You might sometimes feel pressured to get people Christmas gifts because of the social stigmas, but you might also be a bit short on money. This can be a stressful time because you’re trying to figure out how to afford all of these gifts while also affording things like necessary bills.
You don’t have to show up empty handed or suffer embarrassment from not being able to afford a decent gift for someone. There are many options for gift giving on even the tightest budget.
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If you have a favorite recipe for desserts, you might want to create a wonderful homemade gift that your recipient will love. There are tons of great recipes out there and you can present it in a cute, holiday container that won’t cost more than a few dollars.
You might things like fudge or cookies – something they can share with their friends and family. No matter what you make, they’ll be sure to appreciate the time and effort you put into it, and it’s also very cost effective.
Handmade Candies is a book by Adi Endevelt that provides lots of good recipes.
A Print or Poster
For a simple and cheap version of décor, you can get someone a simple print or poster and put it in a nice looking frame that’s budget-friendly. Prints are almost always far less expensive than the original artwork, and you can get them for next to nothing.
This will always make for a great addition to a household. Just make sure you know their personal preferences for decorating and then try to find similar designs or prints in that same style.
If you’re buying for someone who always seems to have a scented candle lit, then a little aromatic diffuser can bring down the cost for them quite a bit by allowing them to get many different scents without spending a lot on a constant supply of candles.
Jewelry makes for a great gift, but it’s pretty pricey when you get down to it. With readily available kits online, you can make your own jewelry for a fraction of the cost, and you’ll be adding a personal flair to it.
Finally, nothing can replace a fine book. It doesn’t have to be a rare copy or a first edition print, but a nice looking hardback of a classic can become a great addition to their bookshelf and give them a nice read that can entertain them for hours on end, all at an affordable price.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover (Amazon Editor’s #1 pick for 2018)
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Giving gifts when you’re on a budget doesn’t have to be stressful for you. First, consider the interests of the person you’re buying for. Then think of all of the accessories and items they use on a regular basis. Look for budget-friendly options that align with that and they’ll be grateful for the gift, regardless of the expense.