Between presents, parties, and travel, the holiday season is typically the time of year where your wallet takes the biggest hit. While trying to find that perfect gift for the ones you love, it can become all too easy to get carried away. Here are some different options for great, inexpensive gifts so you can show your loved ones you care without breaking your budget.

Keep it sentimental

Giving a sentimental gift is a great way to save money while still making an impact. This type of gift, however, can be very time-consuming. Some ideas for a sentimental gift are:

  • A picture frame with their favourite quote
  • A scrapbook of memories
  • A homemade, personalized coupon book (filled with things you will do for them throughout the year, ie. 1 breakfast in bed, 1 house cleaning, etc.)

Get decorative

There are so many little things that we all love to have, but often don’t take the time to buy for ourselves. These are typically those small items that brighten up a room and add some flare to somebody’s home. These items are nice to look at, warm up any environment and can be found for extremely cheap at your local Winners. If you’re springing for a decorative gift, make sure you have an idea of the person’s basic style preferences. Some examples for decorative gifts are:

  • Candles
  • Rock lamps
  • Artwork

Focus on functional

Functional gifts are also a great way to go. They don’t need to be too flashy, they just need to be useful, and for that reason alone, they are always appreciated. If you’re looking for a functional gift, try one of the following:

  • A hat
  • A scarf
  • A portable phone charger
  • Wine glasses

The holidays should be a season where you enjoy time with your loved ones and take a break from the busyness of life. Eliminate some stress from your holiday season this year by following these tips for simple gift-giving. Happy Holidays from all of us at Teamsters 987!