25 Perfect Girlfriend Gifts from $5 to $25, AKA, 25 things that I own that make me super happy. If you are looking for a little way to show your best girl (or yourself) that you love her, here are 25 gift ideas that wont break the piggy bank. And if you are noticing that the first item is a cat jigsaw puzzle, and you’re not feeling it, don’t worry, I limited my cat features to only two items.
Ok, just us crazy cat nerds left? Hi my people, let’s shop.
Are you looking for the perfect little pick me up for your favorite lady from 10 years old to 101? Here are 25 items that I personally love and I’m guessing the amazing gals in your life will as well. This is a mix of books, art supplies, beauty products, and pretty little things for the home.
Mudpuppy Cool Cats A-Z Puzzle: Our family enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles so much this Christmas season that we have continued with them into the new year. This adorable cat puzzle was one of our favorites. Amazon $16.28 (affil link)
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer: My daughter Clare intoduced me to this gorgeous Fenty gloss and I havent looked back. Every color that I’ve tried compliments my skintone and it has a beautiful thick glossy shine without being sticky. Yes, I get my best makeup tips from a 12 year old now, Im not ashamed. Sephora $19
Plastic Spray Bottle: Isn’t this little spray bottle so chic? It comes in three pretty colors and it’s perfect for spraying hair, plants and even naughty cats (ha!) although I don’t actually have to spray them because they run away as soon as I pick it up! They know mama means business when she has her pretty pink water spray bottle! Amazon $12.99 (affil link)
Prima Confections Watercolor Pans: Vintage Pastel: I just adore these tiny watercolor sets. I have so many of their palettes and it brings me so much creative and inspired joy . The colors are beautiful and vibrant and so easy to work with. It’s the perfect little gift for any artist on your list. I have this one in my shopping cart right now. Amazon $20.70 (affil link)
Plant Animal: Koala: How cute is this little Koala, designed to hang out in your favorite plant or on a leafy gift for a friend? My favorite part? It’s from Jaime’s new store, Greenwood, in LA. Proud of the fact that you have brought a plant back from the brink? reward yourself with this Still Alive Plant Award. So funny. Greenwood $7.50
Does your New Year’s resolution need a boost of inspiration. Here are 5 ways refresh your zest for self-improvement from 25 Perfect Girlfriend Gifts from $5 to $25:
15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces: Create Frame-Worthy Art in Just a Few Simple Steps: Are you working on focusing time on creating artwork? I love this book of simple watercolor projects. They are perfect for beginners but also inspiring for experienced artists. Amazon $15.19 (affil link)
Smoothie Project: The 28-Day Plan to Feel Happy and Healthy No Matter Your Age: Clare got this book for Christmas and has been making us delicious smoothies ever since. The photography is amazing and the creative recipes are making our blender adventures more daring. Amazon $20.45 (affil link)
Moleskine Art Watercolor Album: I try many watercolor sketchbooks but always go back to my favorite Moleskin. The artist in your life will definitely use this and love that you thought to encourage their craft in a small but luxurious way. Amazon $22.53 (affil link)
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know: I’m a longtime fan of Malcolm Gladwell and often think about the many concepts and theories discussed in his books. He shares such brilliant insight in a way that is entertaining and easy to digest. Talking to Strangers, his newest book, is a wonderful book to pick up in audio version as it features live interviews and is read by the author himself. Amazon $15 (affil link)
Good Days Start With Gratitude: A 52 Week Guide To Cultivate An Attitude Of Gratitude: Sometimes I need to step back from looking for non-stop improvement and appreciate all that I have. I’m not always great at that, I get really focused on goals that I haven’t reached, so this exercise in gratitude has been amazing for me. Everything is pretty great, it really is. Amazon $6.99 (affil link)
How about a small piece of art directly from the artist?
Original Art by Ashley Hackshaw: By the time I finished this post today, this sweet original piece of art by Ashley was sold, but you can still purchase a set of her beautiful angel prints for $25, and follow her on her site, Facebook or Instagram to be the first to hear about new original art releases.
