I feel like gifting can be a little stressful during the holidays. I always try to get my gift list taken care of as early as possible, but there are always others that get added to the list, like colleagues, neighbors, and our delivery men and women. Then there are the White Elephant gifts that you need for holiday parties! I have an idea for an affordable stocking stuffer that anyone will love though! It’s my go-to, and one I can stock up on, knowing I’ll find someone to give it too during the holiday season.
Whenever anyone asks me my height I always say “5’6″ when I’m standing up straight.” I have to include that caveat because unfortunately my posture is far from perfect. I took ballet when I was younger but that training has been completely undone after years of being hunched over a laptop. Post-baby I’ve been doing what I can to improve my posture because I’ve been having a ton of back issues, which some of you know about. I’m even in physical therapy because of it. Yikes! It’s definitely been my biggest challenge post-baby. I think my back issues stem from my severely weakened core, but the posture issue doesn’t help. No one really tells you how a baby will wreck havock on your back, regardless of whether you’ve had a prior injury or not. Breastfeeding, picking the baby up/putting them down, and rocking them for hours, cause a lot of stress though. It’s surprising that a 15 pounder can seem so much heavier with all your daily mommy duties. And they seem even heavier in the middle of the night when you’re absolutely exhausted!
I bring this up because I saw this plaid shirtdress and thought it would fit me perfectly. Wrong! It looks good here with these over the knee boots and this long cardigan, but I think the next time I wear it, leggings need to be involved. I’m not even that tall and yet I feel like this shirtdress is a tad too short on me. It’s definitely more of a tunic style. So if you’re 5’6″ or taller, take note! The dress is in such a great plaid print, but you either have to be a shortie to make it work as a dress, or you have to pair it with some leggings or tights! But that’s not an issue during winter, right?
If you’re looking for some stocking stuffer ideas, or affordable gifts for your besties, look no further! In my humble opinion, I think these are some of the best holiday stocking stuffers under $50. Some are way lower than that too! Take a look and see if something strikes your fancy! I have a feeling you’ll want some of these gifts for yourself!
Welcome to M Loves M! My name is Mara and I created this lifestyle site in 2009 as a place to share my love of fashion, beauty, food and entertaining. I live in Los Angeles with my husband Matthew, our baby boy, and our dog Ginger. I strive to create a site that’s relatable to women, while also being inspirational. I’m so glad you stopped by!