Budget Friendly Christmas Present Ideas

Posted on December 01, 2014 by Matt Butler

Budget Friendly Christmas Present Ideas

Budget Friendly Christmas Present Ideas

Christmas season is already upon us and you may be worried on how you are going to be able to afford buying everyone presents. It is the season of giving but we don’t want to put ourselves in the hole doing so. If you come from a large family, the task of gift giving can be a quite a daunting one. Below are some great gift ideas that will not only leave everyone on your list happy but won’t break the bank.

  1. Purchase a gift the whole family can enjoy. Instead of purchasing one gift per person in a family, give them a gift that the whole family can enjoy. An awesome gift to give is a yard game, such as Rollors. This game is one that everyone in the family can play. Not only is it fun, but you are also helping promote family time together. Another great whole family gift idea is a membership to a museum or zoo. Many of these places offer memberships for families at a discounted price. These are great gifts that they can use year round!
  2. Become Crafty! There are some beautiful gifts that are easy to make – even for the most novice crafter. Take a look on Pinterest.com for amazing ideas to get inspired. This is a great way to save money and use your creativity skills. Handmade gifts are the most thoughtful and special. Some great ideas are making personalized photo coasters or design custom mugs from the dollar store with sharpie pens.  
  3. Everyone loves yummy treats. If you have a delicious treat that everyone loves, you can make them and put them in holiday festive bowls or bags to give as gifts. This is a great gift to give without running up your budget. Many people love gifts that they can eat and won’t clutter their home with extra things that they don’t really need. Desserts always make wonderful gifts to give and if you want to add another special touch – people always love when you include the recipe. That way they can recreate your yummy gift whenever they want.
  4. Giving your time is the perfect holiday gift. Maybe you have an aunt or uncle who has young kids. You can offer to watch their children one night so that they can go out on a date night. No doubt this will be the best present that they will receive this season! Or if you have any elderly friends or relatives, you can offer to help with their yard work or with something that is difficult for older people to accomplish like cleaning out their gutters. If you have a special talent such as playing the guitar or piano, giving someone lessons is a great gift as well.
  5. Buy in bulk. If you have an idea for a great gift to give to many people try and buy it in bulk. This will cut costs and it is always nice to make one purchase for multiple gifts. An idea of this is purchasing bottles of wine in bulk. Everyone can always use an extra bottle of wine during the holidays!


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