This holiday season, a wide array of inexpensive gifts in the market can be perfect for your loved ones and colleagues. Here are some ideas and suggested brands:
According to Investopedia, American spending on holiday gifts has risen annually since 2009. Despite the pandemic, average spending on holiday expenses reached $998 for holiday expenses alone in 2020.
The best gifts don’t have to be expensive. What’s more important is that your gift is something the recipient will find useful.
Inexpensive gift ideas for Women
Collagen masks are part of the ladies’ skincare routine that help rejuvenate skin cells and keep that youthful glow. This item is a good gift choice for your girlfriend who has been binge-watching Netflix all week, your wife who has been so stressed fitting the budget to your needs, or to your mother whose age is starting to show.
Leaders Collagen Boosting Renewal Mask, $5 apiece, Ulta
TonyMoly’s Mini House of Masks, $8 for 5 sheets, TonyMoly website, Amazon, and Walmart.
Mediheal Collagen Essential Lifting & Firming Mask, $10 for 5 sheets, Amazon
After a long and stressful day, everybody needs a good and peaceful bath to relax and destress at home. One relaxing tool that is useful during shower time is a scalp massager brush – perfect for wives and mothers whose only me-time is when they are in the shower.
FREATECH Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, $5.93, Amazon.
MAXSOFT Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, $6.98, Amazon
HEETA 2-pack Hair Scalp Massager for wet and dry hair, $8.98, Amazon
With ladies hands working all the time, they tend to become dry, rough, and all wrinkly. Ladies would appreciate getting a hand cream as a gift.
LOVE BEAUTY AND PLANET, $5.39, Target
O’KEEFFE’S Working Hands Hand Cream, $6.61, Amazon
CETAPHIL, $7.99, Target
Another welcome gift for ladies is face mists, which cap off a lady’s makeup and skincare routine. They keep the face hydrated without smudging the skincare or the makeup. Face mists can have various herbs and essential ingredients that leave all types of skin feeling fresh.
MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray, $7, Ulta, Amazon.
NEUTROGENA Soothing Clear Turmeric Mist, $7, Ulta, Amazon.
OLAY Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence, $10, Brand websites.
Why not pick out three shades of lipstick to give your girl options to spice up every occasion? Three lipsticks will not be a burden to your budget – drugstore brands are readily available for low prices.
REVLON Colorburst Balm Stain, MAYBELLINE SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream only cost $7 to $10 apiece. These are available in Ulta, Walmart, Target, and Amazon, with a wide variety of shades to choose from.
A milk bath is another skincare essential that keeps the skin clean, healthy, and smooth. This is an excellent gift choice for the ladies to let them know they are taken care of.
YOKO Spa Milk Salt Bath with Vitamin E & B3, $8.08, Amazon
YOKO Spa Milk Salt Bath with Vitamin E & B3, $8.08, Amazon
TEAL’s Foaming Milk Bath with Milk and Honey, $16.95, Amazon
This item is a perfect gift for your girlfriend, friend, wife, and even mother who are health-conscious and food enthusiasts. A portable blender will help them quickly prepare their favorite fruit juice, shakes, and smoothies whenever, wherever.
OSTER MyBlend Personal Blender, $16.47, Target
HAMILTON Beach Personal Smoothie Blender, $18.85, Amazon
ECPurchase Personal Blender, $19.99, Amazon
Even the simplest lady still has a makeup product in her purse like a lip balm, lipstick, powder, or sunblock lotion. With this, you can never go wrong with giving a cosmetic bag to your girlfriend, mother, or your lady colleague at work.
Ruby+Cash Zip Cosmetic Pouch, $9.99, Target
Sonia Kashuk Loag Bag, $12.99, Target
Relavel Travel Makeup Portable Artist Storage Bag, $19.98, Amazon.
Macrame hanging wall mirror
For your aesthetic girlfriend or friend, a macrame hanging wall mirror is a wonderful Christmas gift. Its delicate and boho-styled designs are perfect for beautifying a room and helpful for daily meditations.
FLEXZION Hanging Wall Mirror with Sun Moon Macrame Fringe, $18.99, Amazon
DAHEY Macrame Hanging Wall Mirror, $21.99, Amazon.
MKONO Hanging Wall Mirror with Macrame Fringe, $24.99, Amazon
Long satin robe
It is a perfect gift for your friend about to get married and a sexy gift for your girlfriend or wife to wear on your at-home dinner date.
GOODMANSAM Women’s Plain Color Satin Robe, $14.99, Amazon
PRODESIGN Satin Kimono Robe, $23.99, Amazon
FLOERNS Women’s Ruffle Hem Satin Kimono Robe, $23.99, Amazon
Lip sleeping mask
A lip sleeping mask helps soothe and moisturize the lips overnight. This is a perfect gift for your girlfriend, friend, cousin, wife, or mother, along with the collagen mask.
