SwearBy Gift Guide December 13, 2017

The Secret(ly Awesome) Santa Gift Guide

Ugh, you got Gladys in Accounting again. Secret Santa is the worst. Trying to find something cute, a bit personal, and under the price limit can bring out the Grinch in all of us. Let us help you grow a heart and check out these 10 gifts under $30, sure to satisfy Gladys and all your Secret Santas to come. Already had your office party? These ideas also work for  stocking stuffers…or, the Yankee Swap, White Elephant, or whatever gift-swapping ruse you have to get together and drink.

Ho, ho, ho.

1. Originals by Adam Grant

For the copywriter who doesn’t trust authority and needs a haircut….

This book has been recommended more than once among the SwearBy circle. Our friend Alyssa says that this book is an “enjoyable, quick read” and “a great gift for any budding entrepreneurs but also anyone who dances to the rhythm of their own drum!”

Available On Amazon

2. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

For the Marketing Associate who always looks impossibly fresh…

Good things come in small packages, and this classic lip balm never fails to disappoint. SwearBy founder Kate loves the “fresh, lemony smell and how silky smooth” this lip treatment is, “even with SPF”. It’s a crowd-pleaser that is guaranteed to appeal to beauty addicts and novices, alike.

Available at Sephora

3. LottoLove Game

For the cube mate who always gives you half her sandwich without you having to ask <3

Lotto Love is the first-ever scratch off for social good, where every card is a winner. The recipient wins a charitable gift for someone in need across one of four basic needs areas: literacy tools, clean water, nutritious meals or solar energy. The game is the same as a typical scratch off ticket, which is a fun activity itself, but with a more charitable purpose. Match icons (instead of numbers) and flip the card over to learn more about the winning donation.

Check Out the Lotto Love Website

4. Jason Markk Sneaker Cleaner

For the Creative who believes that you can tell a lot about a person by the shoes they wear…

Our friend Brian says that you don’t have to be a sneakerhead to want to keep your shoes looking white as long as possible. And a crisp, white shoe always caps off a look. That’s why this cult-favorite sneaker cleaner makes the perfect stocking stuffer for the shoe-obsessed…or for someone who need some help in the “fresh kicks” department.

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5. Penguin Race

For the office mate whose personal email is KylesMom@theinternet.com…

Moms. Always putting their kids first. So if you work with any moms, the most popular gift at the Yankee Swap might be something that they can bring home to the kids. This chirpy, plastic toy may be slightly annoying to parents, but supplies full-blown glee to the wee people who play it. Weeble-wobble penguins climb up an escalator, then swirl super-fast down the chute, and back up again. Archie (3) and Ryan (6) find it “mesmerizing.”

Available on Amazon

6. Vegetti Spiralizer

For the co-worker who says she’s “going Paleo” every Monday…

“My sister-in-law stuffed my stocking one year with this bad boy because it was truly a swear by item for her…and now I’m obsessed,” says Kate. “Dollar for dollar and pound for pound, it’s the best little spiralizer out there. It’s compact and so easy…a few quick twists, and boom, instant zoodles. And you can just toss it in the dishwasher after. And it’s fun to say Vegetti.”

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7. Scosche Magnetic Phone Car Mount

For your friend who needs a little direction…

LA resident Amanda knows a thing or two about driving in traffic. She says that this magnetic phone mount for the car is “a non-negotiable. I can’t live without it. It’s probably saved my life, literally.” Helps the recipient be safer, more organized and on time…a true gift for under $20.

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8. MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante

For your workaholic friend who needs to pause for a little “me time”…

Our friend Jessica says “This is the first book in a series called the Neapolitan Novels.  I raced through all of them.  It’s translated from Italian, but the writing is incredible.  Poignant and very personal, the series gives insight into female relationships over a lifetime.”

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9. Birchbox 3 mo subscription

For any woman looking to elevate her beauty game…

A subscription beauty box is the gift that keeps on giving…well, at least for 3 months, it will. For beauty lovers or the casual beauty consumer, this subscription box provides fun-size products with which to experiment and test. It’s also the perfect last-minute add-on, since you get a printable gift certificate for the recipient…making you look like you had your act together, always.

Check out Birchbox
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