No matter the season, presents and gift giving lasts year round and can strike a large hole in our bank accounts. From sisters and brothers, to cousins and close friends, the list always seems to be never-ending, not to mention the queues in shopping malls. Want to know how to crack a smile on everyone’s face while saving money? Check out these unique and thoughtful presents that won’t empty your wallet this festive period.
1) Cookies anyone?
Whether it be chocolates, cupcakes or cookies, the world of sweets is endless and bound to attract everyone (because not liking sweets is a crime of course). Like to bake? The sweetest gift of homemade baked goods is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Not a fan of flour and the mess it comes with? A great alternative is bought goods or a gift card from that person’s favourite café or bakery.
2) A Trip Down Memory Lane
Looking for something sentimental? Forget the luxury goods to show your care and love. An album or a photo box is bound to warm your special person’s heart. Adding dates and memos, little stories or poems to the mix is a perfect way to show someone how much you care. Too plain? Mix it up with some candy or memorabilia from places in the photo to bring happy times in the present.
3) Share Your Talent
Nothing beats a gift made with love. From sewing to jewellery making, or resin art, a handmade good specifically made for your special someone is a perfect present to gift. Embroidering a favourite team logo on a shirt, or painting a portrait, make a one of a kind gift that will last a lifetime. If crafting is something your gift receiver is also interested in, an alternative could be creating a craft kit or gift card to their favourite art place.
4) For the Fashionista
Fashion is always available and the prices of fashion seem to be ever-growing. Want to surprise your favourite fashionista with a unique collection to their wardrobe for a fraction of the price? Try thrifting! In some places or phone applications new items are sold for much less and what’s better is that bargaining is allowed! Thrifting also opens the doors to vintage clothing which can be a perfect suit for any fashion collector.
5) Themed Boxes
Themed boxes are the perfect way to show how much you know your gift receiver. Themed boxes can be made in a wide selection of ways. Know someone with a favourite colour? Surprise them with a box full of their favourite knick-knacks in that colour. Is your gift receiver a film fanatic? Cinema tickets with some movie time goodies are also a great way to create a themed box. Maybe reading is their favourite activity? Books and coffee/tea related items or their favourite fictional character is sure to brighten their day! With infinite options, themed boxes are sure to cause excitement!