Ho, ho, ho! The holidays are here and it’s time to spread gifts and cheer. If you have a lengthy holiday shopping list, you know that the cost of gifts can quickly add up. Gifting meaningful presents to your loved ones is a wonderful feeling, but you don’t have to break the bank to make it happen. There are many thoughtful presents available that will allow you to stick to your holiday budget, like these eight gift ideas that cost less than ten dollars!
Everyone needs socks, especially when temperatures drop during the holidays. Add some fun to your friends’ sock drawers with funky prints from avocados to emojis. If your friends have pets, the opportunities are even more endless. Joy of Socks has plenty of fun dog, cat, bird and fish socks to choose from that make the perfect gift for any animal lover.
Gift some R&R this holiday season with delicious herbal tea, hot chocolate or coffee. What could be more relaxing than sipping on a warm, steamy libation in your pajamas on a chilly day? There are plenty of lovely ways to package your gift to make it even more delightful. You can wrap specialty teas in pretty wrapping paper with ribbon or make your own hot chocolate mix and package it in mason jars.
A 2019 Planner or Calendar
Help your friends organize for the new year with a great planner or calendar. This will motivate them toward their New Year’s resolutions and help them keep track of their appointments, fitness routines and social events. There are plenty of inexpensive options to choose from to help your friends start 2019 on the right foot.
A Favorite Book
Think about the most influential books that you have read in your lifetime. If you could choose just one to read over and over, what would it be? For your friends who love to read, gift a book that holds sentimental value for a wise Secret Santa gift that will be valued for years to come. Check out secondhand bookstores in your neighborhood to find great deals, or browse Amazon for more excellent prices. To make this gift even more special, leave a personal note in the front cover.
Gift cards don’t have to be impersonal. If you’re short on time and can’t seem to think of the perfect gift, grab a gift card from the recipient’s favorite restaurant, coffee shop, boutique or online store. You’ll help them save money on a nice beverage, meal or outfit later on, which they will be sure to love!
If you love to bake, why not spread season’s greetings with delicious holiday cookies, fudge, peanut brittle, brownies or cupcakes? This gift is perfect for your friends with a sweet tooth! You can even personalize the home-baked goods with their initials or with decorative holiday cheer, like snowmen, snowflakes, gingerbread men, stars or Santa Claus drawn with icing. Gift the sugary delights in a holiday themed tin with a bow for a jolly presentation.
A Personalized Print
Treat your friends to a custom print or poster with their favorite quote, anniversary date, hometown or favorite city for a thoughtful present that they will love to display in their home. Society6 and Etsy are great online shops full of affordable prints and posters that you can customize for your loved ones.
A DIY Cookbook
For those of your friends who want to become better cooks in the kitchen, consider making them their very own cookbook full of your favorite easy, thrifty recipes. This crafty gift will be a fun way for you to create a helpful, meaningful present that your friends will appreciate. To design the cookbook, gather your top easy recipes, type them out, add fun images for a little something extra, print them out and assemble the recipes in a folder or binder in their favorite print or color.