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5 Christmas Gift Ideas for a Student Budget

Christmas shopping usually causes more headaches than positive things for college students with shoestring budgets. Every year young people attempt to figure out what to present their friends and relatives while also prevent breaking the bank over the holiday season. Creating a Christmas checklist and totaling up the cost of all gifts can not only save money, but help to discover a bunch of savvy ideas for unique, marvelous and personalized presents. Here are top 5 inexpensive Christmas gift ideas for thrifty students.

 1. Delicious Holiday Treats

For those who adore cooking, a basket full of freshly prepared desserts can be a great handmade classic and add an individual touch to Christmas gift giving. Whether gingerbread cookies or brownies, pumpkin pie or traditional pudding, creating own yummy treats gives an original and amusing alternative to eatable presents.

Cost: Under $10

2. Handmade Photo Crafts

Nowadays photo albums and frames became an old-fashioned gifts. Due to the growing number of services that offer digital prints and personalized presents anyone is able to get their photos scanned on any materials. Polaroid coasters or Instagram puzzles can be unique lovely Christmas presents for your relatives.

Cost: Not more than $20

 3. Homemade Gifts

Creative college students should definitely try their hand at other DIY homemade gifts. Why not to make a knitted key ring, charmed aroma candle, small purse out of some old material or bath fizzies? Sometimes it takes extra time, but friends and family will be amazed by such creativity and originality.

Cost: $5-20

 4. Digital Gifts

The widespread use of tablets, e-readers and smartphones led to high popularity of eBook and app gifts among young people. Online instant purchases can save plenty of gift givers time and money.

Cost: Not more than $10


 5. An accessory for a bigger gift

Keeping an eye on what other family members are buying for each other is a great way to open up an oodles of Christmas gift ideas. For example why not to present one more video game to a brother who is lucky enough to be getting a new Xbox this year? This kind of gift will not sacrifice the joy, it will double it.

Cost: Under $40

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