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A Gift- Giving Guide for the Smart Saver This Christmas

It’s Christmas season- the most beautiful time of the year! You might not be as excited as Mariah Carey during this season, but it’s good to keep your spirits up and join the Christmas cheer by doing some gift-giving.

Unless you own a gift shop, gift-giving could be a really tough nut to crack. First, you have to figure out what the person would like, make sure it’s something useful and most importantly- try not to be wastefully extravagant in the name of generosity.

Here are some cool ideas for thoughtful and yet affordable gifts you can give this season:

Gift Voucher(s)

Gift Voucher

When in doubt or out of ideas, buy a gift card. A beautiful gift card that could be redeemed and used to make purchases at a cool store or spa? Great idea!

Scented Candles

Candles for cold weather. Cosy winter evening or winter holidays celebration concept

Scented candles are a staple in many homes, and more people seem to be catching on. If you have a friend or family who loves scented candles, this will make the perfect gift. Each time they smell it, they’ll think of you. You can get scented candles at a grocery or beauty store they come in numerous forms and fragrances.

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Books- gifts for Christmas with decoration on a wooden background

This is the perfect gift for the bookworm(s) in your life. Get them a book or a collection that you think they’ll like, based on their preferences or what you’ve heard them mentioned in a conversation or on social media.

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Framed Portraits

Illustrated black ornate frame in landscape and portrait.

Do you have a unique photo of your loved one? Frame it in a unique way and add a cute, little note. You can’t go wrong with this (Unless you choose an awful photo, so please don’t)

Gift Baskets

Holiday gift basket filled with a variety of goodies. Isolated on white.

Put together a lovely gift basket/ hamper filled with your loved ones’ favourite things. Make sure the items are handy things him/ her will find useful. Lots of businesses make gift baskets and hampers for a living so that you can pay for a great package.

Personalized Jewellery

Box - Container, Gold, Jewelry, Jewelry Box, Pearl Jewelry

Personalized gifts always feel more intimate and heartfelt. You can get a personalized necklace or bracelet. It doesn’t have to be too expensive. It’s the thought that counts, right?

Customized Jerseys


Help your friend or loved one rep his/ her favourite team with a cool, personalized jersey from an excellent outlet or online store.

Potted Plant

Pots of Flowers and Plants

This is for the nature lovers. Get a beautiful, potted plant/ flower with a list of instructions and other items to guide them on how to take good care of the plant.


VOD service on laptop. Video On Demand, watching tv series, streaming media, multimedia subscription concept

Want to help your loved one save up on some costs? You can pay for any of their subscriptions for at least three months- Netflix, Cable, Internet or even learning platforms like Masterclass, Udemy, Coursera and the likes.

Fitness Gear

Sport and fitness equipment, rubber band, dumbbells, fitness shoes, measuring tape on punchy yellow. View from above, space for text.

This is for the fit fam junkie in your life. You can motivate them by getting them some cool, work-out gear. It could be gym clothes, yoga mats, fitness tracker, kettlebell, exercise ball, gym bags, tracksuits, earbuds, water bottles, or even a gym subscription (this could also be a fun way to drop a hint for those less active people you might know).

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Always remember that when it comes to gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts. Make your gift a thoughtful and nice one.

What gift would you love to receive this Christmas? 

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