As author Eileen Elias Freeman said, “It’s not the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.” So for those on a tight budget, here are some inexpensive Christmas ideas for your last minute shopping.
· Booklet of favors- clean room, wash dishes, his/her choice of movie, etc.
· Handmade ornament
· Friendship bracelet-matches the hippy-style jewelry you could pay much more for in stores!
· Baked goods- pinterest.com has tons of delicious and eye catching recipes
· Video greeting card- create a video to send to those who may live far away or may not be sharing the holidays with you
· A “quote a day” jar- fill a jar full of inspirational quotes so everyday he/she can pick an uplifting motto for the day
· A thoughtful letter- sometimes what we have to say is more thoughtful than what we give
· Picture frames
· Collage of pictures- for friends, family, or a significant other
· Funky ice trays- come in the shape of princess wands, skulls, you name it!
· Scented candles
· Scarf or gloves
· Exotic teas or coffees- put together a small sample from your local grocery store
· Nail polish- pick a fun color or the popular “crackle” polish by OPI
· Disposable camera- it can be fun and exciting not knowing how pictures will turn out
· Garden gifts- seeds, tools or gloves
· Gourmet popcorn tins
· Board games- brings out the kid in all of us
· Cooler- perfect for tailgating!
· Tech friendly gloves to use with smart phones
· Makeup- Sephora offers great gift packs during the holiday season
· Earmuff headphones-can be found on gifts.com
· Personalized makeup bags
· Fold up emergency flats- perfect for the walk home after a long night out!
· Funky phone cases- customize with pictures or designs. MLB, NFL, etc. for guys, and pictures of friends, pets, or bright designs for girls
· College survival cookbooks
· Books- with so many genres, there is a book for everyone!
· Stationary- many websites even allow you to personalize it
· Personalized mouse pad, calendar, mug, luggage tags, business card holders- great for parents or friends in the workforce
· Digital frame key chain
· Funny shirts- check out donkeytees.com
· Custom m&ms- get someone’s favorite NFL team, name, or even face on an m&m
· Electronic over the door basketball hoop- you are never too old for some old school fun
· Wallet or money clip