Very limited budget for Christmas. Affordable gift ideas?

I absolutely love giving gifts and normally go all out on Christmas. I completely spoil my mum, dad and sister. The past few Christmas' they've each received at least 10-15 gifts from me.

This year however I didn't budget properly the last few months and now my Christmas gift budget is practically non existent. I'm so angry at myself for not watching my spending.

I know it's not about the amount of presents I give but I feel like my family are now used to being surprised with lots of gifts. It's now a tradition and they go all out for me in return. This year il be sad to give them only about 2 each whilst they give me a lot more.

Should I tell them I can't afford a lot this year so they can get me less so I won't feel as bad?

Also anybody got any cool gift ideas that are cheap?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • you love your family and I hope your family loves you too.
    everyone had at least one bad moment in their lives.
    for now - it's yours, because you out of budget.
    but you still have this pure diamond - your love to your family and love of your family to you.
    try some handmade stuff. gift cards, socks, handmade things, letters... at least just say them personally how much you love them.
    don't try to buy the love with presents (I saw this few times... that's awful), because when you trying to buy love it becomes prostitution. love can't be bought, but can be shown.
    I don't try to say any offence thing to you and your family. just my thoughts about this sad situation.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Welcome to Gag Town.
    I am the Biggest Gift Giver at Christmas, Because I am the Only One, hun, Who really Ever Even Gives to my own parents. On my Side of the family, We cut down because it is very Costly.
    No, Do not Utter a Word and go to the Store and Pick out the Best of the Rest, that you can Afford. Coming from your Big Heart from the Start, Is more than Enough when it's Rough.
    Dollar Tree has Lots of Great ideas.
    Good Luck. xx

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    • Thank you, Gag, and asker, always polite to reply to girls and guys on Here, dear, and give a MHO. xx

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What Guys Said 18

  • Candles are a fun gift idea that is more on the economical side.

    You can think of a scent each person would like to make it personal!

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  • Get art supplies, write poems and make homemade ornaments.

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  • Make something!

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  • Has any one thougjt of jusy being happy like the girl said what do you do about a trashy gift no xuch tjing your presence should be enough to bring haappyness yo everbodys face and hearts presents are extra things we and get when we are not with that person but wr think of them or we wouldn't

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  • Be crafty, make them some gifts, find some old boards and paint a picture on them, look for some ideas on pinterest

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  • I think quality over quantity is better in my opinion. You should consider what hobbies your family spends the most time on, and buy that one gift that would really make that hobby even better.

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  • A pen and pad with a note in the cover saying your not Santa but they better send a list or next year it's the same thing

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  • I would say gift cards to Amazon, Best Buy, Etc.
    would be good for someone whose on a budget.

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  • Why don't you go back to the classics, socks. Not just any socks, but Christmas socks.

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  • Gift Certificate to a restaurant? Or is that too expensive?

    Key finder?

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  • Socks...

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  • For men you have options from dollar shave club and maybe instawatch. Look for something along those lines. Also try go for loot crates. They are cheap and different when it comes to gifting.

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  • I wish there is more people like you in the world. Merry xmass

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  • Gift cards

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  • Or just tell them to get their own gift. You'd be surprised how much money you save.

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  • Alcohol

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  • Gifts are meaningless in my opinion I just go for the food & conversations during Christmas

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  • Give em THIS DICK as a gift :3

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What Girls Said 1

  • Fragrancenet. com sells quality perfumes and colognes for WAY cheaper, like up to 80% off. And you can always buy used and majorly discounted clothes, watches, blah blah, you name it on Mercari & Poshmark (though I prefer Mercari, as shipping is less costly)

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