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Gifts on a Budget

This news story was published on December 19, 2020.
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In today’s world, it is not easy to buy thoughtful gifts when you’re on a tight budget. After the year we have all had, many of us a struggling for extra cash. If your money is short but you still love giving gifts to your friends and relatives on Christmas and Birthdays, you often save for months for your big purchases. Here, we are going to give you some top tips on how you can give amazing gifts to your friends and family that are on a still on a budget. It is still completely possible to give fantastic Birthday and Christmas gifts, even when we are strapped for cash! Hopefully this post will help you get to know how to get the best gifts at a low price, and still keep a smile on everyone’s faces.

Spending Habits

Whoever said it is better to give than to receive must be someone one who loves to shop! This year especially Christmas time is tough and it’s even tougher to stay within a budget while buying gifts. When you are sticking to a budget, first you have to watch your spending habits at Christmas and make some changes. Often waiting until last minute to buy gifts can be stressful, but also rewarding. As Christmas draws closer, many places begin to have sales on Christmas gifts. This means you can sometimes bag a more extravagant gift for as little as half the price. On the other hand, if you plan ahead for these occasions, you have much more time to plan and save for the gift you want. Sometimes a thoughtful gift can go a lot further than an expensive one. So, you can enjoy the holidays without any stress of overspending and know that your gift is still going to make someone happy.

Handmade Gifts 

Even if you are not the most creative person on earth, you can still create homemade gifts with your initial skills such as handmade paintings, cards, favorite dishes, or jewelry. Look for DIY gifts and tutorials on the internet and get a bunch of ideas to start with. Many of them are not too hard to execute and most are easy on the budget. Pinterest is a favorite for great ideas like this, and many people would rather receive a gift that took time and effort than a gift that cost a fortune.

Personalised Gifts

When shopping online, sites such as Amazon and Etsy can be a life saver when it comes to gifts. It is often inexpensive to buy a personalized gift, such as a gin glass or toy box, with the recipients name on it. This personal touch is guaranteed to light anyone up, and buying from smaller, handmade businesses can help more than just the recipient of the gift. Many of these stores have deals on close to Christmas time, making it a win for both parties. Get a beautiful gift delivered straight to your door while saving as much money as possible.

Gift Cards

For anyone struggling to buy gifts, gift vouchers are the easiest and simplest way to go. On, you can choose from a range of gift cards from many well-known brands. This is perfect when you just don’t quite know what to get. This also helps you avoid breaking the bank as you can select how much money you would like to put on the card and send it quickly and easily by email or text message. Another way you could use gift vouchers to save money, would be to buy with the whole family in mind. If you’re buying for a family, why not choose an experience gift card, or a voucher for Just Eat or Pizza Express. This way, the whole family can enjoy the gift and you don’t have to stress about finding a gift for each individual person.


Another exciting idea to give a gift on a budget is re-gifting. It is not as bad as it sounds and is a lot more common than you might think. We don’t mean wrap up your half-eaten chocolate and give it to your cousin as a gift. But maybe think about items with more sentimental value, such as passing family heirlooms down to the next generation. Giving your younger relatives something that was passed down to you as a gift can be much more meaningful than buying a present. If you know there is a special item that would mean a lot to someone, why not give them it.

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