Cheap Christmas gifts

How not to love Christmas? Everywhere around you, there are beautiful Christmas lights. People are somehow happier and more willing to help. You prepare cookies and great food, and after that, gifts are waiting for you. We know that buying gifts can be quite expensive, especially when you buy gifts for all your loved ones. If you don’t have a big budget available this year, look for some cheaper gifts to give all your loved ones something they’ll like. What are the best cheap Christmas gifts?

The best cheap Christmas gifts are little things like keychains, mugs, toys, accessories, home decor, or jewelry on a budget. However, a cheap gift does not mean that it has to be meaningless. On the contrary, a cheap gift can be useful to your loved ones, match their character, and bring a smile to their face.

If you are a person who likes to give to others, it will be difficult not to give the best gifts to everyone because this year you don’t have money. But that really doesn’t have to be a problem. The best gift is not the most expensive gift, but the one that suits the personality and interests of the person to whom it is given. So instead of one big gift, fill the gift box with a lot of little things or make another one yourself. People love it when you make an effort for their gift, especially the handmade ones, because they have some special charm. To make your search for cheap gifts easier, we’ve found a few ideas you might like.

CHEAP CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Here you will get tips on cheap Christmas gifts that suit a little different recipients.

WHY LOOK FOR A CHEAP CHRISTMAS PRESENT?

It may seem trivial to look for a cheap Christmas present, but the fact is that when you start shopping for Christmas presents, you quickly come up with large sums. If you have a partner, two children, parents, parents-in-law, some siblings, and an aunt, it will easily be big money. If you have more children, bonus children, grandchildren, many siblings, aunts, grandparents and a couple of cousins, it is really impossible to buy expensive Christmas presents for everyone. If the whole family and relatives are to have Christmas presents, it is crucial to think smart if it is possible to get Christmas presents.

You easily get the impression that everyone else buys gifts for more money than you do yourself… but that is actually not the case. I did a survey and found out how much money households actually buy gifts for.

Best cheap Christmas gifts

Silver necklace Athena

Athena necklace is a stylish and elegant silver necklace with a silver plate engraved on both the front and back sides. If you do not have the money to buy an expensive necklace, this necklace will be a great replacement. Engrave on the plate some nice message, word, date, or something that will be significant to the person you are giving it to. This necklace is not expensive, but it will certainly be unique.

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Reflective Tassel

For anyone who loves a cute keychain, there is a tassel keychain. But this keychain is not just a stylish accessory. During the day it looks like a plain, fancy tassel in muted colors, but when darkness falls, they light up in traffic thanks to their reflective material. They come in two colors: old pink and mole. This can easily be attached to any bag, jacket or for example a suitcase. Reflective Tassel is a simple and cute gift that is ideal for those who like to walk, run or ride a bike in the dark to be safe in traffic.

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Licorice

Licorice by Johan B uses natural ingredients, carefully selected. You can choose between two types: salt licorice and Habanero Chili licorice. Salty licorice has been awarded as the cooker’s favorite. It is made out of the pure Iranian licorice. Habanero Chili licorice is great for everyone who appreciates a little sting in the food. These sweets can last a little longer. They are pretty strong so it is harder to eat everything at once. They are delivered in a plastic jar with a lid.

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Wowow Lightband

For all those who like to spend time outside, especially in the dark, Wowow light band is an ideal gift. This band is attached with velcro so you can easily put it on your arm, leg, running shoes, bike or anything. The band has a replaceable battery and is also waterproof. In addition to the reflective surface, the band has 5 powerful LEDs with which you will be noticed in traffic.

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Superman mug

If you want the person you are giving a gift to feel like a superman, what better to give them than a Superman mug. This cute mug has a superman logo on it to help you feel like you can do whatever you want every morning. With this mug, you can add a little confidence to all Superman fans.

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CHEAP CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR CHILDREN

My own strategy for finding cheap Christmas presents when the children were smaller was that I was in different book clubs where every month you got a package that consisted of books and some crafts. I also found cheap books at the bookstore and at extra price. There are also usually nice soaps, bath salts and pencils, craft books and such in regular grocery stores. I bought and collected all the little things in a gift box to have both as Christmas presents, birthday presents and rewards. (The children got stars when they did good things and then had to exchange 10 stars for a reward)

For some reason, children seem to like getting a lot of presents when they are younger.

If you want to find cheap Christmas presents for children, there are very nice little games to find cheap. Craft books, craft packages and pens are also usually very good and cheap Christmas presents.

