It’s less than two weeks until Christmas, and time is running out to buy gifts for your friends and family. You might be slipping from your budget, which is a common occurrence in December, as there are always people to shop for and new gift ideas coming out at a rapid pace. It’s also easy to forget people on your Christmas list in the melee of the shopping season.
However, if you still have people to buy gifts for, and your budget is looking a little crunched, why not try a unique, inexpensive gift that’s a bit off the beaten path? We found a few interesting, less expensive gift ideas for the people in your life, and here are a few of our favorites.
- Baked goods and/or sweets. The time frame from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is unofficially known as “weight gain season” because of all the delicious food available wherever you look. Many people, dietary restrictions considering, appreciate yummy treats during the holidays, and the best part is, they’re easy to make! A batch of cookies or a loaf of pumpkin bread can go a long way as a gift.
- Framed photos. It’s a sentimental gift, but isn’t that what the holidays are all about? If you’re looking to buy a gift for someone special in your life, why not frame a photo of the two of you as a gift? To give it a few extra unique qualities, find an inexpensive frame and take it to a craft store to decorate. There’s a lot you can do to make an ordinary framed photo something incredibly striking and special.
- Mason jar gifts. When it comes to DIY gift giving, look no further than mason jars. Lately, they’re used for everything from rustic glassware to storage, and you can also use them as gifts! Whether it’s a cookie mix in a jar with all the fixin’s, a pedicure in a jar with foot scrub and nail polish, or a cocktail in a jar with mini liquor bottles and mixers, the sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can do with a mason j