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Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Need a gift, but you don't know what to buy? Here are a few items you can gift to hard-to-shop-for friends, associates, or family members. No more wandering the store aisles. The perfect thing can be found here! All of the items in this gift guide are under $40 for the budget-conscious consumer. And yes, I've purchased everything on this list at one point in time to celebrate a special occasion, event, or just because.

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Gifts wrapped in black paper with gold bow

1. Give the Gift of Amazon Prime

Perfect as last-minute gifts or for those who have it all. Some key Prime benefits:
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
  • No minimum order size
  • Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists

2. Audible Gift Memberships

If you know an avid reader, this is a great gift to keep them engrossed in their next adventure or self-help book. 

  • The Plus Catalog: the all-you-can-listen catalog including thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, and originals
  • 1 credit a month good for any title in the app to keep forever
  • All the best audio entertainment, all in one free app

Gifts For Baby and New Parents

1. Pampers Newborn Swaddlers Disposable Baby Diapers

You can never have too many diapers. New parents will thank you for weeks to months to come with these often used disposable diapers. Pampers are perfect for baby showers, birthdays, and holiday gifts. 
Pampers box

2. VTECH Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

From sitting to standing, this toy can grow with little ones. They can get ready to walk and play with the detachable activity panel on the floor while discovering animals, colors, music, shapes, and numbers. This is perfect for new parents or as a gift at a birthday party. As babies grow, they'll continue to learn as they move along. 

Sit to Stand learning walker

3. Huggies Simply Clean Unscented Baby Wipes

You need something to clean up the mess that's in a diaper. These Huggies can be used for newborns or parents. We all want a clean bottom, so whether or not you're an infant or parent, these can be taken anywhere you need to be simply clean. 
Huggies baby wipes

Gift Guide For Children

1. Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers Families Will Love (Books for Smart Kids)

Make reading fun and a little bit challenging for those smarties in your life. This kids' book is a collection of 300 brain-teasing riddles and puzzles. Their purpose is to encourage children to think and stretch their minds. 
Difficult Riddles book for Smart Kids

2. Lot of 30,50,100 pcs Random PVC Different Shoe Charms for Shoe Decoration

Whatever size lot you choose, the randomness of these Croc charms can make the pickiest gift recipient fashionable. They are adorable and enjoyable to look at too! Do you have blue, yellow, green, red, or tie-die crocs? These accessories are versatile in many colors!
Crocs accessories

3. Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set

My nephews are receiving these as a holiday gift. If you're tired of stepping on Legos, these are a great alternative since they're flat! They are also all the rage with elementary school students this year. You will receive rave reviews from any kids who receive this gift.

Brain flakes toy

Gifts for Teens

1. Eyelash Extensions - Colored Individual Lashes

If you have a teenager in your life, they are more than likely into eyelash extensions. They do not lose their curl and are really affordable. Not to mention, they make your lashes look fantastic too! 

Wendy eyelash exensions

2. Roblox Gift Card

The ultimate gift for any Roblox fan. Roblox fans can discover millions of free games on Roblox and play with friends on their computer, phone, tablet, Xbox One console, Oculus Rift, or HTC Vive.

Roblox Gift Card

3. Amazon.com $25 Gift Card in a Gift Box Reveal

When you just don't know what to get, or they won't give you a list, you can't go wrong with an Amazon Gift Card. Let's face it, you might even prefer a gift card as opposed to something someone "thought" you might like. 
Amazon Gift Card

Gifts for Women

1. Chanasya Super Soft Fuzzy Faux Fur Throw Blankets

This blanket is perfect for a meaningful gift, get well soon gift, sympathy gift, hospital gift, or as part of a gift basket. My sister-in-law received this gift just because in purple (her favorite color). It's warm and cozy plush microfiber, and Sherpa make this blanket great for cuddling up with in bed, on the couch or chair, or outdoors

Pink blanket on brown leather chair

2. Fun Verbiage Elegant Wide Brim Beach Pool Floppy Hat

This is a perfect gift for that jet setter or beach person in your life. This hat comes in various sayings, from Good Vibes to Beach Please. I will definitely wear this hat on my upcoming vacations. Before you ask, I purchased the Beach Please hat. 
Beach hat with the words good vibes

3. ZESICA Women's Summer Bohemian Floral Dress

As you can see, I'm ready for the beach. I have this dress in floral and navy blue. It has elastic that keeps it from falling down and is very lightweight. It's perfect wearing around town or as a coverup before you hit the beach. 


Woman in a strapless floral dress

Gifts for Men

1. Customized Boxer Briefs for Men White Kiss Red Lips Gag Gift

I know what you're thinking...these are so cute! Yes, my husband thought so too! This is the perfect gift for anniversaries, Valentine's Day, or even a wedding gift. The quality of the image came out perfectly clear.
Boxers with woman's face and red lipstick

2. Beard Kit for Men Grooming & Care W/Beard Wash/Shampoo

The beard kit is perfect for the bearded individual in your life. The oil included has had rave reviews and has been mentioned to have kept the skin underneath the beard very moisturized. Since this kit comes with samples, you can easily choose which items to repurchase and not initially waste money on the more oversized items.

Beard kit 


3. Travel Toiletry Bag Travel Bag with hanging hook

This travel toiletry kit was a lifesaver. My husband threw everything in a big gym back with no organization when we used to vacation. I surprised him with this gift for Father's day, before our summer vacation. He has kept it stocked and well-organized ever since. Tip: It's also stopped him from asking me where everything was. I think that's a win for everyone.
Black toiletry bag with hook.

Gifts For Content Creators

1. Phone Holder Bed Gooseneck Mount - Lamicall Cell Phone Clamp Clip for Desk

Let me tell you, it is so challenging to get your camera angle right if you don't have the appropriate phone holder. This phone holder is sturdy and can be clamped just about anywhere. The Lamicall cell phone holder is perfect for Zoom videos, YouTube videos, or even Facebook live events from the kitchen counter to the office desk. 
Phone clamp holding cell phone

2. UBeesize 10" Selfie Ring Light with 50" Extendable Tripod Stand & Phone Holder

Many ring lights are available now and can range from $30 to $100 and up. The UBeesize ring light is affordable, lightweight, and enables you to adjust the lighting with the click of a button. It's also very sturdy and can be moved to any room in the house or even used outdoors. This is one of my favorite purchases and holds steady after months of use. 
Tripod Ring light

3. Veleasha Eyelashes 7 Styles Faux Mink Lashes - Reusable

Lights, camera, action! But wait, is your face ready. Many content creators are the face of their brand, so makeup, eyelashes, and accessories are essential for the video shoot. The most exciting thing about the Veleasha Eyelashes is that they are reusable! Variety is the spice of life, and these lashes give all of that! 
Various faux eyelashes

Need more ideas? Create your own gift box and build it as you see fit. 

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