Gift Ideas on a Budget!

Let’s face it, some of us cannot afford to purchase luxury brands as gifts, but that’s ok because today I will share some gift ideas. Some of these ideas are DYI projects, while the other option are less expensive items you can purchase

Let’s begin!

  1. Baking

This is the easiest and most cost efficient gift, all you have to do is go to the grocery store and purchase the ingredients. It comes from the heart and the time and effort you’ve put into making these yummy goodies will be appreciated. For baking ideas, visit Pinterest because they have a ton of recipes!

2. Ikea candles.

I love Ikea for a number of reasons, but one of the main reasons is because their prices are affordable. If you know someone who loves candles, go to Ikea, they sell candles individually and in packages. Their prices range from $1 – $5, this is a much better alternative than Bath and Body Works.

3. Make a canvas.

This will require some time and effort, but if you want to save some money then this will be worth it. All you have to do is find a canvas, print a picture or you can go to Walmart to print the size you want.

The materials you will need are 1) a canvas, you can find one from the Dollar Store 2) Mod Podge, from Walmart 3) a sponge brush 4) paint % a picture, printing pictures at Walmart is affordable. First, use the Mod Podge glue and spread it on the canvas, then place the picture on top. Let it set for about five minutes, then apply very thin layers of the glue on the top of the picture. At first, the glue is white, but afterwards it will dry clear. The sides of canvases are usually stapled, use silver paint and it will conceal the staples nicely.

It is a sentimental gift, than can brighten up someone’s day.

4. Music.

For any music lovers in your life, there are two options for gifts. First, you can make a mixed CD, downloading their favorite music, but you should know their music preferences well. Second, go to a used CD/Records store, you will find lots of old CDs. In fact, I will be making a trip to the used CD store this weekend.

5. Gift Cards.

If you don’t know what to get someone, gift cards are always a good idea. You can buy a Starbucks card for $10 dollars or Indigo/Chapters (bookstore)gift card for $20. I love to get gift cards, so I can confirm they are a good gift.

I hope these ideas were helpful, let me know which one stood out to you. If you have any other affordable gift ideas, please share it with our readers.

Happy Holidays everyone and see you soon!



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