Gifts Under $30: {No, Really!}

There's nothing that makes me more frustrated than when a blog, magazine, website, etc. brags about their "affordable" holiday gift guide, then you click over, get to reading and discover that the cheapest thing on the list is a $190 coaster set.

This isn't that holiday gift guide. 

Better yet, nothing on here looks like it's less than $30, so they'll think you spent a lot more. (Little do they know...)

1. Pave Pearl 360 Studs in rose gold - $28      2. Faux Fur Infinity Scarf in grey (also available in cream!) - $24     3. Michael Kors-inspired Titanium Crystal Accent Chronograph Bracelet Watch in rose gold (includes FREE shipping!) - $20     4. Women's Cierra Slide Slippers in gray (also available in cream!) - $16.99    5. Pinch Provisions 'Checkmate' Mini Emergency Kit for Her in red plaid - $18 (includes FREE shipping!)

6. Threshold Plaid Throw in navy - $19.99 (buy-one-get-one 50% today!)     7. L'Artisan Parfumeur 'The Perfume Box'  - $20      8. Double Diamante-Trimmed Faux Pearl Cocktail Ring in gold - $6 (great for an under-$10 gift exchange party!)     9. Diagonal Rib Beanie in pink (also comes in gray!) - $26     10. Monogrammed Tassel Bracelet in black (comes in 14 other colors!) - $24.99

Happy under-$30 gifting, gals! And happy Monday.


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P.S. - Thanks for all the support and encouragement on Instagram (username: ablondeambition) on Saturday's baby update pic! We survived the weekend without a trip to Labor & Delivery and, although I'm still having contractions, they slowed down enough to stay put at home on bed rest, thank goodness. We go back to the doctor for another non-stress test at 1:30 today and we'll get a better idea of when my O.B. thinks we should take her.

Our goal is to try to keep Ainsley in there as long as possible, but at least until 37 weeks, which we'll be on Thursday. She's weighing in average-to-above average, (quite a bit bigger than her sister was at this point!), so they think even if she does come soon, she'll be very healthy. But still, I'd prefer her to grow a little more and get those lungs nice and developed. I'm confident that with our doctor's help and advice, we'll get her here healthy.


  1. sooo many great picks! loving those prices too. good luck with baby ainsley! i hope she decides to wait a little longer. xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a giveaway on cornflake dreams

  2. I didn't see that you were in labor and delivery this weekend. Praying for you, girl.

  3. Sending you love and prayers <3!

  4. Glad little Ainsley is ok - hoping she'll stick around for you for at least another week or two! And loving all these suggestions. Definitely nice to see some truly affordable gift ideas:)

  5. This is such a great gift guide, Leslie. I am so impressed with how you've managed to keep A Blonde Ambition up and running as well as ever, even with a baby underfoot and another on the way! You are seriously superwoman.

    P.S. I love that you dress up for bed rest. Stephen lovingly teased you about it, but I'm sure he loves that "that's how you roll".

  6. I am due with twin boys and will be 37 weeks on Thursday, too!! Long time reader.... very infrequent commenter :) I have another stress test tomorrow to see how things are going, but they are planning on inducing me on Friday if I haven't had them by then! Maybe our babies will have the same birthday :) Hang in there Leslie!!

  7. I've been wanting a gold watch for forever! A MK chunky watch is on my list this year...they are just such a classic piece and make such a great gift! I really think you did a really thorough job of putting this gift guide together, and I LOVE that everything is under $30!

  8. Great gift ideas, Leslie. Praying for you and your baby. These picks are so just classic. I have had a tough time thinking of gift ideas this season. It is definitely nice to see some really cool and affordable gifts.


  9. Just bought the faux fur scarf for my sister!! I could not believe the price! Loved this round up. Good luck with little baby!!


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