Gifts form one of the most essential features of any occasion, be it birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or Christmas. In fact, as soon as these occasions draw near, one starts hunting the market for gifts. There is a wide range of gifts available for every occasion; you only have to decide on the right one, keeping in mind your budget as well as the preference of the person who has to receive the gift. In case your budget is limited, don't lose heart. There are a lot of options in the market as far as inexpensive gifts are concerned. Remember that it is the feelings behind the gift that count and not its price tag. Given below is a list of ideas for cheap, yet lovable gifts. Read on and take your pick.
Ideas for Inexpensive Gifts
A burned CD
Burn a CD with a collection of the favorite songs of the person, whom you are presenting it. The burned CD won’t burn a hole in your pocket!
If he/she is habitual about carrying an address book, then purchase one for him/her. Gift-wrap the book, to make it look like a nice present. Pocket-sized address books are available for cheap rates.
You can find alarm clocks for bed-side table, at any discount outlet. Purchase one that sets off a musical alarm, every time it is tuned to do so. The person receiving the gift is sure to remember you every morning, while waking up!
Purchasing a disposable camera for your loved ones is a nice idea, because it is frugal. Make sure that you present the disposable camera to him/her before he/she is about to leave for a trip, so that he/she is able to capture the memorable moments in the camera without actually spending for the same!
Board games are wonderful gifts for people of all ages. Purchase a medium-sized board game from a stationery shop. Make sure that the game is frequently played by the person receiving the gift. That way, you will ensure that the person doesn’t get bored, every time he/she plays the game gifted by you.
Books are greatest gift items that are purchased year after year, for almost every occasion. Find a store that sells books at reasonable rates and choose his/her favorite author.
Box of Brownies
A box of brownies would be a sweet gift to bestow upon your loved one, this season. If you do not want to purchase brownies from a bakery, make them on your own. Put the brownies in a box and gift-wrap it.
Other Frugal Gifts
- Chocolate bars, tied with a ribbon
- Christmas ornaments
- Coffee cup, filled with candy
- Collage of special photos
- Cookbook, with the person's favorite recipes
- Deck of cards
- Decorative napkins and napkin rings
- Deli cheese and fruit basket
- Gardening gloves
- Gift basket, filled with jams bottles
- Glass jar filled with candy
- Gourmet popcorn
- Handwritten copies of your favorite recipes
- Home baked bread, include recipe
- Home baked cookies
- Home-baked muffins
- Homemade cocoa
- Journal with special inscription inside
- Magazines, tied with a ribbon
- Makeup tote bag
- Movie theater gift certificates
- Nail polish kit
- Personalized coffee mug
- Personalized T-shirt
- Photo album
- Picture frames
- Prepaid long distance phone cards
- Scented candles
- Serving bowl
- Sewing supplies
- Shaving kit