I’ve come across a new saying on Instagram recently and it’s using “Christmas” instead of December (i.e. Tuesday was Christmas 1st). Pretty clever if you ask me! With that established, I can now say that it’s Christmas 5th and I’m so happy. I spent a lot of money since last friday and if you’re in the same boat I am (trying to dig yourself out of the huge financial hole you just made), you probably don’t have the biggest budget for Christmas gifts. On the other hand, if someone (maybe a friend or sibling) has asked you what you want and you are thinking of what to ask for at a lower price point, just keep reading.
Whether you’re looking for inexpensive gifts to ask for or looking for gift ideas, I hope this gift guide can give you a little holiday inspiration!
• Eyeshadow Palettes •
Although we all want a 50 dollar Naked palette, it’s super easy to come by well made eyeshadow palettes for as low as $10. Ulta always has cheap ones; here are some options I found on Ulta.com.
• Skincare •
Who doesn’t love new skincare products- anything from moisturizers to scrubs to eye creams to face masks to body butters are pretty much guaranteed to be an awesome (and cheap) gift. Check Ulta, Target, and TJ Maxx for deals on skincare products.
• Bath Products •
The people have spoken: Lush rules! A bath bomb, body wash, bubble bath, bath oil, or lotion bar are all dirt cheap and super fun if you make a little spa set.
• Passport Holders •
If you or the potential gift receiver loves to travel, a stylish new passport holder is a perfect gift idea.
• Jewelry •
Statement necklaces are perfect for the holidays as well as year round, so stop by Forever 21 to see what they have (the quality is better than most make it out to be). They also have a good selection of more delicate pieces. J.Crew Factory is great for bracelets and earrings under $25 and are of better quality than the price may lend itself to!
• Cold Weather Accessories •
Hats, gloves, ear muffs, and scarves are always practical and nice gifts to receive! Target, Forever 21, and Old Navy always have deals on these items.
• Hair Accessories •
Things like headbands, barrettes, and clips aren’t something we buy ourselves too often, so they’re perfect gifts to give or to ask for!
• Wallets, Pouches, and Cosmetic Bags •
Pouches or cosmetic bags are such great gifts to give because you can fill them up with a fun things your giftee will love. It’s much easier to find wallets and cosmetic bags in stores, at stores like Target or Forever 21.
• Socks •
‘Tis the season for warm and cozy socks! From over the knee socks to camp socks, we could all use some because they’re always getting lost.
• Mugs •
I know that I’m always excited to get a new mug and if you or whomever the gift will be going to are tea or coffee lovers, a mug or thermos is always welcomed.
Other inexpensive gifts ideas are stationary, pajamas (usually under $25 at target), candles, trinket dishes, journals, and books (think Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie).