Christmas gifts on a budget

December 6th, 2012

Looking for a cheap, but meaningful way to say “Merry Christmas” to your loved ones? Have absolutely no idea what to give them? Unless you were sent a Christmas List, it can be pretty difficult to find a gift for the people you love. Here are some items that you can give to the people you care about without the stress of going over your budget.

Mom: She’s our nurturer and main caregiver – allowed us to kick her organs for nine months and actually stuck around to see us make it to college. If your mom is the type of woman who loves beautiful centerpieces, then you can give her something she can put in the middle of her table. You can buy a bouquet of roses from anywhere, including grocery stores. Vases from Target are priced around $20.

The Girlfriend: I know you want to give her something special, but trust me, she’ll love anything you give to her.  The easiest way to get further into your girl’s heart is through her nose. Girls love scents. The solution: Bath and Body Works  lotions.

The best part about buying her a new scent? She’ll think of you every time she wears it.

The Boyfriend: Guys can be difficult to shop for because we want to be sure to give our BF something he’ll like and use. You can find some really cool and funny T-shirts from online stores. T-shirts from Zazzle range from $14-20.


Two Words:  Stocking Stuffers.

Five Below. Printed and colorful socks in packs of 3-for-$1. Earbuds and Headphones cost $5. For the younger brother, you can get Transformer toys for $2.50. For the sister, you can get three Funky Finger nail polishes for $5.