Last Minute (under $50) Gift Ideas

Thank you to Kohl’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.

Okay friends, just one week to Christmas, is anyone else out there freaking out just a little bit?!  The kids and I are under the weather right now and I always take that as a sign we need to just slow it down.  But it’s especially hard to do that this time of year!  It feels like there’s so much do to and not enough time!  Please tell me I’m not alone.

I’m thisclose to getting all of my shopping done though!  Two recent gifts for the kids came from Kohl’s with a little nudge from this collaboration.  I mentioned on Stories that I had this opportunity to work with Kohl’s come through via my email, so I started looking online to see what things they had available since I haven’t been to their store in a long time.  Our local store isn’t close to my house, so I haven’t made the trek in awhile.  But, I do remember them having a super cute Lauren Conrad collection and their women’s fitness selection is good too.

James saw my computer and asked, “Are you using Kohl’s cash?” I was cracking up because I’m thinking, “What do you know about Kohl’s cash?”  Then, after I ordered two things for James and Jordan, my MOM asked the same thing, “Did you get Kohl’s cash?”

I asked y’all on Stories about it and so many of you schooled me on the great deals you can get at Kohl’s, especially if you have a Kohl’s card and can get 30% off your entire purchase.  And MVC (Most Valuable Customers) get even more rewards like free shipping!

Sooo, of course I was intrigued and I found lots of gifts for your last minute shopping.  Until Christmas Eve, you’ll get 15% off when you spend under $100, and 20% off $100 or more. Don’t forget, you can order online and pickup in store for FREE!

And what’s the deal with the Kohl’s Cash?! You earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent through Christmas.  I already earned $20!


All of these thoughtful gifts for her are under $50!

Gifts for her under $50


JUMPSUIT : 2018 became the year of #teamjumpsuit for me. This one is under $50 and comes in a chic black and a beautiful plum. It’s by Jennifer Lopez, so you know it’s going to be fierce! You can also find this velvet one too if you need something ultra sassy! Both are great for a fashionable sister on your list.

EARRINGS : The rose gold tone of these earrings make them so versatile. For someone who typically goes simple with their attire, these dazzling pink earrings will add a little color and fun to any occasion.

PULLOVER : This $25 soft cowl neck sweater comes in 9 colors (some with florals). It’s lightweight, so it’s good for that friend who likes to layer up or maybe lives somewhere with milder winters (like Houston perhaps).

BEANIE : Finding this cute furry pom pom beanie was a moment that made me say, “I love my job!” I know, it sounds silly but, this beanie is just so cute and I love that I get to find fun little things like this for you! If you’re spending time somewhere cold, you should gift this $12 beanie to everyone you’re going with.

MAKEUP BAGS : This blush color seems to be the theme of these gifts. These little cosmetic bags not only ARE pretty – but they tell you that YOU are pretty. Because you are! Give this gift to a friend who needs to hear that she’s pretty everyday.

ROBE : Some days are just meant to be spent in a cozy robe. If you have someone on your list that deserves a day of lounging, but you can’t afford the fancy spa, this robe is probably the next best thing. Throw in this little gift set too for good measure!

FUZZY HOODED JACKET : Yes to ALL the fuzzy jackets. This one has a cozy feel, but a stylish look that you can take out of the house. If anyone on your list has a ski trip scheduled this winter, this would be perfect for a ski bunny – or ski lodge lounger! It’s a little on the shorter side, so don’t be afraid to size up if your recipient doesn’t prefer cropped styles.

SLIPPERS : I love a good ballet slipper! Me and Jordan can do Mommy and Me ballet in these!  She could probably teach me a thing or two. These Isotoners have taken it up a notch with a drying technology that you can take outside!

FUZZY SOCKS : Not only are these socks cute and fuzzy, they’re therapeutic!  They come in pink, light blue, lavender or grey and are infused with shea butter to moisturize your feet while you relax! They also have rubber dots on the bottom to keep you from sliding around.



I told you Kohl’s has a great women’s fitness selection! Check out all these awesome finds to motivate her in the new year!

Gifts for the Fitness Chick Kohl's

*Nike, Under Armour, and Columbia excluded from USAVEMORE promotion

VISOR : If you’ve been following me since the summer, you know I don’t miss an opportunity to wear my visor! Mom life requires a no-fuss look and this allows me to keep my messy bun, but also the sun out of my face when splashing around with the kids. Great for a mom or outdoor sports enthusiast in your life!  And I always wear it when I run outside.