Luna Quartz Everyday Magic Body Oil: Another lux treasure from Jaime’s shop, this beautiful body oil smells amazing and feels so great on your skin, especially right after a shower. I love the routine of taking a few minutes for self care, even on a busy day. My winter skin has been really happy this year thanks to this lovely stuff. Greenwood $24
Tombow 56197 Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Desert Flora: I love all Tombow Brush Pen Markers but this set totally gives me the Joshua Tree feels from my California days in the desert. If I have to grab one set for sketching on the go, it’s always this one. I’m thinking of doing an entire collection over at Jacinda Studio in just these colors. Amazon $22.99 (affil link)
BrüMate Hopsulator Slim Double-walled Stainless Steel Insulated Can Cooler for 12 Oz Slim Cans: I’ve recently learned that people outside of Texas dont take can cooling quite as seriously. Here in the land of triple digit summers, these can coolers are a life-saver. This slim version which comes in a ton of pretty colors and finishes, holds most slim model seltzers, and fits in the car cup holder, or your hand, on a raft, in the pool. Amazon $22.99 (affil link)
DANIEL SMITH 001900482 Watercolor 238 Dot Color Chart: Love swatching out new paints as much as I do? Then you need to try this 238 Dot Chart of Daniel Smith watercolor paints. I personally love Daniel Smith paints, especially the versions made with natural elements. Here is the perfect opportunity to try so many of them for under $25! Amazon $21.95 (affil link)
Dinner Napkins in Texas Modern Sunset (by me!): I’ve been selling my designs on fabric through Spoonflower for a long time but I’ve recently discovered that you can also purchase finished products made from the fabric through Roostery. My most popular pattern, Texas Modern Sunset, is featured here on a set of dinner napkins. Roostery$24 (affil link)
One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Styler Brush,Black: This combo hair dryer/brush is all the rage right now. So many people have recommended it, so I had to give it a try. Imagine my surprise when I was able to find one on amazon for under $25. The price fluxuates so keep an eye out for a tea. Amazon $25 (affil link)
Here are a few more beautiful and affordable goodies to brighten up your cozy home from 25 Perfect Girlfriend Gifts from $5 to $25:
Copper Wire Starry String Fairy Lights: Another sweet treasure that I’ve discovered through my tween. She has them hanging on her wall just like this pic, decorated with photos from her new Fuji Instax printer, also an amazing find, but not under $25. Amazon $16.99 (affil link)
CEMENT BIRDIE PLANTER: I just adore this stylish birdie planter from Greenwood. A 5″ pot drops in and it can be used indoor or out. It has a peaceful neutral feel for the winder months. Greenwood $18
Paul Rubens Watercolor Paper Block: I am partial to pink so I couldnt resist this watercolor paper block from Paul Rubens. It’s the perfect size for travel and being a paper block, you wont have to worry about your art warping as it dries. Cute and practical, I guess you could call it pretty prudent. Amazon $12.98 (affil link)
Creative Mark English Glazed Watercolor Painting Mixing Palette: The perfect little surprise for your favorite watercolor artist. this ceramic paint palette adds a little luxury to any art practice for under $10 Amazon $9.79 (affil link)
Cat Positions Art Print: Cat Coquillette is a fabulous artist with an online store brimming with products featuring her designs. My current favorite is this collage of blue cats. If you are an artist with an interest in licensing, her Skillshare classes are fantastic. 8″x10″ $20
20 oz Sriracha Mug: The kind folks at Sriracha2Go sent me this fabulous mug and it’s my new favorite. It’s large, which I love for a big cup of tea. A cute and spicy gift for Valentine’s Day! Also check out their Sriracha keychains. You’ll never be caught without your favorite spicy sauce! Sriracha2Go $16.43
AirPods Case with Fruit: My kid, Clare found this cute Airpod case – case (wink) and I’ve been jealous ever since. I want a cute case for AirPods… and also AirPods. You have to check out all of the adorable versions. An avocado, Ice cream, boba, pineapple etc. So much cuteness. Amazon $8.39 (affil link)
Looking for something handmade? Try my Free Koala Valentine Printable