ULTA Beauty Collection Healthy Hydration Lip Sleeping Mask, $12, Target, Ulta
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask, $16, Amazon
COSRX Propolis Lip Sleeping Mask, $19, Amazon
Non-slip exercise yoga mat
A non-slip exercise yoga mat is the perfect way to start exercising again, especially for the ladies who love to do yoga at home.
BALANCE FROM GOYOGA, $15.46, Amazon
FBSPORT, $19.99, Amazon
ADIDAS, $25.99, Target
Sunscreens and sunblock products remain to be good gift options for family and friends. Ladies would love sunscreen as a holiday gift since this forms part of the skincare routine. Sunscreens are good all year round.
Bare Republic Neon Sunscreen Set, $18.99, Target
Beauty by Earth Mineral Sunscreen Set, $32.99, Amazon
Dr. Dennis Gross Peel + Protect Skincare Kit, $34.91, Sephora
Makeup brand starter kit
Not all ladies are makeup experts. Ladies still try to glam up while working from home, especially when having a virtual meeting. A makeup starter kit would be a perfect Christmas gift for these ladies.
BEN NYE FAIR Personal Kit, $29.99, Amazon
UNDONE BEAUTY’s Work From Home Bundle, $34, Amazon
JANE IREDALE’s Pure & Simple Makeup Kit, $36, Amazon
Since the pandemic began, many homes have been filled with different kinds of plants, from the biggest to the smallest. One of the most popular plant choices during the lockdowns is succulents. It is small, easy to take care of, and makes its surrounding space look aesthetically pleasing.
Mountain Crest Garden hybrid succulent set of 4, $13.99
Simply Succulents 6-set exotic succulent companion plants, $25.55
Show your promise of love and faithfulness to your girlfriend by getting her a personalized ring this Christmas. A personalized ring is also perfect as a friendship ring for you and your best friend.
CMKREATIONS stackable personalized rings, $14.80, Etsy
CAITLYN MINIMALIST ring with birthstone, $19.87, Etsy
GOLDPERSONALIZED sterling silver ring, $25.14, Etsy
It is essential to wear comfortable clothes when working out to allow the body to move freely. A workout t-shirt is a perfect gift for your workout-savvy friend, girlfriend, or wife.
REEBOK Athletic Shirt, $12, Target
ASICS Training Apparel, $25, Target
AMAZON pack of 2 shirts, $18.90, Amazon
Scented candles also make good gift ideas for the ladies. These can be used during a relaxing me-time at the shower or during morning meditations.
NATURE’S WICK Weathered Wood Candle, $15.20, Amazon
WUNA Constellations Scented Candles, set of 12, $23.79, Amazon
CASALUNA 4-wick serenity candle, $25, Target
A diffuser set is a perfect gift for your wife or mother who loves aromatherapy. This is an easy and good way to make the room smell nice with just water and a few drops of essential oils, which can also help reduce anxiety.
URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser, $20, Amazon
iNNOGEAR Diffuser, $25, Amazon
ASAKUK Diffuser, $28, Amazon
At-home blowout tool
What better way to flaunt a lady’s luscious locks than a proper salon-like blowout look done at home- a fitting gift this Christmas for your girlfriend or wife.
REVLON’s One-step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot-Air Brush, $42, Amazon
DRY BAR Full Pint Medium Round Brush, $40, Amazon
JOHNFRIEDA Hot Air Brush, $32, Amazon
Inexpensive Christmas gift ideas for Men
Socks subscription box
Socks are one of the easiest clothing items to lose, and buying one every time a pair gets lost is such a hassle for you and your man. This Christmas, get him a sock subscription box that will solve this issue and save you time.
Say It With a Sock, at $9 per pair
Black Socks, $10.75 per pair
Threaded Pear. $11.99 per month, giving you unlimited choices from bold to classic designs
A beer saver is a perfect gift for dads, husbands, granddads, or boyfriends who either fall asleep on the couch without finishing their beer or just forgot to finish a bottle and already popped another one.
Gooze 6-pack Silicone Soda Can Lids, $10, Amazon
USPEEDY 24-pack Beer Silicone Rubber Bottle Caps, $11, Amazon
Joso 3-pack Silicone Wine Stoppers, $13, Amazon
A USB chain is a good inexpensive gift perfect for your officemate, brother, boyfriend, or husband.
Muhoop 32GB Waterproof Thumb Drive, $7, Amazon
Raoyi New 3D Bullet Flash Drive with Key Chain, $11, Walmart
Moreslan 24GB USB Stick, $15, Amazon
Men’s subscription box
There are several men’s subscription boxes to choose from, saving you the hassle of thinking about what to buy and leaves room for a thrill and surprise from knowing what’s inside this month’s box.
THE MANBOX, $14 a month for men’s essential tools and accessories
STRIDEBOX, $20, for healthy bars and snacks and skincare and hygiene products
STITCHFLIX, $20 styling fee to get your mans outfits prepared and delivered at his doorstep
100 movies scratch-off poster
Secure a movie time bonding with your brother, boyfriend, husband, or father for the new year by giving him a 100 movies scratch-off poster. Scratch off a square, and the movie that comes up will be the movie of the night.
