Christmas is just peeking around the corner. With only about a month to plan, shop, and wrap presents, it might be more of a challenge than something which sparks joy. Not to mention the traffic of shoppers going about their last-minute holiday shopping, like you. However, perhaps one of the most critical points to consider before falling into this season’s promise of huge discounts is the budget.
You see, some people just don’t have enough of it. And what’s Christmas without gifts, right? Good thing you’re reading this as we will be listing out 10 of the easiest, most cost-effective Christmas presents you can give to everyone.
- A lovely framed print or poster
This is one great idea for less. If the majority of your friends are in their 20’s, they would most likely appreciate framed posters of their favorite musician, drama, or anything aesthetically designed. They would be generally happy about anything to hang on their bare walls, especially if it’s something that speaks their language and one that floats right their boats.
- Personal recipe
It’s personal, it’s intimate, and it’s free. Print out one, two, or three of your own favorite recipes. Though many are easily accessible on the internet nowadays, it’s an entirely different joy to get them from other people. Don’t forget to print them nicely, though, and add in a few personal touches, a.k.a designs.
- Kitchen Essentials
If you have friends who recently moved into a new house or recently began living alone, several good kitchen basics are ideal to give as presents. It could be something simple such as a magnetic corkscrew, a can opener, or a peeler. For something fancy, potato masher, garlic mincer or presser, or some artsy pastry cutter would do the job.
- Perfumed or scented Candles
There’s nothing like a house smelling like fresh pine, but once the Christmas tree season is over, and people usually rid of their trees, a nicely pine-scented candle can still give a house that festive holiday smell everyone loves.
- Stationery Supplies
For friends who are interested in art and anything in the likes, a quality drawing pen, paintbrushes, and several other stationery supplies would work like magic. It’s even more appreciated since you took your time picking out something that actually means something for them and which they could use anytime.
- A Journal with a Personal Handwritten Note
A nice journal with a personal, handwritten note to a friend is sweet and unique. The benefits of keeping a journal at hand are also widely known. Giving one to a creative soul will provide them with an avenue to channel their artistic thoughts.
- A Nice Quality Wallet
Wallets are must-haves that often goes ignored until they’re all worn-out and dirty from years of use. Despite this digital age of convenient smartphone wallets, traditional ones remain to be substantial holiday presents.
As you can see, there are various gifts that elicit the same kind of joy as giving out fancier items. You don’t have to go broke to impress others this holiday season.