Many people have found themselves dreading Christmas shopping, due to the slower economy. This is entirely understandable. However, 2010 Christmas gift ideas don’t have to involve a ton of cash. This year the holiday shopping experience is all about the hunt – for bargains!
Naturally, if you want to save the most money on a gift, make it yourself. Even if you feel like you don’t have a creative bone in your body, you can succeed in making a homemade Christmas present. This is because the options are endless. You could:
- Sew a homemade quilt out of vintage band t-shirts.
- Put together a coupon book, good for services such as foot rubs and washing the dishes.
- Whittle a set of chess pieces.
- Bake a scrumptious chocolate cake or pie.
- Create and abstract watercolor or oil painting.
- Make a CD playlist.
- Write a song.
Really, the list goes on and on. Chances are many more people are getting in tune with their creative side as they pinch pennies this season. So what are you waiting for? Dive in and start making something!
If you’d rather just purchase your gift, there is no shortage of bargain 2010 Christmas gift ideas. It all depends on where you look. You also have to know the personality of the gift recipient to make the present truly special. Some purchase ideas under $10 include:
- A nice coffee army veteran hoodie with a nice bag of coffee
- Gardening gloves
- Picture frames
- Craft supplies
- Deck of cards with dice for drinking games
If you’d like to spend a little more, here are some gift ideas over $10, but under $25:
- Cocktail shaker
- Throw blanket
- MP3 player mini-speakers
- Nice chocolate truffles
- Kitchen serving platter
Also, research all of your shopping options. Sometimes, in-store specials are better than the online option for a location. Other times, the online prices of items are cheaper. It’s not as time-consuming as it seems, and you’ll be saving yourself money at the end of the day.
Truthfully, purchasing gifts during the holidays does not have to break the bank. Don’t feel like you have to go out and buy the biggest and best new gadget or trinket out there. These 2010 Christmas Gift Ideas will all leave you with plenty of money to spare, and your gift recipient will be none-the-wiser. Everyone loves fancy electronics and designer clothes, but try to keep in mind what Christmas is all about: love, acceptance, and togetherness. A gift from the heart is always the most meaningful
write by Alma