For the next few weeks leading up to the holidays, I thought it would be fun to create little stocking-stuffer gift guides as my own version of "Wishlist Wednesday." For the first installment, I've rounded up some smaller, inexpensive items that would be most appreciated by the organizers in your life: the planners, the type-A personalities, the paper-product junkies ... you know who I mean. :) I tried to pick items from stores that are pretty easy to find (think Target and Staples), but don't forget to check out Ross, T.J. Maxx or Marshalls for similar gifts in a low price range!
1. My original thought for this item was a cute kitchen timer, but this hourglass timer from World Market was just too pretty and classic to pass up. This would be perfect for any friends who believe in the Pomodoro method and need a cute, unique way to keep track of time.
2. A planner: duh! I don't actually know what the inside of this one looks like (which is obviously the most important part of a planner), but these birds drew me in right away. I know a lot of people live by Erin Condren, but I recommend Target or Barnes & Noble for much cheaper yet still cute and functional options.
3. Organized people hate being late. It throws off our whole day, and we don't want to keep anyone else waiting. A watch is the easiest way to keep track of time without pulling out your cell phone 64 times a day, and there are plenty of options out there for under $20, especially if you're one who likes to change her watch to match her outfit.
4. I just love The Container Store, and I think these acrylic jewelry stands are the perfect way to keep your favorite pieces organized while adding a little bling to your dresser or vanity.
$7.99 - $9.99
5. A phone case wallet is the perfect everyday version of your evening clutch. Just insert your phone and a few necessary cards (think ID and your debit card), and leaving the house to run errands has never been easier! Plus you don't have to be bogged down with whatever other stuff has made its way into your purse lately. (An apple, anyone? No, just me? Hmm, maybe I'm not as organized as I thought....)
6. My sister got me a pack of erasable pens for Christmas a few years back, and they are AWESOME. Remember how much we love our planners? Well, these pens provide the perfect way for us to color code and not desecrate our paper lives with ugly cross-out marks when something gets changed.
7. Of course, I had to sneak one more item from The Container Store in here. How cute are these bicycle paper clips??
Tell me: What would be the ideal stocking stuffer to help you get organized? What are some of your favorite organization gifts to give to friends and family?