$100 or Less Holiday Gift Guide: For the Practically Perfect

During the holidays, my family loved to blend practical gifts along with fun ones to ensure my brother and I had what we needed but also something special we wanted. In fact, clothes and video games are still totally acceptable gifts for me even at thirty, and some of my favorite presents were practical with long term value, like a converter which allowed me to broadcast my mp3 player through the radio of my car (this was before cars got all fancy).  Today’s $100 or less buying guide is perfect for the person needing or wanting affordable basics or utility pieces to wear and enjoy all winter!

Yummie by Heather Thompson Stephanie Tanks

Yummie Stephanie Tanks S/M to 2XL/3XL in White, Hush, and Black – $34 each or 2 for $58

A best-seller since they released, the Stephanie seamless slimming tank takes comfort to a new level. It’s made with Outlast® to regulate body heat, storing it when you’re hot and releasing it when you’re cold. Talk about a perfect layer! And you can wear it as a scoop or a V-neck to fit any look. Tank provides moderate to light smoothing and works well as a layering piece under jackets, tops, and sweaters.  For those preferring a spaghetti strap, consider Sylvie as it uses the same fabric with identical hold.

Hot Women Clothing 100% Cotton Robe

HWC 100% Cotton Kimono in One Size - $65
HWC 100% Cotton Kimono in One Size – $65

Lounge in style with this zebra print cotton robe!  With a tie waist, three quarter sleeves, and pockets, this kimono-style robe allows skin to breath, keeping you cool around the house or at the pool.  Perfect for anyone experiencing hot flashes or those living in warmer climates *cough* us *cough*!  As a bonus, the fabric only becomes softer with each washing, and the one-size design accommodates a range of body shapes, giving a flexible fit in case you don’t know your friend or family member’s exact size.

Bumbrella Brief Slip

Brumbella Slip Sizes Medium to X-Large in Black and Beige – $48

A mini-slip attached to an actual brief panty, Bumbrella combines two layers into one perfect alternative.  Sitting below the waist, the Bumbrella slip offers a no-squeeze A-line silhouette in a season-less, opaque fabric perfect for underneath all your skirts and dresses. Upwind protection ensures coverage in gusty weather, and the relaxed design does not compress but instead skims the hips for a comfortable, lightweight fit.  Ultra smooth fabric prevents clothes from clinging and smooths bumps and lines, and the brief panty features a soft-edge waistband around the hips and full coverage in the rear.

Curvy Couture Cotton Luxe T-Shirt Bra

Luxe T-Shirt Bra 34DDD-H, 36-40 C-H in Natural - $52
Luxe T-Shirt Bra US Sizes 34DDD-H, 36-40 C-H – $52

This luxurious blend of cotton and bamboo provides you with all the benefits of cotton you love – with so much more. Every component is engineered for the ultimate in softness. The addition of bamboo makes this blend softer, more comfortable, and more breathable than cotton alone. Experience the best cotton imaginable with the lift you’ve been waiting for in the Cotton Luxe T-Shirt Bra. Natural anti-microbial fabric prevents odors and keeps you comfortable while lightly padded molded cups offer a seam-free profile under knits. Soft lace accents and keyhole cut-out at the center front are lovely finishing touches.  The Cotton Luxe T-Shirt bra is based on the best-selling Matte & Shine frame with a cotton/bamboo fabric for added comfort and softness.

Le Mystere Comfort Chic Bra & Brief

Comfort Chic Bra US Sizes 32-38 D-G – $66, Bikini Sizes Small to X-Large – $24

Based on the best-selling Safari plunge bra, the new Comfort Chic sports a soft brushed modal fabric, plush padded cups, and a J-hook for easy conversion to a racer-back.  The plunging neckline and graduated cup design are ideal for creating cleavage under v-neck tops and dresses while ivory lace accents complement the luxurious heather gray fabric.  Encapsulated wings prevent elastic from digging and promote side and back smoothing while lightly padded partially-adjustable straps allow fit flexibility.

Natori Bliss Girl Brief Series

Bliss Girl Brief, French Brief, and Full Brief Sizes Small to X-Large in various colors – $18 each or 3 for $45

Made from decadently soft Pima cotton, the Natori Bliss Girl Classic and Full briefs are the perfect everyday knicker.  The original brief features a hipster styling, sitting below the waist while the new full brief offers more tummy and rear coverage.  There’s even a French cut for those who prefer moderate coverage with a higher leg openings!  All of the styles feature stretch lace trim on the waist and leg openings for the perfect fit, and the added Lycra prevents digging or panty lines.

Natori True Natori Smoothing Bra

True Natori in Cashmere & Black US Sizes 30-36 C-DDD, 38B-D – $58

A new minimal t-shirt bra, True Natori sports high recover stretch foam cups to contour to your body for the perfect, lightweight fit.  Seamless, molded cups are perfectly smooth under even thin knits, and the encapsulated wings feel soft against the skin.  Detachable straps allow for a cross back option, adding to this t-shirt bra’s versatility.  This bra’s construction is so soft and lightweight it doesn’t even feel like you are wearing a bra!

Urkye Black Knit Blazer

Urkye Blazer Sizes 38-44 o/oo to oo/ooo (Roughly US 8 to 14) – $60

A classic black fitted blazer instantly elevates any look and easily transitions from work to weekend!  Made in Poland under ethical working conditions, this gorgeous cotton knit blazer from Urkye utilizes advanced tailoring on the front and sides to allow space for a fuller-bust without compromising fit at the waist, shoulders, or back.  Strategic darting along the torso provide a sharp fit, and the breathable fabric pairs well with everything from jeans to pencil skirts, no matter the season.  Traditional three-button styling with v-shaped neckline and lapels make this blazer an instant classic while gray contrast lining adds extra visual interest when the sleeves are rolled.

Panache Sport Bra

Panache Sports Bra Grey UK Sizes 28-30 E-G, 32-40D-GG – $70

An amazing best-seller and all-around excellent style, the Panache Sports Bra features molded cups, moisture wicking fabric, and encapsulation technology to separate breasts and control bounce.  Adjustable padded straps can also be converted to a racerback for added versatility, and the underwires themselves are wrapped in foam to provide cushion to the ribs.  Not to mention, the profile and shape created are rounded and forwarded meaning this bra can pull double duty between exercise and every day!

For other recommendations, check out Elegance & Sophistication, For the Traditionalist, For the Young or Young at Heart, and Spreading the Love!

$100 or Less Holiday Gift Guide: For the Practically Perfect
Erica is a lover all things lingerie and is passionate about helping people find the bra which fits and flatters. Side passions include reading, writing, hiking, dairy-free food, walking her Jack Russell terrorists, and dying her hair everything from black to red.

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