Frugal Living

Gorgeous Gifts On A Budget

Do you love wowing your friends and family with gorgeous gifts at Christmas time, but also worry about blowing your budget? Well, you are not alone. However, the good news is that you can get those special show-stopping gifts that everyone will love, without going bankrupt, just keep reading the tips below. 

Bulk Buys 

Firstly, if you want to get great gifts this Christmas without remortgaging your house, consider buying in bulk just like you would for business supplies! The thing about buying in bulk is that you can often get a much more reasonable unit price for each item, meaning you get to give higher-value gifts without breaking the bank. 

Of course, the only downside with buying gifts in bulk is that everyone will get the same gift. Although, you can use this to your advantage with things like these custom silk scarves that can be printed with your own design. Indeed, you can choose a design that you know everyone in your family or friendship group will love, and then the gift will stay personal, as well as show each person that they are valued within the group as well. 

Board Games 

One of the best ways to keep the cost of buying for a family, or a set of siblings low is to go for board games. This is because you get to give them to the whole family but only pay out once. Board games are a wonderful gift too because they encourage everyone to sit down together and have some quality time over the Christmas holidays. 

Homemade 

If store-bought gifts would break your budget this year you can always go down the homemade route. Indeed, the expectation for homemade gifts is far different for those that you buy online or in a shop. For example, while you might feel like you have to spend up to $50 per person for a store-bought gift, you can make some chocolate candies at home with luxury fillings for around $20. Then wrap them up in grease-proof paper and pack them in a festive box. 

Of course, what you are giving with such homemade gifts is your time. Something that can be a bit of a challenge, especially during the busy Christmas season. With that in mind, choosing items that can be ahead of the Christmas rush is a good idea, or setting a day aside to do a big batch of baking can work well too. 

Hampers 

Last, of all we have hampers. The great thing about these is that you can make them up yourself and with a bit of flair they can look way more expensive than they were. For example, you can buy some adorable festive items from the dollar store, mix and match them with sweet treats like chocolates, and cookies and then add them to a wicker basket. Be sure to get some shredded paper for the items to sit on, and some cellophane to wrap it all up and you have a gift that looks gorgeous without breaking the bank! 

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