The holidays are magical. From spending time with loved ones to delicious dinners and Christmas parties, it’s so much fun, but gift giving can be challenging when you’re on a budget. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank when it comes to cool gifts.
We’ve got some neat ideas for gifts on a budget that won’t leave you wondering where all your money went while still showing the people you love that you care.
Fun For Everyone
Here’s some budget-friendly gift ideas that ensure everyone will have a good time.
1. Card Games
Card games are a great gift idea because lots of people can play together at the same time. Even better, they can be as kid-friendly (like Sushi Go!) or as inappropriate as you want (like Cards Against Humanity). Most adult card games are in the $35 range, but expansion packs are cheaper, so if they already have the original game, you can help make the game even more interesting for less money.
Regular decks of cards also make for great gifts, and you’ve got tons of options as well. From custom playing cards with your own pictures to themed cards with awesome designs, you’ve got a lot to choose from. Plus, there are so many different games you can play with a regular deck of cards and they’re easy to take with you wherever you go.
2. Board Games
There are dozens of versions of Monopoly out there, so you can pick one that will fit your friends and family best. Some versions are more expensive, but if you really want to save money, the junior versions usually cost much less and they’re easier to play, which may result in fewer ruined friendships.
Other games like Jenga, Pictionary, or even Hungry Hungry Hippos will let people embrace their inner child and just have some good silly fun.
In The Kitchen
Here’s a few kitchen tools and gadgets that will be appreciated and won’t cost much.
3. Fun Mini Gadgets
Counter space is often limited, so look at mini versions of gadgets instead of their full sized counterparts, like a mini waffle maker or a small crockpot. They work just as well as the regular sized ones, but take up much less space and are often more fun. And are far less expensive.
You can find a wide array of different mini waffles, from flowers to skulls, which are way cooler than just plain round or square waffles. Small crockpots are great for single meals, or for hot dips for chips and veggies.
4. Festive Accessories
Festive and funny kitchen necessities, like oven mitts, dish towels, and serving sets are reasonably priced and will be put to good use for those delicious Christmas dinners!
For The Office
Here’s some fun and useful things to make the work day more bearable.
5. Desk Calendars
Another cool gift for the office is a desk calendar, which can range from $15-$25. They can feature anything from positive affirmations, to cute animals, to sarcastic sayings. There’s one for everyone, no matter their personality.
6. Coffee Mugs
Coffee is a necessity for many to make it through the work day, so a fun mug is always a great choice. But to really up their game, a desktop mug warmer will keep them well caffeinated without having to use the microwave or dump the cold coffee down the drain.
7. Letter Boards
Let coworkers send a message without saying a word with a letter board. The board comes with tons of letters that can let their coworkers know if they’re available to chat or want everyone to just go away.
8. Gifts For Riders
Accessories for ATV riders are always needed, so you can’t go wrong with these reasonably priced gifts. Things like heated handlebar grips, seat covers, gloves, and other accessories can range from $20-$60, making them fairly reasonable in price and will definitely be appreciated by your favourite rider.
If you’re going to order your gifts online, or have to mail them, best get to it as soon as possible; this is the busiest time of the year for Canada Post and if you want your gifts to arrive where they need to you’ll want to send them ASAP if you haven’t already.
For more info on budgeting this holiday season, check out our blog “Money Saving Tips for the Holidays”.
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