The “I’m on a Budget” Holiday Gift Guide

The Comprehensive “I’m on a Budget” Holiday Gift Guide


The holiday season is here: Christmas lights are up in Downtown Apex, Mix 101.5 has begun sounding off holiday classics, and people around the world are beginning to think about how to shell out the cash required to provide their loved ones with the gifts they deserve this month. Gifts are expensive, and when you start tallying up the number of close friends and family who mean a lot to you, the charges can rack up quickly.


As much as some deny it, the holiday season is about much more than a price tag, and a small thoughtful gift can mean worlds more than something expensive . Here is your comprehensive guide to finding unique and compassionate gifts for friends and family without breaking the bank:


Sparrow and Wren Monogram Mug

Price: $8

Where: Bloomingdales

Why: These mugs are an inexpensive yet practical and personalized gift for your favorite tea or coffee drinker

A Personalized Picture Frame

Price: $10

Where: Crate and Barrel, Target, AC Moore

Why: A unique and thoughtful keepsake for celebrating your fondest memories

Fuzzy Throw Blanket

Price: $10

Where: Target, Walmart, Amazon

Why: Who doesn’t love a fuzzy blanket? Give a friend or family member an inexpensive, yet practical way to stay warm this winter

Chunky Knit Memory Foam Slippers

Price: $6

Where: Lakeside Clothing

Why: Who doesn’t want a pair of cozy, memory foam slippers?

Pop Socket

Price: $10


Why: A unique way to help your friends and family join in on this 2018 trend

Basic Beanie

Price: $12

Where: Urban Outfitters

Why: Stylish and inexpensive accessory for anyone

A Good Book

Price: Under $10

Where: Amazon’s “Today’s Deals in Books Sections”

Why: Give the gift of an enticing read by looking through a wide variety of book selections on Amazon’s deal section under $10

Adult Coloring Book with Colored Pencils

Price: $6.20

Where: Amazon

Why: Don’t underestimate the power of a stress-relieving coloring book!


Price: Under $15

Where: TJ Maxx, Amazon, Target

Why: While people love to invest in a pair of expensive sunglasses, giving someone a stylish back-up pair is never a bad idea.

Holiday Beverage Gift Set

Price: $10

Where: The Lakeside Collection

Why: Give the gift of a set of holiday themed teas, coffees, and chocolates!

Showing appreciation for the ones you love doesn’t have to come with a gutting price-tag. Keep these practical yet thoughtful gifts in mind as you begin your holiday shopping this season. Happy Holidays!       

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