7 Christmas Gift Ideas That Won't Break Your Wallet

7 Christmas Gift Ideas That Won't Break Your Wallet


It’s that wonderful time of the year again — cue the Justin Bieber Christmas Album, caramel brûlée lattes from Starbucks, smell of fresh pine tree near the fireplace and most importantly…presents! There’s something about the holiday season that makes giving presents so much more exciting than receiving them. While I do love me some gift giving, it can be both an overwhelming and expensive experience to find the perfect yet thoughtful gift for your closest friends especially when participating in group activities like Secret Santa. 

But no worries, I got you covered for the holiday season! Here’s a list of Christmas presents that won’t break your wallet and are some of the hottest items of 2017 to spark inspiration. Happy gift-hunting! 

1. Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser - Ultrasonic Cool Mist Whisper-Quiet Humidifier with Color LED Lights Changing, $27, Amazon

There’s practically nothing that gives you more comfort like the sweet fragrance of essential oils. Whether you are looking to bring seasonal smells into your home or just ward off seasonal depression, this aroma diffuser will put you in a holiday spirit in no time. This diffuser works for up to 10 hours straight and has awesome LED lights to illuminate a room — try smells like cinnamon, nutmeg, and pine to make your house feel like a home during the holidays. 

2. Birchbox 3 Month Subscription, $30, Birchbox

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription of five samples tailored to your skin, hair and style. The monthly box delivery includes skincare products, makeup/beauty products and haircare products from high-end brands like Smashbox, Real, Dr.Jart, Stila and more. This is an awesome present if you’re on a budget because the monthly subscription fee is $10. 

3. Yes to Mad for Masks Kit, $10, Target

Say yes to pampering yourself during the holidays with this collection of five Single Use Mud Masks. The act of self-care should be luxurious and this DIY spa kit comes with a variety of mud masks like coconut, primrose oil, and charcoal to give you a full face treatment. 

4. 16 oz Stainless Steel Hydro Flask, $25, Hydro Flask

He’ll never have to suffer through a warm beer again with this lightweight insulated pint. Plus, it’s extra durable and portable so no need to worry about glass breaking at the beach or tailgates. 

5. 2018 Dated Classic Timeless Black Monday Planner, $30, Passion Planner

The best way to get into the “new year, new me” mentality is to define your short and long-term goals and create a step by step game plan so you can achieve those resolutions (for once!). This passion planner has amazing weekly layouts, motivational quotes and challenges, loads of pages to write notes on and get you in the mind set to slay 2018. 

6. Winc Wine Monthly Subscription, $39, Winc

When there’s a wine, there’s a way! Two of my favorite things combined, WINE and SUBSCRIPTION BOXES. How does it work? Recipients will answer 6 quick questions so Winc can understand their palate profile and match them with great wine sent monthly for just $39 a month for 3 bottles. Sign me up for this! 

7. What Do You Meme, $30, What Do You Meme

Do you know a friend who constantly blows up your phones with memes (I'm that friend)? Well, this is the PERFECT present for them. Compete to create the funniest meme by pairing Caption Cards with the Photo Card in play. Think Cards of Humanities but with MEMES. 

Hopefully this gave you some holiday inspo! Ready, get set, shop! 

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