Pippi Longstocking first coloring book

Did you watch movies about Pippi Longstocking as a child? This cheerful little girl lives in a somewhat strange way, but she has adventures every day. This beautiful coloring book contains 48 pages with illustrations by Pippi and her friends. Every child to whom you give this color book as a gift will enjoy painting Pippi’s horse, friends and will just become a part of Pippi’s interesting adventures.

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Make your own jewelry DIY set

If only you could make your own jewelry that will suit your taste. This DIY set makes it possible. The set includes over 2000 parts, including pearls in different colors and shapes, strings and beautiful charms. With this DIY set, you can make bracelets, necklaces, rings, pendants and much more. So that handmade jewelry can be easily put on and taken off, you will find locks in the set. You can join the child and together make beautiful jewelry from this cheap gift.

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Make your own ukulele

Make your own ukulele set is a great gift for all music lovers. This little Hawaii instrument is easy to play. It is great for small amateurs, but also for great musicians. In it, you will find all the parts needed to assemble this little sweet instrument. Assembling is fairly simple, and to make sure you set it up well follow the step-by-step instructions. The light color of the wood allows you to paint and decorate it however you wish. Who wouldn’t want to have a personalized ukulele made with their own hands?

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Lovely pens

For little creatives, metallic glitter pens are an ideal gift. These cute glitter pens have Top Models illustrations on them which makes them quite girly and cute. With them, you can write love letters, poems or simply use them to decorate any work of art. All girls love glitter, especially when it comes in the form of such beautiful pens.

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Coloring book

Coloring books are not just a way of having fun. They allow children to develop hand motoric skills and be as precise as possible. Coloring is also very relaxing and has a calming effect on the person. This coloring book has numerous illustrations of birds and butterflies that will allow your child to use colorful combinations. The illustrations are very cute and you can use them to teach your child about nature and animals.

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Unicorn stickers

All toddlers love to decorate their stuff with stickers. This set contains 48 stickers with which you can easily decorate school books, mobile phones, desks or make special greeting cards or party invitations. If you are creative, you can use these stickers to prepare a themed celebration with unicorns and princesses as the main décor.

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Make your own unicorn

Who wouldn’t want to have their own unicorn? You can’t of course give away a real unicorn, but you can give away a DIY set that contains all the materials needed to make a unicorn. In the set, you will get 4 different colors of Silk Clay, 1 color of Foam Clay glitter and two sizes of Styrofoam eggs. The set contains very simple instructions for assembling a unicorn. Having your own unicorn has never been easier.

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Lyra pencil colors

For lovers of coloring, quality pencil colors are important. We know how irritating it is when you paint with bad crayons so you have to go over the same color a hundred times to see it or when you are constantly cracking spikes. If your gift is Lyra pencil colors, all these problems will be avoided. These quality crayons have a triangular shape that will allow for a comfortable and relaxed grip during coloring. The crayons come in a variety of colors in a beautiful metal box with an illustration of nature.

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Coloring book On the road

For all children who love coloring and vehicles, this coloring book is the perfect gift. In it, you will find illustrations of different types of vehicles on 48 pages. Motors, cars, trucks, mopeds, all vehicles are here. This coloring book can also be educational. Teach your child the difference between a vehicle and explain what the vehicle is for. This cheap coloring book is a great gift that will entertain every child for a long time.

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Harry Potter Metal Model

J. K. Rowling delighted us with the magical world of Harry Potter. Who wouldn’t want to be a wizard? Many of us are still waiting for a lost letter from Hogwarts. Bring the magic world closer to all Harry Potter fans this Christmas and allow them to make Harry Potter figures in mini format themselves. You can choose between different figures: Hagrid’s Hut, Golden Snitch, Gringotts Dragon or Hogwarts Express. The model contains numerous parts. Some of them need to be bent and others pampered. No glue is needed to assemble, but a small pair of pliers can make it easier.

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Glass & porcelain pens

This water-based, odorless, permanent glass and porcelain ink are great for ceramics, glass, porcelain and metal. After you draw a work of art on an object, let the ink dry. Then place the object in an ordinary oven for 90 minutes at 160 C °. In the package, you will get 6 pens in different colors: yellow, red, light blue, navy blue, green and black. This gift is great for all creatives, especially those who adore ceramics.

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Tattoo Gel pen

We know you can’t give children money for a tattoo, but you can allow them to make one themselves. Not a real one of course. These tattoo gel pens will allow them to do that. In this set, there are 12 tattoo gel pens of different colors. Pens are not harmful, so children can paint as much as they want. When they don’t like the tattoo anymore, they don’t have to remove it with a laser, but simply wash it with a little soap and water and the skin is completely clean. Tattooing has never been easier and painless.

