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You might sometimes feel pressured to get people Christmas gifts because of the social stigmas, but you might also be a bit short on money.

This can be a stressful time, because you’re trying to figure out how to afford all of these gifts while also affording things like necessary bills.

You don’t have to show up empty handed or suffer embarrassment from not being able to afford a decent gift for someone.

There are many options for gift giving on even the tightest budget.

Gift Ideas When on a Tight Budget

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Gift Ideas When on a Tight Budget

Homemade Desserts

If you have a favorite recipe for desserts, you might want to create a wonderful homemade gift that your recipient will love.

There are tons of great recipes out there and you can present it in a cute, holiday container that won’t cost more than a few dollars.


You might make things like fudge or cookies – something they can share with their friends and family.

No matter what you make, they’ll be sure to appreciate the time and effort you put into it, and it’s also very cost effective.

Check out my Holiday Recipe’s Pinterest Board Here for more gift ideas!

Gift a Framed Printable

For a simple and cheap version of décor, you can get someone a simple print or poster and put it in a nice looking frame that’s budget-friendly.

Prints are almost always far less expensive than the original artwork, and you can get them for next to nothing.

This will always make for a great addition to a household.

Just make sure you know their personal preferences for decorating and then try to find similar designs or prints in that same style.


Aromatic Diffuser

If you’re buying for someone who always seems to have a scented candle lit, then a little aromatic diffuser can bring down the cost for them quite a bit by allowing them to get many different scents without spending a lot on a constant supply of candles.

There are so many scents to pick from!


Homemade Jewelry

Jewelry makes for a great gift, but it’s pretty pricey sometimes.

With readily available kits online, you can make your own jewelry for a fraction of the cost, and you’ll be adding a personal flair to it.


Books

Finally, nothing can replace a fine book.

It doesn’t have to be a rare copy or a first edition print, but a nice looking hardback of a classic can become a great addition to their bookshelf and give them a nice read that can entertain them for hours on end, all at an affordable price.



Giving gifts when you’re on a budget doesn’t have to be stressful for you.

First, consider the interests of the person you’re buying for.

Then think of all of the accessories and items they use on a regular basis.

Look for budget-friendly options that align with that and they’ll be grateful for the gift, regardless of the expense.

What kind of gifts do you like to give when shopping on a budget? Leave a comment below.


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