Money is not an excuse not to give gifts

by Oroboghene Ejovi
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It can be really stressful to filter out gifts for our loved ones that are meaningful and also pocket-friendly. Sometimes, we create this problem for ourselves by forgetting the reason behind giving those gifts. Perhaps, a friend of the family’s birthday caught you at a not-too-good time financially, and you are worried about what to get them because maybe you skipped last year too. The good news is you do not need to break the bank to get a wonderful gift. There are tons of options to choose from things that are really thoughtful and would definitely be appreciated. Always remember that as cliche as it might sound, it’s the thought that counts. Here are 5 birthday gifts that you or anyone else can afford.


Perhaps you might be an artist, it could be anything from a painting or drawing, knitting, crocheting, or even sculpture. A handmade gift would cut the cost by a really large chunk and would even express your thoughtfulness more. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t forget the sweater a friend made me in a hurry.


Remember all those memories you have with that person and all the really fun and perhaps old pictures you have. Making a scrapbook is as easy as anything can be and also very cheap. Even children can make scrapbooks. All you need to do is to cut up those pictures and paste them on the pages of the book and maybe add captions to them and you are good to go.

  1. A MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONsubscribe button

Find out subjects that the person is interested in (well, for one if you’re friends with the person, you should know) and get them a magazine subscription on the subject, preferably online to make it affordable. And if they do already read a particular one, your job has just been made easier. These are very thoughtful and do not cost much.


Coffee mugs

This is an absolute classic and what sets it aside is the customization. The upsides are they are very cheap, can be hand customized and the thought of taking a sip out of that mug would always turn to you anytime they need a drink.


You could just get a plain one with a note written in it addressed to the person or a drawing on it. It could even be themed, say for example the person loves animals or sports, the journal could be sport or animal-themed. A customized gift like this would make anyone feel special.

Other ideas include

– Home-cooked meals
– Concert/sport tickets.
– Jewelry
– Stationery

Try these gift ideas for the next upcoming birthday of a friend or family member. If you do, we’d love to get your feedback.

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Shanky October 17, 2022 - 10:41 pm



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