Christmas confession here: I LOVE Christmas, like Buddy the Elf style love, but the closer I get to Christmas I start to feel a little bit….Scroogey.
I know, I know, It’s embarrassing! How can a Christmas fanatic confess to having a bit of Scrooge in her? The truth is, sometimes the most wonderful time of year sure can feel like the most wonderfully expensive time of year.
The closer Christmas approaches the more I find myself pinching my pennies, frantically checking my bank balance and cringing when I remember yet another holiday gift I forgot to buy someone. It’s difficult when you want to spoil your friends and family with gifts but may not have the funds necessary. The great news is, with a little searching, I discovered you really can find a Christmas gift for everyone on your list, no matter what your Christmas budget is.
AND with Amazon Prime, you can still get it delivered by Christmas Day for Free!
For her: A holiday scarf – $7
Can a woman ever have enough scarves? I think not. Gift your bestie or wife with a cozy holiday scarf and she’ll be sure to think of you when she snuggles up to it all winter long.
For him: A fun new read – $9.99.
A book on his favorite hobby. Does your man love craft beer? Gift him with The Beer Bible. Did you just transfer to a new area? Gift him with a book on landscapes or interesting facts to get him excited about your new duty station. There’s a book out there for every hobby. It’s the perfect last minute Christmas gift!
For the kids: Pie Blaster – $14.88.
A game that allows kids to watch as their siblings get blasted in the face with a pie. Does anything more need to be said? You know they’ll love it.
Honorable Budget Mention: Bake Cookies!
Make cookies! Tis the season to roll up your sleeves and get your hands into some cookie dough. Everyone loves baked goods this time of year and baking is a great way to spend a day making holiday memories with family! It’s a perfect budget gift that comes at a low cost but with lots of homemade love.
For her: Christmas Slippers – $18.99.
What woman doesn’t love to slip her feet into some cozy slippers at the end of the day and how cute are these adorable red and white Christmas slippers? For less than $20 they’ll feel like cozy luxury on her feet. Amazon will get them to you in 2 days! That’s last minute Christmas at it’s finest.
For him: An original T-Shirt – $18.95.
Personalize a normally boring gift, clothing, by designing it yourself and making it into something unique. Is there a slogan your guy says a lot or a photo that would crack him up to have on a shirt? You can design something personal and unique to him that he’ll love to wear on this site.
For the Kids: Minion Fart Gun – $20.00.
Bless the kids for being easily amused. I have it on the good authority of a three year old that this is where it’s at for kids this year. It’s the gift that is sure to have the entire family bursting into giggles all year long.
For her: An Alex and Ani Bracelet – $28.00.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, yes, the cliché is true, women DO love shiny things and what better than one of these adorable Alex and Ani Bracelets? The best part is they come with all kinds of different charms so you can match one to her personality.
For him: The Chillsner – $29.95.
If your man drinks beer, or even soda, he will love this Chillsner. It’s a beer cooler that chills any drink almost immediately and better yet, continues to keep it cold, meaning he’ll never have to wait to drink a beer out of that six pack he brought home from the store again.
For the Kids: LEGO DUPLO Disney Mickey and Minnie Birthday Parade Building Kit – $24.99
Kids, and let’s be honest, adults too, LOVE Legos and how adorable is this Mickey and Minnie kit? If you’re looking for one more last minute Christmas gift, this can be shipped to you in 2 days. Gift this to your little ones and it will be sure to result in hours of fun for the whole family.
Honorable Mention: Cards Against Humanity – $25.00.
Described as a party game for horrible people, this card game is sure to liven up any holiday party and makes a great gift for a couple or a friend that loves to entertain.
For her: A set of copper mule glasses – $34.25.
These mugs are all the rage right now and your friend that loves to host or play bartender is sure to love them. Buy a set of four and wrap them up with a bottle of ginger beer for a gift that is sure to wow.
For him: Beer of the Month Club – $27.95 per month.
This is the gift that keeps on giving! One of my favorite things about this gift is that you can choose to give just one month or if you want to do a bigger gift, you can sign your recipient up for three months and pay as each shipment goes out, breaking up the cost to you. The man in your life will love receiving a mystery box of craft beer every month! If your man isn’t a beer guy there’s lots of other monthly shipments you can choose, everything from a cigar club to a bacon club! Mmmm, who doesn’t love bacon?!
For the Kids: A Radio Flyer tri-cycle – $60.99.
Every kid loves a trike! Gift the little one in your family with this adorable Radio Flyer for the beginning of their biking adventures.
Honorable Mention: Gift Cards
A gift card to their favorite store or restaurant. Gift cards get a bad rep for being impersonal but I don’t know anyone that actually doesn’t love a gift card. Bonus points if you get them a card to a place you know they love, like their favorite restaurant or clothing store. You know they’ll be excited to use it and it gives them an opportunity to treat themselves during a time of year when otherwise they likely wouldn’t be able to.