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Dec 06 2017
7 days ago
1:35 PM MST

SEVEN of Our Favorite Gifts for Teachers, Co-Workers, Neighbors & Friends

Dec 06, 2017 @ 1:35 PM MST
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Buying Gifts for Teachers, Co-Workers, Neighbors…?

Check out SEVEN of our favorite co-worker/friend/teacher/neighbor/hostess gifts that we LOVE here at Hip2Save! Keep in mind that most of these gifts are not so much about getting the “best” deal, but about gifting a quality product that YOU love yourself (and one that we love too! 🙂 )!

Hip Tip: Before buying any of these products mentioned below, consider saving even MORE by snagging discounted gift cards from sites like eBay.com or Raise.com!


1.) LUSH Bath Bombs & More

Know someone who needs a little pampering? LUSH invents their own products and fragrances fresh by hand using little or no preservatives and packing – including bath, body, makeup, fragrance products and more! They use only vegetarian ingredients & tell you when the products were made!

  • Amazon: Starting at $9.98 for bath products
  • LUSH USA: Starting at $4.50 for mini bath bombs

Also, I’ve heard amazing things about the highly rated Peppermint Foot Cream ($27.95) and Handy Gurugu Hand Lotion ($21.95)! What great gift ideas for someone who needs a little pampering!

“I have used LUSH products for years! The bath bombs are the perfect pick-me-up and truly, none other compare! The smells are AMAZING and they make your skin smell so good! I also think they have excellent customer service and every time you walk into their stores it’s a treat! They let you sample what ever you’d like and are very knowledgeable on their products.”

If you’re looking for a more affordable bath bomb, consider making your own OR buying these similar-to-LUSH bath bombs from Amazon for just $2.50 each!


2.) Bath & Body Works Candles

These candles smell AHH-MAZING! If you have someone in your life who loves candles that fill the entire house with a lovely aroma 🙂 , you’ll definitely want to stock up on Bath & Body Works Candles. If you’re headed in-store, you can even score FREE wrap and ribbon with purchase!

Plus, the jars can easily be re-purposed when you’re finished as they’re topped with super cute lids!


The best time to stock up on the 3-wick candles are during their One-Day Candle Sale in December where all 3-wick candles are just $8.95 (regularly $24.50). Even sweeter, there are often $10 off $30 promo codes and/or mailer coupons available that you can use to bring the cost WAY down!

CURRENT available promo codes:

  • FA175635 = $10 off $30 purchase (exp. 12/24) OR with this in-store coupon (exp. 12/7)
  • DISCOVER20 = 20% off sitewide (exp. 12/31)
  • F17C2FF = Free Item Up to $13.50 with $10 purchase (exp. 12/24)
  • F17F3C2 = Free Fun Size Body Care Item (up to $5 value) with purchase (exp. 12/24)
  • FA175637 = Free Aromatherapy Item With Any Aromatherapy purchase (exp. 12/24)

If you’re headed in-store, you can also purchase Mini and Medium candles too! Those would be perfect for using in a gift basket or as a stocking stuffer. Aren’t they adorable?!

Rumor has it that the most popular scent this year is ‘Tis the Season. Do you agree or disagree?

“I am a huge candle lover and have been hooked on Bath & Body Works 3-wick Candles for years. I love that they make my ENTIRE house smell wonderful and that you can re-purpose the cute little jars!”


3.) Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop 3-Cup Espresso Maker

Shopping for a coffee lover? The Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Machine is an Italian-made aluminum pot that’s easy to use and produces rich, delicious, aromatic espresso in just minutes. It produces 3 demitasse (2 ounce) cups of rich, velvety espresso in less than 5 minutes!

Plus, it was mentioned on Consumer Reports as one of the best stovetop espresso makers!

“This little pot makes a great cup of coffee with a lot of flavor, much more flavor than my automatic drip pot. I bought the 3 cup which makes 3oz I warm up some water and mix 1oz of the brewed coffee with 6 or 7oz of water. Excellent taste! I always thought it would be tricky to make coffee in one of these Moka pots but in reality it is very easy by following the instructions that come with the pot.


4.) Automatic Milk Frother

Another great gift for a coffee lover! This electric milk frother quickly creates rich, creamy, and long-lasting froth at the push of a button. Just pour the desired milk up to the appropriate capacity, press start and in just 80 seconds you will have luscious creamy froth. How fun is that!?

