How to start a budget for Christmas(FREE PRINTABLE)-Blogtober day 14

Hello, My Darlings! It’s day 14 of Blogtober…Yes, yes you read it right we are talking Christmas budget and how to save money(it’s never too early). “Thanks” to the pandemic I don’t have a stable income anymore, so budgeting is important and very needed. Here are some tips and tricks that actually work(and at the end of the post you will find a free pdf).

Start buying stuff Now! YES NOW!

You see a great deal on candles? Buy some! You go grocery shopping and find a cute blanket at a discount your aunt would totally love? Get it , It’s easier to spend 10 euros every month now than 30 euros in December. What will you feel more?

Decide what you want to buy to buy and google it

You decided on these cute socks for your boyfriend? Don’t buy the first ones you find, Google it. There is a very good chance you will find it cheaper. Do your research.

Handmade is always a great idea!

Handmade gifts(or something handmade to put too your gift) are always a great idea and usually really affordable. Get inspired, look on Pinterest, and get creative.

Don’t overspend

It’s so easy to just go on and buy more and more, not stopping. So make a budget and stick to it. Feel free to download this free printable to make your life easier this festive season.

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My Christmas Wishlist

Hello My Darlings and Hey if you are new here, it’s so nice to see you on my blog! Christmas is coming and I’m so excited to celebrate with my family, watch lots of Christmas movies, stuff my face with traditional Christmas/New year dishes and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year! Today I want to talk about gifts, to be exact my wishlists for the Holidays. Let’s dive into it!

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wishlist

 

  1. Avon Far Away Glamour set
  2. Sinsay Gold photo frame   
  3. Sinsay Warm sweater with high collar and Norwegian pattern
  4. FROZEN 2 deluxe Anna doll

  5. Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

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Hello My Darlings and Hey if you are new here!It’s so nice to see you on my blog. Another day, another gift idea post. I’m slowly but surely getting ready for Christmas, looking for affordable and interesting gift ideas and sharing some with you all (I’m so excited for Christmas, you can’t imagine). Today we are talking about gift ideas for Mom. I don’t know about you, but my Mom is one of the hardest people to shop for, because she never says what she wants ! Here are some gift ideas, hope you will find them helpful!

Mugs to Cheak out!

Mugs for mom

1.Vilight Moms Mug Gift

If you don’t know what to get to your mom, simply get a Mug! It’s a great and practical gift to give.

2.Cute Ceramic Coffee Mug for Mom – Dear Mom From Your Favorite

Any kid with a sibling, your mom will love it! Cute and funny design.

3.Mama Needs Coffee Travel Mug

If your mom is always going in and out of the house, she will love this cute travel mug.

4.European Marble Grain Mug

If mugs with sayings or quotes are not your thing, why not to get this marble grain mug? Your mom will love this sleek and classical design!

Affordable Gifts From Aliexpress
Under 10 euros

Aliexpress edition

1.Cashmere Knitted Winter Gloves Touchscreen Compatible (1,18 – 2,41)

This is great! Has double lining (so those are super warm) and the best of all you can use your touchscreen wearing those gloves! Great add on to any gift.

2.Warm big scarf(€ 9,53)

Winter is coming and you need a warm big scarf for that! Those beautiful neutral colors would look great on anyone. Your mom will love it!

3.Christmas Socks IF YOU CAN READ THIS I’M WATCHING CHRISTMAS MOVIES(€ 1,64 – 2,33)

Who doesn’t love Hallmark Christmas movies?!(I personally love them) If your mom is one of those who love them too, why not get those fun socks!

4.I’M A Mom Tee Shirt (€ 3,57 – 4,48 )

Why not tell your Mom that she has a superpower? I love white T-shirts(but if it’s not your cup of tea there are 5 other colors to chose from) and it would be great for any new and “old” mom out there.

5.I’m not like a Regular Mom I’m a Cool Mom Women T-shirt (xs-xxxl)(€ 3,59 – 4,48)

Okay, this is cool! I think my Mom would love to get this, she is a “Cool Mom” so very fitting. Affordable and cool gift!

Books to Gift

books for moms

1.The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

This is such an amazing gift to find. Downton Abbey is such a beautiful tv show and the food in it looks always sooo goooood, why not to get an official CookBook with all of those yummy recipes?! Great gift for any Downton Abbey fan!

