5 Inexpensive Yet Impressive Gift Ideas

This holiday season consumers are expected to deck their halls and max out their credit cards. Christmas is the time of year that many retailers get out of the red and into the black. Instead of giving yourself the gift of debt this holiday season, check out our 5 inexpensive yet impressive Christmas gifts, so you can survive the holidays in good mental and financial shape.

Photo books

Photo books are a great sentimental gift idea. They are perfect for parents, grandparents and more. Best of all, you can purchase photo books customized with your own images for relatively inexpensive prices online. Take advantage of web services to design your own book complete with borders, backgrounds, frames and other embellishments.

Photo books are especially great for people who live far away from their friends and family. They help create a feeling of togetherness, which is especially needed during the holidays. You’ll also save on shipping costs when you order a photo book as most sites include shipping for free.

Hand made blankets

Hand make blankets are practical, impressive and inexpensive. You can get yard or fabric on clearance throughout the year to stash away for Christmas. Avoid shopping at the last minute for your supplies, or you may be faced with Christmas themed leftovers that other shoppers passed up on.

If you don’t know how to sew, knit or crochet, there’s no time like the present to learn. What begins as an inexpensive way to give Christmas gifts may wind up being a lifelong hobby.

Service coupons

For elderly people or parents, there’s nothing quite like getting a booklet of service coupons for Christmas. These tickets can encompass anything from detailing a car to making dinner. Customize the gift to meet the needs of the recipient for a well-received gift that will definitely be used.

Food gifts

Almost any type of food makes a great Christmas gift. Homemade pastries, cookies, brownies or other sweet treats are inexpensive to make and always well received. Additionally, soup kits or specialty chocolates can make a big hit for very little money.


Whether you’re thinking of home accessories or clothing accessories, the small finishing touches make a home or an outfit. Choose candles, picture frames or other small items for the recipients home, or a great belt, cuff links, necklace or watch for their clothing. Whatever you choose, be sure it matches the recipients tastes to ensure that it will be used.

Finding inexpensive Christmas gift ideas isn’t difficult. When approaching the gift giving season, ask yourself what items the recipient wouldn’t normally purchase for themselves and go from there. With a little bit of thought you’ll be able to find amazing gifts that your friends and family will love.

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Edwin is a marketer, social media influencer and head writer here at Debt Syndrome. He manages a large network of high quality finance blogs and social media accounts. You can connect with him via email here.

1 Comment

  1. Savvy Scot

    I love photobooks and how easy they have become to personalise! 🙂

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