). Gotta love her.
Christmas – the most anticipated holiday of the year is rearing it’s head once again in exactly 39 days and one question lingers… how does one embrace a holiday that comes with the expectation of multiple gift exchanges with family, friends and maybe even your boss if you’re bucking for a good raise come review time when your money’s short? The answer is you’ve got faith in your ability to turn $5 into $100 (otherwise known as creative financing) to buy some of the special people in your life a few of holiday gifts under $20.
Just check these out…
There’s not much to say about Duri Gift Set – Summer Romance ($15, duri.com) – just buy it because of the ultra-cute packaging and whoever you give it to will fall in love at first sight. So So cute.
Maybe gift someone the new limited-edition Alba Botanica Natural Shower Gel & Body Lotion Gift Set, Cranberry Mimosa ($9.95 each). This is the perfect gift to cure the winter blues. This set includes a fragrant Body Wash and a rich, moisturizing Body Lotion to soothe dry skin during the cold, dry winter season. These limited edition gift sets are available nationwide through the end November at Whole Foods Markets, CVS, Target, Walmart and natural food stores as well as at AlbaBotanica.com so hurry!
The gift that’ll surely put you atop the best gift-givers list is e.l.f. Cosmetics 24K 47-Piece Makeup Clutch ($18, eyeslipface.com). HKI loves, loves, loves this because it’s so luxe looking without the hefty price tag! This hard-sided limited-edition, 24K 47-Piece Makeup Clutch gives the woman with barely time to sit all of the necessary makeup essentials to take her look from the boardroom to the lounge without missing a beat. In this clutch you’ll find an array of 32 pigmented eyeshadows on top and a pull-out tray with blushes, bronzer, eyebrow cream, and lip colors! You’ll always be prepared for any occasion with this must-have makeup accessory. The luxury design of the 24K 47-Piece Makeup Clutch makes this a keepsake so you’ll always feel glamorous with each and every use!
You can’t wrong with giving the gift of smooth skin when you buy the The Body Shop Candied Ginger Body Butter (part of the NEW Candied Ginger Holiday Collection – $18, bodyshop.com), just make sure who you give this to loves the smell of ginger. HKI calls this body butter a little bit ‘o heaven every time you open the jar.
So we’ve come to the end of the road for the less than $20 gift guide, but next week brings HKI’s Must-Have Beauty Christmas Gifts for you or someone else so stay tuned.
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Michelle Obama – AP Photo