For some lucky ones, thinking of Christmas gift ideas is a breeze. For the rest of us, it’s possibly the most daunting job of the year.
The task becomes even more arduous when your loved ones don’t even know what they want themselves.
Perhaps people have an intrinsic fear of sharing exactly what they want for Christmas.
Maybe it comes across rude or expectant if we were to openly tell our families “I want this and I want that and I want the other.”
Kiddies tend not to share this fear. “I want this and I want that and I want the other” comes naturally as their concept of money and consequence is yet to develop.
It’s the adults in the family that are the problem. Getting a ideas from them is like getting blood from a stone. It’s a Jesus-sized nightmare – one that he surely never intended to thrust upon us.
With this in mind, here are 10 budget ideas for 10 different members of the family this Christmas.
The ideas have all been chosen from a selection of discount deals websites that you might normally associate with days out, spa visits or restaurant offers.
However, what’s little known to most is that these websites offering money off vouchers sell physical items too and, if you were to order now, would receive them in time for Christmas.
Here we go, from Uncle Bob to Granny Madge, this list might just help provide a little inspiration for those stuck for ideas while keeping to an affordable budget.
Granny Madge: Luxury Bath Hamper
It’s nicely packaged too. The older generation tend to appreciate that.
Auntie Pauline: Alpaca Scarf
That’s because you haven’t.
Mum: Luxury Flowers
You can buy a £20 voucher for £50 worth of flowers from Groupon this week.
Mum will be happy. As will your pocket.
Nephew Nathan: Super-Smart Hoody
Bravesoul, S&J and Fenchurch hoodies are up for grabs at £14.99 – over 50% off the RRP.
Brother Bradley: iPad Keyboard
At 67% off the RRP, this keyboard allows you to use your iPad like a regular laptop.
You can pick it up for £19.99.
Niece Lottie: iPod Speakers
So why not help to annoy your brother or sister by filling their house with teenage music for £14.99 (67% off).
Sister Susie: Leather Driving Gloves
At £12.99, over 50% off, you can’t go wrong. Particularly good for those cold winter mornings waiting for the car to warm up!
Great Granny Gertrude: Personalised Canvas
With this personalised canvas for £15 (half price) you can choose exactly which photos you want in the montage. A range of designs are available, not only heart-shaped.
Freeing up some wall space for dear old Great Granny.
Granddad Anth: E-reader Protective Case
For many pensioners who have embraced technology, e-readers are fast becoming an integral part of daily life.
You can help protect that investment with this £12.99 protective case – 48% off.
Uncle Bob: Remote Control Helicopter
You can help appease their inner child with this remote control chopper for £19.99, less than half price.
Hopefully that helps with some affordable ideas for Christmas presents. If you’ve got any ideas that you’d like to share, please let us know by leaving a comment. You may just help one of us out of a pickle!