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If like me you are someone that currently operates on a tight budget, you will know how tricky it is buying gifts when birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas come around. Yet with that said, it’s not impossible to present a friend or family member with a memorable gift when on a budget. All it takes is a slice of imagination! Read on for some inspiration of some inexpensive gift ideas that will leave a big impact.
A photo album is a rather common gift idea, but although producing a photo album is nothing new, it is something that is low-cost to put together. Not only that, but it is also one of those gifts that will be greatly appreciated by the recipient. When creating a photo album, try and use pictures that are sentimental between both you and the receiver. You can easily make photo albums using online photos that you might not otherwise have access to.
Developing a poster and getting a frame for it is cheaper than you may initially think. This is especially the case if you have the creative skills to create a poster by yourself (or at least conceptualise it). If you don’t have any design skills, you could use a free motivational poster maker for example. This way, you could come up with an eye-catching, professional poster design with ease.
Have you ever gone down the wonderful world of browsing the cheapest items for sale on Amazon? If you have, you will know there are some eccentric and downright bizarre gifts available – the types of gifts that would make a great goody bag. But don’t just throw in a random assortment of funny gifts. Try and stick to a theme. For example new Mum, pampering night in, golf lover or kids.
Invite the gift recipient over to your place and enjoy a film of their choice or surprise them with one of their favourites. To makes things that extra bit special, cook up some popcorn, order a pizza and get a few drinks in. If you plan it right, you should be able to arrange a memorable night without needing to spend too much money. If movies are not their thing, don’t worry! You could still do this idea, but build it around the theme of something like gaming or sport.
If you have talent in areas such as sewing, crafting jewellery or cooking, put these to good use! You could knit a hat, make some earrings or bake brownies that only cost the base materials. Plus when you spend the time to make the gift yourself, you know that this will be better received than something you simply bought from a local store.