Getting a gift for someone is always a challenge, especially when you’re strapped for cash. It might seem like all your options are limited, or that everything you like is somehow out of your budget, but that’s not the case. 

You’d be surprised at how many places are selling cheap presents that would bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces, and how much you can make yourself, even! In fact, a lot of people might be more touched if they receive a handmade but thoughtful present than they would be if they got an over-the-top one. 

But what exactly are these presents, you ask? Well, keep reading and find out. 

Chocolates and Flowers 

If you’re on a tight budget, opt for a goodie bag full of their favorite snacks and chocolates instead of getting them more expensive chocolates. Couple that box with a bouquet of flowers, and you have the perfect present for any occasion. 

There are countless places online where you can get flowers for less than $50, and that are catering to your post-lockdown gift-giving needs. What’s even better is that you can even find stores that will be more than happy to give you same-day delivery on their flowers. 

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Handmade Jewelry 

The internet is full of tutorials and how-to videos of people making their own jewelry from a whole range of things – from copper wire rings to polymer clay earrings, pendants, and bracelets made out of string. The possibilities are endless and the only limit is your creativity. 

In this case, you get to give your friend some really cool jewelry but instead of paying for all of it in money, you’re only paying for the materials and then making it yourself. What’s even better is that you might not be able to find the perfect pendant necklace online, but you can definitely make it yourself! 

If you want to model your present off someone else’s design, be careful. You should be fine as long as you don’t use it to make any money, but it’s still better to stick to designs from artists who you know for sure are okay with other people making similar stuff. 

Matching Customized T-shirts 

If you have a cute message for your loved ones, an inside joke that you all share, or anything like that, the perfect thing to do with it is to paint it on a t-shirt or hoodie with fabric paint. You can make one both for yourself and your friend, or you can pick any other pattern or design for them. 

Tie and dye the clothes, embroider patterns on the sleeves, or even just sew cute buttons on it. Once you present your friends with a customized t-shirt you made for them with so much love, you’ll see their faces light up with gratitude and appreciation. 

A Tea Subscription 

If you have a friend who loves tea, you might want to consider getting them a gift that just keeps on giving. There are tea subscriptions starting at just $15 per month, and you get several different kinds of teas delivered to your doorstep. What’s even better is that they customize each box to the receiver’s likes and dislikes. 

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A gift card to this subscription will give them the opportunity to make their own account and choose their own preferences, but you can do it for them if you already have all that information. 

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