BRAVIIE poster, $15, Amazon
WONDERLAND Premium Scratch Off Movie Poster, $17, Amazon
ME TIME JOY Bucket List Poster with Scratching Tool, $20, Amazon
Brewing coffee bottle
If your man prefers quick and easy brewed coffee to go all the time, a brewing coffee bottle is the perfect holiday gift for him.
Suggestions, all from Amazon:
BODUM Pour Over Coffee Maker, $18.64
BTAT Cold Brew Coffee Maker, $20
TAKEYA Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker, $33
Portable camping hammock
For your outdoor-loving brother, boyfriend, or workmate, a portable camping hammock would be a wonderful holiday gift.
KOOTEK Lightweight Camping Hammock, $15, Amazon
FORBIDDEN ROAD Single Double Camping, $17, Amazon
MOVSOU Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net, $19, Amazon
French press travel tumbler
A French press travel tumbler is the perfect gift
for husbands and fathers who are always on the go.
BODUM Sustainable 8-Cup Coffee Press, $20, Target
STANLEY Classic Travel Press, $21, Amazon
VIENESSO Travel Coffee Press and Thermos, $23, Amazon
Show your support to your man or your dad’s beer escapades with a beer caddy.
All from Amazon:
SHOWER Drink Holder, $15
PACMAXI 6-Pack Beer Caddy for Picnic, $18
BARGIFTS Wooden 6-Bottle Caddy with Bottle Opener, $21
Pizza socks box
Bored with your boyfriend’s monotonous-colored socks? Give him a quirky little gift this Christmas! PIZZA SOCKS Box is very affordable $15 a pair and $26 for a box of four, which comes in a special pizza box.
Front door key fob
If your boyfriend, husband, or father does not have an electronic security system yet, this is your opportunity to give him a key fob this Christmas.
KEYLESSOPTION Key Fob Clicker, $14, Amazon
ESTINK Remote Control Key Fob, $18, Amazon
KWIKSET Kevo Key Fob, $26, Amazon
Personalized leather mouse pad
A personalized leather mouse pad is suited to husbands who work from home as well as gamer boyfriends. This is also a simple yet practical gift for your boss or your workmate.
NORTHWIND personalized leather mouse pads, $22, Etsy
YOURSURPRISE buffalo leather mouse pads, $25, Etsy
ETERNALLEATHERGOODS, personalized mouse pads, $29.90, Etsy
3-in-1 charging stand
A 3-in-1 charging stand suited for smartphones, smartwatches, and smart earphones is the perfect gift for tech-savvy men or online gamers. These gifts are space savers too and reduce the amount of clutter in your man’s working table.
HORIME Silver Aluminum charging station, $17, Amazon
OLEBR charging station, $26, Amazon
WAITEE charging station, $33, Amazon.
A Gerber multitool is perfect for your boyfriend or your husband who loves to tinker around.
GERBER Gear Dime Mini Multi-Tool Keychain, $25 on Amazon
GERBER Gear Suspension Multi-Tool, $30, Target
Suspension Needle Nose Pliers Multi-Tool, $33, Amazon
Personalized AirPods case
Give your bae a personalized AirPods case. He may be out on a trip, but he will always remember you by looking at the AirPods case.
ETSY cases, $17 or less
CASETIFY customizable AirPods case, $30-$35, Casetify website
BEYSIS, $35.90, Beysis website
Surprise your boyfriend, husband, or father with a beer subscription set. This way, they get to indulge in their guilty pleasure and taste a variety of beer flavors.
FIRST SIP Brew Box, $21 per month and comes with merchandise such as T-shirts and mugs.
BEER DROP $39 and comes in canned beers, and leaves beer selection up to you
CRAFT BEER CLUB features 12 different curated craft beers starting at $43 a month.
Shiatsu back shoulder and neck massager
Boyfriends and husbands love a good massage after a day’s work. To save time and your relationship, get him a Shiatsu back and neck massager this holiday. It is available on Amazon from $25 to $40 only.
Daily routine set
Introduce your boyfriend or husband to a skincare routine by giving him a daily routine set. Start simple so he can ease his way into this regimen.
BULLDOG Men’s Skincare and Grooming Store, $19.41, Amazon
NIVEA Complete Set, $36, Target
NATURAL OUTCOME’s Anti-Aging Skincare Kit, $39.95, Amazon
A must-have for your biker friends, boyfriend, husband, or father is a bicycle multitool.
SOBA Fabrications Woody 8-function multitool, $16, Walmart
TURBULENT Universal Bike Multitool with 23 vital cycling tools, $20, Amazon
PRO BIKE TOOL Bike Multitool, $28, Amazon
Travel laptop backpack
A practical and affordable gift for your man this Christmas is a travel laptop backpack. This is also very useful when he opts to transfer his workstation to a campsite for a day to spice up his work environment.
