Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

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Find great gift ideas for inexpensive gifts for every occasion and especially at Christmas time.

Gift Ideas for Men

May 23rd, 2011

Great gift ideas for men.Christmas season is the busiest season for purchases, especially coming up with gifts for loved ones. Giving a Christmas gift for a guy friend? Got no idea what to buy him? Here are some nice ideas for you to consider getting!

Coffee Tumbler or Mug

If your friend works in an office where a cup of coffee could really give a boost, this is the perfect gift for him. For a Starbucks addict guy, get him a nice stainless tumbler or mug. Starbucks has many designs to choose from. You may visit any local Starbucks shop or get one online. You can also go shop for nice inexpensive tumblers in stores where they have some.

This is my personal choice since you no longer need to know other factors like the size, color or scent choice. Just pick a nice sexy black, silver or blue tumbler or mug and you are good to go!

Caps and Hats

Most men love wearing ball caps. Some even collect sports ball caps like baseball and basketball caps. There are lots to choose from and they are also inexpensive. This is probably the most budget-friendly choice, unless you are getting him collector’s edition caps.

Ball caps are most commonly given and used. Go for sports ball caps with the favorite team of your guy friend. He would be delighted.

Men’s Jackets

You can never go wrong with jackets, unless you chose the one color your guy friend hates. But then again, if you are friends you know each others’ likes and dislikes. So this is a safe gift. Try North Face jackets or browse for more brands online.

Men’s Cologne or Perfume

This may not be a safe choice but this could be a perfect gift for your guy friend. Some men prefer cologne or perfume gift but this can be very tricky. Some of them are particular with the scent. You can try to figure out his cologne or perfume, or determine what scents he likes. Why not try this Armani Code 2.5 for more or less $60?

Other Men’s Apparel and Accessories

Shirts, neckties, shorts, pants, shades, any fashion item you can think of! Graphic shirts are perfect for younger men. Plain collared shirts are for business professionals as well as neckties. Sports shades can be good choices as well.

Electronic Gadgets

Techie guys like techie gifts. Spark their interest with gifts like earphones, wireless optical mouse and iPods. Check out computer stores or the Apple store for a wide range of electronic gadgets you can choose from.

Gift Ideas for Women

May 23rd, 2011

great gift ideas for womenThere is just a multitude of items you can give as gifts for women. Any cute, chic or couture item is a good choice for most women. So here are some great choices as Christmas gift ideas for women.


You can give different kinds of books for women. Here are some popular choices: romance novels, inspirational, cookbooks, DYI. Others can be fiction, non-fiction, classics. Paperback or hardbound is fine. Paperback is budget-friendly. Wrap it up in a nice Christmas wrapping. Perhaps put a little ribbon and you’re good to go!


You can’t go wrong with bags! Most women love and collect bags. I mean, who doesn’t? Shoulder bags and clutches are most common gifts. Bags of different colors, shapes and sizes are perfect gifts for your girl friends. Just make sure they like the type and color of the bad you’re giving them.

Gold, Silver and Trinkets!

Women love to accessorize! Give them a nice necklace, bracelet, bangles, anklets, ring or earrings and she’d be happy. Even if it’s not 18-karat gold, accessories are still loved by women, especially with chic designs.

Scarves and other Knitted Stuff

Professional women love to dress up for office and oftentimes accessories are worn to enhance business attire. Scarves are perfect for these. They also sometimes wear cardigans, sweatshirts over collared or ruffled tops.

Body Care Products

Taking good care of the body is essential for women. Sometimes, women need to detoxify or relax from stress and some do this by soaking in a nice hot tub of water with nice scents or a milk bath. Aside from relaxation, women have lots of rituals in taking care of their body: putting on lotion to moisturize, using exfoliating creams to remove dead skin cells and facial wash or cream for a nice smooth face.

You can get her a body care set. The Body Shop already has sets that you can just grab one and it already has everything your female friend needs.

Makeup Kits

Most women put on makeup from casual to glamorous to trendy. A makeup set would be perfect but for a small budget, go for lipstick, eye shadow, blush on or foundation. Any one of those would be great.


Women scream fashion. Accessorizing is and always will be the trend. You can give her a belt, hat, hair band, brooch, cellphone charms, bag charms or just about anything that’s cute and can enhance her fashion sense. She will love it! Make sure it fits her style or the look she’s going for.


Dainty tops, dresses, shorts, jeans. If you know her size and style then you can take the risk of buying her clothes. She will be ecstatic to see when she opens your gift from her. There are lots of nice online shops to shop clothes from as well as boutiques in your area. This may be hard but if you got it right, it’s definitely worth it.