Gift Guide for Low Effort Women

I'll have to let someone who wears a bra daily and her hair down more than once a fortnight do her version of this guide. I realized as I was making this that it looks like a gift guide for the ill or elderly which is.... honestly, fitting. 

1. White Noise // 2. Heaven's Mug // 3. Clay Mask Scrub // 4. Fleece Socks // 5. Foundation // 6. Migraine Ice Cap // 7. Pain Free Brush // 8. Undies // 9.  Wristlet // 10. Tweezers // 11. Shaver  // 12. Waterproof Kindle // 13. Tyler Detergent // 14. Cream Blush // 15. Nightingale // 16. Wine Chiller/Pourer // 17. Studs // 18. Dry Shampoo // 19. Chopper

1. White Noise I've bought 3 of these since I got the first 5 years ago. Once as a gift (they loved it so much they bought another one for their sibling's wedding!) and once to have a second one because i DO NOT TRAVEL WITHOUT this and Jesse was sad at home without it. The top volume of this machine is amazing and like being on an airplane) plenty of low volumes too. If there's one thing I am elite at: it's sleeping. This is my MVP

2. Heaven's Mug: Look its expensive, I know. But you heft one of these once and youll know why (also they are all handmade in Atlanta and Asheville and the company is so freaking responsible and magical).

3. Clay Mask Scrub: I dont want to know about skincare from someone who has amazing skin. Im realizing "Good skin" is just genetics and using sunscreen. So I wont sit here and say this gives me good skin, BUT it does make my skin feel really good and fresh and smooth. I use it as a scrub every few days or leave on longer as a mask occaisionally. the 2oz bottle is $36 retail (INSANE), but I always buy on eBay (('m on my 4th tube in 4 years) and can get twice as much for less than $20.

4. Fleece Socks: Sometimes i get cold feet and no amount of wrapping the bed covers around them will warm them. These are the very very best for when you're the right temp but your feet are frozen. My mom gave me my first pair of these in 10ths grade and I still have them. I have a few more pairs too now. 

5. Foundation: One time my friend Steph was getting ready in the backseat of the car. I lept turning around to chat with her from shotgun and after she had put this on it was like I turned around and she had put on an IG filter. I bought this the next day. (I'm Birch 1.5 for reference).

6. Migraine Ice Cap For those hormonal headaches I get a few times a month that medicine doesnt touch. This has a hole for high ponytail, 9 gel packs that freeze hard to use as counterpressure and can be pulled down over your eyes.

7. Pain Free Brush I have crazy tangly hair for it being so straight. After getting fresh highlights it turns into one big wet dreadlock after I've washed it. This baby gets my untangled with zero rage tears (kid approved too).

8. Undies: Ive been wearing  these since AE released the style in 2002. I used to get livid when any of my teammates wore the same ones...because I'm a delight. But now I want everyone to know the comfort of these and I have learned to share.

9. Wristlet: When I need to carry more than my phone (which is my wallet too) But when I am being fancy and have a few other things to carry This little fella is great. I love the 2-tone leopard and brown for sass.

10. Tweezers: Death to tweezer that don't grab. This has been my go-to brand for years and I have a pair of these in both cars, my makeup bag, my nightstand and my desk. Yeah. 

11. Shaver: Continuing the glamour parade of being a 39 year old woman: this little thing lives in my makeup bag too for when I spot  soome fuzz on my face or steel wool on my legs, and don't have a bathub handy. 

12. Waterproof Kindle: I saw my friend using this at the beach and was super jelly. Im usually a hate of e-readers and prefer real books, but i also love reading in the tub and at the pool and beach and am sick of getting my books all bloated and wrinkled from thw moisture. This waterproof baby is on my list this year for letting me be literate and wet n wild.

13. Tyler Detergent: A few ladies at my gym use this and I was always intoxicated by it. One of them gave me a bottle for Christmas in 2018 and we've been smitten ever since. Towels and sheets are MADE for this stuff and it's the only stuff I've ever used in the wash that seriously holds scent.

14. Cream Blush: I feel fancy when I use this. I think young people use it too. Ive been working on my first tube for a solid 2 years now so it lasts.

15. Nightingale: Awesome book. 2-3 day read. Compelling but not disturbing. Theyre making it into a movie...which is typically a good review.

16. Wine Chiller/Pourer: I had once of these years ago and it didnt have the pour-through feature. This is a huge upgrade. And you can look like Mr. Freeze at Hogwarts with it.

17. Studs: Super minimalist and cute. $10 shipped right now! 

18. Dry Shampoo: Okay full disclosure, I bought this and haven't used it yet bc it's at my friend's house. She raves and raves about it and convinved me to buy it so it's on here for her.

19. Chopper: No matter how nice of a knife I buy or how much I practice, dicing SUCKS. I got one of these in 2010 and use it weekly for perfect little cubes of many many foods. It can perfectly dice 20 tomatoes in like a minute.  (I have broken the bottom catch bowl by putting things in it that should be (re: sweet potatoes) so just be reasonable about that.

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