It’s always difficult to buy someone a gift when you’re living on a budget. Particularly if this gift is for someone you care about who you want to know means a lot to you. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I think a lot of people are going to be dealing with this conundrum. Luckily the Thrifty Blogger is here to help you out! On this post, you’ll find some great ideas for gifts when you’re struggling to rub two coins together.
Cheap Yet Personal
If you can’t afford an expensive present, you should instead look for something a little more personal. Handmade presents are a great example of this type of gift, and you can often find them online at amazing prices. Dunoon Mugs are beautifully crafted, but they are prices at under fifteen pounds. That’s incredible value and it’s the perfect gift if you want to make sure yours stands out from the rest. You can even choose the different illustrations printed on the fine bone china. It may not match the romance of Valentine’s Day, but it could be the perfect gift when Mother’s Day rolls around.
Handmade By You
Failing that, you may want to make the gift yourself. If you have any skill in crafts, art or writing this idea may work quite well. For instance, you could make a card or collage for the person you are getting a gift for. Or, you may want to write a poem for them. If you can’t write poems, there’s an app for that. I kid you not. You can download an app that will write a unique poem based on lines from the classics. If they Google it, they won’t find your poem anywhere on the web. Even if they do find out what you did it’s still a wonderfully romantic gesture.
If you’re on a budget and you have a gift that’s a little too expensive in mind, shop around. Typically, you’ll find some great deals on presents, particularly around special occasions. For instance, around Valentine’s Day, you can get big boxes filled with perfume and soaps. These are great value for money and won’t break your bank account.
Meaningful To You
Alternately, you could look for a present that is particularly meaningful to you. This might not be an expensive present but rather a gesture of feelings. You can use a gift like this to show how much you care about someone. For instance, if you’re getting your partner a gift, you could give them a treasured family heirloom. This is a big commitment so be certain you see a future with the person before giving away something meaningful to you.
Meaningful To Them
Alternately you could look for a gift that is particularly meaningful to them. Perhaps they have a favourite poem? If that’s the case you can get it framed and it will make a beautiful present. Or, even song lyrics engraved on wood, could make a present they will treasure for an eternity.
I hope you see now how many wonderful ideas there are for gifts. Even if you are dealing with a tight budget.