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Gift Ideas for Girls Under $50

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‘Tis the season for shopping and since I know a thing or two about what girls are into having two myself, I wanted to share some gift ideas for girls under $50. Yep, no gift on this gift guide is over $50 and all these items can be bought on Amazon Prime, which is my best friend during the holidays and all year round.

12 Gift Ideas for Girls Under $50

(ages 7 – 12)

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My girls are ages 7 and 10, so we can assume these are gift ideas for girls ages approximately 7 – 12. My girls are into arts, crafts, selfies, Musical.ly, putting on endless “shows”, reading and recently have found a new obsession with baking.

Serafina and the Black Cloak


Someone shared about this book its series on Facebook as excellent books for my oldest daughter’s age (10) and recommended it as a book we can both read and discuss.  I love to read so I thought we would give this series a try. The reviews are excellent.

 iPad Mini 2 Case

Girls are asking Santa for an iPad Mini 2 this Christmas and one of his elves told me they scored them at the Costco in Tustin for $199 (steal of a price, best I can find).  If they are lucky enough to get one, this case came highly recommended.  Nice to be able to stand it up and the stand then also doubles as a handle.

Emoji Pillows

So silly. The girls love these. Browse around for different options of Emojis. This one though, is my fave.

Funny story I have to share about emojis. My 7-year old was using the pile o’ poop one a lot and I had to talk to her and tell her that I really didn’t care for the poop because it wasn’t really appropriate and she FLIPPED out. She was so upset.  Turns out that the whole time she thought it was chocolate. LOL

Plush Craft

One of my girlfriends told me her daughter LOVES these different Plush Crafts so I got two different pillows for both my daughters. Looks like a fun holiday break craft.  I got my youngest the cupcake, and my oldest a Monogram one where you can do your first initial. Cute.

Echo Dot

My girls are her friends make up shows and dances to be preformed for the adults ALL. THE. TIME. The Echo Dot is a hands-free voice-controlled device with a built in speaker which I thought would be perfect for them.  So now instead of having to endure  music from an old iPhone, the Echo Dot bluetooth speaker is going to come in VERY handy. Plus the adults will now at least get to enjoy Justin Bieber with better acoustics.

American Girl Baking Cookbook

The girls and I got hooked on this cute show over Thanksgiving called the Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network which inspired them to start baking. So far they have mastered brownies, snickerdoodles and this week, a pretty darn tasty chocolate chip cookie. It’s nice to also have a real cookbook to use instead of going online for recipes, so I thought this cookbook would be fun for them. Great reviews, and anything Williams-Sonoma does is good with me.

Tabletop Selfie Stick and Tripod with Remote


Is anyone else a little concerned with the amount of narcissistic kids we may be raising as a result of the Selfie Generation? Me neither. Hee hee. So why not let them take it a step further with this tripod that also can be a selfie stick AND has a remote so the girls can position themselves for their next Musical.ly production and hit record with the push of a button.

Sip by S’well Insultated Water Bottle


Obsessed with my S’well bottle, it goes everywhere that I go, and I love this line Sip by S’well which has fun designs for the kiddos. This lemons on pink design is too cute.

Set of 48 Brand New Sharpies


The girls do art and are constantly coloring and crafting and there is nothing, I mean nothing better than a brand spanking new set of Sharpies, am I right? Love the 80s Glam and Electro Pop shades.

Wits and Wagers

Our family loves this game!!! It’s a great family game, and great game even just for adults.

 Mermaid Tail Blanket with Matching Doll Tail

Cozy Minky fabric made into a mermaid tail blanket? Can you even stand the cuteness? This one even comes with a free side one girls can use for their dolls. Lots of cute colors. Love.

Espresso Kids Floor Easel


By far one of the toys we have gotten the most milage out of is this floor easel.  I love that the easel is somewhat tasteful and blends into our living room. Hours of time spent drawing on this, especially when the girls play school.

Happy shopping mamas!

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Dry Divas

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Dry Divas Coupon Code

Colleen, the owner of Dry Divas, wants to treat all of you special mamas this Mother’s Day with Dry Divas coupon code MOM for 20% off!

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Many times in my busy mom life I ask myself, can I pull off my hair’s current state without washing it? Because let’s face it, some days there is just no time to blow dry. On those days, dry shampoo and my Dry Divas shower cap are my best friends.

Dry Divas Shower Caps

Dry Divas carries a darling assortment of high-quality and also high-fashion shower caps for those days when you need to rinse off and want to preserve your hair from getting wet.

The elastic stays put (doesn’t inch up) and will last up to 2 – 3 years.  This is no standard, find in the hotel room shower cap, this is a full on bathing accessory!

They are also machine washable and are made here with love in the good ‘ole USA.

These make the best gifts for girlfriends so I wanted to share the Dry Divas coupon code of MOM for 20% off so you can stock up on Mother’s Day gifts, birthday gifts, hostess gifts and any other occasion when you want to give something unique she will love.

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To complement the darling shower caps and to complete your beauty routine in style, you can also find matching cosmetic bags and spa bands.  The cosmetic bags are only a + $8 add on with your shower cap purchase.

