The holidays are a joyous time of year, but they can also be a costly season. People tend to go crazy this time of year, which can, unfortunately, result in overspending that can have a financial impact going into the new year.
Gift giving doesn't have to put a person in debt. It also doesn't mean giving cheap, cheesy looking gifts either. There are several unique that is fabulous, people will appreciate and most of all they won't break the bank.
Here are 10 outstanding, unique holiday gifts that are also affordable, especially for those who don't want to go the DIY route.
The Vintage Baker Cookbook
Even those on your list that are not the greatest at cooking or baking will love this cookbook that is dedicated to the vintage recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to 1960s. These gems are easy to follow and are the epitome of down-home cooking. There are no keto or Atkins recipes in this cookbook. A total of 50 vintage recipes of cookies, pies, cakes, bars and so much more can be found in the collection. This fantastic gift is on sale at Amazon for only $17.
Cat Wine Bottle Opener
The Cat Wine Bottle Opener is perfect for those cat lovers who also love to drink wine. It has a rose gold-plated corkscrew and foil cutter. This present will not only look fabulous in any home, but it will also be a conversation starter. The wine opener features a frictionless Teflon-coated screw and Double-hinged lever action that makes unscrewing any cork effortlessly. Plus, it is light-weight making the body handle easy to grip and use. Amazon is selling this gift for only $20.
Birthstone ornaments are not only a beautiful and unique present, but they are also a gift that the receiver can enjoy for years to come. Each ornament is handmade to perfection and will brighten up any tree. Since they are based on birthstones, there are a total of 12 different ones made. It is a pretty cool idea to have a tree decorated with ornaments that feature the birthstones of family members or friends that are loved dearly. These beauties can be ordered on uncommongoods.com and run $25 per ornament.
Eco Planter Herb Kit
There is nothing like growing herbs in a backyard, but for those who don't have space, it can be frustrating. Well, thanks to these herb kits space are no longer needed. It is also an excellent gift for that person who has talked about planting herbs but is afraid to get the process started. Each kit contains all the necessary items needed to start growing herbs. All that is required on the receiver's end is water and a bright sunny area where the plants can grow. The price depends on the size of the kit ordered. It ranges from $25 to $100 and can be found on food52.com.
Nothing tells a person they special like a personalized present. It means the giver put a lot of thought and effort into the gift. Handmade bracelets are beautiful, classic and something a person can use on a daily basis. The custom-made jewelry can be found on Etsy, and the message is entirely up to the buyer. There are several different styles of bracelets to choose from, all priced at only $28 plus shipping.
Dogs on Instagram Book
Dog lovers will be ecstatic will this book that is chock-full of photos from the @dogsofInstagram. Anyone on the social media platform knows those dogs on there will put a smile on the grumpiest person's face. The book is a collection of 400 of the most adorable photos from the extremely popular feed. It is a celebration of everything that people love about man's best friend. Amazon is selling the book in hardcover for only $11, or it can be purchased on the Kindle for $10.
100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
Instead of giving the one person who is a film buff ticket to the movies or a Netflix subscription, help them enhance their love of film with this fabulous poster. It takes a deep dive into the film world by basically asking the person to watch all 100 movies from the poster. The list ranges from classics such as Casablanca to recent hits like Moonlight. What a fun, interactive gift that will help a person see a new film or watch an old favorite for only $15 at uncommongoods.com.
Capri Blue Burnished Candle
These candles are gorgeous! The candle holders are a mix of metal and marble for a fancy yet modern look. Each candle is made from the Capri Blue's fragrances that create intoxicating scents giving any home a relaxing aromatherapy feeling. There are two scents — Volcano, which is a mixture of tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes, and lightly exotic mountain greens. Lagoon is a mixture of freesia, incense, and tam. These candles are a staple at Anthropologie, with the price ranging from $18-$30 depending on the size of the candle.
Classic USA Style Vintage Football
The perfectly crafted leather makes this football adds a vintage look to the football, which also makes it appear more expensive than the low price of $24. It is part of the Ridley's collection by wild and Wolf. The football is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the game. Nope, it is not just for boys or men, ladies love the game too and will enjoy this gift as well. The weathered football can be found on Amazon.
The days of not being able to grill after dark are over with the spatula that lights up. It is made sure of that, with built-in little daylight-tinted LEDs, that will highlight anything that is being grilled. There is also light up tongs to go along with this fun spatula for those interested ina dual gift. Anyone who loves to grill will appreciate this present that will allow them to grill day or not. Plus, it is priced right at $25 on food52.com.
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