Christmas time has fallen upon us, which means it’s that time of the year again when you scroll endlessly through the internet for ideas of the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Look no further!
Although Lebanon is undergoing one of its worst economic crises in history, this does not prevent the Lebanese from going the extra mile to ensure that this Christmas is filled with joy, laughter, and presents.
Here are 14 gift ideas for when you’re on a budget:
Whether it’s making necklaces, bracelets, or phone straps, beading has re-gained popularity within the past year. Aside from the fun and creative process of creating such items, your loved ones will be donned with accessories made with your love.
If you or your loved one appreciate sentimental presents, then gifting them a scrapbook filled with photos, memories, and letters is the right choice.
You may have seen book-quets going viral on Tiktok or Instagram. I can guarantee you that if you present this gift to your bookworm best friend, they will love you more than their fictional characters.
Another gift that will wow your loved one is by making them a box of their favorite color and filling it with letters, candy, chocolates, or small notebooks that match that color. The overall presentation will look beautiful and your friend or family member will certainly enjoy the little treats.
If you think CDs are outdated, I’m here to tell you that you are wrong. There is no better way to show your love and appreciation for your loved one than with a CD filled with both of your favorite songs.
The way to the heart of a sweet tooth is through the stomach. Imagine the eyes of your loved ones lighting up at the sight of homemade cookies or brownies – a love language on its own. Bonus points if you customize them to what they like.
Everyone has their favorite mug from which they must have their cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning.
An amazing gift idea would be one of these super cute Christmas mugs or even a personalized custom mug. Whether it’s a picture of both of you or their favorite musician or television show, you will surely brighten up their mornings.
Personalized cushions are thoughtful gifts that friends and family can enjoy for years to come, whether embroidered or printed with the person’s name or with an inspiring statement that lifts the spirit all year round.
Desktop plants are affordable thoughtful gifts that are both gorgeous add-ups to any working station at home or at the office, and beneficial to one’s mental health. They are stress-soothing, help increase productivity, and also clean the air.
A gift that will go straight to the heart and trigger a warm smile: A memory frame of a collection of personal photos, whether family or friends photos! Thoughtful, loving, lasting and that won’t break your wallet.
You can create it on your computer by gathering these happy digital photos and put your printer to good use.