Christmas time means you could be spending left and right, and it doesn’t have to be on gifts. There are new house decorations you might have been eyeing, ingredients for holiday treats you’ll be giving away to good friends and neighbors, and maybe some repairs that need to be done in your home just in time for the changing seasons. When you feel that you’re about to burn a hole in your pocket, here are some affordable Christmas gifts.
Portable Reusable Drinking Straw
Portable drinking straws are all the rage now and for good reason. One way or another you’re helping save the environment! These straws are usually made of safe metal material and come in their own pouch and a small brush for cleaning. It’s compact and extends to regular straw length. There are a variety of colors to choose from, from feminine tones to neutral colors, and strong masculine ones.
Personalized Leather Keychain
For a more personalized gift idea, go for a leather keychain. Their first name or nickname can be embossed (usually up to 10 letters) and this is a gift you know that is unique and will last. To help you save even more money, the order in bulk. The seller will most likely give you each keychain at a discounted price!
Succulents are indoor plants that are relatively easy to take care of and maintain. They don’t require much water (in fact, a mist every now and then is enough) and they don’t need much sunlight. Succulents will make a great and affordable gift this Christmas. There are many varieties of succulents and some even have health benefits when you place them in the bathroom. Check out the different potted succulents at your local gardening shop. They will have succulents of all sizes; choose one that can easily be displayed on a shelf or by the windowsill. While you’re at it, buy yourself one too!
Before you think that this could be a boring gift, this journal isn’t your ordinary everyday one because YOU will be writing down stuff in it. There are special journals that have questions for you to answer. Answer them candidly, add some stickers or doodles here and there, and you have a gift that is meaningful.
Give your special person a pair of silk pillowcases especially now that staycations are on the rise. Silk pillowcases not only feel luxurious but also have some health benefits. Some studies suggest that using silk pillows lessens hair fall or hair loss, doesn’t cause wrinkles on the face, and will make you feel more relaxed.
Personalized Coffee Tumbler or Cup
This may sound cliche, but people will always appreciate a personalized item whether they admit it or not. If you have a close friend who is a caffeine junkie, search for a personalized coffee tumbler that they can proudly bring around. Choose from different sizes and different fonts. This is also a great environmentally-friendly gift as this person can take the tumbler with them whenever they go to their favorite coffee shop.
Practically everyone has a cell phone — even your Grandma has one — so a cell phone stand is a no-brainer Christmas gift. These stands come in aluminum or plastic material and have anti-skid pads underneath so they won’t be sliding off the table. There is a slot too for cords so it looks neat and tidy on any desk. These stands can be folded and brought anywhere.
Another great and fun gift idea is a pair of comically-designed socks! The designs are limitless and can range from food to cartoon characters. While the design may look informal, the quality and comfort it gives is no different than an ordinary pair of socks.