Christmas Shopping on a College Budget
Christmas shopping has to be the most enjoyable and frustrating thing to do during the holidays.
I mean, trying to find something perfect for everyone on your list is probably near impossible (especially since so many of us are broke college students). Luckily for us, shopping on a budget is extremely easy these days.
Whether you’re shopping for your parents, siblings, girlfriends or boyfriends, best friends, or even a pet, it’s pretty easy to find some affordable gifts that will help make this Christmas a memorable one. Here are a few suggestions for Christmas gifts that you could surely not go wrong with.
These bad boys have to be the most bought Christmas gift on the face of the planet. How could you go wrong with a gift card?
Whether it’s for your diva of a sister (who believes no one understands her style except for her and will only buy clothes from Wet Seal or Rue 21) or your already spoiled girlfriend (who has an obsession with Starbucks), you cannot go wrong with a gift card.
DIY Canvas Paintings
Over the years, these have become extremely popular. Now, you can go two ways with this gift: you can make it yourself or you can buy some paint and a blank canvas and give it as is.
Either way, it’s am extremely fun DIY project that you, or the person you’re giving it to, will enjoy doing and looking at when that final product is complete. This inexpensive gift is great for that artsy and creative person in your life!
These are great for the millions of friends you’ve made over the past semester. If you’re like me, you don’t have enough time or money to go and pick something out for EVERY friend you have.
A Christmas card is probably the most personal gift you can get a friend. They’re very inexpensive, come in packs of various amounts, and can be personalized with sweet words that make this gift over the top and one for the books. (You could even throw in a gift card, if you’re so inclined.)
Remember the Purpose
Whether the gift you give is $100 or $1, the only thing that counts is the thought. What matters is the people: the friends and the family you surround your self with when Christmas rolls around.
Enjoy this, be thankful for this, and don’t take this time for granted because these are the people who came to your mind when deciding what to get. They obviously have a special place in your heart.
And when Christmas finally comes, let us all remember the true purpose of this beautiful holiday. The birth of Lord and Savior. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.