WSGCAN Durable Waterproof Backpack, $30, Walmart
CABINA HOME Backpack with USB Port, $33, Amazon
MATEIN Travel Laptop Anti-Theft Backpack, $40, Amazon
Inexpensive gift ideas for Teens
One of the good and inexpensive introductory skincare products for newbies is a bath bomb. It allows the teens to be eager and enjoy shower time, leaving their young skin smooth and well moisturized.
TEAL’S Ultra Moisturizing Bath Bombs pack of 5, $4.87, Walmart
MORE THAN MAGIC Macaron Bath Bomb pack of 4, $5, Target
BODY & EARTH Signature Scented Bath Bomb Set of 9, $10, Amazon
Band Ring Silver
Teens love accessories, and rings are always cute and pretty. Get your friends some rings to declare your love for them before guys break their hearts away. A simple band ring silver will do.
JUDE JEWELERS classic stackable rings, $7 apiece, Amazon.
AVECON 925 Sterling Ring with Carved Heart, $10, Walmart
KEZEF Silver High Polish Dome Ring, $10, Walmart.
Led photo clips string lights
Reminisce your memories together with a special dinner or picnic and a string of your photos together. These LED string lights with photos can also be put in your best friend’s or partner’s room after the surprise event.
Available in Walmart at $8 or on Amazon at $11.
Gooseneck bed phone holder
Get your teenagers a gooseneck bed phone holder for Christmas so they can free up their hands to do household chores while watching a movie or a show on their phones. This is also useful when your teenage student is multitasking during classes or study hours.
Saiji Gooseneck Phone Holder, $18, Amazon
Insten Phone Clip Mount Holder, $11.50, Walmart
Customized drinking tumblers
Customized and personalized drinking tumblers are a perfect friendship gift. You can design them with your friends’ names, pet names, or zodiac signs.
THE WHITE INVITE personalized tumblers, $20 or less, Brand website
CRUCOPSSTORE customized tumblers, bottles, and can coolers, $15, Etsy
BRIDAL SOUTHERN DESIGN personalized tumblers, $10, Etsy.
Minimalist metal RFID blocking wallet
With the rise of online and cashless transactions, teens need to be careful of their credit and debit cards to avoid getting unintended purchases just by walking around malls and stores.
TSV Carbon Fiber Wallet, $10.48, Walmart
SG Slim Minimalist RFID Metal Wallet in Gold, $10.95, Walmart
TOMTOC Slim Minimalist Leather Wallet, $17, Amazon
Get your teenager beanies for the holidays and help boost their self-confidence with a stylish piece to cap off their entire look.
VBIGER Winter Beanie, $8.49, Amazon
POWERCAP Fleece Cap, $12, Walmart
PFFY Unisex Beanie, $14, Target
Mediheal x BTS hydration care special set.
For your KPOP fan teenager, the Mediheal x BTS Hydration Care Special Set is a welcome gift this Christmas. Priced at $21, it comes with 10 hydration sheet masks and 14 limited edition photocards of the BTS members. It is available on Amazon and Walmart.
Track pants are perfect for homebodies and avid gamers who never leave their homes for weeks on end. Get your hermit friend some track pants this Christmas.
Affordable choices are available in Walmart, Target, and Amazon.
Athletic Works, $15,
Gioberti track pants, $17
Adidas , $30.
A pair of cargo pants is a nice gift for your teenage child or your teenage friend who loves to pump up their style and dance a lot, especially on TikTok.
Wrangler cargo pants, $21, Walmart
HIMONE pants at $23
Personal charging hub
Teenagers rely on their phones for school, entertainment, communication, and social interaction. A wonderful gift that would best fit your teenaged sibling, relative, or friend is a personal charging hub.
BENTOBEN 3-in-1 Charging Stand for smartphones, smartwatches, and AirPods, $23,
ELAGO 3-in-1 Charging Station, $28
PLUGABLE 7-in-1 USB Charging Hub with Data Transfer for Laptops,$49.
Exfoliating pads for teen boys
Skincare is also essential for boys to prevent massive skin breakouts during their teenage years.
HIM-ISTRY Alpha Hydroxy Clearing Pads, $19.
NEEDLY Exfoliating Facial Pads with BHA and PHA, $26.97
FIRST AID BEAUTY Facial Radiance Pads with AHA, $33.45.
Share with your best friend your secret skincare routine. Encourage her to start her own and give her these skincare sets this Christmas.
ELF Jet Set Hydration Kit, $14.22, Ulta
WIS 4-piece skincare set, $35, Amazon
Farmacy Farmer’s Market Set, $35, Amazon
A mini-fridge that fits in the space of your teenaged child’s bedroom or dorm room is perfect for keeping some snacks and beverages for study sessions and movie nights.
MOUNTAIN DEW-can Mini Compact Fridge, $29, Walmart
CHEFMANPortable Eraser Board Mini Fridge, $37, Amazon
ASTROAI 6-can Mini Fridge with Portable Thermoelectric Cooler and Warmer, $46, Target
Product pack subscription box
You got a teenager who is not interested in most of the things you buy? Sign them up for a product subscription box that suits their interests.
BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB, $15
COMIC MYSTERY BOX, $28 a month
FABFITFUN’s boxes, $50
Star wars patent poster prints
Giving a full-on Stormtrooper costume to your teenage Star Wars fan may be a bit too much for your budget right now, but you can trade it in with poster prints of the series’ characters or scenes.
TINYMOLLO Unframed Set of 6 Star Wars Characters, $14, Amazon
STARS BY NATURE Vintage Star Vessels Patent Poster Set of 6, $37.78, Walmart
COLE BORDERS Burgundy Star Wars B-Wing Patent Poster, $40 also in Walmart
LED strip lights
LED strip lights are wonderful room decorations for your teenage child, friend, or relative. This can also be used in your BFF Hide-Out place, the treehouse, or lighten up the cat patio at your friend’s house.
MY BEAUTY LIGHT White LED Strip Lights, $17, Amazon
USTO Music Sync Color Changing LED Strip, $19, Amazon
SUNNY DAZE Indoor LED Light Strip with Remote Control, $31.95, Target
ROKU Streaming Stick
ROKU Streaming Stick is Netflix-on-a-stick, allowing you to stream thousands of movie selections on your TV. This item is the perfect gift for your friends or family members who are avid moviegoers. Roku can be bought at $40 on Target and at $36 on Amazon.
Floating waterproof dry bag
This gift is perfect for your brother, boyfriend, or friend who loves to venture into the sea always so they can put their essentials in a waterproof dry bag, which can double as a makeshift kickboard in times of emergency.
ACRODO Dry Bag, $15, Walmart
POOL CENTRAL 10L Lightweight Waterproof Gear Drybag, $16, Target
EARTH PAK Waterproof Dry Bag, $20, Amazon
DropMix Music Gaming System
Spice up your siblings’ or your friends’ game time with the DropMix Music Gaming System. It is a music mixing game where you create, or battle it, remixes from the deck of cards provided. This is a perfect gift for competitive and creative families and friends. DropMix is available in Walmart at $45. A pack of DropMix Playlist cards costs around $15 on Amazon.
Inexpensive Christmas gift ideas for Kids
Bring in some bathtub crayons for your little one to play with while taking a bath. This helps further develop the child’s creativity and helps you finish bath time peacefully.
SCS Direct Bath Crayons Set of 12, $10, Amazon
SMIBO Anker Play Bath Crayons 6-Pack, $13, Target
HONEYSTICKS Bath Crayons for Toddlers & Kids, $24, Amazon
Enhance kids’ capacity to see things with some binoculars. It will also add more fun to playtime and role-playing scenarios.
SCOTAMALONE Kids Binoculars, $10, Amazon
WALFRONTCompact 30×60 Kids Binoculars, $11, Walmart
SK Portable Compact Kids Binoculars, $12, Walmart
Doll feeding time set
It is fitting to give a doll feeding play set to your child, allowing you to play with them and teach them proper table manners.
OUR GENERATION School Lunch Set, $8, Target
CLICK N PLAY 3 Piece Baby Doll Feeding Set, $17.25, Walmart
MELISSA & DOUG MINE TO LOVE Mealtime Play Set (24pcs), $26, Amazon
A set of Legos feeds children’s curiosity and develops their creativity to build, destroy, and match colors and shapes. However, carefully watch over your child when playing with Lego blocks as these can be real choking hazards.
LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios 66678 Building Kit, $30, Target
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box (790 pcs), $38, Walmart
LEGO Classic Creative Brick Box (1,200 pcs), $50, Walmart
Kinetic sand enhances children’s creativity as they create various shapes and sizes with this sand. It is very squishy and addicting to play, a perfect gift for the child, and a perfect playtime bonding for the entire family.
KINETIC SAND Rainbow Mix Set, $7, Target
KINETIC SAND Beach Kingdom Playset, $11.60, Walmart
KINETIC SAND Dig & Demolish Truck Playset, $15, Walmart
UNO Card Game
UNO is a cool gift for kids aged as early as five years old and for adults also. UNO now has various themes and game upgrades available, spicing up the family game night.
UNO Retro Edition, $5.99, Target
UNO Minecraft Themed Matching Card Game, $6.39, Walmart
UNO Giant Game, $15.99, Target
Jenga Classic Game
Jenga Classic is an exciting game for all ages, perfect for improving problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, and patience. It is also fun to do together with the rest of the family and friends.
JENGA Mini Game, $4.49, Walmart
JENGA Classic Game, $15, Walmart
JENGA Neon Pop Building Blocks, $21.49, Walmart
Monopoly Board Game
Monopoly Board Game is another wonderful gift to a child. It teaches the importance of mathematics, finances, and loans and develops the child’s negotiation skills.
