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Modern Girl Gift Guide: Under $30


When it comes to gift guides, I don’t really need too much help with things for my mom, dad, brother or husband, because I try to think of personal things that they want or need. However, where I do struggle is those odd gifts — like what to buy for a yankee swap! Here are a few of my favorite items under $30, perfect for any yankee swap whether its with your girlfriends or co-workers.

If its a girl-only yankee swap with your best gals, a fun pair of glittery studs (only $8!) or an Alex and Ani bracelet would be coveted by all. Not into jewelry? Try a hot-or-cold travel mug in a tropical print, a set of seasonal bath gels, a luxe candle, or a cute travel pouch.

If you’ve got a co-ed crew jazz up the swap with a pair of festive holiday socks (make it a “cozy night in” themed gift with a tin of hot cocoa), a S’well bottle (its amazing!), or a copper corkscrew (pair it with a bottle of red!).  Anyone can use an extra pair of earbuds, especially ones with a built in mic! Or indulge in this year’s newest trend — adult coloring books, complete with a fresh set of colored pencils.

Don’t be surprised if your gift is the one everyone keeps trying to swap for during the exchange!  Stay tuned for the next gift guide… gifts for the holiday party host & hostess!