SNEAKER : Maybe it’s just me, but if someone on your list is committing to fitness in 2019 (maybe with me) these sneakers would be great motivation! They’re lightweight and made for running.  But I also think they look stylish for just running errands.

SPORTS BRA : This is a low impact sports bra  – great for everyday and activities like walking, yoga and pilates. Some days putting on a real bra just isn’t what you want to do and this is the perfect sports bra option for that. The back also has a cute cutout design on the back!  It’s the one I wear most often for weight workouts.

VEST : I love vests and this fleece one is no exception! It warms up any outfit in an instant and makes a great, easy layer under a coat when it’s super cold. This is a great gift for someone who does a lot of outdoor workouts – as their arms heat up, the chest stays warm too!

SOCKS : If your fitness friend is getting some new sneakers, why not add in the socks too?! I love the no-show sock look with sneakers! These are vented and moisture-wicking and they come in pretty colors!

SHORTS : I think it’s important for workout shorts to have pockets. When you’re getting into an intense workout they aren’t useful, but sometimes when you’re out and about in the shorts you need a place to put things! These shorts have lots of color options and the back of the shorts is a little longer than the front for comfort and coverage!

WATCH : This watch is stylish, yet durable! Both are important for fitness chicks! It’s water resistant, lightweight and low profile. You won’t be late to your workout class if you’ve got one of these on!

YOGA PANTS : Comfy pants are always a great gift! The bootcut look and midrise is super flattering. These are of course great for yoga and other low impact activities, but they’re also great for finishing up Christmas shopping and hitting up the carpool line!



Don’t we all want to give our kids gifts they’ll actually play with?!  All of these are kid approved for hours of play time!

Toys They'll Actually Use

*Toys are excluded from the 15/20% off and USAVEMORE promotion, but they’re still eligible for Kohl’s Cash!

PLAY TABLE : James had a table just like this that he loved to use when he was a wee one, then it got passed down to Jordan and she loved it too!  These types of tables are great because they offer something for all of those developing senses! They can pretend they’re driving or turn the pages of a book or even use a phone. This could even be fun with the batteries out!

XBOX STARTER KIT : Every little gamer needs to start somewhere! This has all the basic things you’ll need to get going with the XBOX.  This is the gaming system James currently plays with.

MUSIC STUDIO : 10 instruments in one place plus a microphone with voice effects. Your little performer will love this! There’s actually a lot of musical toy options here – great for if there’s doors on your playroom or if you’re getting ear plugs for Christmas! 😉 James and Jordan both fought over this toy their cousin has!

INTERACTIVE ROBOT : This little robot looks really cool and got tons of great reviews! You can play games on it and it will talk to you, showing 10 different emotions.  Shhh, it’s coming to James this year!

LITTLE PEOPLE CASTLE : Ali-Shaun gave Jordan her daughter’s old play castle last year and it’s still one of her most played with toys. While I’m working upstairs, I can hear Jordan and Grandma playing princess.  I play with her too, but man, she’s bossy when she plays telling me which little person I get to be and where they need to go.

CLEAN UP SET : There’s never a bad time to introduce cleaning and chores to kids! Mine love to help pick up if it involves a vacuum or broom. This set is perfect because it’s all functional, but it’s kid size so you don’t have a full broom handle going rogue in your kitchen!  Both of my kids were obsessed with brooms and mops as toys.

SCOOTER AND HELMET : If you’ve got older kids on your list a scooter is a must. This one is supercharged and it will definitely teach them coordination and balance! Don’t forget the helmet! 😉

PLAY KITCHEN : If you’re looking for something to do into the wee hours of Christmas morning, setting up a play kitchen is a right of passage for parents all over the world. Look how cute this one is!! It’s got a fancy backsplash, a restaurant-grade faucet and storage!  And it’s a great price!


I hope this helps your holiday crazed world right now! If you’re all on top of things and have everyone shopping for and gifts wrapped, please don’t tell me!  In fact, come over and help a frazzled mama out! 😉

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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I hadn’t been in Kohl’s in quite some time. I was pleasantly surprised by how much it had changed. Much brighter and organized. Better quality goods too. Hope you all feel better soon.

  2. Yay! Thanks so much for partnering with Kohls. I love shopping there but haven’t see my favorite bloggers give it any love. Would love to see a few try on sessions! Merry Christmas! Hope you and the fam are feeling better soon!

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