Broke-Ass Tag: Shopping


Affiliate Disclaimer NewIt’s that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we’ll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you’re shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you’re going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list.

To kick it off, we’re getting cozy with some super soft, snuggly ideas. I don’t know about y’all, but cooler months make me a hardcore homebody. All I want to do is curl up with a super soft blanket, drink something warm and delicious and chill with my husband, baby and kitties. So in the spirit of the coldness to come (or that’s already arrived, for some of you!), here are some gift ideas we found on Etsy to make this winter extra snuggly.

The Broke-Ass Bride's 2016 Gift Guide: A Snuggly Winter

Top row, left to right:

Curl up under a massively chunky and soft merino wool blanket.
Customizable Chunky Knit Blanket, $232+ from LaurenAstonDesigns

Gone are the days when socks are boring stocking stuffers, especially if you’re gifting these beauties.
Cable Knit Over The Knee Socks, $22 from RubyandGemma

Your super chic friend will love this gorgeous candle holder.
Glass Geometric Tea Light Holder, $55 from Waen

Second row:

She’s a little classy and a lot sassy.
Soyphisticated Bitch Candle, $21 from BadAssCandles

There’s no need to sacrifice fashion for function.
Handmade Faux Fur PomPom Beenie, $38 from CapsbyColoween

Third row:

We all have that friend who really is a magical unicorn.
Unicorn Mug, $19.95 from FourLetterWordCards

Give your blogger friend the gift of warm fingers, and she’ll love you forever.
Fingerless Gloves, $22 from RememberStella

Cold nights by the fireplace (or space heater) can conjure up some creativity.
The Creative Ramblings of a Restless Mind Journal, $12.95 from franticmeerkat

Bottom row:

A cute throw pillow says what we’re all thinking, amirite?
The Snuggle Is Real Throw Pillow, $20 from PCBHome

What’s a cozy evening without a mug of delicious hot chocolate?
Classic Hot Chocolate Mix, $15 from WhimsyandSpice

Happy shopping, Broke-Asses!

  • 11/25

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    Just as we do every year, because we know and appreciate the importance of a good sale but also recognize the very real need to not want to leave your house and deal with crowds, we’ve put together an exhaustive list of Black Friday deals from our partners. There are huge discounts on wedding-y things and just regular old everyday stuff, too. Stay tuned for an equally-extensive Cyber Monday deal roundup and enjoy your weekend!BAB approved black friday sales and deals

    Skip the lines and take advantage of Target’s¬†deals from the comfort of your couch.

    Got a geek on your gift list? Get 40%-60% off at ThinkGeek.

    Frame those wedding pics and get 20% off black frame styles at Framebridge with code BLACK20.

    Love some trendy jewelry? Get 30% off at BaubleBar with code THANKS30.

    Get goodies with your personal touch at up to 65% Off + 20% Off sitewide at Zazzle with code BLACKFRISAVE.

    Calling all sports fans! Get your team gear at 25% off plus free shipping on orders over $40 at with code BLACKFRIDAY.

    Rent those gorgeous designer duds and get 25% off $75 at Rent the Runway.

    Baking is way more fun with a cute apron. Get 50% off + free shipping at Flirty Aprons with code SHOP50.

    Adults like toys too! Marbles: The Brain Store has 20% off a bunch of cool toys sitewide.

    Get some cute gifts at 15% off or save 20% on orders over $150 at Minted with code BF2016.

    Calling all crafters! Take an extra 15% off + free shipping from Cricut with code BLACKFRIDAY.

    One of our very favorites, ModCloth, is offering 20% off your entire order with code FRIDAY20.

    If you’ve been slacking on getting prints of your wedding pics, now’s your chance! Get 55% off cards, address labels and wall decor + 45% off books and calendars at Mixbook.

    Got some kids on the list? Tea Collection has great deals sitewide.

    For the curvy ladies, Kiyonna’s $40 doorbuster dress sale is going on now! This only happens once a year!

    BHLDN is taking 20% off sale items! 

  • 10/13

    Julie Vino Jessica Style 706

    Reader Elizabeth NEEDS our help finding a Julie Vino look-alike that's a little less wedding gown and a little more evening attire. She writes: "I NEED to find a Julie Vino dress that I can afford, preferably under $1,000. I want the Jessica dress, style #706, from the 2014 Spring collection. I need something that doesn't look like a wedding gown but an evening gown…

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    Pronovias Kampara Front

    What's dripping with delicate lace, sporting long, semi-sheer sleeves, and on-trend with Spring 2016's cold-shoulder look? It's the Pronovias Kampara gown! With a deep sweetheart neckline and similarly deep-cut low back, both with scalloped illusion lace, and mermaid silhouette with subtly gathered train in allover, the Kampara is a modern, sultry adaptation of a classic gown.¬† BAB reader Kara contacted us to request help finding…

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    real bride heather dud or deal dress (4)

    Hello out there Interwebz! I am so excited to be planning our¬†engagement shoot. We are doing the session in April, but I am over here cooking up ideas in the meantime. We have two looks that we will do with our photographer: One will be more vintage-casual, and the other is a more stylized,¬†glamour look while¬†maintaining the vintage feel. My goal with these photos is…

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  • 2/19

    ModCloth Perennial Dress

    Perennial Poise Dress, $250 from ModCloth Shopping for a wedding dress is one of the huge milestones of the wedding planning process -- and can often be intimidating and overwhelming. This can be even more true when you're a Broke-Ass Bride¬†and are operating on a v. tight budget. While some broke-ass couples may allocate more for the wedding gown (because there are some of us…

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    Ersa Atelier Eirine

    You guys, today's CAI/GOI request was quite a challenge! Reader Jane wrote in on this post with: "Hello! I was wondering if you could work you're magic and help me out! I recently fell in love with Ersa Atelier's lacy Eirene dress (darn Pinterest!) & it is WAY over my budget. This might be too big a big leap, but my budget is really more…

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    Real Wedding- Penelope & Mikiya's Charmingly Creative Campground Commitment

    Credit:¬†Emily Takes Photos Alright grooms, I'm gonna give you a quick and dirty lesson about your shirting. Don't worry ‚ÄĒ it's not gonna be that brutal. However, before we get into styling, it's important to note a few key things when the shopping for the right shirt, especially when it comes to a wedding. And while it may seem that shirts can run on the…

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