This article is a great help if you're a struggling college student (like me), but it also helps everyone who is trying not to break the bank account this Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I love getting gifts but sometimes I just can't afford to splurge on multiple people. Here are some great ideas that I have used, or plan to use, for both Christmas gifts and even gifts in general.
1. Used Games from Gamestop
You probably saw the word "used" and lost interest. I assure you though, no one cares because they're still getting games that they didn't have before! won't is perfect for a boyfriend or any person who has any time of gaming console, whether it be an Xbox, Playstation, or even a Nintendo DS! The best part about them being used games is that they're much cheaper, meaning that you can get even more!
2. Morphe/Colourpop Palettes
So this gift would specifically be for anyone who is a makeup lover! Whether they're a pro or even just a beginner, these eyeshadow palettes are considerably cheap and definitely will not break the bank! The best part is that even though these palettes are on the cheaper side, there are so many to choose from and they are great quality!
3. Picture board
This is definitely the most basic gift on this list because I'm sure everyone has done it before. This doesn't change the fact that it is still a great gift and has so much meaning! It is incredibly personalized because it consists of pictures of you and your friends/family/significant others. The best part is, there are so many different ways that you customize this! Get a handful of frames, or even the ones that come with multiple attached, or even get a cork board one! You can add in different colored backgrounds behind the pictures using construction paper or whatever else!
4. Ulta/Sephora Holiday Bundles
I'm sure most people are aware of this already but Ulta and Sephora go all out for the holidays. There are so many bundles and packages that will give you incredibly expensive products for much cheaper! Some examples include lipsticks (lip sets), or brand bundles. I remember one time I got three or four Glam Glow face masks for literally a third of the price of what it would've actually cost. Fair warning though, the bundles are a great save but they aren't all necessarily cheap.
Jewelry! Who doesn't love jewelry? Alex and Ani bracelets are considerably cheap and there are so many different types of charms and bracelets! I love Alex and Ani bracelets because they can put pulled or tightened to fit different wrist sizes. On top of that, there are gold and silver options, so you aren't just stuck with one kind of bracelet!
You probably read this and scoffed but to be fair, not all Pandora Rings are expensive! I think their cheapest ones start out at $35 and obviously increase but $35 isn't bad! On top of that, the rings last forever and are so cute! I have two rings, gifted to me, and I sleep and shower in them and they still look brand new! They have so many great designs, even rings with birthstones on them.
This is the perfect gift for those who love taking baths! The most important thing is whether or not they have a bathtub as many places offer just a standing shower. Even if the person you have in mind doesn't generally like baths, this is a great gift for someone who has been stressed lately! Baths are the best way to relax and unwind!
I must admit, as a child, I really hated receiving clothes but now that I'm in college, the more t-shirts the better! Some great t-shirt ideas would be their favorite sports team or school shirts! I wish I had fifty more FSU shirts (Go Noles!) but alas, the two I have will do.
9. Gift Cards
So we all know the hate/love relationship that comes with giving someone gift cards. Some people think that it's minimal effort and that you don't care but then the other half loves gift cards because they can just buy whatever they want! If the person you want to give a gift to loves to read, get a gift card to Barnes and Noble. If they love games, get them a gift card to Gamestop! If they love makeup, get them a gift card to Ulta or Sephora!
This gift is probably more for girls but if you're not a girl and you love fuzzy socks then that's even better! But honestly, who doesn't love fuzzy socks! They are so cute, they are so amazing, and they are so comfy! The best part is that there are so many designs! It's Christmas? Fuzzy socks! It's October? Fuzzy socks! It's Valentine's Day? Fuzzy socks! Oh, you go to Florida State University? Get Florida State fuzzy socks (I have them and I love them).
So here is a list of 10 gift ideas that wont break your bank account! I hope you all find it useful!
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