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Thank us Later: Holiday Shopping for The Budget-Conscious

Budget-friendly gifts for everyone on your list

All year long, our circle of family and friends seem normal-sized. But somehow during the holidays, the relatives multiply, your social feed is popping, and suddenly you’re left with the daunting task of finding the perfect gift for everyone- not just for mom and dad, but each one of your siblings, their significant others, grandma, grandpa, your bestie, oh wait, your neighbor, your landlord, and don’t forget your work wife! And now, you’re #poor.

Luckily, finding perfect gifts for everyone doesn’t need to be that stressful – or break the bank, either. Girl’s on a budget!! Below are our five favorite budget-friendly tips for Holiday gift-giving, so you can get back to the real meaning of the season – spreading Holiday cheer!

1. A Handmade Item

Nothing says “thoughtful” better than something you made with your own two hands. Is your sister a foodie? Bake her some cookies and wrap them up real nice. Is your brother into books? Make him a bookmark. They’ll appreciate the time you took to make it, and probably cherish it more than something from the store.

2. The Gift of Time

Let that special someone know how much you value your time together by giving them the gift of time. A pair of movie tickets and a card, or perhaps a gift card to that trendy new café in your neighborhood. Whatever it is, make sure they know that the point is to have a great time together.

3. Priceless Memories

Definitely a gift on the sentimental side, but a great way to commemorate the memories you made together this year. Did your bestie get married this year? Frame the cutest photo of the two of you at her bachelorette party. That way she can never forget about you, even though she’s married. Muahaha. 

4. A Love Fern

…or a friendship cactus, or an appreciation succulent – you get the idea. There’s something special about gifting someone a plant, especially one that you potted yourself. It’s thoughtful, sweet, and very chic. #PlantLife

5. Re-Gift

No, we’re not talking about taking that fruitcake your neighbor sent over and swapping the gift tag! Rather, find something in your house that’s still in good condition, and give it to someone else to love.  Some ideas we like are unused candles, kitchen items (in their original boxes), soaps, lotions, fragrances, or wine & spirits. You could also get creative and give old stuff new life, like repainting a photo frame or filling a mug with cute candies. Good for your wallet, good for the environment. #RegiftingKween

See, gifting just got eco-friendly! Let us know if you have any other favorite budget-friendly gift ideas you’ve tried before or have been wanting to try, and share your favorites with us on Instagram using #ThankGoodNes.

 

– The goodNes Crew

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