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Well, it’s that time of year again–yup, the one in which I scour the endless depths of the wilderness that is the Amazon search bar and emerge with dozens of fun finds for y’all.

I’m always amazed at what I still discover after years of doing this, even though I really suppose I shouldn’t be considering that a search for “llama sweatshirt” (more on that in another installment) produced over a 1,000 results all by itself.

Speaking of past years’ entries, you can find them here. There are lots of listings that are still active and at similar prices.

ANYHOO,without further ado, I give you the Under $15 edition of the Ultimate Amazon Gift Guide 2017.

amazon gift guide under 15

I’m a huge fan of a simple leather cuff bracelet, and this one is well-reviewed (as long as you’re okay with the blue one being more navy than royal…there are lots of other colors too) and so affordable.

Even in this digital age of smart phones and electronic planners, it’s hard to beat the practicality and prettiness of a cute notebook. Pair it with some glam pens like the ones below, and you’ve got the perfect package for a girl who loves to journal, plan, or doodle.

See? Pretty pens!!!

Is there anything better than a chunky knit hat with a fuzzy pom pom on top? Answer: yes, many things. But it’s still a winner in my book!

There is just something about a simple chevron necklace that can immediately take a plain tee to the next level. As in the one several levels beyond: I’ve been wearing this all day to scrub toilets and didn’t feel like changing. This is one cheap and well-reviewed. I might just snag
it for myself!

Another quick way to dress up an outfit without a ton of effort with a little rose gold + sparkle. I love this simple choker-style option.

It seems like all things “boho” are having a moment (or seven). I’m not a super-trendy person, but I’ve always been on board with a bit of bohemian flair, and these cute feather earrings are a great way to try out the trend without committing much money.

They’re just as cute in leather form.

We have several of these simple glass terrariums in our house, and I love how delicate and airy they are while still making a statement on a windowsill or on a shelf (or hanging, like they show in the pic). And considering that air plants are one of the few green things I’ve ever managed to keep alive on an extended basis, I’m just an all-around fan.

Aren’t these patio lights just so pretty and whimsical? I think they would look fabulous outside, but they would look just as great draped over headboard or hung in a little girls’ room.

I was JUST having a conversation with my mom (who is the natural supplement guru) about the benefits of hyaluronic acid for your skin. So between that, the benefits of charcoal, the gazillion positive reviews, and the good price…I already ordered me some o’ dis.

Considering the cracks in each corner of my screen even WITH a decent phone case, I’m thinking I may need to “invest” in one of these loop holders. Anything that results in my chucking my phone on the pavement less sounds good to me.

I’m guessing these are not going to be the most luxurious robes in the history of ever given the price and the fact that most people buy them as gifts for bridesmaids. But the reviews are mostly very positive, and it’s a fun gift for not much moolah.

I actually bought this fox sweatshirt as a “souvenir” on a family trip to New England this fall. And I really loved it. Until some of Ezra’s shorts bled all over it in the wash. Good thing Amazon has got my back with the very same sweatshirt for $10 less than I paid for it. #doh

I’m including it here as a PSA more than anything because it looks like it won’t arrive before Christmas. Just FYI: the sizing runs true.

Again with the boho earrings. Love the tassels!


I’m always excited when I find items with an Anthro vibe but without the
Anthro price tag. And this honeycomb vase fits the bill. So much more interesting than a plain glass bud vase. Cut a dozen white grocery store roses down short so they bunch up all pretty right in the mouth of the vase, and you’ve got yourself a great gift for anyone who loves slightly offbeat beauty.

I have a leather tassel keychain currently attached to my…well, to my keys, obviously. And I love it. It makes my keys easy to find without being bulky. Plus, it’s cute!

Who doesn’t love a good blanket scarf? Throw in a little plaid, et voila!
Instant gift perfection. Unless it’s for your Great-Uncle Merl. In which case, I’d suggest you keep looking.

I’ve never made it a secret that I love pretty books that are also good reading. You too? Or someone you know? Then you should totally order this copy of The Secret Garden for yourself or someone who is also a lover of pretty books. If you look at the “similar to” bar below the listing, you’ll see matching books in different titles.

A lot of times, the aprons I include have cute floral designs, but while I’m all about those too, I find myself really drawn to simpler designs lately. Like this striped option. I could even see giving this to my boys who love to help me cook.

Speaking of b+w stripes in the kitchen, these hand towels have great reviews for style and function.

Also, speaking of style and function, all three floral options of these fun bins are gorgeous. These types of storage are my favorite easy toy clean up that still looks good.

A makeup bag that’s stylish, witty, AND affordable? Yup. I’m a fan.

If you, like I, are a fan of multi-tasking and household items that do it too, then you’ll probably want to take a look at this pretty Rifle Paper Co. to-do list that doubles as a mouse pad. I have one, and it’s fantastic!

And there you have it for our under $15 installment!

I definitely could have burrowed even further down the rabbit hole of Amazon’s seemingly endless options, but my kids are making requests for food and other such unreasonable things, so I’d better sign off.

I’ll be back soon with round two!


  1. My husband is a programmer and made our very own ad blocker. Womp, womp, womp. I’ll have to have him allow this page because the teaser is too much!

  2. Hi Abbie! I love your gift guides, and was wondering if you might put one together with ideas of what to get hard to buy gifts for hubbys? I’d love any ideas you have! Thanks!

I love hearing from you guys!