15 Simple, Low Cost Gift Ideas

Time and money are both in rare quantities these days, so keeping your shopping time and costs down to a minimum is the best way to also keep stress to a minimum during holidays and special occasions. You can finish shopping quickly and stay within your budget by implementing these easy, cost effective gift ideas (under $25.00 each):

1. Fancy coffee mug or pair of mugs with flavored coffee packets or flavored creamers

2. Tea cup with assortment of herbed teas and a pretty spoon

3. Recipe cards with an apron and cooking utensils such as measuring cups and spoons

4. A selection of paperbacks from the best seller’s list

5. Crossword puzzle and word puzzle books with pencils, pencil sharpener, and eraser

6. Stationary, matching envelopes, packet of postage stamps, and an attractive pen set

7. Scrapbook with a selection of supplies

8. Playing cards, Uno cards, Skipbo deck, or other card games for the card lover

9. Inexpensive 35mm camera with rolls of film, batteries, and a small photo album

10. Gardening items, including utensils, gloves, and seed packets in a flowerpot

11. Scented candles and candleholders

12. Scented soaps and a pretty dish

13. Shower gel, bubble bath and lotion in pretty containers with bath sponge

14. For kids, an assortment of markers, colored pencils, crayons, stickers and art paper

15. Flip calendar with daily inspirational messages, devotions, sports trivia, or jokes

These ideas can be put together to make attractive gift baskets, or simply box them up, wrap them and go! Those who receive these gifts are sure to enjoy them, and you can come up with even more ideas for gift packages like these based on your friends’ and family members’ hobbies, interests, and tastes.

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