Chances are you probably have quite a few people to shop for this holiday season. The good news is, we’ve come up with a list of creative, thoughtful gifts well within your budget. Regardless if you’re shopping for parents, a significant other, coworkers, or anyone else you are close with, these holiday gifts are ideal for anyone on the list. Keep reading and check out these awesome budget-friendly gift ideas.
Looking for the perfect gift for a coffee lover, tea drinker, or hot chocolate maker? You can’t go wrong with a coffee mug—especially a personalized one. Photo mugs are typically $10 or less and make for a wonderful gifting item for anyone on your list. Want to make it even more special? Add a homemade hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows for them to enjoy in their new favorite mug!
One gift that is universally appreciated is, of course, a candle. Candles aren’t only affordable and always appropriate, but they’re also a fun gift that you can customize, embellish, or pair with other gifts to make someone feel special. Custom features range from unique scents to personalized pictures to the candle holder itself—and all within budget. Pick out a picture of you and your loved one, match it with their favorite scent, and you have the perfect heartfelt gift.
Do you know someone whose greatest joy is arranging decorative cheese boards, watching the Food Network, or experimenting with new recipes? For them, a cookbook may be your most thoughtful gift. Cookbooks are inexpensive, ranging from $10-$20. So, you can go ahead and pick out one that suits your giftees’ cooking style and pair it with a rolling pin, apron, or a bottle of wine!
No matter who you’re shopping for, experiential gifts are the best ones—especially if you have a cocktail enthusiast in your life. From portable cocktail kits to DIY bitters to flavoring syrups, there’s something out there for everyone. And for those who are crafty, you can even DIY a cocktail kit. All you have to do is pick out the recipient’s favorite cocktail, add some decorative napkins, throw in the swizzle sticks, and enjoy the smile on their face as they unwrap your gift!
Handmade gifts are the best kind, especially if they’re edible. First off, who doesn’t like cookies? A batch of something sweet is perfect for those “hard-to-buy-for” friends and is greatly appreciated by everyone. From coworkers to family to friends, edible gifts are always appropriate for any recipient and are even more affordable for you. So, gift something homemade as a personal way to say thank you and spread the holiday cheer!
Gift giving doesn’t have to be extravagant or expensive. The holidays are the perfect time to spend time with family, exchange some gifts, and spread the love. Don’t stress over your budget by trying to win gift-giver of the year. Some of the best budget-friendly gifts might even win you that title because of how much time and personal thought went into finding the perfect gift.