a few of my favorite things: holiday gifts under $25

i am definitely feeling the season of giving bug!  having family come visit, spending time shopping and entertaining, and feeling the joy of this all make me want to share and give.  this week i did my first ever give away, i discovered some great ideas and blogs to read (more on this in a later post), and i found some great buys in the process.
here are a few of my favorite things (song buzzing in my head as i type!): 
essie $16
flowers mesmerize me...and, i have always thought about becoming a floral arranger.  this french tulip manicure is so feminine and pretty, i  cannot wait to try this when things slow down a bit.  get the tutorial here.   

etsy $10

wouldn't this cake topper be great for a valentine's party...or a wedding?
style sweet ca $24
jcrew $19.50
etsy $22
lollia $25
cross design $24.95


the lollia hand crème is to die for!  from the beautiful art work covering the product, to real shea butter with rose buds and jasmine leaves; it is one sensory experience after another when using this stuff.  i'd really dig the pink, etched water carafe set next to my bed but have yet to decide on a paint color or possible wallpaper to start the room design with.  what are some of your favorite things?  ~dana


  1. Great gift ideas - love the etsy bracelets!!

    1. Thank you! There are many more things but I am taking a mini-hiatus to spend time with family. Happiest of holidays to you both!