Found: Thoughtful, Affordable Birthday Gifts

Thursday, March 04, 2010

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Urban Decay Flavored Body Powder - Cocoa
Urban Decay Body Powder

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You would think that gifting season would be over and my bank account could start to stabilize. But, that is not the case. I have already attended 6 birthday parties in the last month, all of which I had to get gifts for. The stress of finding affordable, yet thoughtful gifts was difficult. It is always a great idea to stock up on cute sale items to avoid a last minute rush, but not many people do that. In order to help you guys avoid the hassle I picked out a few fun gifts that are under $30. Where there is a will, there is a way, and I have found some cute items that will surely be used and appreciated.

There are many things that us ladies will use and appreciate, but would never spend the money on for ourselves. Urban Decay’s Flavored Body Powder is a perfect example of this. The body powder comes in three different yummy, lick-able flavors. The Cocoa one is my personal flavor because it’s subtle and it will satisfy a slight sweet tooth by having you smell like the piece of chocolate cake you are trying to avoid. The fluffy leopard powder puff spreads the cocoa scent along with glitter that leaves your skin glistening and shiny. The body powder makes a nice flashy appearance when spread on arms, shoulders, legs, and décolleté. The whole process is sexy from beginning to end. This gift is a win situation for all.

Victoria's Secret Pink Me Up Lip Gloss Ring
Pink Me Up Ring

3 / $15.00
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The toughest gift to shop for is one for a teenager, because it’s hard to know what’s currently “cool.” Victoria's Secret's Pink Me Up Lip Gloss Ring is a heart shape that opens up and holds a little stash of flavored glittery gloss. What teenager doesn’t look up to Miley Cyrus’s glossy pecker? A two-in-one gift is always a winner, and, as an extra perk, there is an online specia: buy 3 rings for $15. This is a great gift, plus it’s downright adorable!

I don’t know one female who doesn’t appreciate candles, which brings me to my next great gift idea: the Z Gallerie Fleur Tealight. This bright turquoise tea light holder is bold in every way and will perk any room right up. Its flower shape and multi-layered petals give it a lot of expression. This gorgeous item is very well priced and, whether it is placed bedside or in a living room, it’s a gift that will be remembered.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.