The holiday season is all about giving and sharing. That also means that it’s the time to save. There is no reason you can’t gift all your friends something special. Money doesn’t define the value of your gift, it’s the thought process and time spent on picking out the gift that does. Here’s a list of a few fun and inexpensive gifts around $25 or less you can get for your friends.
$25 gift card to a place of their choosing
Some people consider this the easy way out, but you really can’t go wrong with a gift card. Whether it’s to Chipotle or H&M or even a Visa Gift Card, your friends will appreciate the little extra discount they get when they go to one of their favorite stores. Write a nice hand-written note to go along with the gift card, and you’re all set.
The Japanese Cherry Blossom line at Bath & Body Works has become one of the most famous fragrances ever. According to Bath & Body, it “evokes the beauty of Japan’s exotic gardens with a graceful blend of pear, Japanese cherry blossom & sandalwood.” You can purchase a gift set that includes two different types of hand soap and body lotion in a full or travel size, and it all comes in a gift bag. They also have an Aromatherapy line that sells a similar gift set that helps you with stress relief, energy, and sleep therapy.
Mini Buddha Board $15
The Buddha Board is a board that you can create art on using only a paintbrush and water. However, the art disappears as you work on it. The company that creates and sells the board says that it was “inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment… Your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind, ready to create a whole new masterpiece.” It’s an interesting and inexpensive concept.
This journal will compliment your creative and messy friend. It’s a book filled with pages of instructions on how to “wreck” it and leave your journal destroyed. “With [Keri] Smith‘s unique sensibility,” says Barnes & Noble, “readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.”
Miniature Indoor Bonsai Tree $16
This is a simple and hands-on gift. Have your friend grow their own bonsai tree garden. It comes with a pot and seeds so that your friend can get started on growing their own little garden right from their fingertips.
By Maria Vasquez