The spa bands are perfect for keeping your hair dry when washing your face or putting on a mask.

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I hope you are all looking forward to Mother’s Day and I hope this post gave you some good new gift ideas! Have a wonderful weekend!

www.drydivas.com

xo

Jen

 

 

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Personalized Cards Mailed From Your Phone!

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I love the Ink Cards app and think every mom should have it on their phone. Seriously.

Once you download the app, you can customize and then mail a personalized card or postcard from your phone for less than you can buy a greeting card in the store with postage!

Personalized Cards Mailed From Your Phone 

You can find Ink Cards in the Apple store here and Google Play here.

It’s SO easy! Your camera roll will populate at the bottom of the designs. Just scroll through, pick a cute design, select your photo(s) and then customize with your own text.

Many postcards are only $1.99 each with free shipping and custom cards with postage and envelopes were only $4.99 ea with free shipping!  You can barely find a generic greeting card in the stores these days for less than $4.99 for a good one, and that isn’t even personalized.  I can’t tell you the hours I have wasted reading greeting card after greeting card in the stores looking for the perfect cards for friends. Now I don’t even have to step foot in a store again!

I just personalized two cards to send to two different people and it took me less than five minutes., now go and download and tell me what you think!

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Frogglez Goggles

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Recently I was contacted by a company called Frogglez which claims to make the best swim goggles for kids – comfortable, leak-free, pain-free goggles. I was interested to learn more.

Over the years  I have dished out a ton of money on swim goggles for my girls and have yet to find a pair they actually like and wear! Until now!

The design is fabulous and my girls love them.  Here they are explaining why they love these comfortable swim goggles for kids!

Click on over to Amazon and buy your Frogglez here (affiliate link)! Your kids will love them too!

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20 Amazon Holiday Gifts for Girls 2015

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls

Having two girls ages six and nine,  I wanted to put together an Amazon holiday gift ideas for girls post to give you ideas for any girls ages roughly 6 to 10+ on your list this year.

 

And, I chose all things from Amazon for easy holiday shopping this Cyber Monday.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls 

 

1. Diary with a lock  – Super secretive and super secure. Hee hee. But the girls think all their innermost thoughts are completely private given the lock and key function.  Very intriguing.

 

2. Full series book box sets (For younger girls Kinder – 2nd we love Junie B Jones, 2nd – 3rd graders Magic Treehouse series, 3rd – 4th grade American Girl series ) – For kids it is super fun to have the ENTIRE set and I think encourages reading in order to make their way through the box.

 

3. Create your own messenger bag – These will entertain my girls for hours. Fun art project + keepsake bag.

 

4. New set of quality colored pencils – Coloring is all the rage these days, not just for kids, but adults too.  A good quality set of colored pencils is sure to get a lot of milage.

 

5. Pair them with an intermediate coloring book like this one and it’s a great Christmas break activity (for the girls and you too!)

 

6. Lanyard & Lacing How To Book – Making lanyards was the Rainbow Loom of 2015.

 

7. Kinetic sand – This almost gave my clean freak husband an anxiety attack but the kids absolutely love it, so it’s worth it.  Setting it up outside is ideal.

 

8. Shopkins – These are really the silliest little things, but for any girl who loves to “collect” things, she will love the Shopkins.

 

9. Maga-tiles – My girls love making houses with Maga-tiles for the Shopkins.  Great to fine tune those engineering skills.

 

10. Little girls who love being active will love some new pieces of activewear. I love Limeapple for the prices.

 

11. Lately my girls have been really into looking up astrological signs and birthstones so birthstone earrings would make a fun gift.

 

12. Then put them in keepsake jewelry box for an extra special treat.

 

13. Tetherball system. This is on my 1st grader’s Santa list this year.  Tetherball is all the rage on the recess playground.  She wants to practice at home to become “Tetherball Champion” at school. For real.

 

14. And for a soccer-loving little girl, this soccer net  is a great backyard addition.

 

15. Melissa & Doug Peel & Press kits. Back to the craft world, these full peel & press kits are like painting by number, only with stickers.  They make a fun piece for their room when complete too.

 

16. My oldest saw me writing this post and yelled I WANT THAT!! When she saw this sleepover duffel (lots of cute prints). Great for quick overnights or weekend trips.  Consider taking it to your local embroidery shop to personalize, which would be a really fun gift.

 

17. Yahtzee. Best. Game. Ever. Not only is it fun but it is FANTASTIC for math skills.  My 6-year-old just learned so great for any girls 6+. Not to mention my husband and I love playing too! Yahtzee!

 

18. Charades for Kids. Another fun board game for family game nights.

 

19. Molding Clay Model Magic.  Think “play doh” for the older girls. They can make all kinds of cute creations and lots of fun clay accessories can go with if they want to make and fire real keepsake figurines.

 

20. Amazon bookmark gift card  – My girls LOVE getting Amazon gift cards. They are so fun for older kids because you don’t have to drag them to a store in person and you can shop by price range so they can truly pick from so many things.  I love that Amazon does cute bookmarks to make it more than just a gift card.

 

Happy Shopping Mamas!

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