Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

December 6, 2010 in Career and Job Search Tips, Food & Beverage Industry Information, HR Best Practices


‘Tis the season to give gifts once again.  And if you’re like most people, this year you’ll be sticking to a budget.  But don’t let spending limits cramp your gift-giving style.  You can still buy some pretty great presents for under $20, if you put your thinking cap on.

So if you can’t bear to purchase another boring necktie or nasty fruitcake, never fear.  Break out of the gift box with these creative ideas that won’t break the bank.

For the wine lover

  • Bottle of wine and pair of decorative or seasonal wineglasses
  • Guidebook for pairing wine with food
  • Set of decorative wineglass charms

For the outdoorsman

  • Camping chair
  • Heavy duty flashlight and batteries
  • Insulated soft-side lunch cooler

For the gardener

  • Planter for window or porch rail
  • High-end gardening gloves
  • Canvas gardening tool organizer

For the cook

  • Assortment of gourmet spices
  • Specialty cookbook
  • Salt and pepper mills

For the new home owner

  • Serving dish that complements kitchen décor
  • Coffee table book related to something he enjoys
  • Coordinating set of picture frames

For the book lover

  • Decorative book mark, personal reading light and batteries
  • Bestseller about a topic near and dear to the recipient’s heart
  • Cozy microfleece throw blanket

For the chauffeur (translation: any mom with kids)

  • Car organizer
  • Car wash and vacuum coupon
  • Safety hammer to break auto glass and cut seatbelt

For the cheese lover

  • Cheese grater and a block of favorite cheese (be sure to include a “cheesy” sentiment like: “To a GRATE friend!”)
  • High-end cheese slicer
  • A block of favorite cheese, box of gourmet crackers, bunch of grapes and cheese knife in an inexpensive basket

For the homebody

  • Extra large and fluffy bath towel
  • Indoor/outdoor electric thermometer
  • Current issues of 3 favorite magazines tied with a decorative bow

For the technology lover

  • LED Binary clock
  • Cordless optical notebook mouse (choose a fun color)
  • Digital scrapbook software

Happy holiday shopping from Kinsa Group.