It’s almost that time of year! The time of year when everyone seems to be in happier spirits. The time to focus and appreciate family and friends. The time of year I feel… completely lost when trying to find gifts for everyone. My heart is in the right place, but not always my wallet! I need affordable options. So I can make sure everyone knows how much I appreciate having them in my life.
If you can relate, here are great affordable gift ideas to snag this season for those special people. Funny friendship candles that say it all, Bath Bomb Sets, and everyone’s favorite gift chocolate. This list has everything you need to make sure your special people know how important they are to you.
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Baker’s Pride Custom Stamp
A lot of people sleep on Amazon’s Homemade Category! Or, simply don’t know about it. For the people in your life that always seem to be baking, a custom baker’s stamp is the perfect affordable gift that lets them take pride in their work!
They’ll Say You’re The Bomb
Anyone who had tried bath bombs knows how AMAZING they are. Anyone who hasn’t will thank you forever! Aroma therapy mixed with stress-relieving hot water is something every parent, teacher, boss, friend needs in their life. Plus, they’re pretty. Win! If you end up “forgetting these at home” it’s totally understandable.
Spa Day Without The Crazy Bill
Since we already covered bath bombs, let’s put these Glam Up face masks right here. My wife loves these, and they make an amazing gift for those you know are into spa days. If, gift baskets are your thing these make a great addition to spread across multiple baskets.
For The Hottie In Your Life
Hot chocolate gift set is typical I know. But, this one isn’t. Smooth, creamy, and incredible flavor options. No one is going to get mad if this their secret Santa gift. Again, perfect to break up the set and add to your own homemade gift baskets.
Exploding Love Box
For those you’re close with some of the amazing gift sets just won’t cut it. Exploding Love Boxes are the answer. You should really pick these up now, because they do take some time and pre-planning to do right. But, the effect and reaction is worth every moment you spent creating it!
This is so cool! It’s a custom acrylic picture frame with the Spotify code to your song! My wife and I have our song. Music just connects people! IF, you and your bestie have that song that always makes you think of each other this is the best gift! You add you image and song right in Amazon and add to cart. Crazy easy, and surprisingly affordable!
This is a six piece set, but can definitely be broken down to give out to all your, or the kids, teachers. Could even be for a career mentor! Make sure they know they matter to you. The work they put in to your growth is no small thing.
I don’t know what it is, but even adults love ustom stickers. I see them at the coffee shop all the time with stickers all over their laptop. These stickers are also part of Amazon’s Homemade category, are water proof, and can be customized and ordered right in your cart.
The Classic But Never Gets Old Bracelet
Custom bracelets never get old. You can put a name on it, but I prefer short inside messages. Something that only you two know what it means. They have gold and silver options. However, when you attach meaning to it the metal it’s printed on becomes invaluable.
Gag Present Or Meaningful Wine Cover
So this is going to sound awful but it was hilarious! My family every year has gag gifts. So, I put a bottle that I already drank filled it with water and put it in one of these Wine Covers. I gave it to Mom with an inside joke written on the tag. You can probably guess what it was. It had everyone rolling. You can make it as funny or sentimental as you want. That’s the beautiful thing about wine!
You know sometimes you got to keep it real. I love funny mugs. Coffee and Tea lovers can’t have enough. The link below has a lot of different options. Some inappropriate, but hilarious. I have a few my wife and friends have given me that still make me laugh every morning. What better gift is there than that?!
Affirmation Cards is a cool gift! We all can feel inadequate sometimes. But, that doesn’t mean this has to be a depressing gift. This deck with a card explaining, “I want to always remind you how amazing you are… But girl, I got stuff to do!” would be funny and sentimental all at the same time!
You Can’t Go Wrong With Unicorns
Whether it’s for your niece, or your kid has to find something for secret Santa at school, you can’t go wrong with Unicorns. Kids love making anything. So, this build your own unicorn night light is perfect, adorable, and affordable!
That Word No One Knows How To Say Board
I love them, but for the life of me can’t say Charcuterie Board! For people who love to host, or regularly host you, this is a perfect practical gift. Plus, when they use it at the next party you’re invited to, you can gloat a little bit! Not too much, let’s not get carried away.
Secret Santa Science
Another perfect gift for kids secret Santa! This science kit comes with 15 different experiments that let kids see how awesome science can be, and get them off those screens. At least for a little bit.
It’s so emotionally moving when you get a gift that clearly took time to make and takes you back in a relationship. When someone doesn’t just buy something and throw it in a bag. These books guide you with beautiful writing prompts. The link below has options for every type of relationship you can think of. I filled out and gave one of these to my wife and she cried and hugged me so hard I think she cracked a rib.
Lite Them Up With Candles
Just like mugs, candles are such a classic gift. I never like to give a bland gift though. So, for me candles with funny phrases are always a top option. If I can make you laugh every time you see my gift? You can’t beat that!
Put A Sock In It
“I’d rather be” socks are so classic and personal! It’s a hard gift to beat as far as affordability goes. Most of all it shows the person that you clearly noticed what they are passionate about. Being noticed is a heart-felt gift all by itself these days. The link below has options for almost anything you can think of.
Obviously, we are talking about picture frames! Such an easy and meaningful gift! If your friend has that farm house vibe at home or watches Fixer Upper! This frame is the perfect complement! I’ve found the older the picture the more tears. If that happens to be what your going for.
Everyone’s Favorite Gift… Chocolate
For those at work who always ask you if you have chocolate. You know the ones. This Chocolate Biscotti Gift Set is so good! Especially, in the morning with hot cup of coffee! I’m not going to lie, I’ve tried to give this away a couple times and it ended up staying in my desk. Then I would only hand them one when they asked. Horrible I know. Click the link and you’ll understand.
Give The Power Of Thor
It’s a bottle opener in the shape of Thor’s hammer! Silly I know, but it’s awesome at the same time! I love the Thor movies, more so after they started making them action comedies! It’s a cool gift, especially for those you overhear talking about the latest Marvel movies every time one comes out!
It’s The Art That Counts
Lastly, art has always been a great gift. Every year my kids secretly make my wife and I drawings, paintings, or paper art. It’s always what I look forward to because they don’t care that they don’t have money. They just want to give. It’s always adorable listening to them explain what they made and why. This Art Kit, whether you’re a professional, just a kid, or something in between, is everything you need to make sure the special people in your life know you love them!