10 Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas
Tap into your creative side this gift-giving season.
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By Monique Valeris
Save money this season by tapping into your creative side before your wallet. Check out these fun and affordable holiday gift ideas for just about everyone on your list:
For the movie buff
Scout the internet for photos from her favorite movies. When youre set on the best 12 images, take them to Kinkos to have a calendar printed. Everyone loves reminiscing about the flicks they love.
For the busy mom
Make her an appointment for a mani and pedi and offer to take care of her home while shes off getting pampered. Trust us. Shell be ever so grateful.
For the writer
Help improve her writing chops by giving her a certificate to take a writing class in her neighborhood. Every good writer knows that improving her craft is about practice, practice, practice.
For the chef
Fill a notebook with some of the recipes youve tried, tested and approved. To make the book even more special, place a photo of the two of you on the cover.
For the music lover
Make a modern day mix tape. Burn a CD with songs that define your relationship. She will think of your friendship every time they hit play on their stereo.
For the fashionista
Everyone's wardrobe needs an update from time to time. Get together with your fashion-forward friend or loved one for a clothing swap. Each of you is bound to find an item or two to add to your closetfree of charge.
For the athlete
Hit the gym or park for a good workout. Having a partner to stay motivated during exercise is one of the best ways to build your enduranceand an even better way to bond.
For the favorite kid in your life
Invite him or her over to your place for a day of games. Give them the freedom to choose the games to play and dont forget to buy some snacks to add to the fun.
For the pet owner
Caring for a pet is serious work and a busy schedule usually means it might have been a while since the cat or dog was groomed professionally. Offer to take the pet for a bath and brush, haircut, and nail clipping services.
For the globe-trotter
Many people have yet to explore the tourist attractions in their own hometown. Do a little research to find out the must-see places in your loved ones area and buy them advance tickets to explore a few of the top sights.
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