2.One Day at a Time Diary 2020: A Year-Long Journey of Personal Healing and Transformation – one day at a time

Packed with exercises, affirmations, and opportunities to journal your thoughts and feelings from the first month of 2020, and to reflect on them, it offers the chance to slow down, step out of time and reconnect to your heart.

3.Spark Joy : An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying

I think everybody knows about Marie Kondo and the “Spark Joy” system. So why not gift your Mom an illustrated one? Think will get my Mom this one for Christmas, she will love it.

4.Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

This is a heartwarming(and in some places heartbreaking) story about forgiveness, family bonds, and a journey to self-discovery. A beautiful book to gift this Christmas!

5.Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers: A practical guide to growing food in small spaces

Who doesn’t love fresh herbs in your dishes? (Seriously freshly picked basil on pizza will change your life, I promise you!)  So why not grow some herbs in your room? This Book will tell you how. An amazing gift for anyone who loves to cook and garden.

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Gift Ideas for Christians

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Hello My Darlings!And hey if you are new here, it’s so nice to see you on my blog. Today I’m doing something a little bit different. If you don’t know I’m a Christian and most of my family is too, and that’s why I’m looking for “Christian” or “faith” centered gifts for Christmas this year. So I decided to share some interesting ones I have found! Maybe you are looking for a gift for your Christian friends, family member or neighbors, and those Gift Ideas could be helpful for you. Let’s dive into it!

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Etsy Gift Ideas Under 15 euros 

Etsy

1.POWERED by COFFEE and JESUS Christian Coffe mug

This is so cute! If you have someone who loves Coffee and Jesus this is a perfect gift for them. I love things like those , they are practical but still with a message in mind.

2.Bookmark, double-sided, Old and New Testament, books of the Bible

Bookmarks, let’s be real if you read you always need one (or two, or like ten…don’t judge). And those ones with Bible books on them are really cute and practical for bible study. The font it classical and would make a great gift for any Christian.

3.Tote Bag, A Light Unto My Path

Who doesn’t love tote bags?! No one! So why not gift one with a bible verse on it? Great gift for any Christian.

4.2020 Christian Colouring Calendar

This could be a nice gift for a family to color in together. 12 beautiful illustrations and bible verses for the whole year! And it’s hand-made, that’s pretty great too.

Under 2 euros

Gift ideas aliexpress

1.Bible Quote Faith Keychain

This is such a cute little keychain to gift to your bible study group, friends and/or family. It’s now €1.80 for one, but on 11.11(the big Aliexpress sale)it will be € 0,68 so definitely worth checking out!

2.Mini HOLY Bible Keychain

I have this one(you can read about it here) and it’s even better in person! Totaly getting this one for my friend for Christmas. Would recommend!

3.Phone Case For iPhone 

Elegant black phone case with a twist. I love the “Let your faith be bigger than fear” quote on one of them, it’s such a beautiful everyday remainder. Great and affordable gift!

4.Cross Leather Bracelet

This would be a great gift for any Christian man in your life! For € 0,73 and on 11.11 it will be even cheaper € 0,57! It’s a definite win in my mind. I already have a friend who would love to get it for Christmas.

Study/Prayer Journals

Study prayer

1.IN EVERYTHING PRAYER JOURNAL

This one is such a great idea! I never know I needed it, but I need! A place to write all your prayers and when God answered them…that’s genial! Great gift for any Christians, will try to find one in Ukrainian for my aunt.

2.In Everything Give Thanks Study Journal

It’s a study journal for bible study centered around giving thanks and living with a thankful heart. That’s what I’m trying to do right now(living with a thankful mindset) so I found this study to be such a great idea. An amazing gift for Christmas!

3.Fear & Anxiety Study Journal for Women

Another thing I’m (and a lot of us ) are struggling with Fear & Anxiety, this bible study will help you find peace. It would be a nice gift for any woman in your life!

Disclaimer: If those feelings don’t let you live a normal and healthy life definitely talk with your doctor about it!

4.Amen: From Eden to Eternity (men version)

Amen: From Eden to Eternity(women edition)

This has a women version and a man one, so you can do it as a couple. Amen: From Eden to Eternity is a study on the story of Scripture. This 5-week study is designed to teach the big-picture story of the Bible and show how every part of Scripture points to Jesus. It’s such a beautiful bible study, would be very grateful to get it as a Christmas gift!

