GIFT GUIDE: The Very Best Fresh & Preppy Affordable Bathroom Decor

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If you have a Preppy bathroom or just love the fresh + fun aesthetic, you can achieve an affordable bathroom design with just a few key elements. Use this list as a decor guide, for housewarming or hostess gift guides, or for decor ideas and inspo for your own home design and bathroom design.

This gift guide is all about expressing your style with accessories - because you know your hard finishes will stay in style, year after year. If you have a timeless room - white subway tile, chrome finishes - then you can add any color for a fun accent.

Everything on this list is under $50. And all of these decor gifts will keep your (or your friend’s) bathroom looking stylish.

This is what you need (scroll to the bottom for links):

1. Comb and Brush Art Prints

Rifle Paper has fun and affordable art prints. If you don’t want to spend the extra cash on a frame and a mat, laminate them! If you have drywall, just get some fancy push pins and skip the frame entirely.

2. Genuine Boar Bristle Brush

In a world of synthetics it can be fun to have something made of a unique material. Boar bristles have been used for centuries to spread the hair’s oils and keep hair naturally soft and healthy.

Great for men and women’s hair, fine or kinky - you can use this to extend the time between shampoos. It’s also a beautiful object to place on your marble tray!

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3. Mini Tub Soap Dish

There are many versions of these tiny tubs available. This enamelled one comes in 4 cute colors (white, gray, yellow and mint) because really, what fun is a bathroom without a bit of kitsch?

4. Wooden Whale Nail Brush

A nail brush is an oft-overlooked personal grooming item. Why not make this mundane object more fun?

A perfect gift for those who love to garden, work on cars, or have small children (really, how do kids get their hands so gross so quickly?), this whale shaped nail brush looks adorable while working hard.

5. Marble Tray

Marble is never out of style. Sure, some may argue over the appeal of Carrara vs. Calacatta, and black marble surely has it’s moments, but marble is a stone of enduring beauty that few will question.

This tray is actually marketed as a serving platter - it has no rim or handles, limiting it’s utility - BUT that also means you get a great size for the price, and who needs to move a bathroom tray? Just load it up with your toiletries and make them all instantly more glamorous!

6. Magnifying Mirror

Keep yourself and your bathroom looking good with this chic and affordable magnifying mirror from Anthropologie.

7. Cut Crystal Bud Vase

It’s hard to find one of these under $50. When you do, snatch it up! Why are they so great?

  1. They elevate a single flower, which is much cheaper than a whole bouquet

  2. They work great in small spaces

  3. Lights! Sparkle! Action! They bounce light around like no one’s business and add sparkle to the dullest corner.

These are a great item to look for at yard sales and thrift stores.

8. Daisy Place Toothbrush Holder + Lotion Dispenser

This series by Kate Spade always looks fresh and fun. The black and white hand-drawn motif has a retro flair without feeling dated. It always makes me think of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

9. Monogrammed Bath Mat

Monogramming is one of those preppy essentials you just can’t do without.

Invest in a special bath mat that will stick with you through many changes in towels. Try changing your towels seasonally, or buying a set in different colors for different family members.

10. Snoopy Soap-On-A-Rope

There may be no finer gift than this. Disagree if you will, but it is funny, useful, nostalgic, and sweet smelling. Some people believe in the Tao of Pooh, I believe in the Tao of Snoopy. Here is a dog wise beyond his understanding.

It’s all about the happy dance.

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HERE ARE THE LINKS:

1. COMB & BRUSH ART PRINTS (from $24 each) 2. GENUINE BOAR BRISTLE BRUSH ($24) 3. MINI TUB SOAP DISH ($8) 4. WHALE NAIL BRUSH ($12) 5. MARBLE TRAY ($40) 6. MAGNIFYING MIRROR ($38) 7. CUT CRYSTAL BUD VASE ($48) 8.TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER & LOTION DISPENSER ($20 each) 9. MONOGRAMMED BATH MAT ($49+) 10. SNOOPY SOAP-ON-A-ROPE ($15)


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