Holiday Gift Guide for Tight Budgets

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The holidays have a way of Sneaking up on you, especially if your budget is tight. But don't let that get you down! Here are some quick ways to have a holiday season filled with gifts and good cheer.

Handmade gifts are the way to go. They're great quality and made with love, and they won't break the bank. Our top picks for DIY items are beginner-friendly and include canvas wine bags, punch rug artwork, statement wire jewelry like a necklace, a ring, a set of earrings, a durable lunch bag made of canvas and leather, a custom painting of their pet, and a rollup organizer for craft supplies. The options are endless, depending on what you can do.

You can also take advantage of Discount sales at Major retailers or buy in bulk at wholesale stores like Costco or Sam's Club.

Gifts on a budget:

A cute beanie is sure to be useful in winter time. You can find one for as little as $15. If you’re not sure about the beanie, a loop fleece scarf will cost you around $20. A set of hip wine glasses is ideal, especially for someone who got their first apartment. A cozy blanket will bring joy and comfort at only $24. A cappuccino lover will appreciate a milk frother, and the kitchen utensil is easy to get for around $15. A water bottle that will make a loved one stay hydrated will not go unnoticed. They come at $14 a piece. Social card games are usually a hit with most people. The world famous “We’re Not Really Strangers” card game can turn one’s life around for the better. Its average cost is $25 a pack, depending on where you get it from.

If you're really strapped for cash, from friends or family, taking out the load, or even opening up your piggy bank. You can also try selling items you don't use anymore online or in-person to make some quick cash for the season.

Regardless of how much money you have in your pocket, nothing should prevent you from enjoying the holidays and making your loved ones happy.