This year, I’m sticking to a pretty strict budget with my own Christmas shopping, because we’re heading to South Korea very soon to finalize our adoption. (Best Christmas gift ever!) (Eds: WE AGREE!)  And, as you can probably guess, flights to South Korea aren’t cheap. Even so, my kids and my husband are needling me about what I want for Christmas, and how can I deny them the pleasure of buying me a gift?

So, I’ve picked out a few items from our holiday gift guides that I really wouldn’t feel that guilty asking for, considering they’re not just amazing gifts, but they’re all on sale right now. Or at least fantastic deals.

Whoo!

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Related: Find more awesome deals + exclusive discount codes in our 2016 Cool Mom Picks holiday gift guide

1. She Believed She Could, So She Did mantra band

Great gifts that are great deals: She Believed She Could so She Did mantra bracelet at Nordstrom

I spotted this “She believed she could so she did” mantra bracelet in the Empowering Gifts for Girls post from our 2016 Cool Mom Picks Gift Guide, and there’s absolutely no reason I can’t wear it, too. And at just $25, I think it’s pretty affordable inspiration.

 

2. Page-a-Day Photo Calendar

Great gifts that are great deals: Prinstagram 365-day calendars pull photos from multiple Instagram accounts.

Hey kids, hint hint: How about this adorable, tiny page-a-day photo calendar  I found in our Cool Mom Tech guide to the best personalized photo gifts? I love the idea of being able to see all our favorite family snapshots in one place. Plus, $40 for 365 photos is a fantastic deal.

 

3. Everyday Bravery Merit Badges

Great gifts that are great deals: Everyday bravery merit badges by Emily McDowell are inspiration with a wicked twist.

I love everything Emily McDowell creates. I’ve been buying her greeting cards for my husband and friends for years, and her coffee mugs are some of my favorite. Her new witty, inspirational, and sometimes snarky Everyday Bravery merit badges are so on-point this year, I want them all. They’re only $10 each — a great deal for a fun stocking stuffer — but you can save 15% more by using code COOLMOM2016.

 

4. Personalized Silhouette Bar Necklace

Great gifts that are great deals: Silhouette bar necklace by Le Papier Studio

I love this sweet, modern gold bar silhouette necklace from Le Papier Studio, and with our code COOL15, it’s 15% off right now. That’s a big savings, since I’d love one with all of my kids’ images on it. Then again, I’d also be happy with the lovely silhouette cuff (shown at very top) so I could look down and see their images on my wrist all day long.

 

5. KitchenAid Copper Stand Mixer

Great gifts that are great deals: This gorgeous copper KitchenAid stand mixer is a knock out gift!

I’ve been drooling over this mixer ever since I saw it in the 2016 Cool Mom Eats Gift Guide post on Outrageous Gifts for Cooks (swoon) though the price tag was way out of my league. But, now I see that it’s nearly $200 off at Amazon! That justifies a quick text to my husband. You know, just to clue him in…in case he needs a little nudge.

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