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You're in the majority of consumers who do their research online before buying. You're not the kind to just wander into a shop and buy the first thing you see, especially for a gift.
We feel the same, especially when we're trying to save money.
That's why we've collected our top 10 affordable gift ideas for when you want to show someone you care. Forget grabbing a bottle of wine and a card, these ideas will leave your loved ones appreciating your out-of-the-box thinking.
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Top Affordable Gift Ideas
We've scoured the internet for cheap gift ideas, so you don't have to. Here are 10 of our favorite picks for unique gifts that seem more expensive than they are.
1. A Luxury Bath Caddy
This luxury wooden bath caddy is the perfect gift to encourage your loved one to enjoy a little “me” time. Perfect for their favorite book, candle and a glass of wine because 2019 is the year of self-love. At $44 it's well worth every cent.
2. Coffee Mug Warmer
We finally found the perfect gift for your colleague (/work wife) and it's only $20.
Forget the days of making a morning coffee, just in time to be interrupted by a call and coming back to a luke-warm coffee. Now they can have their coffee mug warmer plugged in and ready to keep their morning caffeine hit going for longer.
3. Eco-Friendly Charging Station
This might not spring to mind immediately when you think of gift ideas but it's perfect for that stylish tech-loving friend. Maybe they're a developer or a graphic designer and have lots of devices they need to keep fully charged.
This bamboo charging station is ideal for keeping devices charged while keeping décor sleek and minimal. For only $30.30 this gift is unique and useful.
4. Leather Hip Flask
For the distinguished gentleman in your life, why not get them a personalized leather hip flask. It's made to last, stainless steel wrapped in dark brown faux leather that you can customize.
So if you know someone who appreciates a fine spirit, this could be the perfect gift for only $19.95.
5. Map Drinking Glass
Stylish and creative, these city map glasses are a step up from your average cocktail glasses. Hand-etched right here in the United States, it's a pleasant surprise that a pair of these can be yours for less than $30. So for your loved one that likes to be the host with the most, get these intricate glasses with a personal touch.
6. Merlot Infused Coffee
Yes, you read that correctly. We couldn't believe it ourselves when we saw two of our favorite things rolled into one.
For the enthusiastic foodie in your life, these will make for the best after-dinner coffee around. 100% Arabica coffee beans aged in oak wine barrels for a subtle flavor (and no alcohol) are the new gift we didn't even know we wanted until now.
7. Starlight Wax Warmer
This wax warmer allows you to heat up and disperse the scented wax pods throughout your home while casting a constellation of lights. Like we said earlier, self-care is so 2019 and what better way to unwind than with the power of aromatherapy and the soft glow of candlelight?
So if you know someone who needs an excuse to relax or just likes to calm the tone after a long day then we have you covered.
8. Prosecco Pong
For a classy twist on a classic party game, why not bring the fun to any party with Prosecco Pong.
Prosecco has quickly become the drink of choice and who doesn't love a good party game? This is sure to put a smile on someone's face and make a difference from the usual gifts. It comes with 12 prosecco cups and 3 ping pong balls to keep the game (and drinks) flowing. It's also a bargain at only $18.
9. Microgreens Garden
We love a gift that your friend or relative won't be expecting at all and we think this next one fits the bill.
Know someone with green fingers but no garden? Or maybe you have a friend who would love to grow their own veg but doesn't know where to start. This microgreens garden from Uncommon Goods is quirky and cute and will be a gift to be remembered.
It only takes 10 days until they will have their very own mini veggies to add to meals and at $60 it won't set you back too much.
10. Name a Star Gift Set
Finally, we're ending with something special for that milestone birthday or anniversary. This gift set allows you to name an actual star and provide a personal message and special date for the certificate. You can choose between a constellation and extra bright for added visibility of your star.
We love this idea as a way to make your loved one feel truly celebrated and it's even official in a documented registry. You can safely assume your gift will be unique with this gift set and it's all yours for just $75.
The Unique Gift That Keeps on Giving
We always want the receiver to enjoy the gift we give but sometimes it's time for something that stands out a little. You don't just want to buy the same old card and bottle of wine but you're also budget conscious.
Hopefully, our unique affordable gift ideas have given you some suggestions to pick something unexpected and thoughtful without the price tag to match.
If saving and budgeting are on your mind, why not check out our blog post on the ways to save money.