MONOPOLY Board Game, $20.99, Target
MONOPOLY Mega Edition, $24.78, Amazon
MONOPOLY Super Mario Celebration Edition, $24.96, Walmart
Crazy forts are good for the kids’ creativity levels as they try to build castles, buildings, and well, forts through only sticks and balls. This can also help build camaraderie and coordination with other kids as they all try to build the fort.
CRAZY FORTS 69 Piece Buildable Fort Playset, $41.99, Walmart
CRAZY FORTS 69 Piece Flexi Forts, $43.55, Walmart
CRAZY FORTS Glow in the Dark, $44.10, Amazon
A coding robot is a super cool gift. Children will already learn how to code or prepare instructions that a robot can execute, helping a child’s brain development through these robots.
WOWWEE COJI The Coding Robot Toy, $31.99, Walmart
BOTLEY The Coding Root, $35.70, Amazon
EII1125 Artie 3000 The Coding Robot, $43.76, Walmart
KidiZoom Creator Cam
This is a perfect gift for kids interested in taking photos and filming videos of others and themselves. It is a kid-friendly camera that is suited for a child’s level of management.
Amazon sells VTech Kidizoom Creator Cam at $50.
Flipslide Game is a thrilling and addictive multi-player game that will test your child’s skills to match the colors by flipping and sliding the keys within the given time limit. It is a cool gift to test your child’s reflexes, motor skills, and memory.
Flipslide Game is available in Walmart for $22 and on Amazon at $31.27.
Give your child a Moon Lamp this holiday. This leaves enough light in the room without disturbing your child’s sleep and makes the room extra cozy for a good night’s sleep.
WEST & ARROW Novelty Table Lamp, $15, Target
GOODWORLD Moon Lamp, $18, Walmart
LOGROTATE 16 Colors LED Night Light, $20, Amazon
Augmented reality globe
Give your child an Augmented Reality (AR) Globe, which makes them feel like exploring the world and gaining that almost true-to-life experience of going to different countries.
VIVITAR VA90030 KidsTech Light Up AR Globe, $30, Amazon
SOOSI AR Globe, $37.19, Walmart
VIVITAR Kids Tech AR Globe with Smartphone App, $38.82, Walmart
Augmented reality books
Make book-reading an exciting activity. Give your child some AR Books to enhance the kid’s reading experience and makes them indulge in the story a bit more.
TIDE POOLS: An AR Book, $19.95, Amazon
Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland AR Book, $20, Walmart
AUGMENTED HUMAN: How Technology is Shaping the New Reality, $25.54, Amazon
BFF Bracelet by JOYCUFF
JOYCUFF’s BFF bracelet is a cute gift you can give your child as you assure them that you will be friends forever. This is also a good gift your child can give to their best of friends. These are available for only $12.72 on Amazon.
Fairy Light Garden
Fairy Light Garden teaches kids to take care of plants and create an indoor garden, making them interested in farming. It is also a good night lamp while your kid is sleeping soundly with the 3-colored light located in the treehouse tower.
MY FAIRY GARDEN LIGHT TREEHOUSE, $26, Amazon
MY FAIRY GARDEN Light Unicorn Paradise Playset, $30, Target
Last Defense! Board Game
FUNKO Last Defense! Board Game is a cool game that will allow your child to live like a hero as he, and the other players, try to save the city and protect the residents from aliens and monsters. Kids will learn strategic thinking and collaborative work as all players work together to finish the game within the set time limit. Funko Last Defense! Board Game can be bought on Amazon for $20 only.
GO Glam Nail Stamper
Get your young girls a COOL MAKER Go Glam Nail Stamper Deluxe Salon with Dryer and let them experience a kid-friendly and safe nail salon treatment. It costs $35 on Amazon.
Baby Shark Tablet
Get your kids the WOWWEE PINKFONG Baby Shark Educational Tablet, which can be bought from Amazon and Walmart for $25. You can teach your kids time management and discipline on the appropriate gadget time.
Inexpensive Christmas gift ideas for Foodies
Make your hot sauce kit
Express your support to your foodie friend by giving him a make-your-own-hot-sauce kit this Christmas. This is perfect to be given now to relieve your friend from the boredom of staying at home too long.
MAYERS MAKE YOUR OWN HOT SAUCE KIT, $30, AMAZON
GROW AND MAKE HOMEMADE DIY HOT SAUCE KIT, $40, AMAZON
Indoor electric nonstick grill
Your foodie friend will fall head over heels with you when you get them an indoor electric nonstick grill. This is perfect for his or her food adventures or the regular dinner dates at home.
BLACK+DECKER Family sized Electric Griddle, $26, Target
MAXI-MATIC Smokeless Indoor Electric BBQ Grill, $37, Amazon
HAMILTON BEACH Nonstick Indoor Grill, $40, Walmart
Ceramic pizza stone and pizza cutter wheel
To reduce the resto food orders, get your foodie friend or housemate a ceramic pizza stone and cutter wheel so they can make the pizza right at the comfort of their homes.
