1"-1.5" = Eibach, TRD
, Tanabe, Tein, HKS
You can't go wrong with either one, they're all made with high standards. TRD
& Eibach are the most popular, so those are the ones that most people are gonna recommend. If you struts don't have too many miles on them, then all you'll need for now are lowering springs & an alignment two weeks after you get the springs installed. If you don't drive that much, then your stock struts will last a couple of yrs or longer. By that time you'll have some $ set aside to buy new struts.
I would go with coilovers 'cuz you can raise & lower the car whenever you feel like it. Like today, I had to raise my car 3/4" 'cuz my front lip was scraping at my dad's shop.