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Animals activity book

In this great animal activity book, there are dozens of different animals to discover. With over 450 stickers, children can put stickers on different backgrounds. The activity book contains various topics: zoo, pets, under the sea, wild animals, farm animals and more. In addition to looking very nice, this book can be used to learn about animals, their behavior, and habitats.

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 Magnifying glass

For all the little detectives, scientists or those who have trouble reading tiny letters, the magnifier is a great gift. It can be used for play, but it can also be useful in different life situations, for example when you need to find a thorn in your finger. it is always good to have it in every home.

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Robot slime

Slime has delighted children around the world. There is something satisfying about their slimy structure. If the person for which you are looking for a gift is a slime lover, you can give them a cut robot slime. This robot looks cute, but also realistic. You can play with it, and whatever you do to it, the robot will return to its original shape. This slime can also be used as a stress ball.

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Decorate your piggy bank

To teach children how to save money, you can give them a piggy bank. This is no ordinary piggy bank though. This piggy bank set contains a pig, glitter glue, stickers, paints and a brush. Prepare materials and help your child paint a piggy bank. When they see their art on the shelf, they will never want to break it to get the money. The pig has a rubber hatch on its stomach so you can open the piggy bank when you want without breaking it. Of course, you don’t have to tell that to your child.

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Magnet horseshoe

A magnet is a great toy, but it can also be very useful. If you’re constantly doing something with nails or needles, it probably happened that all of them fell out of the box and on the floor. When you pick them one by one, it’s pretty slow and frustrating, but with the help of a magnet you can pick them all up in just a few seconds. If this magnet is intended for children, they will be thrilled when they understand how it works and will run around the house for days trying out what the magnet can attract.

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Crazy chemistry

This chemistry set contains numerous experiments for our youngest. You won’t find classic experiments in it, but rather crazy ones. Crazy chemistry has an experiment that will result in top slimy creations and hysterical bouncy balls with a wildly bubbling volcanic eruption. Based on the experiment, the child will learn how chemical reactions and kinetic energy work. The set also includes detailed instructions for parents so that the child would not be injured during the experiments.

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Anti-stress banana

We’ve all seen anti-stress balls and we know how useful they can be. But have you ever seen an anti-stress banana? This anti-stress banana can be squeezed and stretched out in different forms wherever you feel that the stress is creeping in and you don’t know what to do with your hands. Whatever you do to it, the banana will eventually return to its original shape. This banana consists of a silicone coating that is liquid filled which makes it look quite realistic. It can also be used to make fun of your family if you put it in the fruit basket.

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Cuddly dinosaur toy

Who doesn’t love soft stuffed animals? All dinosaur lovers have many times dreamed of having a dinosaur for a pet. Now you can give them one. These cool dinosaurs may look scary, but they are actually  kind and cuddly. You can choose between green T-Rex, red Triceratops or blue Stegosaurus. Dinosaurs have short velvety fur and pop-riveted eyes. They are an ideal gift for kids, but also for adult dinosaur lovers.

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Fish poop game

We used to play a game where we fish, but the modern age brings many innovations. So now you can fish poop. Fill the tub with water, add the poop, prepare the fishing rod and ready to squeeze the game. These 6 sweet poop piles are made of plastic and completely odorless. Also in the package, you get a net with which you can catch a floating poop if you can’t do it with a fishing rod. This is a great game for kids to play with it in the bathtub, but also in the pool during the summer days.

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Ilama mug

Some people really like to collect sweet cups. This gift is great for them, as well as for those who find llamas too cute. If the person you’re looking for a gift still doesn’t have a cup of llama, it’s time to fill their collection. Llama Mug is made of ceramic and looks like Llama. At the back of the lama’s body, the mag is equipped with a large handle that is easy to hold even when it is filled with hot drinks.

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Space puzzle

If you are looking for a gift for a child who loves space and astronomy, space puzzles are the right solution. These puzzles have a beautiful illustration of the universe , celestial bodies and a satellite. They consist of 200 pieces and are easy to assemble. You can use them to teach the child of the planet in the solar system and explain to them what they look like and how big they are. This fun and an educational puzzle will appeal to any child.

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3d wooden dinosaur skeleton puzzle

This 3d wooden puzzle contains all the pieces needed to assemble a dinosaur skeleton. It is interesting to put together, and at the same time, a child can learn a lot about the structure of dinosaurs. You can choose between 4 dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus. Help your child put together a dinosaur skeleton, and then explore together in which areas this dinosaur lived, what it looked like and what it ate. This is a great gift for all little dinosaur lovers, but also big ones.

