(Closed) Best gift you’ve ever received? ($25 and under)

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@catnip:

How about a Starbucks gift set?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Movie Gift Certificate for two movie tickets and popcorn?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love the board game idea! I might stay away from the jar candle though because it’s not as much bang for your buck…

What about making a themed basket? Like movie snacks and a classic DVD, or home spa items, or gourmet foods (ie. crackers, cheese, spreads, etc.). I’m sure if you’re creative you can put a nice basket together for $25 – $30.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Last year at the Yankee Swap I brought a novelty gumball machine and it was a huge hit. It was fought over until the bitter end, and my Dad ended up winning it and putting it in his office.I got it at Target.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How about Shoppers Gift Certificate! I know boring but every age group will find it useful! I put some chocolate kisses so it rattles or with a can of pop with it to make it heavy! Anyways great post I’m interested to see what others recommend! ; )

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you do a game, I would suggest electronic catchphrase. My group of friends play it all the time – it’s really easy to get out and play. I got it for $15 on sale. Usually it’s about $25 I think. 

It might be a cop-out but I’m sure people would like a gift card (maybe to somewhere unique) or movie tickets with candy or something?

Maybe some flowers in a vase? I don’t ever buy flowers, but they are nice to get as a gift. And a cool vase can be reused. 

One-size-fits all slippers or fuzzy socks and a cozy blanket?

 
ETA – oops, I’m a bit slow and people beat me to some ideas 🙂
 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Pizza Stone set.  I got one a few years ago as a gift and I use it for tons of stuff besides pizzas.  I bought one last year for my dad and it was only $20 and came with a pizza cutter.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Crabbabs:  Where did you find the electronic catch phrase! We have it and it is alot of fun! Good idea!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

while I haven’t received it, whenever i’ve done it people seem to really like it (and my old roommate still mentions it so I take her word that she loved it). I do a lot of gift baskets that are themed. So, for one friend she and her boyfriend love movies and nights in. So I put in a gift card for Blockbuster (the partner and i are thinking of doing soemthing similar for his bro, but instead a Netflix membership), some popborn packs, a gift certificate for a pizza place, and some sodas. Dependent on money, I put in a nice blanket. For one friend, I added a six pack of his favroite beer (obviously, skipthat).  For my aunt and a few other relatives, as well as my co-worker I like, I bottled some tomato sauce I made, some fancy pasta (not made by me, but purchased at the market), I split up parmesan in little jars that looked pretty from Pier One, olive oil in similar fancy bottle, a bottle of wine (obv. skip), and some candles. For a friend who had a housewarming, Idid that, but added a pot and some wooden spoons.

We played Scattegories on Thanksgiving (but it was teh travel version) so I got that for my partner this year since he seemed to love it and (GRUMBLE) kicked my butt. 

Last year my mom got me a neat desk organizer (at TJ Maxx soit wasn’t too pricey), a cute notepad, a few Post Its pads, pens, and fun colored binder clips and paper clips. I love having an organized desk (okay I know that’s weird). 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It was at Target, day after Thanksgiving (yes, I’m crazy). Here it is online. $24.29

A bar we go to has tons of board games. We played catchphrase one night and we had so much fun. 

 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@tksjewelry: Yeah, the pizza stone!! I’d never had one and my partner has one. We don’t make pizza a ton, but it is so nice! He’s had his for several years and the color has changed but it’s in great shape. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

attack of the double post

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

a waffle maker, flavored syrups, real maple syrup.

pasta, colander, homemade sauce, grated cheese, kitchen towels, wooden spoons

homemade christmas ornaments, faux cranberry & popcorn garland, and a filled homemade stocking

an awesome floral wreath in my living room colors

a picnic basket for two filled with some amazing homemade goodies

nerf guns for the family to start our own war

a complete magazine quality tablescape

Oh and my favorite one housecleaning session (used day after Christmas to clean up all the mess)

 

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