Birthday (Or Valentine’s Day) Gift Ideas For Your Girlfriends

Today was my birthday!

I truly did not expect to receive gifts from my friends, but it sure was nice! I feel like I am not the most creative gift giver lately and I want to do better. I thought that I would share some of my favorite gifts that were purchased in the Lafayette area by my friends in hopes of inspiring you when your friends’ birthdays roll around. Taking the time to have coffee or lunch is what matters most, but the surprises are pretty fun, too! True friends are everything so it is okay to spoil them every now and then! With Valentine’s Day coming up, some of these would be perfect Valentine’s, too.

Acadiana Pride Luxurious Laundry Detergent

This locally made detergent smells so good. This is almost a selfish gift because when your friend wears Acadiana Pride washed clothes, you and everyone else around her will enjoy! 

GLOWBIOTICS HydraGlow Cream Oil

This was a new one for me, but I am enjoying it. This nutrient rich skin serum helps your skin glow! It can be used to hi-lite or all over your face for a healthy glow. I love using it on the days that I don’t have on a full face of makeup because it makes my skin appear healthier. 

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I have a friend who is the make-up and skin care expert. She does it all. From luxurious lines to drug store lines, she knows the good products and I LOVE a practical gift! Oil of Olay Age Defying Classic Eye Gel and Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for the Body were two of her picks from the drug store.

Lululemon activewear is always fun to receive. The Daily Method carries select Lululemon pieces. Armada Athletic Apparel has some really cute activewear as well. Fess up! You love wearing your activewear on the non-active days, too! 

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Niven Morgan bath salts from River Spa. These are the most divine bath salts. They are so silky and make the entire room smell like a spa. You can purchase these bath salts by the scoop which makes this a luxurious gift for any budget.  

I am always planning the next family vacation. I received a travel jewelry organizer from Muse that will make packing my jewelry a cinch. It has compartments to safely pack jewelry of all sizes and lengths. Major bonus that when you open it up, the lining is a happy pink!

This sure is useful during this unusually cold winter. A super soft pink blanket from Mula’s will bring out the girly girl in anyone! And of course, sparkling wine or sparkling rose’ is always a treat and perfect for the friend who loves to entertain or to enjoy at her birthday celebration.

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Happy Shopping! XO 

Marissa Prejean
Marissa is the proud mom of three blue-eyed boys. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans and spent her early career years in public accounting and pharmaceutical sales. She traded in her full-time corporate gig to stay home with her boys until the baby started school full time. Never expecting to work again, Marissa’s love for family vacations planted the seed to turn her hobby into a vacation planning service. Thanks to this world full of internet overwhelm and automated processes, old fashioned customer service served her well. She quickly grew her company, Castles and Cruises Travel Company, into a full service travel agency specializing in Disney and family travel. You will also find her chauffeuring children, volunteering at school, playing tennis, shopping a good sale, and drinking lots of coffee!


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