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Christmas Gifts for Your Friends That Won’t Break The Bank

Engraved Ornaments

Whether you want to commemorate a special year or laugh at your favorite meme with your best friend, an individualized ornament is an adorable but affordable gift. Do a quick Etsy search and there are plenty of handmade engraved ornaments for $20 or less. Just type in what you want engraved, and the rest is done for you! Trust us, this is one of the easiest ways to find a unique, thoughtful gift this holiday season.

Personal Photos

Get creative with this one! You can print a ton of photos at Walgreens for $0.34 or less each (don’t forget to check out their coupon page). The options are limitless! Put a cute selfie with your bestie in a water bottle, make a collage with pics from your family vay-cay, or buy a cheap frame to glam up even the simplest photo. 


House plants are totally on trend right now, and even if you don’t have a green thumb it’s nearly impossible to kill one of these hardy little plants. Hardware stores like Home Depot have the largest selection of succulents, but you can also find them at your local drug store in a pinch. And the best part is that you can dress up your newly bought succulent in some incredibly cute pots, from this one that looks like a bird nest, to this fridge magnet.

Brownie Mix in a Jar

Even if you aren’t an avid baker, this is still a ridiculously easy gift to throw together last minute. All you need is cocoa powder, sugar, flour, and salt! Just grab a Mason jar (you can buy these in bulk on Amazon or buy one from your local dollar store) and your ingredients together, and you’re done! Have fun with it–throw on a Christmas-patterned ribbon or cute stickers on the jar for a personal touch. And there are plenty variations of this gift–try cookie mix or even hot chocolate!

Unique Sweet Treats

If you don’t want to make your gift recipient actually bake your gift, there are plenty of options for delicious premade sweets! Ditch boring chocolate boxes and try something special, like beer marshmallows, pumpkin spice honey, or these hilarious bags of unicorn fart cotton candy.

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