You want to treat the people on your ‘nice list’ to holiday gifts they’ll love. But if your list is looking longer this year (and your account balance is a bit lower than you’d like), you’re going to need easy, budget-friendly gifts to spread the holiday cheer without breaking the bank. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place.
Read on for five gifts your friends, family, and wallet will love.
1. Cozy Candles
Everyone loves snuggling up on the couch with a blanket on a cold winter night. The only way to make this experience even better is by adding a few cozy candles. Candles are a great gift because they’re something almost everyone uses, but no one wants to purchase for themselves.
Plus, there are enough scents, styles, and colors to suit anyone’s taste.
To that end, candles are ideal gifts for white elephant parties or secret Santa exchanges because they’re thoughtful enough to feel special, but they’re universal enough to be safe choices for situations where you don’t know who the (lucky) recipient of your gift will be.
2. Thoughtful Decorations
This gift idea is so easy, it almost feels like cheating! If you want a gift that you know everyone will love, consider giving holiday decorations for their home.
Not only can they be used immediately (it is the holiday season after all), but they’re something that will be put to use year after year, meaning your loved ones will be reminded of how much you care every time they bring out the seasonal decorations. Take a look at a few festive gift ideas that will make anyone excited to deck the halls:
- Custom picture ornaments
- Mini nutcrackers
- Nativity sets
3. Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
Remember how we said there was nothing better than snuggling up on the couch with a blanket and a cozy candle? Well, there actually is one thing that can make it even better—homemade hot cocoa! Making your own hot cocoa mix is simple and it makes a creative, affordable gift for the holidays.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this year’s most delicious gift:
- Cocoa powder
- Instant dried milk
- Semisweet chocolate
- Marshmallows (technically these are optional, but to us they’re essential!)
We recommend putting your hot cocoa in mason jars. Then all you need to do is add a festive ribbon and your gift is ready to give!
4. Spa Day Essentials
Who doesn’t love to be pampered? Bath bombs, bath salts, face masks, and travel-sized beauty products are perfect gifts for people who need a little relaxation in their lives (during this time of year, that means everyone).
Spa-inspired gifts are not only easy to buy, but they’re versatile enough to fit into any budget. Depending on how much you want to spend, you can buy luxury products from a department store, or you can get crafty and make your own.
5. A Creative Caffeine Fix
What’s one thing we can all agree on? Life is better after that first cup of coffee. A daily cup (or three) of joe is part of most people’s routines, so why not elevate their morning coffee experience with a barista-inspired gift? Take a look at these gift ideas for the caffeine-addict in your life:
- Single-origin beans
- Milk frother (this one is a game-changer, trust us)
- Flavored syrups
- Festive mugs
- Travel thermos
All You Need is the Wrapping Paper
Now that you know a few gift ideas that are sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces this winter, it’s time to get gifting! All you need to do now is break out your favorite wrapping paper. We know you’re going to get the warm and fuzzies when you see what a hit your gifts are, and you’ll feel even better knowing you stuck to your budget.
Happy holiday shopping, everyone!
Article Submitted By Community Writer