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Budget-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Guide 2018

For some, Christmas is the best time of the year: all the cheer, peace and joy are the best things that Christmas brings. For the others, it’s a complete nightmare due to all the Christmas shopping they have to make. There are certainly quit a few gifts you have to buy: for parents and sisters, in-laws, friends and relatives. The truth is that every single one of us has a certain “style” that can be applied when you buy gifts too.

With that being said, I’m super excited to show you my budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas for everyone in your family and circle of friends! 

Related: Best and Worst Christmas Gift Ideas

Honestly, I haven’t planned writing a Christmas gift guide, but some of you were really excited about one and I said I will give it a try. Enjoy!

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For the travellers

We all have that one friend or relative who travells a lot. It can be for business of pleasure, but the needs are quite the same. Long flights, interminable airport queues and lost luggage are issues a frequent traveller will face quite often.

Make their adventures easier by gifting them one of these:

christmas gift ideas for travellers
  1. summer Fridays jet lag mask – even your skin gets jet lagged
  2. tumbler – to always have a drink on hand
  3. silk sleep mask – for sweet dreams during long flights
  4. luggage tags – to void any unpleasant surprises
  5. airbnb coupon – for a few extra days in that dreamy location
  6. toiletries containers – TSA approved
  7. marble carry-on – everyone should travel in style from time to time
  8. carry-on cocktail kit – for when flights get unsupportable
  9. monogrammed passport cover – it’s not like someone can use it instead of you, but it’s a nice touch

For the foodies

I have sooo many suggestions here since I’m a foodie. Basically, foodies love to eat food, but they also enjoy preparing it. So every kitchen tool, hack or cute-looking thing will be good for us.

christmas gift ideas for foodies
  1. book stand – for hands-free while cooking
  2. torch– for those fancy desserts each foodie dreamed of making
  3. popcorn machine – even foodies don’t feel like cooking sometimes
  4. cute apron – we never can have enough of them
  5. kitchen utensils container – for all those many utensils we have
  6. lemon tray – every food-themed accessory will do
  7. cheese board – each foodie dreams of one
  8. chemex coffee jug –  for the minimalist coffee lover
  9. copper kitchen utensils – because each kitchen should keep up with the latest trends
  10. french press – works wonderfully for coffee AND tea
  11. tea storage jar –  or any other treats 

For the cosy ones

I would label myself as a lazy person, rather than a cosy one, but we don’t want to offend anyone during Christmas.

For those who don’t really enjoy going out and will always choose a cosy night in, every tiny excuse to stay in is good.

christmas gift ideas for cosy people
  1. mug with infuser – for all that tea jar
  2. fluffy dressing gown – anyone can live in it
  3. fluffy slippers – as long as they’re Christmas-themed, no one will judge
  4. tea collection – for cosy, full of flavour evenings
  5. tumbler – to keep the cosy beverages at the right temperature for longer
  6. comfy PJs – because you can live in these as well
  7. Netflix gift card – because Netflix and chill
  8. one pieces – because as long as it’s cosy, it doesn’t matter how you look in it
  9. room candle – because everything gets cosier when a candle is on
  10. books – there’s no better feeling than reading a goodbook

For silver foxes

Grandmas, in-laws, aunts and uncles – all the wise ones who inspire and guide us throughout our life deserve something special.

christmas gift guide for grandmas
  1. apron – cooking is fun with the right outfit
  2. hand cream – to smooth any dry hands
  3. Aerin perfume set – everyone deserves their own spoiling moment
  4. gloves – to keep the hands away from cold
  5. silk scarf – timeless, forever elegant
  6. purse – for all the change
  7. hand bag – to stay on trend

For the new homeowners/newlywed

There will always be someone who’s either moving houses or are getting their first house.

