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Christmas gift ideas: Affordable gifts for your loved ones

It has been a tough year. Between the recession and the economy, many feel financially strapped. This makes it hard to buy gifts for our loved ones during this time of the year. However, there are some affordable gifts out there that you can give your loved ones this holiday season. Here is a list of budget-friendly gift ideas this Christmas:

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1. Gift baskets

Gift baskets are very inexpensive, and they can be filled with small items that your loved one will enjoy. You may want to put together several different gift baskets for the holiday season. For example, you could create a food basket to include snacks like crackers or cookies; an arts & crafts basket with some paper, glue sticks, and crayons; or a movie basket with some DVDs.

2. Self-care pampering kit

This is a great gift for your loved ones who need some relaxation. You can put together a pampering kit with items like bath salts, candles, lotion, and face cloth. You can also go for a Do-It-Yourself nail kit with items like dip powder, base coat, top coat, nail file, cuticle oil, and polish remover, or if it’s too much to remember, search up the net for “how to make your own dip powder for nails.”

Self-care is important for everyone during the holiday season. What better way to show your loved ones that you care than with a bit of pampering?

3. Home organizers

This is a great gift for your loved ones who could use some help in organizing their homes. You can put together an organizer that includes removable adhesive hooks, paper towel holders and soap dispensers, storage boxes to organize different items like utensils or craft supplies, trash cans with lids, baskets, and other things you think will make life easier for your loved ones.

4. Hoodie jacket

A hoodie jacket is an inexpensive and thoughtful gift as the weather this Christmas will be cold. You can even go for a personalized hoodie that says something special like “I love you” or “Happy Holidays.” Hoodies come in different colors and styles that can go along with your perfect DIY Christmas dip powder nails, and they are very stylish this season. It is also wearable whether you want to wear it at home or outside during and after Christmas.

5. Picture frames

Photo frames are very affordable, and they make for a thoughtful gift. You can even get your loved one to take pictures with their family or friends, and then you create the album together as a Christmas present. Photo albums look great on coffee tables too!

6. Skincare sample kit

This is a great gift for your loved ones who are always on the go. You can put together different types of facial cleansers, moisturizers, and scrubs that they can use when it’s time to freshen up. The sample kit will let them try out new skincare brands without spending money on full-size products.

7. Perfume or a wallet

A wallet or a bottle of perfume are great gifts to give your loved ones during the holiday season. You can go for an inexpensive brand, but make sure that they still love and appreciate it. The fragrance you choose should reflect their personality as well.

8. Indoor plants

This is a great gift for your loved ones who love plants. A small indoor plant like a snake plant can help purify the air in their home. You can also go for succulents, which are low-maintenance plants that don’t require a lot of water.

Christmas is a time of the year where we should be grateful for what we have and not stressed about what we don’t have. Even though our wallets may be a little thinner this season, that doesn’t mean we can’t still show our loved ones how much we care about them at the same time be stylish with a dip nail starter kits for nails, DIY pampering kits, hoodies, jackets for men and women, photo albums with your loved ones. These affordable gift ideas will help you give your loved ones a thoughtful and frugal gift.


Story by Cyrel Nicolas. Nicolas is the online marketing strategist of Double Dip Store – an online store committed to helping women become fashionably pretty and empowering them to express their amazing personalities using the power of the dip nail starter kit. He is on a mission to help business owners grow and scale in the digital world.

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