Every year the birthdays of friends and family role around, often at times that doesn’t suit financially. But gifts don’t have to be expensive to be meaningful.
You can show your loved ones you care with a simple, thoughtful gift that won’t leave you reaching to the bottom of your pockets. To give you some ideas and inspiration, we’re compiled a list of great gifts to give when you’re low on cash. Remember, it’s the thought that counts –not the dollar value!
Send an App
Sending someone an app is a great idea for an easy and affordable gift they won’t expect. You can make this gift personal by selecting an app that is appropriate to their interests. There are hundreds to choose from for phones and computers at prices to suit even the tightest budgets. There’s apps under hundreds of different categories. Games, entertainment, cooking, banking, music, pictures, editing, research, weather and shopping just to name a few. We’re certain you will find one of the many available to suit the person you’re buying for.
Vistaprint has made this gift idea super easy for you. Give a practical and creative gift this year by designing and printing custom magnets. Everyone needs magnets for the fridge. Why not custom design a selection for your friends and family? You can use images and text to make a unique and thoughtful present and they will be reminded of your kindness each day when they go to the fridge, perfect.
A Pot Plant
Plants are a great gift for anyone moving into a new home. They’re nice because you’re giving someone a little piece of new life to add to theirs. Pot plants aren’t hard to look after. There are a huge variety of different types available and a number of species that are durable and stay alive well for indoor and low attentive living situations.
Write a Letter
Writing a letter to a loved one is an easy and very affordable gift that is always appreciated and treasured. This is the perfect gift to give someone who lives far away. We don’t send enough love via snail mail anymore! It’s not enough to send a text message or write on their Facebook wall. Send them a hand written letter that they can hold and keep.
Bake them a Cake
Baking birthday cakes is a popular tradition for a reason. Everyone loves cake and everyone appreciates a delicious, hand-made treat on their birthday. Be creative and try and take on a cake recipe that’s a little different from the norm to show you friends and family you went the extra mile. There are heaps of amazing recipes available online and all it will cost you is a few dollars for the ingredients.
There are so many affordable options for gifts to give to your loved ones. You’re really only limited by your imagination because your wallet is not that important when it comes to presents. The biggest tip when deciding on a gift is to think about something they will appreciate and something that suits their interests or their current situations. And, if all else fails, you can never go wrong with a birthday cake!