December 16, 2014

Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Christmas!

We only have about a week left until Christmas Eve, which doesn't leave much time for gift shopping if you haven't already done so! Whether you couldn't think of anything to get your loved ones or just haven't had the chance to hit the stores, I hope this list gives you some great last minute gift ideas.

 Q&A A Day: 5 Year Journal


This is a really unique gift idea that would work for a large variety of people. For every day of the year, it will ask a question such as "What inspires you?" or "List 5 things you wish you had today" and will give you 5 answering spaces for each question. Each year, you'll go back to the same question that you answered the previous year and get to see how different your answers are every year.

Lottery Tickets


Lottery tickets are a fun gift for someone without a wish list. Many people considering lottery tickets to be a waste of money, but they sure are fun! To make them a little more gift-able, make a tree out of them with a jewelry or Christmas tree like the one shown above, from Kathy DiTurno on Pinterest.

Crockpot


Crockpots are perfect for pretty much anyone that doesn't have one already. They're inexpensive and will enable your gift-received to make delicious meals at home super easily.

Cookbooks or Design Books


Books have always been good gift items, but some of them can be very pricy- especially if they're from brands like Pier One or Williams Sonoma. Checkout ThriftBooks.com, a website where you can purchase used books in excellent condition. It's like Half Price Books, but online! Pricing is great, and most items have free shipping, too!

Electric (Or Non-Electric) Tea Kettles
It seems like tea kettles aren't as apparent in kitchens anymore, which makes them more of a unique gift. They're not something you would consider an essential, but once you get one you'll use it for everything! These can be found between $10 to $100, depending on the brand and whether it is electric or not, which make them a great gift for any budget.

DIY Gifts
Do it yourself gifts are great if you are a little short on time or money, and whoever gets it will definitely appreciate the time you spent on them. Here are some cute, inexpensive DIY gifts that anyone can make!

Chalkboard Coasters

Candy Sleights

Mason Jar Snow Globes

Ribbon Bookmarks

Monogram Hurricanes

Geode Ring

Phone Cases

Quick Bread In a Bottle

Badge or Key Holder

Reversible Coffee Cup Sleeves

Teacup Candles

Burlap Treat Bag

Baking Kits

Scrabble Ornaments

Family Tile

Envelope Laptop Clutch

Stacked Hot Chocolate Snowmen

Personalized Cork Coasters

Lantern Vases

Painted Fabric Mousepad

No Sew Fleece Blankets

Gold Leaf Notebook

Framed Jewelry Storage