3 Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Christmas will no doubt look a little different this year. With the pandemic looming over the country, family gatherings are going to be sparse not only to observe social distancing but perhaps because of financial difficulties as well. This year more than any other year, budget-friendly gift giving ideas are going to be more popular than ever. Not to mention the fact that because of social distancing measures most businesses will not be doing Black Friday deals this year. With that in mind, here are 3 gift ideas that won't break the bank.

1. Coffee subscription box

For a gift that keeps on giving long past Christmas, why not consider a gift subscription box such as coffee subscription boxes? Almost everyone loves coffee, and gift subscriptions can be chosen and customized depending on several factors. For example, if your coffee lover chooses to grind their own bean, whole bean coffee can be chosen. Or perhaps your coffee lover prefers coffee pods. There's a subscription box for that too! Most subscription boxes can be as little as $10 a month and can be chosen for any duration of months you choose. The best thing about subscription boxes is that they are highly customizable and can be as affordable or as extravagant as you like.  In addition, they are delivered straight to the receiver's mailbox making them an ideal gift while observing social distancing recommendations.

2. Teacher appreciation gifts

During this unprecedented and trying time in our nation's history, there are so many people putting themselves in harm's way for the greater good. Among those brave souls are the teachers that have put themselves at risk or worked long hours to ensure that our children are still receiving a quality education during this time of national crisis. Why not show your appreciation for these hard-working folks by giving them a budget-friendly gift? One great gift to give would be a spa gift basket that includes bath bombs, a candle, and a heartfelt note to let them know how much you appreciate all they have done for the school year to accommodate and make sure everyone stays safe.

3. Personalized gifts

With the current restrictions on gatherings, everyone is suffering differing degrees of social isolation. A personalized gift is a great way to get closer to those you love if you can't be physically close to them. For example, why not send a personalized mug with a picture of a fun time you shared together etched on it? Another personalized gift could be a planner or journal with special inspirational notes or photos placed throughout. There are a number of different personalized gifts that are affordable and easily shipped so that you can observe the current social distancing recommendations by the CDC.

This holiday season we will all be tasked with finding new and creative ways to let the ones we care for know how much they mean to us. While it will certainly look different for many families this year, there are lots of ways that we can stay close to each other without breaking the bank.

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