Gifts For Generation X

Yeppers! That’s me in 1985!

 

 

I recently went to a 40th birthday party and everyone in the room started sharing what kind of music, games, tv shows, and so forth that they loved, and then we starting teasing each other about what generation we were from.  We finally figured out after some debate, that we had a some Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials participating in this lively conversation.  🙂

 

I happen to be in the Gen X category, but I personally prefer to say that I am from the MTV Generation and here are a few of the things that I remember and believe are the perfect gift for any Generation X-er!

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I Want My MTV T-Shirt

 

 

MTV used to be just that, music videos, and No reality shows!  It was a new way to bring life to the current musicians of the day, and as we used to say, “It was totally awesome”!

One of the first videos that I remember was, “Brass In Pocket” by the Pretenders, but Michael Jackson’s, “Thiller” video and album will always hold a special place in my heart.

 

 

 

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Classic MTV T-Shirt @Amazon – $15

 

 

Arcade Games

 

 

 

 

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Retro Arcade Handheld Gaming System @ Amazon $18

 

 

If you wanted to find your boyfriend back in the 80’s, all you had to do was find the closest arcade game.  LOL  Seriously, who remembers playing, “Donkey Kong” for the first time, or my personal favorite, “Centipede”?   The above handheld retro arcade gaming system is the ultimate gift for any gamer on your list.

 

 

Saturday Morning Cartoons

 

 

Who can forget the classic Saturday morning Hannah-Barbera cartoons such as:  Tom & Jerry, Hong Kong Phooey, Jabberjaw, and The Great Grape Ape Show?

 

It didn’t matter how many times these cartoons aired, my sister and I sat right in front of that tv ready to go!  Here’s some fun collectible gifts below:

 

Captain Caveman Mug

 

 

 

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Captain Caveman Gift Mug @ Amazon $15

 

Hong Kong Phooey Plus Doll

 

 

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15″ Plush Hong Kong Phooey Doll @Walmart $19

 

Hanna-Barbera Supergroup T-Shirt

 

 

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Hanna-Barbera Supergroup T-Shirt @ Amazon $16

Here’s a t-shirt that displays many of the retro cartoon classics and it’s available in all sizes, including plus!

 

 

My Top 3 Gen X Movies

 

If you’re a Gen X-er, then you  probably have your favorite movie choices of that time, and here’s mine:

 

 

Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and finally Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

 

 

The Breakfast Club Mug 

 

 

 

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The Breakfast Club Mug @Amazon $20

 

 

Only a Gen X-er would understand the meaning behind the picture on this mug.  It’s for all of us basket-cases, brains, athletes, criminals, and princesses out there.  🙂

 

 

Sixteen Candles – Long Duk Dong Action Figure

 

 

Sixteen Candles Long Duk Dong @Amazon $12

 

 

 

Again, Long Duk Dong is a classic icon of my generation, and if your into classic pop movies, check out all of these other fabulous gifts here:  Funko Gifts

 

 

Fast Times Ridgemont High Tasty Waves Shirt

 

 

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Fast Times Ridgemont High Tasty Waves Shirt @Amazon $30

 

 

And finally, X-ers socialized, worked, and ate at our local mall.  It’s a shame that things just aren’t the same anymore, because the kids today are missing out on actually having face to face fun with their friends.   Just saying.

 

I hope that you liked going down memory lane with me, and I know that there is so much more that I didn’t mention, so please feel free to share your favorite moments of being a Generation X-er in the comments below.

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Wedding Day Ways To Save! The Jewelry!

Although the wedding day is very special, it’s the ring that let’s everyone know that you found your someone special in life.  In my own love story, I’m going to tell you that I lost my wedding ring twice.  You heard it, and how that happened I have no idea, but I did, and I was young, and didn’t have insurance on it.  Ouch!  Having said that,  I decided to replace it with something that had some bling, without the price.  I opted for a simple 1 ct. 14K gold band ring with simulated diamonds, that if it were real deal, would cost me over $2000 today.  In reality I got this simple beauty for the super saving price of $200.  Cha-Ching!  🙂          

 

 

 

 

I have had this ring for over 20 years now, and it looks just as good as when I purchased it all those years ago.  In fact, I have bought several other pieces though out the years, and I am a huge fan of all things big, bold & beautiful without the huge price!   AND this brings me to your wedding day and how you can save on your jewelry accessories for yourself and your bridal party.  

 

 

EleQueen Women’s Cubic Zirconia Simulated Pearl Flower Bridal Necklace Earrings Jewelry Set Ivory Color

 

 

EleQueen Womens Cubic Zirconia Simulated Pearl Flower Bridal Necklace Earrings Jewelry Set Ivory Color Gold tone Clothing

 

 

This bridal set is available at Amazon for around $35, and I love how it incorporates the classic pearl element with a little modern bling.  It comes in rose, white, and yellow gold combination and is a perfect choice for the entire bridal party at this price.  Click here for more ideas:  Wedding Party Jewelry Sets

 

 

TRIPLE ROW TIARA

 

 

Triple Row of Crystal Leaf Gatsby Inspired Bridal Tiara Headband

 

 

Another great place to find bridal or themed jewelry is BlingJewelry.com.   For instance, this Triple Row Tiara is only $35, and if you’re looking for gift ideas for the bridesmaids or groomsmen to wear this is a super stop to shop.    

