My five high school best friends and sister were all born within the last two months, so needless to say it was a busy couple weeks of gift giving. To avoid bankruptcy, I had to find most gifts under $100, which I've now put together for you all to shop below. BONUS: some will have major memorial day sales so keep your eye out for those codes (usually located on the homepage)!
1) Baublebar Earrings
I first spotted these on my all time favorite blogger, Something Navy, and immediately ordered a pair for my most fashionable girlfriend. There are so many good options and they all come in at a really reasonable price point, starting at $30USD. The ones I ordered were backlogged for a couple weeks, but you can reserve different colours to make sure you get the ones you want! My favourites are below.
2) Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paint
OK, so this was actually discovered through the Sephora Birthday Gift 2017. I picked mine up a few weeks early and fell in love with everything about this product. Not only is the birthday colour amazing, but the texture and feel of this product is unlike anything else I've tried! It lasts forever and doesn't have the same drying effect as a lip stain. I ordered two more colours included below!
3) Always x Always Yoga Mat
We have all noticed the trend, or rather, obsession with the palm leaf print this spring and this new Toronto-based company has mastered it! Always x Always is a new Canadian lifestyle brand that is inspired by the beauty found in the simplicity of nature. Although this mat comes in just over $100, at $125, I couldn't keep it off the list. Lisa Ho (designer and owner), created this mat from recyclable, renewable, biodegradable 100% tree rubber, and there isn't a better way to practice than with a tool like that beneath your toes.
4) Sports Bras
I spend at least one hour everyday in a sports bra, and know that a good quality bra can make all the difference in crushing a workout. I'll never forget the time I wore a loose fitting Under Armour old sports bra to my spin class. There are no words to describe how awkward it was to make sure nothing fell out for 50 minutes straight. RIP.
A good sports bra is one of my favorite gifts to get, because let's face it, its rough spending over $50 dollars on something you plan on drenching in sweat.Below are my favorites; and don't forget to check the LuLu Lemon sale links below as well.
5) Kara Yoo Rings
For anyone that enjoys minimalist accessories or jewelry, this is the company for them. Kara Yoo creates the most beautiful, stackable, minimalist jewelry at such a great price. I have the three below, but there are so many options on her website! If you're located in Toronto they have a ton of options at Smoke & Ash on Queen.
6) Kara Yoo & Meagan Jett Chokers
I have my fair share of cheap choker finds from Zara, Forever 21, and Aldo Accessories, but I recently stumbled upon Meagan Jett and Kara Yoo Chokers at Smoke & Ash a couple weekends ago. My favorites are linked below.
7) The Five Minute Journal
This is one of my favorite gifts to give, as it carries a deeper meaner than the beautiful aesthetically-pleasing exterior. This book has helped so many close friends through hard times by helping to focus on the good in your life, practicing mindfulness, and living with intention. Stay tuned for a partnership with Intelligent Change & Through Her Style on a giveaway for these amazing journals. PS - they also make the cutest nightstand books; see below!