I have comprised a gift guide of items that are all $10 and under. These items are perfect for friends, co-workers, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. I firmly believe that the art of gifting is all about the thought and energy put into a gift and not the quantity or price. You can easily blow someone away with a small gift that is perfectly suited for them and you don't need to spend a ton of money for the perfect gift. Below are all items that are not costly but are awesome items for this years gifting.
Island Vanilla Beautiful Duo - Sephora
Tea lights - Ikea
$2.99 + bag of scented tea lights $2.99 = $5.98 total
* Stick a $5 Starbucks giftcard (or similar) inside
* There are so many great bottles of wine out there that are affordable and taste great. Just remember to gift according to the persons taste.
*Comes in a array of colors
* Wrap the pot in craft paper and finish with a giant bow made out of amazing holiday ribbon
State Vintage Towel - Amazon
Stationary Set - Target
Starbucks Coffee & Mug Set - Walmart
Citrus or Melon Candle - Pier1
Vintage Bee Print - Etsy
* I have this myself and LOVE it!
Moleskine Journal - Etsy
*Because we all have a Grinch, or are one :)
I apologize that not all the gifts have a link. As I was finishing up editing this post (at 11 PM on a work night) blogger crashed and half of my posts were deleted. I have tried to recreate this list from memory but I know I am forgetting some of the items that were on here. Out of complete frustration, and a need for sleep, I am going to have to leave this post as is until I can get back to it and try to complete it.
I hope that these items get your wheels turning. As I mentioned before, giving a spectacular gift is all in the thought. Don't wait until the last minute either, get your shopping done ASAP so that you can avoid the last minute, forced purchases.
Also, remember that gift giving should be fun. Don't ever buy a gift for someone because you feel obligated, which I know we have all done in the past. There is no reason to keep swapping gifts with someone that you dread having to do so. Now is the time to have that conversation with them to suggest not exchanging gifts. Just be up front and tell that person, this year I am limiting my gift giving, let's agree to not exchange this year. Otherwise, if you can't muster up the courage to talk to them now, be prepared to pretend that you like the figurine from Oriental Trader and nail clipper set from the dollar store.