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Affordable Gift Ideas For Christmas
Around the Christmas season some families have the finances to buy everyone big-ticket items , but what do the rest of us do if we do not fit into this category? Sorry, but these kind of people are just a little too materialistic in my book, so if item acquisition is your thing this hub may not be for you. However, there is always the option of giving your friends and family gift cards, but that cuts out on the joy of being able to wrap up a gift and present it to your loved one on Christmas day. Yes, I know gift cards come in those really cute envelopes, but let us try to think of some practical and economical gifts for the holiday season that still show some creativity. This hub will provide suggestions on Christmas gifts everyone can use, and these presents have the added bonus of not breaking the piggy bank! All of these gifts are under twenty dollars, and some of these are even under ten!
Gift Idea Number One: Libbey 16-Piece Colbalt Flare Glassware Set
Yes, I am in love with these glasses because cobalt blue is one of the most beautiful colors in my opinion. A couple of years ago I bought this set for a friend because I knew he accidentally dropped drinking glasses quite a bit, and these were described as being more sturdy than the average set of glasses. I really should have bought the set of glasses for myself because I think I liked these more than he did, so a few months ago I finally did purchase a set. These glasses are very sturdy as described because I accidentally dropped one and it did not break. However, keep in mind all glass breaks eventually if thrown down enough, so do not go tossing these glasses on the floor just to test the product. Also, I love the cobalt blue color and this set of glasses reminds me of a set my mom had when we were growing up. How can you go wrong with a cute set of glasses that are less than thirty dollars?
Gift Idea Number Two: Key Hook and Mail Holder
This may sound like a boring and overly practical gift for some people, but I truly appreciated when my mom bought me a key hook and mail holder. I have a tendency to lose my keys, and knowing where they are hanging makes it much easier to stay organized. Also, I put my most important mail in the holder, which helps me find it when I need it most. I could not locate the exact model my mom had bought me, but similar key hook and mail holder set on Amazon are affordable and match a variety of decor.
Gift Idea Number Three: Decorative Wall Mirror
My dad bought me this really cute and decorative wall mirror at a second-hand store a few months ago. Wall mirrors make nice accents to any room, and many are inexpensive such as this cute available on stores such as Amazon. I really like this wall mirror and was sold for around seven dollars, so who could beat that price? Cute and decorative items definitely do not have to cost a fortune during this holiday season.
Gift Idea Number Four: Framed Wall Art
If you are running out of ideas about what to buy your friends and family, consider getting them a nice piece of framed wall art. This lovely picture is my drawing of a water lily, which I placed in a frame I purchased at the dollar store. Do you have an artistic eye and enjoy painting and/or drawing? If so, try drawing a beautiful picture and putting it in a cute frame. I often use pencils and water colored pencils to create illustrations and then put these in cute frames. This is a wonderful way to decorate your home on a budget and show off your artistic creations at the same time. This would be the ideal gift for a friend or family member who just moved into a new apartment and does not have much to put on the walls. The good news is the artwork I created and the picture frame cost under ten dollars, so this was an affordable piece of wall art.
Gift Idea Number Five: Yummy Hot Chocolate
I love a canister of hot chocolate around the holidays and I am able to save the container later on for storing things, or for crafting supplies. Who does not enjoy a lovely cup of hot chocolate while sitting next to the fire and watching a great movie? Many people tend to love hot chocolate and it is a practical, tasty, and economical Christmast gift. Quality hot chocolate sets are under ten dollars at stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls, so this is another economical Christmas gift. Maybe we cannot afford to buy the latest flat screen TVs for Christmas, so these gifts are ideal for those of us on a budget. Happy shopping and do not take the holiday season too seriously. Mostly it is about making fun decorations and about spending time with family and friends, and not about who spends the most on someone else at Christmas.