 

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Gift Ideas for Tea lovers

Hello, My Darlings! It’s November, And that means the most wonderful time of the year (also known as Christmas) is coming fast(I’m so ready!). I’m already thinking about gifts, what to give each of my friends and family members(and I can say that’s hard). Most of my friends are big tea lovers, so I always put something related to tea in Christmas gifts . That’s the reason I decided to share with you some interesting gifts for tea lovers! Let’s dive into it!

gift ideas
Under 2 euros

Amazing and affordable little gifts to put in a bigger gift or just to give with some loose tea. Any tea lover would love to get those for Christmas!

tea stuff

1.Pug In A Mug Silicone Tea Infuser

Aren’t those adorable?! Cute Pug Tea Infuser? Yes please ,give me 10!

2. Green Tea Strainer

This has an interesting strainer, you can use it like an Infuser and/or a strainer. Great find under 2 euros, will definitely get some for my friends.

3.Teabags 5.5cmx7cm 100pcs

This is a must for any tea lover! Teabags to put your loose tea, such a simple but genial idea. I have those and I always repurchase them. You never know that you need those, but after getting them and using you can’t imagine your life without those teabags.

Tea Subscription Boxes

Getting new interesting tea on your doorstep every month? This sounds like a dream! I really didn’t know this was a thing but after some googling, I found some interesting subscription boxes I would love to give and get for Christmas(Hint, Hint)

sub boxes

1.Dollar tea Club

For $1.00-Explore 3 new blends every month, you’ll receive: monthly samples(2-3 cups each)

Price: Starts from $1.00(you can add 3 honey sticks for $1.95)

Shipping: Currently ship to the United States and Canada. $4.50 flat rate for shipping tea boxes anywhere in the US or Canada.

2.Tomotcha: Japanese tea subscription 

What will you get?Each month we ship between 40 and 60 grams of a distinctive Japanese tea, enough for about 35 teacups of 60ml (2oz).

Most of the teas we select are loose leaf green teas (sencha, gyokuro, tamaryokucha…), sometimes roasted (hōjicha, hōjibancha…), with something completely different every now and then (sakura ryokucha, zaracha…).

We send just one kind of tea every month: the whole concept of Tomotcha is to take the time to discover Japanese teas, one flavor at a time!

Price: For One Month 18 or a Gift for 3 Months 54

Shipping: Free Shipping Worldwide

3.SAVOY TEA TASTERS CLUB

What will you get?

  • 3 unique teas (about 10g each = 3 to 4 cups per tea) – Even some top-secret teas from the Savoy Tea Lab!
  • Tea Taster Notes – Become a Tea Expert!
  • Savoy Tea Sticker – Wondrous new design every month!
  • Auto-magically Entered to Win Monthly Prizes! – Find the Golden Sticker (yes, an actual golden sticker) in your Club Pack and you win!
  • Exclusive Discount Codes! – You’re in the club. You’re one of us! Those outsiders don’t get snappy codes like we do!

Price: $12.95 a month

Shipping: Free Shipping in Continental America 

Books to Gift

books for tea lovers

1.A Brief History of Tea : Addiction, Exploitation, and Empire by Roy Moxham

As a fellow tea lover, the tea industry is fascinating for me! In this book, you can dive into all the nity gritty tea history and industry as a whole.

2. Homegrown Tea by Cassie Liversidge

Want to start a Tea garden? Here is a beautifully illustrated guide on how to do it! Beautiful gift to any tea lover out there.

3.No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker

Who doesn’t love to read and drink some tea while reading? I definitely do !So why not read a cozy detective about tea, when you are drinking tea?

 

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“ASHIQI Freshwater Pearl bracelet from Aliexpress review”-Blogmas day 20

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Hello, my darlings! Finally, my orders from Aliexpress are coming in. If you don’t know what’s Aliexpress, that’s basically eBay but much better and safer in my opinion. Almost all of the individual sellers on Aliexpress are brand, like ASHIQI where I got this bracelet. This bracelet I got my mom for Christmas.