NORDIC WARE Tan Pizza Stone Set, $19.50, Amazon
OVENTE Ceramic Pizza Stone, $20, Walmart
HARUPINK 13” Ceramix Pizza Stone and Cutter, $49, Walmart
Indoor/outdoor electric grill
This is a perfect gift, not just for the foodie in the family, but to all family members as an extra bonding time and an opportunity to get your husband moving and take charge of the grill on barbecue day.
GOTHAM Steel Smokeless Grill, $42.38, Amazon
ALIYOHAM Electric Grill, $47, Amazon
CHEFMAN SMOKELESS INDOOR GRILL, $50, Target
Organic mushroom growing kit
Grow your very own mushrooms with the BACK TO THE ROOTS Organic Grey Oyster Mushroom Mini Grow Kit for only $18 at Walmart. This is o a perfect gift for your foodie bestie and a cute bonding experience as you grow your crops together.
Rotary cheese grater handheld
Let your foodie bestie ace that Italian cuisine with a rotary handheld cheese grater. It comes in handy during large gatherings and dinners such as birthdays, holidays, and other occasions.
NOVASHION Steel Cheese Grater, $13, Walmart
OXO Rotary Cheese Grater, $16, Target
ZYLISS Classic Rotary Cheese Grater, $20, Amazon
Care package (Cravebox)
Craving for something but cannot pinpoint what it is? Need an extra sugar boost while working or studying? The CraveBox Care Package is perfect for you or your friends. For$38, you and your friends can have 45 kinds of snacks, granola bars, chips, and candies. This is perfect for every occasion and everyone.
Premium candy subscription box
If your friend has a sweet tooth, give them a premium candy subscription box this Christmas. Boxes come with all sorts of candies that they possibly haven’t tried yet.
CRATE JOY’S Japan Crate, $50, for a box full of 18-20 different kinds of Japanese candies, chocolates, and snacks
SNACKCRATE, $10 a month, 20 full-sized products from different parts of the world
CANDY CLUB, $30 a month, all kinds of candies from gummies, jellybeans, taffies to hard candies
Sushi making kit
When you and your friends have already reached peak boredom and are running out of things to do while stuck at home, get them a sushi-making kit this Christmas. Through this, you and your friends will learn and appreciate your favorite sushi even more. You can also have sushi anytime you want without paying extra bucks for food orders and delivery service.
MY JOLLY HOME 20 in 1 Sushi Maker Bazooka, $14, Amazon
DELAMU Sushi Making Kit, $21.24, Amazon
DARTWOOD Bamboo Sushi Making Kit, $25, Target
Take extra care of your friends who have busy schedules and have difficulty preparing food or eating with a meal subscription box. For a very affordable rate, they can already have a complete meal.
HELLO FRESH, $6.79 only per ready-to-cook meal.
YUMBLE, $6 per meal
GOBBLE, $12 per meal
This is a cute and practical gift for your foodie bestie that will not put additional weight on them. A dumpling light night lamp is a happy pill for food-lovers and can help them ward off insomnia and anxiety at night.
ZKLiLi Silicone Dumpling Light, $12, Amazon
MUBAREK Night Light, $17, Amazon
SMOKO Dumpling Light, $33, SMOKO website
Cooling pint glasses
For your beer-loving family and friends, get them their pint glasses this Christmas. Your beer-loving friends would love this cooling pint glass for sure, as they can now enjoy a cold drink as they cap off a long day.
LERAMED Ultimate Pint, $13, Amazon
HOST Freeze Beer Glasses, $19.60, Amazon
ZWILLING Sorrento 2pc Double-Wall Beer Set, $26.95, Target
Mini waffle maker
A mini waffle maker is good for quick breakfast meals or snack time with the kids. Your friends can also get creative in making their very own waffle recipes with this.
NOSTALGIA MyMini Personal Electric Waffle Maker, $15, Amazon
DASH Mini waffle maker, $18, Amazon
OSTER DiamondForce Nonstick Belgian Waffle Maker – $21.39, Target
Custom cutting board
A true chef will always have a knife and a cutting board. A personalized cutting board is especially perfect for your friend who is about to enter or just graduated culinary school. This will inspire them to create more wonderful dishes with the cutting board you gave.
MADE BY DESIGN Gripper Poly Cutting Board, $10, Target
CUSTOM CATCH Personalized Cutting Wood Board, $19, Amazon
HAT SHARK Custom Engraved Cutting Board, $19.95, Amazon
Merlot infused coffee
Get your friend who is a huge fan of coffee and wine the Merlot-infused coffee by Uncommon Goods. For only $20, your friend will be sipping on coffee with the aroma of a wine as this coffee has been aged in Merlot wine barrels. Your friend won’t be intoxicated, though, as this coffee does not have actual wine mixed in it.
Automatic pan stirrer with timer
This item is very useful for your friend, partner, or parents who love to cook. They would just simply put this in a pan or a pot, and it will do the stirring for them as they work on other tasks or take care of the other menu.
