1. Money
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Affordable Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List


Looking for affordable holiday gift ideas that won't leave you looking like a cheapskate? Then, you've come to the right place:

Baggu Reusable Shopping Totes

Baggu Reusable Shopping Totes
Photo Courtesy of PriceGrabber

For: The Shopper

Reusable shopping totes are hot, hot, hot. Fortunately they're affordable too. Please the shopaholic on your list with one or more of the nylon totes from Baggu. They're colorful, durable and fold up into a little pouch when not in use.

Other Ideas: a coupon organizer, a small calculator, closet organizers

Compare Prices

A Restaurant.com Certificate

Photo &copy Flickr user wEnDaLicious

For: The Foodie

Select a Restaurant.com gift certificate for the food fanatic on your list, and treat him to a fabulous dinner at an equally fabulous price. $25 certificates are just $10 each.

Tip: Use the current Restaurant.com promo code to save as much as 80%.

Other Ideas: organic spices, wine from a local vineyard, homemade beer or liqueur

Compare Prices

Gardener's Journal

Garden Journal
Photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

For: The Gardener

Give the gardener in your life a place to record all of her garden successes and ideas. My Garden: A Five Year Journal by Mimi Lueberrman is the perfect spot. It includes graph paper for planning, garden checklists and blank pages for journaling.

Other Ideas: a 2012 Farmer's Almanac, bulbs, seed balls, gardener's soap, plant tags, saved seeds from your garden

Compare Prices

LED Nightlight

LED Night Light
Photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

For: The Techie

LED bulbs are the bulbs to have, if you're into cutting-edge technolgy; but at $20+ a bulb they're not exactly priced to sell. Enter the exception to the rule: LED nightlights. They're just as high-tech, but can be had for as little as $8 a piece.

Other Ideas: rechargeable batteries and charger, CFL bulbs

Compare Prices

Rand McNally 2012 Road Atlas

Rand McNally 2009 Road Atlas
Photo Courtesy of PriceGrabber

For: The Traveler

Ensure your favorite globetrotter gets where she's headed and back again by giving the gift of a Rand McNally 2012 Road Atlas. Sure GPS is great; but sometimes old school just gets the job done better.

Other Ideas: a travel guide to a destination that the recipient plans to visit, a subscription to Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, a gas card

Compare Prices

Staple-less Stapler

Stapleless Stapler
Photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

For: The Office Worker

Treat each of your co-workers to a new toy without breaking the bank. A staple-free stapler is colorful, affordably priced and does away with the need for staples.

Other Ideas: a refillable pen, coffee, a basket of gourmet foods for the entire office to share

Compare Prices

Laminated Trail Maps

Photo &copy Flickr user Florian

For: The Outdoorsman

Collect maps for all the best trails in your area, then laminate them for a gift that any outdoor enthusiast would love.

Price: The cost of lamination

Other Ideas: a wind-up flashlight, a stainless steel water bottle

Half Price Books Gift Card

Photo &copy Flickr user Wonderlane

For: The Book Lover

A big pile of books is a great gift for someone who likes to read; and it can be an affordable gift, if you opt for a gift card from halfpricebooks.com, where the books are cheap and plentiful.

Price: Available in $25, $50, $75 and $100 increments

Other Ideas: a gift certificate to a local used book store, custom book plates, a gift card for eBooks

Compare Prices

Misto Oil Sprayer

Misto Oil Sprayer
Photo &copy Erin Huffstetler

For: The Chef

Dazzle the kitchen connoisseur on your list with the sleek, money-saving abilities of the Misto Oil Sprayer – a nifty gadget that eliminates the need for pricey use-and-toss cooking sprays. Just fill the chamber with your preferred oil; pump the lid up and down to build pressure; and spray.

Price:$10 for the aluminum model. $15 for the stainless steel model

A Review of the Misto Oil Sprayer

Other Ideas: silicone baking cups, a good quality olive oil, premium baking chocolate, homemade vanilla extract

Compare Prices

Reusable Coffee Filter

Reusable Coffee Filter
Photo Courtesy of PriceGrabber

For: The Coffee Lover

Save your favorite java junkie some change by giving him a reusable coffee filter. With paper filters off his shopping list, he'll be able to splurge on better beans.

Other Ideas: homemade chocolate spoons, flavored syrups

Compare Prices

Golf Ball Monogrammer

Golf Ball Monogrammer
Photo Courtesy of PriceGrabber

For: The Golfer:

Hunting for lost golf balls is never fun. Make the task a bit easier by buying the golfer in your life a golf ball monogrammer.

Other Ideas: golf balls, a personalized golf towel

Compare Prices

Rubbermaid Configurations Storage Chest

Rubbermaid Configurations Storage Chest
Photo courtesy of PriceGrabber

For: The Person Who Has Everything

What do you give the person who has everything? A really great storage container like the canvas storage chest from the Rubbermaid Configurations line. It's attractive; includes cedar strips; has oodles of storage space; and can be folded up between uses.

Other Ideas: velvet hangers, a grocery bag holder

Compare Prices
Related Video
Assembling an Event Guest List
How to Stain Wood Furniture
  1. About.com
  2. Money
  3. Frugal Living
  4. Special Occasions
  5. Christmas
  6. Gifts
  7. Affordable Gifts for Everyone on Your List

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.