About the Product :
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Brand: ASHIQI

Gem Type: Natural Freshwater Pearl
Total weight: 8.27g
Pearl Shape: Braoque
Pearl Colour: White Pink Purple Black Gray
Pearl Luster: Very Good
Pearl Surface: Few Flaws
Pearl Size: 7-8mm
Length: 18cm
Packaging: Gift Box/Bag
You can find this bracelet here!
My Thoughts:

Packaging and Shipping

4/5 stars

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It came in a bubble wrapped package when I opened it I saw the original box. The box is sturdy and it’s made from a good cardstock. The only downside was the shipping, it was free but came to Latvia in two months(I made the order in October and got the bracelet in 19.December).

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Design

4/5 stars

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It’s simple and classic. The pearls do look like real ones, and I’m quite happy with the quality. For the price, it’s a good bracelet . The only downside for me was the size of the bracelet, for my tiny wrist it’s amazing, but for my mom who has a pretty wide wrist, it feels a little bit tight.

Overall

4/5 stars

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For less than 3 euros I’m very happy with my purchase (I’m not even mad at the shipping ). The seller even put in a little gift (earrings and a hair tie ) The quality is good and I love the packaging . Would definitely recommend it if you need a gift for mom or anyone who loves jewelry.

More interesting stuff under 5 dollars you can find here

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*Gift Guide for Him*-Blogmas day 12

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anigif_sub-buzz-10208-1482681237-1Hello, my lovely people! It’s Blogmas day 12, just 12 days till Christmas! Can you imagine it? If you still are looking for a gift for your brother/boyfriend/friend or a family member then here are some ideas/ inspiration what to get!

Let’s start!

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  1. Winter Beanie
  2. backpack 

  3. Bow tie and handkerchief

  4. Batman slippers 
  5. Scented candle in glass holder

  6. men’s t-shirt with dabbing Santa
  7. Mug with Skull and Mug with Santa

 

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*Gift Guide for Her*-Blogmas day 11

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Hello my darlings, How are you all doing? It’s Blogmas day 11. I can’t believe we already here and Christmas is just around the corner . If you still don’t know what to give your friends/Family or significant other here are some ideas . Hope you will get inspired by it. Everything here is under 20 euros. Let’s start!

 

Gift Guide for Her 2018!

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1.If you want to give something cheeky: Christmas Underwear Santa Squad or HO HO NO 

2.For the Friend who travels a lot: Mickey Mouse Passport cap and luggage etiquette

3. You can never go wrong with Candles :Boxed 4-pack scented candles

4.For the Fashionista in your life : Backpack with flower embroidery

5.A very festive Jumper: Knitted jumper TREAT YOUR ELF

6.Affordable set for cozy Winter evenings :Sleeping mask and slippers set

 

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*Christmas wishlist*(2018)-Blogmas day 5

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tenor (10)Welcome back, my darlings!It’s the 5th day of Blogmas!!! How are you all doing? Are you getting into the Holiday spirit? I surely am ! Today I want to talk about wishlists for the Holiday. Have you already thought about your wants this year? Or you want to be surprised? This year I have a pretty short wishlist and with things, I wanted for a long time. Let’s dive into it!

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Gift Ideas For Him!

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Hello, world! I hope you all are having a great day. Today I want to talk about gifts for your boyfriends/brothers/fathers or just simple guy friends.I will tell you the truth, the most difficult person to buy a present is my brother(seriously I never know what to get him). So I found some pretty cool and interesting gifts I wanted to share, maybe you will get inspired. Let’s start!

 

bag

Boyue Bros. Anti Theft Backpack

I think this backpack is really cool. The design is very unique, it waterproof, has a lot of space and pockets inside. I like the “anti-theft” thing.Overall a great bag for traveling or school.

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LAORENTOU Genuine Leather Wallet

Everyone needs a wallet. I don’t know what about men’s and leather wallets, but everyone that I know has one or want one, so why not to get them one as a Christmas gift?I really like how this wallet looks and the price is great.Double win for me.

christmas sweaters

Christmas Deer knitted Couples Sweater

This is more a gift for your better half.Chrismas is a beautiful and cold time, so why not to get matching sweaters for the perfect Holiday Instagram selfie?It will look so adorable and with such “not in your face ” holiday print you can easily wear it all the time.

Star Wars T-Shirt

Game of Thrones T-Shirt

T-shirts with favorite Tv show/movie/video game is always a great gift for someone who has a deep passion for the particular thing.

 

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