With the state of world finances everyone seems to be buttoning their belt buckle a little bit tighter at the moment. This calls for us to find new ways of giving gifts that don’t break the bank. It’s easy to say ‘I love you’ or ‘I’m thinking of you’ with creative gift ideas that will go down a treat with friends and family. Here are 6 creative gift ideas that won’t break the bank.
Quote a Day Jar
Old jars always come in handy for all sorts of purposes. A quote a day jar is a great gift idea for people who love quotes. Write different inspirational quotes onto pieces of paper and put them into the jar. When it reaches 365 put a ribbon around it and give it to a friend for a gift. They will love to be able to reach in and pick a quote each day as something to think about.
Personalised iphone Case
Personalised iphone cases are easy to make and can be done in all sorts of different designs. First grab a cheap iphone 5 case. Then collect together some bits of material, pictures, ribbons, dried flowers or whatever you think will make a cool design. Layer the design up on the iphone case and then cover in clear resin to hold it all together. These are a great gift that has such a personalised touch and will delight everyone!
Decorated Tote Bag
A tote bag is a great gift that always comes in use since we use them for all sorts of things from shopping to taking our books to the library. Buy a cheap plain one and decorate it in the fashion that best suits the person that you will be giving it to. You could sew some beads, or buttons on, or paint or print a cool design.
Jar of Lollies or Baked Goods
Old jars are such handy things when it comes time to give a gift. Fill one up with some homebaked cookies or lollies and decorate the jar with some paint, string or ribbon. Your friend or family member can eat the contents and then give it back to you for your next occasion, filled up! It could become a back and forth gift idea that won’t break your bank but lets them you know you care!
Coupon Service Booklet
One thing that we are often short of in life is time to do all the things that we need to do, especially if we have children. Sometimes, rather than just getting a gift from someone, offering our service and assistance can make a huge amount of difference to someone’s life. A coupon service booklet with coupons offering a massage, baby-sitting or cleaning the house is an awesome gift that won’t break the bank.
Favourite Picture on a Mug
Have you got a picture of you and your friend or family member that you really love? Why not get it printed onto a mug as a gift for your friend to remember you by every day when they have their morning cup of tea or coffee. It’s a relatively cheap gift that will mean a lot to them!