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Whoopee cushion

All people who love pranks must have one Whoopee cushion. This little pillow is filled with air, and when you sit on it it will sound like you farted. Pretty loud. After the person gets up, the pillow returns to its original position. This gift will make all children, even adults, laugh.

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Cuddly Unicorn toy

This Cuddly Unicorn is part of a series of soft friends from Teddykompaniet. They are extremely soft and cuddly with velvety fur. Cuddly Unicorn is pink in color and has sewn-in eyes and nose. This cute creature will quickly become every child’s best friend.

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Disney Princesses puzzle

Disney has been delighting children around the world with its products for years. If the child you are looking for a gift for is a fan of Disney princesses, you need to buy her this puzzle. This wooden puzzle is very easy to put together. It contains only 25 parts featuring Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Ariel and Belle. After putting together this puzzle can serve as a great decoration on the children’s room wall.

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Snowball maker

Hopefully this Christmas there will be a lot of snow so we can have a snowball fight. When it comes to snowball fights, the most important thing is how fast you make snowballs. After a while the gloves get wet and you no longer feel your fingers. That’s why there’s a snowball maker with which you can make up to 60 snowballs in a minute. With this gift, you will enable your child to be the best in every snowball fight.

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Sled

Winter toys are also usually appreciated Christmas presents.

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Flying saucer

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Water bottle

All girls seems to have a period where they just love unicorns.

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Llama stuffed animal

Stuffed animals are so soft and cute. Now imagine a Llama stuffed animal that is always warm. Who can resist it? This toy can be heated in the microwave. Simply put it in the microwave for 1.5 minutes and enjoy it. Llama animals are made of soft and cuddly material and are filled with millet seeds and dried lavender. The filling keeps the stuffed animal warm for a long time and makes it smell good. When you want to wash the llama, simply remove the filling and put it back after washing.

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Stuffed cat

Kids use to love thees stuffed animals with big eyes.

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Dogs

To have a dog of their own is a big dream for many kids. Even if you can’t fulfill that, they will love to get a stuffed animal also.

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CHEAP CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR TEENS

For teenagers, there are also many nice but cheap Christmas gifts to choose from. They usually like to get IQ puzzles, ordinary puzzles, a tough lamp or decor for their room.

IQ wooden puzzles

With these puzzles you have to use your brain. They consist of 12 handmade wooden pieces. It has different puzzle shapes such as a cube, tube, star, ball, prickly ball, prickly cube, the cube with holes in it and many other old favorites. You can choose different difficulty levels ranging from puzzle genius to ordinary monkey which will provide hours of deceptive enjoyment.

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Book Start to Paint with Watercolors

Arnold Lowrey, a popular author and artist, offers an inspiring and creative introduction to watercolors. In clear, simple to understand terms, he explored the materials and techniques used for water coloring. When drawing, he uses vibrant and colorful pallets and shows how to lay initial washes, capture atmosphere and add details. This book also includes a step to step demonstrations to build up skills.

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Dinosaur lamp

This cute dinosaur lamp is adorable. In daylight, the lamp work as a cute decoration, but in the nighttime, it becomes a practical night lamp.

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We can do it mug

This cup is an excellent gift for all feminists around you. On the cup is a retro illustration of Rosie the Riveter taken from the iconic poster We can do it! This poster was used during World War II as propaganda to encourage women’s work ethic. In the 1980s, Rosie returned and since then she has become a modern symbol of feminism and women’s empowerment.

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Solar power bank

This power bank can be charged via solar energy or via micro USB. The power bank is waterproof and also comes with a hook that makes it easy to attach it to the backpack. It has two USB ports so you have the option of charging two devices at the same time. However, solar cell charging is used as a secondary charging method. It takes up to 40 hours to charge the power bank full with solar cells. However, it can be great in situations where electricity is not available to you.

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IQ puzzles

Once you started to play with them, it is hard to put them away.

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Puzzle

Puzzle Jan Van Haastern 1000 pcs 

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Worlds smallest puzzle

The smallest puzzle 1000 pcs 

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Cheap and useful Christmas gifts to give a teenager are of course things for the mobile phone, such as a power bank, headphone holder, cover or an extra long cord.

Phone case

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Marble phone case

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Powerbank Vooni Stone

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Headphone holder hand

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Cord

Extra-long cord iPhone carging cable 

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Mascara

For teenage girls, you can find mascara and lip gloss cheap.

Nailpolish dryer

Unicorn nail polish dryer

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A cheap Christmas gift that both girls and boys like to get is perfume. Not all varieties are cheap, of course, but there are many perfumes that are cheap and smell very good.

