I don't like doing what everyone else is doing. I want to give that one gift that keeps on giving and the one that they will be talking about or thinking of us when they see/use it.
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I love getting anything home crafted. It could be a scarf, hat, lap throw, pretty kitchen towel, canned goods, bath salts, hand scrub - ANYTHING that someone takes the time to make is special.
Think about putting together baskets/bags of things everyone uses or needs.
Items can be cleaning products - homemade or store bought. Goodies to snack on. Adult themed baskets. Poker night baskets. Game night baskets. Snuggle & read baskets.
Cleaning pack - I would enjoy (some may not). New home owner, newly married, college student..
Movie night snacks
Think about getting inexpensive books (2nd hand, dollar stores) and an inexpensive throw. Good for a reader.
Books, candle, and hot chocolate mix.
A nice mug, a packet of hot chocolate mix and some fuzzy socks (all stuck in the cup)
Get a pretty thrift tea cup and a box or two of fancy tea bags & a small bottle of honey
Card games and some snacks
Board game/puzzle for the family
Kleenex, chicken soup mix, cough drops, cold meds
A basket filled with different jar mixes (homemade)
Do you have someone who spends a lot of time baking or in the kitchen. Go cooking/baking themed.
Baking items - cookie/cupcake decorating. How about an ice cream sundae topping basket?
Fun for the baker.
Vintage accessoriesThere is just no end to fun and different ideas. Think about the receiver, and what they enjoy doing and HAVE FUN and BE CREATIVE.
Know a prepper? Maybe some jar mixes of different goodies. Heirloom garden seeds to put back for the future. A box of shells for hunting. Jerky seasonings. Tarps, plastic rainwear, anything camo. Insulated socks. Hand warmers. Life straws, etc.
College student who doesn't make it home often - rolls of quarters for laundry. Maybe even a basket of laundry supplies.
Oh golly, there are just unlimited ideas that are fun, functional, and many that can be quite frugal! Watch for mark downs, use coupons with sales, check dollar stores, and have a ball putting together some memorable gifts.