Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What to Gift a 30 Something by Bailey Dailies

Hey pretties, today I have a post from the sweet Catherine of Bailey Dailies!  I love Catherine's blog and was so happy when she said she would do a post for me while I'm in Greece.  Without any further ado here is her awesome post and don't forget to stop by her blog when you're done here!


Hi guys! I am so excited to be posting for Kristin today! I blog over at Bailey Dailies about anything and everything. Travel (and how to do it for free!), recipes, entertaining tips, decorating ideas (and our new house), and lots and lots about me and my husband's crazy lives as a lawyer and a dentist in a small town.

Since I turned the big 3-0 this year, I thought I would share share a list of gift ideas that I think are appropriate for a girl around 30, that won't break your bank! It's hard to buy for someone who is 30+. I mean, they have probably everything that they need at this point in their lives. Really how many scarves, bags, and pieces of costume jewelry can one girl have? This list should help you find something great that will surprise her AND that she will actually use!

1. Things to Pamper Her
A day at the spa, or even just a gift certificate for a mani/pedi or massage are great gifts for any gal! Try to figure out the birthday girl's favorite place at which to be pampered, or let her try out a new place!
2. Gift Cards to Her Favorite Store
At a loss as to what to buy for the gal that has everything? A gift card is the BEST way to go. I promise. Lots of people think they are impersonal but I'd much rather have a gift card to my favorite store instead of something that I don't need that I have to deal with returning. This way the birthday girl can shop on her own time. I usually save a gift card for when I actually need something or I use it to buy something that I wouldn't ordinarily buy for myself.  You can get general gift cards that can be used anywhere or you can find them to her favorite store. Live far away? You can even email gift cards from many online stores! That way she doesn't even have to leave the house or office to get her shop on!

3. A Night Out on the Town
I'm realizing now that my first 3 suggestions all involve gift cards of some sort, but there is a reason for that. Let's think about 30 something women, shall we? They probably fall into several of the following categories: single, married, married with kids, working, stay at home mom. These ladies are usually on the go, whether with work, kids, or both, and their time is typically spoken for. A special night out on the town would be great for a lady in any of these categories. A gift certificate to a nice restaurant, one that she doesn't frequent often, is ideal. It gives her a reason to get fancied up and go out and celebrate herself. Plus, she can use it on her own time! You can also buy movie passes that can be used at any time! Also, check out her favorite singers, comedians, and sports teams to see if they have any events upcoming. Tickets would be a great surprise!
4. A Strong Drink
Does your friend like to toss a few back, or settle down with a nice glass of wine? Why not help her indulge! If your friend likes wine, get her a bottle of her favorite, along with a cute wine stopper or wine tote, and maybe even a fun set of cocktail napkins. These things are useful and you really can't have enough of them. Is your girl a beer girl? A cute beer glass and a six pack of specialty beers would be a great idea, or even just some of her favorite brews. You could also do something like a bottle of tequila and pretty shot glass set.
5. Reading Material
Some 30 somethings are going to be too busy to take the time to read, but others like to read to get away from all the hustle and bustle. A bag of newly released best sellers would be a perfect gift for any book worm. You can also sign her up for a magazine subscription that she could enjoy all year long, if she isn't a book reader. Also I'm loving these e subscriptions that you can buy specifically for online reading. This would be great for gals on the go! Of course, a great gift card to a book store or even an Amazon gift card would be great for readers!
I hope that this list is helpful to you! Please check me out on my blog, Bailey Dailies, when you get the chance! You can also keep up with me on facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest! See my signature below. Hope to see you guys soon!


  1. Great ideas! I totally agree!

  2. Great article on gifts for people aged 30+. I would like to add that one of the best gifts you can give yourself or your loved ones at any age is a smile. And in order to maintain the health and beauty of the teeth, I would like to recommend this dental clinic. They offer a wide range of dental services, from general dentistry and hygiene to cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Doctors are highly experienced and work with modern technology to achieve optimal results.


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