Here is the first of several gift guides I’ll be putting together this holiday season to help you find the perfect gifts. These are my top five picks under $25 that are sure to please that vintage enthusiast or lover of cute stuff!
1) Retro Earrings, $5 – $9
These super duper cute earrings come in many shapes and sizes, and we have ’em with glitter, sprinkles (!), and tons of cute designs like cats, flamingos, even hairstyling tools! Lone Star Gal designs are handmade in San Antonio, and Gem Junkie $5 earrings are handmade right here in Austin. Both brands are priced low enough for you to grab handfuls for all your friends, co-workers, or anyone you’d like to gift! Drop by our boutique in Austin to see our amazing earring selection (not available online).
2) Wide stretch belts, $12 – $16
Wide belts are the perfect accessory for retro outfits! They instantly define the waist, giving you that classic hourglass sihouette. A belt is an accessory that’s teeming with vintage flair, and it can add a fun pop of color. They’re also useful for cinching in something a bit too big on you. We’ve got some really cute belts with oversized buckles or bows, and they’re all elastic and available in different sizes for a great fit!
3) Sparkly Sweater Clips, $18
Sweater clips are an adorable throw-back style of statement jewelry. These sets from Lone Star Gal are made with glittery mid-century style starbursts, colorful beads, and brooch pins. Pin ’em on either side of your jacket or cardigan to help hold it closed, while adding some fun bling. You can even pin these on your shirt collar for an eye-catching alternative to a necklace. Stop in to see these fun sweater clips (not available online).
4) High Waist Pinup Panties, $19
Definitely not “granny panties,” these lightweight panties are made of exceptionally sheer fabric with shaping strength three times their weight! One-piece center back seam construction eliminates side seam bulk. Soft, flattering, and so pretty – this simple but gorgeous high waisted brief will make her feel like a classic pinup girl. Made in the USA by old school lingerie favorite Rago Shapewear, in sizes S/26″ – 2X/34″ (waist measurement).
5) Vintage Style Handbags, $23
Smallish in size, but huge on style, these vintage inspired purses are just too cute! We’ve got a variety of colors and styles of these little cuties left: black with a bold red flower, coral with a gorgeous tulip print, or textured grey with tiny pink pompoms! Originally $46 each, but on clearance now for only $23.
bonus gift idea: Hempton’s Retro Threads Gift Cards in any amount you like!
Can’t decide what to gift? Unsure of their sizing or style preference? No worries! Just get ’em a gift card and let them pick something out. We sell gift cards both online and in our Austin boutique, and they’re always a hit!