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Unique Gift Ideas under $15 - Gift Giving Without Busting Your Budget

Updated on March 14, 2015
Presents should be gift wrapped nicely as first impression is very important. This uses recycle paper, but done brilliantly. Another great idea to gift when on a budget.
Presents should be gift wrapped nicely as first impression is very important. This uses recycle paper, but done brilliantly. Another great idea to gift when on a budget. | Source

When you are on a tight budget, but still want to give meaningful and unique gifts, whether it is a Mother/Father's day gifts, Christmas gifts, Birthdays, Valentine's Day or gifts for special occasions, here are some unique gift ideas under $15 that you may want to consider.

Giving contact lens is another unique idea
Giving contact lens is another unique idea | Source

1. Unique Gift Ideas under $15 : Contact Lens

Go wild and look delicious all day and every day with new colors for the eyes. Give them contact lens.This unique gift will surprise your loved ones and they will thank you for it. Most contact lenses are now available in both prescriptive and non prescriptive lenses. Therefore, you can practically give it to anyone.

Bella Contact lens for instance, offers 2 lenses per box and is available in several colors at below $15 per box. There are other brands as well, but you might not be able to get them at below $15.

'The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides'
~Audrey Hepburn

Giving membership to Sierra Club is another holiday gift idea
Giving membership to Sierra Club is another holiday gift idea | Source

2. Cool Gift Ideas Under $15 : Care for the Environment

Why not give your loved one membership to an organization that cares for the environment and its natural resources?

Sierra Club is America's largest environmental organization. Their $15 annual membership fee entitles you to a free backpack, subscription to their magazine, membership to the local Sierra Club chapter, invitation to outings near or away from your place of stay, and discounts on their other products and products and services of other companies that supports green energy. (You may also opt for annual membership higher than $15).

This is an added bonus in addition to protecting the country's environment and natural resources.

Offer on the free backpack is for a limited time only. Check their website for more details.

'Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth'
~Henry David Thoreau

About The Sierra Club

3. Gift under $15 for Kids & Adults : Giant microbes

If you have a great sense of humor, give a Giant microbe this season. They are bizarre toys based on actual microbes that cause everyday diseases. In fact, they have more than 75 different designs based on various bugs, viruses and microbes that cause common ailments such as cold, stomach ache, cough, hay fever, rubella, etc.

They come in various colors, sizes and form and some are priced below $15. Surprise your friend with this unique gift.

'Language is a virus from outer space'
~William S. Burroughs

Giving Geodes is a Unique Gift Idea under $15
Giving Geodes is a Unique Gift Idea under $15

4. Weird Gift under $15 : Break your own Geodes

Geodes is a geological rock formation which was once bubbles in volcanic lava. It contains cavity that is lined with crystals.

Giving Geodes as a gift is exciting as there is no way of telling the crystal formation that is inside the Geodes, not until you break it open. That is the part that gets everyone all excited!

The Geodes kit normally comes in a pack of 10 geodes measuring about 1-2inches.

To break, put the geode in a bag (or sock) and give it a steady smack with a mallet.

The kids will enjoy and love this.

Geodes are unique gifts and are available at below $15.

'To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love'

~ Oscar Wilde

5. Natural Gift under $15 : Grow your own Sprouts

If a person is into healthy food, then you may want to consider this unique gift - growing your own sprouts.

Fresh sprouts are healthy and is rich in antioxidants, protein, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and amino acids. Sprouts also contain enzymes that help digest themselves, thus leaving your body free to do other things.

It has also been claimed that sprouts are the absolute fountain of youth!

To eat sprouts, you can add it to your salad or soup and they also taste great on toast.

The Sprouter (sprout growing device) is available at below $15. You may have to pay extra for the seed and the price varies on the seedlings that you choose (alfalfa, broccoli, buckwheat, etc) The device is not bulky and is easy to use. It is only 6 inches in width and will look great in your kitchen.

As long as there is life, there is a potential; and as long as there is a potential, there will be a success! You will sprout again when cut down! You will rise again even when you fall!”

~ Israelmore Ayivor

6. Cheap Gift Idea : Give a Field Guide to the Constellation

Jonathan Poppele's book " Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations" is an ideal gift for a peaceful and inspiring stargazing activity. The book organized the constellations by degree of difficulty in locating the constellation. Each entry features the interesting details, history and simple instructions for locating and recognizing the constellation.

Give this book as a gift and let your love one enjoy the night life!

“Nevada...a land that is geology by day and astronomy at night”

~ Richard G. Lillard

Stars And Constellations

My Other Hubs on Buying Gifts

If you are looking for electronic gifts, then check out this article for some cool and unique ideas.

If you are not sure what to buy for your man, then consider Perfume Gift for Your Guy.

© 2011 Mazlan


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    • greatstuff profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi lisa42..thanks for dropping by and glad it helped with your shopping list!

    • lisa42 profile image


      8 years ago from Sacramento

      You've just helped me pick a stocking stuffing for my son! He'll love the break-your-own geodes. Thanks. :-)


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