 

 

Silver Glitter Clutch with Rhinestone Bow Closure

 

 

Silver Glitter Clutch with Rhinestone Bow Closure

 

 

This silver glitter clutch is simply stunning with all its bling, and cute bow closure on the top.  It’s available at the bridal page at icing.com, along with bride to be, bachelor or bachelorette party, and day of wedding gift ideas that will surely make your day special for a fraction of the price.  They also have tons of online exclusives for $5, and don’t forget to check out their clearance section.   

 

 

These are just a few places that are worth checking out for your wedding day jewelry & accessories, not only for the beauty and design, but more importantly the super prices.  I also like how each place gives you themed visual blueprint, with style tips to help you with all the details.  

Just to let you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and if you decide to buy I may get a small commission fee.  I really appreciate your continued support of my website, and I hope that you stop back by, and let me know about your wedding day savings.  

Wedding Day Ways To SAVE! The Dresses!

The love bug must be in the air, because over the past several weeks I have talked to quite a few people who are planning their weddings, and looking for ways to save.  Honestly, I don’t blame them, a wedding can cost as much as a brand new car or more if you’re not careful.  Yikes!   Seriously, if my daughter told me that her wedding dress was going to cost $5,000, I think I would have a heart attack.  🙂   So, thank goodness, with a little imagination, determination, and reality about your budget, it’s possible to have the perfect day to say, “I do” to the one you love, and I have to start with the DRESSES!      

The Wedding Dresses

 

 

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AbaoWedding Lace Wedding Dress

 

 

The wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and mother of bride dress, are probably the first thing that most ladies start to look for, and once you get in the store be prepared for some serious sticker shock.  Now, after you get over your heart palpitations, start to look at what style of dresses your drawn to, try them on, and ask as many questions as you can about the design elements of the dresses.  

Is it a mermaid, A-line, princess, or empire waist fit?  

What kind of neckline looks the best on you: sweetheart, v-neck, one shoulder, or possibly strapless?  

Do you like lace, satin, chiffon, or tulle?  

And most importantly, what type of style best represents you:  

Vintage, princess, modern, classic, or maybe your just a beach loving babe and want something fluttery & free.  

Write all of these details down, including accurate measurements, so that you can now look online, and SAVE some serious money!!

Here are some different places that I have shopped at online, and have bought for different events, including dances that my daughter has attended and saved some serious cash.

 

 

Amazon Wedding Styles

 

 

Dresstells® Sweetheart Bridesmaid Chiffon Dress

 

 

Dresstells® Sweetheart Bridesmaid Chiffon/Prom Dress

 

 

 

I am a huge Amazon fan, and yes, it may take some time to find the right dress, but if you have written down all of the details that are important to you, you can find some Ah-mazing deals at this wonderful online store. I have personally found some dresses, tops, and pants in all kinds of sizes for my daughter & myself.  The best part is, that at these deeply discounted prices, you can buy several dresses in all kinds of sizes, (including plus), and if you don’t like them, send them back.  Just make sure that you are paying attention to the ratings and comments of other buyers, and remember that you can get your dress altered for that custom fit.           

 

Super Saving Tip:  Get Amazon Prime and save a ton of money on shipping on your entire wedding day items!   2-Day Free Shipping!!!!!    

 

    

 

 

eBay Wedding Dresses

 

Don’t forget about E-Bay!  What I love about E-Bay is that it’s full of wonderful sellers, who want you to buy from them.  You can get a designer dress, that’s slightly used or new for a fraction of the cost.  Plus, you can ask questions, and there are usually tons of pictures to look at before you buy.  

 

 

eBay Wedding Dresses

 

 

DIY Veils 

 

 

I can’t say enough about how much I love being a part of the Craftsy community, and when it comes to saving money a little DIY goes a long way.  Here is an online class called:

 

 

 

Vintage-Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride

 

 

Vintage Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride

 

 

and if your really wanting to get a custom fit dress without the cost, you could find a dress at your local Craigslist listing, a thrift or consignment shop, and take the following class:

 

 

Tailoring Ready-to-Wear

 

 

Tailoring Ready to Wear

 

 

 

I would also suggest that you browse on Pinterest and see what other types of savings you can find.  It’s one of my all time favorite places to be, so let’s connect here:  SuperGirlSavings on Pinterest.  Let me know you found me and I will follow you as well.  🙂  I hope that some of these money-saving ways to save, give you a little encouragement that you can still find your dream wedding dresses without breaking the budget.

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