Top 10 Cheap but Useful Gift Ideas for Christmas
Christmas is a season of giving. But hey! Have you ever experienced being broke right after Christmas? You don’t want to start the new year without money in your pocket, right? I’m not saying to be greedy and not to give gifts on Christmas. My point is, you can make smart decisions on how to make others happy without hurting your pocket. Now, here are the top 10 cheap and practical gifts that you can give to the delight of your recipients. Take note that I have not specified any brand name of products here since this is nothing of an advertisement or promotion sort but just to give u my recommended list of affordable and clever Christmas gifts. Remember this simple tip: when you give inexpensive gifts make sure they will be useful to your recipient. In short, think not only of the affordability of the product but its functionality as well.
The first one on my list is footwear such as shoes, slippers or socks. Aren’t they expensive? Well, you don’t need to buy branded footwear. A comfortable pair with a good design will do, and there are tons of them on sale in the market that you can take advantage of. I suggest setting a budget for at least Php 50.00 to Php 250.00. If you plan to give them to all your friends, buy wholesale to avail the lowest price.
Second one is a Top. A shirt, a blouse, or a polo shirt will do. To make it unique and special, buy tops with words of encouragement, quotes and cool text designs printed on them. Again, it doesn’t have to be branded. Check out affordable tops in the local market such as in Divisoria.
Third are Earphones or Headset. Everybody has a smartphone or a gadget, and what better way for your recipient to use it than to listen to music or play an audio using your clever gift. Earphones and headsets are cheap. You can buy them from a price range of Php 30.00 to Php 150.00.
Fourth one is a Journal or a Planner. Your recipient will be glad to receive a new planner, diary or journal from you. There are people who prefer to write down all the things that happened to them the whole year round. You can buy it for at least Php 50.00 to Php 150.00. It is cheap plus, there are many different and nice designs out there that you can choose from.
Fifth one is a wallet. Why wallet? Well, who doesn’t need one? For sure we don’t want our money messed up. Just when you are about to pay something and then you find your paper bills and coins cluttered inside your bag can be annoying. So giving someone a wallet is definitely a good idea. You can buy a wallet as affordable as Php 50.00 to Php 100.00. A nice design and color will be appreciated.
Sixth one is a Tumbler or a Mug. You can buy one for at least Php80 to Php 150.00 in the local market. Why mug or tumbler? Well, we all want to make our mornings great and what better way to start the day off right than with a cup of hot coffee, chocolate, tea or milk. Give your friends a nice mug or tumbler with encouragement words, pictures or verses. How about a personalized mug with their picture or printed name on it? They’ll definitely like it.
Seventh one is a Pillow. Of course, if you had great mornings, you would also want to end the day in bed with a pillow. Buy pillows that are affordable and comfortable. Go for pillows with nice designs and soft texture that feels natural to the touch. You can buy each for at least Php 80.00 to Php 150.00.
Eight on my list is a Pen. Take note, if you plan to give a ballpen or a signpen as a gift, make sure not to buy the common ones but look for multi-functional pens that can be laser pointers or stylus. You might want to have them customized, too. It will make that person feel special for the unique gift. You can buy good pens from Php 50 to Php 150.00.
Ninth one is a Book. You don’t need to buy expensive or brand new books. You can buy secondhand books that still look brand new. Make sure to meticulously check the pages if complete and not disfigured. There are stores who sell books at a very cheap price. You can buy it for at least Php 25.00 to Php 150.00. Check out bookstalls lined up along Recto Avenue in Manila. The traditional way of reading a book with your hand than just simply downloading an e-book or reading it online, is still preferred by a lot of readers.
And the last one is a handkerchief. There are some people who can’t live without hanky. You can buy a 3-piece set at Php 100.00 or even cheaper than that.
And that’s it for my top 10 cheap Christmas gift ideas that you can buy for loved ones and friends. I hope you find this article helpful. If it is, please feel free to share this to your friends or family. You not only elude them from the stress of thinking what to give this Christmas, you spare them from hurting their pocket as well (chuckled). Happy Holidays!