Happy Monday! I am beyond excited to begin my new holiday series on Adventures in Polishland today. Last year I posted my first gift guides ever during Winter Wonderland Week (see those posts HERE), but this year I really want to go bigger and better. Holiday shopping is extremely fun – the deals are amazing, the gift sets are perfectly put together, and the feeling of giving is so heartwarming. However, I know how stressful the holidays can be, too. That’s why every Monday and Friday until Christmas I am bringing you #PolishlandPresents, a series where I present to you some awesome present ideas.
On Mondays, I’ll be sharing my gift ideas for big websites such as Sephora, Amazon, and more. These posts will be mainly beauty and skincare focused, but I’ll also share the other great products that I find and think make the perfect presents. I’ll let you know why they are great gifts, and even tell you how I would package them or combine them with other items. I’m doing all of the web browsing for you, so you don’t have to spend hours scouring these sites!
On Fridays, I’ll be highlighting some amazing small businesses. I think it’s really important to support smaller companies, especially when it comes to the holidays. I’ve found some awesome Etsy shops and unique websites that sell creative gift items. These posts will not be focused purely on beauty, but I think you’ll really love the present ideas I have to share!
This series will officially begin this Friday, but before I go I wanted to share some websites that you should definitely check out for added savings this holiday season. Flash sale websites will have tons of good presents, and those websites change daily. Because of that, I won’t be featuring them in the rest of #PolishlandPresents, but I did want to mention my favorites to you now. Simply click on each photo to be directed to that company’s website!
I’ve mentioned Ebates before, and I definitely want all of you to check it out! It’s the website that offers cash back on hundreds of online retailers. I’ve been a member for about a year now, and represent to you that it is 100% legitimate and not a scam! If you are an online shopper, you want to sign up to earn cash back on your purchases. The money adds up, and you’ll be super happy when you get a check with your cash back. Please feel free to ask me any questions if you’re interested in Ebates.
I’ve also been an HauteLook member for years now. They have great deals on designer items for women, men, kids, the home, and more! Definitely scope out the site for new sales daily, but here’s a tip for my polish lovers – on #ManiMonday a new nail polish brand is always on sale!
Another favorite of mine is Groupon, where you can buy deals to local restaurants and businesses, plus tons of products at discounted prices. I’ve gotten amazing nail polish deals from Groupon before, as well as discounted tickets to theatre shows. If you’re really stuck for a gift, browsing Groupon is bound to help you out!
If you like HauteLook, you’ll also love RueLaLa. This is another flash sale website that has tons of designer items for discounted prices every day. RueLaLa is easy to navigate, and often has great gift items during the holidays. Just check out the Gifts tab if you need some inspiration!
That’s it for my introduction to #PolishlandPresents! I hope you are as excited for this holiday series as I am! If you come across a great gift idea, definitely use the hashtag on social media so I can see your post. I’ll also be using the hashtag for any other holiday updates that I make, whether it be beauty related or not, so definitely keep an update on social media. Ready or not, the holidays are right around the corner!