(Closed) Need ideas for inexpensive Xmas gifts!

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Are these neices and nephews kids?  Maybe take them all out to a movie and get them McDonalds.  You won’t be spending more than 10-15 per kid if it’s a matinee movie and it’s something fun you can all do together.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

What are their ages? For the neices, Stila has a travel palette that’s $10 each.

Bath and Body Works always has sales, so you can check there. Right now they’re doing a sale where 4 oz. candles are 2/$5! They’re not super travel friendly, but they’re not too bad, either!

When I was younger (10-18), my aunt would always buy me a magazine subscription, and I just loved it, especially how it was spread across all 12 months :). Those can run as cheap as $12.

Sorry, there are very few boys in our family so I’ve got nothing for them :P. But they might enjoy Sports Illustrated or something!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I LOVE the magazine subscription!  If the boys are into video games, there are mag. subscriptions for that!! 

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

For mothers, I would keep checking B&B Works if they’re into that stuff. Sometimes they have cute gift baskets for $12-$15. Sorry, I can’t even think of presents for my own father :P. For siblings, I guess it depends what they have as hobbies?

Etsy always has cute totes for $10 and reusable grocery bags. When I’m low on cash, I always drop candy in the gift bag/box with the gift because nothing makes a heart happier than chocolate, even if the present isn’t everything you wanted :).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

How my sisters and I do our Christmas is we all call each other and say “ok what do you want?” So that we know we’re getting something each other wants and will actually use. Makes it way easier!  Unless you want it a surprise. You can never go wrong with gift cards! Last christmas my sis was re-doing her kitchen so i got her a $150 gift card to home depot and i bought my mom an amazing massage.  For christmas this year we’re getting my dad a kindle. I think they’re about 130ish? It’s kinda hard to tell you what to get someone when we dont personally know them or their taste ya know.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If they are in areas that get cold, a cute scarf and hat or gloves are always a welcome gift in my eyes.  I LOVE scarves and literally have 5 for every jacket I own.  You can by really cute cheap ones at Old Navy, Target. etc…  My Fiance also loves a good looking “man scarf” and gloves for those mornings when we wake up and it’s -12 degrees outside (aka take your breath away cold!).

For kids (I have 3 nephews and 1 neice under the age of 4, I get them some of my favorite children’s books, Got my nephew “Where the Wild Things Are” last year and he still loves reading it!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oooh, I love the scarves idea! I also have to say that pajamas are my favorite gift to receive. It’s one of those things that you just never think to buy yourself (or at least I don’t! All mine are about four years old 🙂 )

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@moderndaisy:  We have 7 nieces and nephews in that age range as well.  I usually just start looking at the toy clearance isle now (target and walmart seem to be best). 

One year we got the older niece some used video games.  We just got some of the cheaper ones that were like 3 for $10.  She could exchange them at the CameStop too.  It was a big hit even though she only really liked 1 of the three games. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

PJs! Everyone loves PJs and sometimes you can get some really great specials!  So maybe PJs and slippers?

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@moderndaisy: Why not get the parents/siblings something monogramed.  I know kids look so cute in custom t’s but do kids really like clothes as gifts?  I think a parent/sibling would appreciate much more. 

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jo.lee: I love getting pajamas!  My mom’s been buying my sister and I “Christmas P.J.s” since the day we were born and to this day they’re my favorite part of Christmas! 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For the Parents/ Siblings you can get them a bottle of wine from a local winery (if you go local they are usually around $12) and you gan go to a local candy factory and buy them a box of candy. Or if you have a local farm that sells jam, jelly, honey, coffee etc that would be great. I love to give local things to out of towners because 1. You are helping out your local businesses 2. Most of the time you are saving money 3. They can’t get it at home.

For the preteen- young adults you can get some Jones soda’s or something fun like that, and you can get them candy too.  (I am actually considering buying my cousin who just turned 17 a bottle of virgin margaritas, some glasses, and some candy.)

If the children are young I love the idea of PJ’s or even some comfortable clothes to wear around the house. Kids are always going through clothes.

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