During the holidays, offices try to spread holiday cheer inexpensively by including everyone in the gift giving with Secret Santa. Some may have extremely low limits such as 10.00, which are great on the wallet but impede creativity and overall satisfaction from both the giver and the receiver.
Just by thinking creatively and searching out deals online before the time comes, you can save money and still give them a gift to remember.
Make it yourself Sink Freshener / Cleaner & Bath Fizzy “Bomb”
Price: as little as a few dollars
Even if you’re not crafty its easy to make a few bath bombs or sink cleaners for just a few dollars. Add a pretty basket and ribbon and you’ll have something extra special for your recipient and plenty of ingredients to make more for yourself! If you’re not sure what scent they may like, consider the most popular ones year after year–vanilla, strawberry or lavender. For extra fun, print out brand style labels on your computer with your recipient’s name and the scent to make it seem even more special and personal.
Artistic Hand Crafted Glass Pendants by Sweet Willow Rose
Price: $9.50 for three pendants
If she’s especially artistic or love hand crafted jewelry, try these handmade glass lampwork pendants by Sweet Willow Rose Wholesale. We suggest the second or third assortment on the page–teardrops or spoons. At only a few dollars per pendant, they beat the prices we’ve seen elsewhere of 14.99 each.
100s of different items from Collections Etc.
Price: As low as $4.97
Since something is always on sale and they have low prices to begin with, this is a great place to find low price, amazing gifts, especially holiday items and décor. Some of our current favorites:
Dragonfly Table Clock $8.97
For the old fashioned nature lover.
Angel Phone $7.97
For the spiritual friend or someone who collects figurines.
Cat Cell Phone Holder $9.99
For the animal lover.
Sandra Kuck Christmas Memories Throw Blanket $9.99
For the sentimental soul.
Celebration Serving Platter $8.97
For the fun hostess.
Sterling Silver Filigree Victorian Heart Pendant Charm by Lavender Faire
Inspired by the Victorian era, this classic filigree design is elegant and beautiful. It appeals to woman of all ages and nearly all tastes as its small, feminine and delicate.
Avon Gifts by Avon
Price: Starting at .49
Avon is always a good choice because you can get quality lip balms, tiny perfume
roll ons and little body washes from anywhere from .50- several dollars. They even have Christmas themed designs, scents and flavors during the holidays. We’ve seen snowmen, reindeer and Santas with gingerbread or candy cane flavors, so browse around and see what will fit your budget and what your recipient girl likes. With free shipping directly to you on any size order (check the E-rep’s page for the discount code) you can’t go wrong!
Black Friday Deals at Target
Price: Starting at $3.00
Some items are as low as 3.00 for small appliances such as coffee makers or slow cookers. Dozens of items under 10.00, most with much higher perceived value.
When all else fails, you can consider a gift card for your recipient. However with an amount as low as 10.00, be sure to select a card that will allow them to purchase one or several things at no cost to them–such as an Itunes or Panera Bread card. If you purchase a 10.00 card for a restaurant such as Red Lobster or a store such as Nordstroms–while surely appreciated by the right person–it forces them to make a purchase in order to redeem their “gift.” Cards like this may never even be redeemed by thoes on tight budgets, so choose wisely.
Even with a tiny budget, its possible to obtain a special gift for your recipient. Just take your time, think about what they may like that is not just an ordinary lotion gift pack from Walmart and you’re sure to find something they will love–and possibly not even remember your budget!