When I moved out from my parents’ house, I had no idea how many tiny things I needed, like a can opener. It was always there – who would have thought it won’t be in the new house as well?

christmas gift ideas for new home owners or newlyweds
  1. copper mugs – for mulled wine during cosy winter evening
  2. copper kitchen utensils with storage container – to match those mugs
  3. bathtub caddy –  for extra cosy baths during decorating sessions
  4. cocktail shaker – for entertaining evenings or dinners
  5. wike rack –  you don’t know you need one until you get one
  6. photo frames – for the cosy and homey vibe
  7. kitchen towels – you can never have too many of them
  8. ice bucket – for fancy dinners
  9. funky doormat – to make it welcoming before guests come in
  10. diffuser – for elegant, cosy, and welcoming athmosphere

For tech lovers

You know that one friend who’s a total geek and knows everything about the latest technologies on the market? We all know him. 

christmas gift ideas for tech lovers
  1. USB keychain charger – double functionality
  2. google home mini – to help you get rid of the small tasks, she also funny and sarcastic
  3. google chrome cast – to upgrade that already smart TV
  4. wireless headphones – who likes wires anymore?!
  5. fitness bracelet – someone has to count all the steps
  6. smart water bottle – keeps you hydrates in a very smart way
  7. smart tracker device – to never lose the small, important things

For the business people

Tons of papers to sign, lots of approvals to give and usually not a lot of free time. From a minimalist tumbler to a stylish pen, business people will always need good quality stationery. 

christmas gift ideas for businessmen
  1. daily planner – to plan all those meetings
  2. pen – one has to write with something
  3. Moleskine notebook – for all the good and bad ideas
  4. stylish backpack – to fit with the business attire
  5. key wallet – to keep all the keys in one place, in a stylish way
  6. stainless still tumbler – stylish, yet so useful to keep that much needed coffee warm

For the beauty gurus

They know which are the latest beauty products available. And you can be sure their bathroom is full of skin care and make-up products. Beauty routine is a huge part of their life.

christmas gift ideas for beauty lovers
  1. summer Fridays jet lag mask
  2. sheet masks – to relax and hydrate the face
  3. sleeping mask – beauty sleep with right accessories
  4. jade roller – such a huge trend this year
  5. Mario Badescu skincare set – complete skincare routine
  6. Herbivore bath salts – relaxing baths are part of a beauty ritual
  7. eye mask – for fabulous-looking under eye are
  8. muslin face cloth – for an environmental-friendly make-up removal ritua
  9. Kiehl’s midnight recovery concentrate – to complete the beauty sleep routine

For the instagrammer

For that friend who’s all about pictures and filters, choose from this list:

christmas gift ideas for instagrammers
  1. hp sprocket – to print all those memorable insta pics
  2. fujfilm instax – for instant printed memories
  3. memory card – to store all the good pictures
  4. portable USB charger – to never run out of battery
  5. lenses for smartphone – to upgrade the camera’s capabilities
  6. phone-friendly gloves – to snap photos even when the weather is f-ing cold
  7. gift card for presets – to upgrade the Instagram game

For the workout lover

There’s always one person within each group who lives in the gym and eats only protein dust form big plastic jars. 

christmas gift ideas for the workout lover
  1. dry shampoo – to look flawless after an hour of sweating
  2. smoothie blender – to mix all that protein powder
  3. Spotify subscription gift card – to keep the motivation going
  4. water bottle – to keep the hydration on hand, also plastic-free
  5. fitness bracelet – to track each and every step
  6. gym bag – for all the gym equipment 
  7. yoga mat – for at-home yoga sessions and not only

I hope you found some inspiration for Christmas shopping this year. And with Black Friday coming in a few days, make sure you put everything you want in your wishlist! 

Other good Black Friday deals

  • H&M: 30% off and free-shipping with the code 3238
  • Nike: extra 25% off on selected items, using the code THANKS
  • ASOS: extra 25%% off everything, using the code EPIC25
  • Macy’s: extra 20% off, using the code BLKFRI

P.S.: no one will judge if some will actually be for you. 🤫

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