Each frother comes equipped with two small whisks – one for frothing cold or hot milk and the other for heating. You can even froth low-fat and non-dairy milks, such as almond or soy milk! AND, it also has a steam and whip cream option which is an awesome feature!

“This milk frother ROCKS! I bought this recently since my coffee was getting so boring. I didn’t want to go out and pay for a luxury latte maker, so I decided to just get this and I am so impressed! I went from pouring boring cold cream into my coffee each day to feeling like I could literally open up a coffee shop!”


5.) Now I Know World’s Most Interesting Facts Book

Know someone who loves trivia? The Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World’s Most Interesting Facts Book is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn. 😉 From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City’s plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge!

“This is a very interesting book that is super hard to put down. I read it in one evening and was kind of sad when it ended. I love history and documentaries. This fits right into that genre.”


6.) Gourmet Chocolates

Shopping for a chocolate lover? See’s Milk Bordeaux Chocolates and See’s Dark Bordeaux Chocolates are a heavenly blend of creamy brown sugar covered in milk or dark chocolate and decorated with chocolate rice. The See’s Fudge is amazingly delicious too – SO yummy!

If you’re heading to your local See’s Candy Shop, you can use this $5 off $35 in-store coupon through December 11th to save even more on their yummy chocolates and candies!


Or, if you’re looking for a more affordable chocolate gift, these Frango Chocolates have amazing reviews on Macy’s.com and are a Hip2Save reader favorite too! 😃 Right now, these yummy chocolates are priced as low as just $6.29 (reg. $10) when you use promo code FRIEND! Choose from Mint, Raspberry, Sea Salt Caramel, Toffee, Peanut Butter & Jelly and more yummy flavors.

See’s Chocolates are really yummy and the See’s Bordeaux Fudge is even more amazing! I order it for everyone every year! And Frango Mint Chocolates are melt-in-your mouth DELICIOUS!”


7.) Gygi Kitchen Utensils

The Orson Gygi Company is a family owned and operated restaurant wholesale and kitchen supply store in Salt Lake City, Utah. Even today, the company is overseen and run by Orson’s grandson! They specialize in tools and supplies for the kitchen all the way up to large kitchen appliances.

Even sweeter, prices start at just 50¢ AND Gygi.com is offering Hip2Save readers an extra 10% off sitewide with promo code HIP10 at checkout! Keep in mind that shipping is free on qualifying $50 orders with the code FREESHIP but you can only use one promo code per order.

Here are a few of our favorites…

“SO affordable, very nice restaurant-grade quality and a small family business. Best 99¢ spatula around! I use a few for cleaning, scraping…perfect for brownies. I love giving them as neighbor gifts. But really their cookie sheets are amazing too. When you buy stuff from there it lasts forever.”

AND, once you’ve snagged these awesome kitchen utensils, consider printing this “We Whisk You a Merry Christmas” gift tag and attaching it to a package of cookies or brownies for a nice gift idea!

You can also create these super cute and EASY Folded Dish Towel & Utensil Gifts!


⭐️ BONUS & FUN GIFT IDEA: Wine/Beer Socks ⭐️

If you’re looking for a fun gift topper or stocking stuffer idea for a wine connoisseur, these “If You Can Read This – Bring Me a Glass of Wine” 3-pack Socks (more options here) are super comfy and so fun! You can also snag these fun Beer Socks with Gift Box for your beer lover!

Or if you’re looking to snag fun stocking stuffers for the Beer, Coffee, AND Wine lover in your life, consider snagging this 4-pack variety set for only $14.99 – just $3.75 per pair! Plus, be sure to scroll down & check the products and promotions section for codes you can use to save even more!

“I bought 6 pairs for all the girls in my family (I made them advent calendars and they opened these today!). I actually had to buy from two different sellers because one sold out but they’re both identical 3-packs. Surprisingly good quality, super comfy and so fun!


Join Me Live for Giveaways and MORE! 🙌

I’ll be going live on Facebook every day this week and showing you each of the five items in that day’s gift guide – how they work, what they do, and what we LOVE about them!

AND to make things even more FUN, we’ll be giving away one of each of the five items every day on Facebook, so you’ll definitely want to watch for those Facebook Live videos! I hope you’ll join me!

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