Fantastic And Unique Gift Ideas That Will Help You Save Money

March 8, 2009 by  
Filed under On Gifts

Everyone enjoys receiving gifts and the giving can be just as rewarding. Giving gifts is a little sign of appreciation that they are part of your life and a way to make them feel loved. There may be times when money is short and you want to give a gift but can’t find anything that fits the bill within your budget.

Following are some unique gift ideas that you can use to make them more affordable but every bit as fantastic.

You give gifts to people you care about and love. You know a lot about them, what they like, hobbies and interests. Because of this valuable knowledge you can create a gift yourself, customizing it to their taste. By giving a personal touch you are showing the person they are worth putting some effort into instead of just going into a shop and simply buying it.

If you have a particular talent such as arts and crafts, knitting or crocheting, you can utilize these skills to create beautiful and unique gifts. It doesn’t matter is you are not the latest Picasso, with a little creative imagination anyone can produce a decent handmade gift.

A thoughtful and charming gift idea is to simply frame a nice photo that would appeal to them. If you do not feel confident enough to make the frame yourself, you can buy an inexpensive, plain frame and decorate with paint, beads, shells and any other materials you can obtain from art stores or even around the house. This is a particularly good personalized gift as it conjures up good memories as well as receiving a gift.

Again, using photos from various points in their life, you can create an album with little personalized captions or a calendar. There are templates you can find cheaply online to save money and you can give the calendar a more personal feel with special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays being added.

Luxury homemade food items such as truffles, cookies and preserves can make excellent gifts. Once you have finished making them, place in a decorative container and finish off with a little bow with a note attached giving the recipe.

A great idea for a present could be a subscription for a magazine they particularly like, This can be a relatively inexpensive gift and they will be reminded of you every time they receive the magazine.

Receiving a gift which has been given a lot of thought and effort is heart-warming. Cost is unimportant and pales into significance compared to the hours spent crafting the hand-made gift. Sometimes the most simple ideas are the most effective. If you take a look in little boutique style craft shops, you will find a wealth of stimulus for unique gift ideas that will still have you saving money.