ROBOSTIR, $34.84, Amazon
UUTENSIL STIRRTIME Automatic pan stirrer, $35.95, Amazon
A cookbook is always a good gift for your family or friend who loves to cook. This year, one of the bestselling cookbooks is Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook, which can be bought at Amazon for only $19.20.
Pop-up hotdog toaster
A pop-up hotdog toaster is always a good holiday gift for family or friends with children. The children and parents can prepare the hotdog buns together, and it will be a perfect bonding experience for them. A good hotdog toaster is the NOSTALGIA Pop-up 2 Hot Dog and Bun Toaster, priced at $24.99 on Amazon.
Italian cheesemaking kit
Give your friend an Italian cheesemaking kit this holiday. They can just make cheese at home all day, every day.
COUNTRY TRADING CO. Cheese Maker Molds Set of 5, $21.90, Amazon
NEW ENGLAND Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese Making Kit, $25.99, Amazon
FERMENTAHOLICS DIY Fresh Cheese Making Kit, $29.95, Amazon
A wine subscription is a perfect gift for your wine enthusiast friends or those who just got married.
Harry & David Wine & Cheese Pairing Club, $30, covers a bottle of wine and an exclusive gourmet cheese each month.
Wine of the Month Club, $39 per month
Martha Stewart Wine Co., $50, which delivers one bottle of wine per week for six weeks
Inexpensive gifts for Creative People
Inkless drawing board
Perk up your friend’s creative juices with a Buddha Board that uses only water when drawing. This can help your friend meditate and have a clear mind making her time doing art extra special. Only $37.95 on Amazon
Tracing Led lightbox
Make your artist friend’s life easy with a Tracing LED Light Box. This can help them transfer sketches and illustrations easily to a professional drawing paper, saving extra effort and time. This can also be a perfect gift to your non-artistic friends who lack the proper drawing skills. They can also come up with a good sketch in a new paper with this device.
LITENERGY Portable Tracing LED Copy Board Light Box, $17, Amazon
TIKTECKLAB Ultra-Thin Portable Tracer White Pad Light Box, $19.89, Amazon
Leather paintbrush roll
This is one of the most basic yet very useful gift items for your creative family or friends. They will always need a brush roll to keep all of these tools organized.
RUSTIC RIDGE Genuine Leather Pencil and Pen Roll, $24.97, Amazon
HIDE & DRINK Waxed Canvas Artist Paint Brush Roll Up Bag, $31.95, Amazon
Personalized paintbrush holder
Make your friends’ paintbrush holder extra special with a personal touch. You can put in name initials, inspirational quotes, or dainty designs to make the holder unique and one-of-a-kind.
ANYA PEDZEL Artists Paint Brush Holder, $19.97, Amazon
RUTHPIKECERAMICS Ceramic Paint Brush Holder, $25.85, Etsy
GRAINWOODS Paint Brush Holder, $29.05, Etsy
Artists’ brushes must be in clean and good condition to be used for a long time. You can never go wrong with a brush cleaner gift set for your artist friend or family.
GENERAL 105-BP Pencil Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver, $10.29, Amazon
PAINT PUCK Paint Brush Cleaner Rince Cup (All-in-One), $31.19, Amazon
Help keep your friend’s workstation sleek and clean with a cute and cool brush holder. This will keep all of the paintbrushes, pens, and pencils in place as your friend works on other tasks – a perfect gift for your friend and a friendly item to your budget.
KISANGEL 2-pc Calligraphy Ceramic Brush Holder, $6.89, Amazon
HMAYART Brush Rest with Cat Design, $12.99, Amazon
MEGREZ Calligraphy Brush Holder, $13.99, Amazon
A stylus pen is another simple yet practical gift for your artist family or friends to help them draw sketches and finish their artworks on their digital devices easily.
MEKO Universal Stylus, $11.85, Amazon
RENAISSER Stylus for Surface, $27.19, Amazon
“Let It Gough” Shirt
Nothing screams “I am an artist” than a Van Gogh-inspired shirt. This item is a perfect gift for everyone – artists, art enthusiasts, and non-creative people. \ An ARTIST SHIRTS CO. Let It Gogh T-Shirt can be bought for $20 on Amazon.
Masterclass annual membership
A Masterclass membership is a beautiful gift to give a friend who is interested to learn more skills. For only $180 a year or $15 a month, you are giving that friend an opportunity of a lifetime.
Modeling clay (therapy dough)
Get yourself and your friends some modeling clay and therapy dough. The squishy clay, infused with herbs, can help you relax and calm your hearts and minds.
AROMA DOUGH Aromatherapy Playing Dough, $10
UNCOMMON GOODS Therapy Dough $15
Choose from among the listed items the best fit for the gift’s recipient.
There are no limits on the gift items you can buy for your loved ones, co-workers, or neighbors, but know what the person wants and what would suit their personality.
What matters most in gift-giving is the thought, and the effort put into it as an expression of love, care, and appreciation for these people.