It is completely understandable that there are situations where a gift
giver does not want to spend much money on a gift, whether it be because of an occasion like an office gift exchange where
you don’t know the recipient that well, or because of overall finances for all gifts for the year.
We have all been in a situation where we have wanted to give a relatively
cheap Christmas gift and have ended up frustrated beyond belief because we haven’t been able to find
something that didn’t look like it cost five dollars (even if it DOES only cost $5!).
There are ways to give a cheap Christmas gift without coming off looking
like a holiday scrooge or a cheapskate.
One of the best ways to give a cheap Christmas gift is
to dress it up in fabulous wrapping.
Presentation is everything, and if you put some time and effort into the wrapping and trimmings, and you will be surprised how much
better that cheap Christmas gift will look. Using things like paper
mache boxes and thick ribbon can also make all the difference in the world.
Everyone always appreciates homemade goodies during the
holiday season as well.
Make up a batch of spiced nuts, chocolate covered pretzels, or your best
banana bread, and package it in a gift box with some raffia. The recipient will think it looks like it came from a specialty
bakery, but with the great taste of something homemade.
Of course, when giving a cheap Christmas gift, it is usually
helpful to really know the recipient....
In those cases, you can usually think of something that is under
ten dollars that they really would want and use, whether it be their favorite scented lotion or a box of their favorite
Giving a cheap Christmas gift is not the easiest task
in the world. However, when done with caution, it can turn out truly classy....