In case you've been hiding under a rock and didn't realize it, Christmas is just around the corner, and with it comes shopping - office Secret Santa or White Elephant gift exchanges, those last minute gifts you end up scrambling for because someone else got you something and you weren't expecting it, et cetera, et cetera. The list goes on. With that in mind, we've put together a list of little gifts that'll be appreciated, but still leave you with holiday cheer left in your wallet.
Darlybird.com - Everything here is just plain cute. Shop for costume jewelry, books & toys for kids, party gear and games, crafts kits and more from just $7. We love the Darlybird Bag O' Goodies, a mystery grab bag for just $15 - a great option for white elephant gift parties!
MixMyGranola - This perennial OB favorite for snack & breakfast munchies sells custom-mixed granola with add-ins ranging from wasabi peas to pomegranate cordials. Mixes start at just $4.49, and you can get 10% off your next order if you sign up for their newsletters. These make fabulous gifts for foodies or picky kids!
The RackTrap - Sometimes, that amazing outfit you put together for a party just doesn't go with any of your purses, or you just don't want to risk setting your handbag down on the bar & then turning around to find it g-g-g-gone. Solution? The RackTrap, ($20 for 4-pack) a small zippered pocket that tucks into any size or style of bra, to hold essentials like cash, driver's license, and a key or two. Order the four-pack, which includes RackTraps in black, white lace, nude lace, and a water resistant sports version, and email the company to let 'em know you heard about it here along with a forwarded copy of your order receipt, and they'll send you a special edition Gold RackTrap ($8) for free!**
Southern Brand - We dig the down South vibe of the fun t-shirts for all ages (from $29), cowhide can cozies and iPhone covers (from $15), and other assorted goodies available at this fine purveyor of redneck chic. Save an extra 20% on your Southern Brand order with coupon code Holiday20 through 01/01/2010. Yee-haw!
ZenCardz.com - Got an amateur Cris Angel wannabe on your gift list? They'll appreciate this redesigned line of classic Bicycle playing cards ($4 and up) in styles like Classic Black Tiger, Shadowmasters, and Arcane, guaranteed to spice up everything from card tricks to poker night. They'd even be a fun addition to a Twilight-themed gothic gift basket. Deal Alert: Choose any three decks and get a Masters Edition deck free, and for a limited time, receive free shipping on orders over $75. Expiry unknown.
*Editor's Note:* To get your free special edition Gold RackTrap, you must order a four-pack of RackTraps, then email the company with a forwarded copy of your order receipt & the message that you heard about RackTrap on Outblush. Sorry for any confusion.