Perfume Britney Spears Fantasy 

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Perfume Naomi Campell 

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Perfume Naomi Campbell Cat Delux 

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Perfume David Beckham Homme 

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Perfume CK one unisex

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Perfume Beckham respect  

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For the teenager who likes computers and video games, there are many fun Christmas gifts to find.

Super Mario Mushroom lamp 

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Super Mario underware

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Laptop skins

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CHEAP CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR ADULTS

If you want to find a cheap Christmas present for an adult, there are many nice and loving Christmas presents. If we start from a cozy evening at home on the TV couch, what do you need then? Maybe a good movie, a blanket, a puzzle, a nice bowl to have sweets in maybe a cup of tea or maybe some scented candles? Or maybe you want to turn off the TV and read a good book instead. Choosing Christmas presents for a cozy evening on the sofa is not so strange, the winter is long and dark. There will be many dark evenings before the light returns to our dark land. There are many cheap Christmas gifts that are suitable for cozy evenings.

Film Mamma Mia here we go again 

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Blanket Snug rug

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Mug from Rörstrand designer Filippa K

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Film Bourne 1-5

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Candle 

Candle fragrant Voluspa Vanilla 

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Square candle lantern in glass 

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Hunger games 

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Ceramic bowl 

Ceramic bowl filled with candy or something

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But in the winter we do not just cuddle. We have to work too. For the office, there are also many smart things to give away as a Christmas present. Cord holder, notebook, powerbank, keyboard cleaner, or maybe he or she needs a fun coffee mug to freshen up?

Sugru clay doh for reparation 

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Cyber clean keyboard 

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Notepad

Magic notpad analog to digital 

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Emotional cup

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Smart gadgets that are cheap Christmas presents are e.g. suguru a clay that you can use for a whole lot of things. There are also some clever tools such as angle screwdrivers or multi-sleeve.

Multi sleeve tool

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Angle screwdriver tool 

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Do you want to find a cheap Christmas present for the parents, perhaps a luxury brunch, cinema with dinner. There are also many nice gadgets for the kitchen that do not cost as much as you can give your parents as a Christmas present. It could be a paella pan, or maybe a popcorn bowl for the micron. Or gild their Christmas Eve with a new dish brush!

Paella pan 

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Popcorn maker

To make popcorn, pour in the popcorn kernels and a little salt in the popcorn maker. Put it in a microwave for 2-4 minutes and your popcorn is ready. If you are tired of regular popcorn, add some spices to give them extra flavor. The popcorn maker is made of silicone that can be folded so that it does not take up any space when it’s not used.

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Dish brush unicorn

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For women, there are many cheap and fine jewelry that are suitable to give away as Christmas gifts.

Necklace pink and silver hearts 

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Necklace 

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CHEAP CHRISTMAS GIFTS THAT SUIT EVERYONE

If you want to find cheap Christmas presents that suit most people, I would recommend small games, movie tickets or sweets. Most people who get an IQ puzzle usually occupy themselves with them all Christmas Eve, so it is also a really good and cheap Christmas present that suits everyone, both adults and children.

3d metal puzzel IQ 

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China chess

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Licorice from Almaregården

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Bird feeder for window

Christmas presents that are nice to get, which you usually do not think about, are a bird feeder. Having the birds close outside the window is very nice in the winter. And besides, you are doing the birds a favor.

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Reflectors and hand warmers are something that everyone benefits from sometimes. These are things that you can probably never get too many of.

Mustache lamp reflex

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Reflex color spray

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Warming heart weet pillow

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CHEAP CHRISTMAS GIFTS THAT CAN BE DELIVERED

Of course, all Christmas presents can be sent, but even if the Christmas present is cheap, it can be quite expensive with shipping and then it is not cheap in any case. So it is important to find something that is not expensive to send or Christmas presents that can be delivered directly home to the recipient.

If the Christmas present is for a recipient that you will not meet, there are ready-made boxes filled with sweets, and other goodies that can be sent directly to the person who will have the Christmas present.

Candy box Coffee box

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Candy box gift socks and candy 

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Newspaper subscriptions are Christmas gifts that are cheap and delivered directly to the recipient. At Tidningskungen, you do not have to choose a one-year subscription to the magazines, there are also shorter subscriptions to choose from. It has newspapers for all interests and ages.

Magazine Whisky Magazine 

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Magazine National Geographic 

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Magazines 

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I hope you managed to find a good and cheap Christmas present!

RELATED QUESTIONS

What is a good Christmas present for under $5? Christmas presents for under SEK 50 are e.g. drink holder, bouncing beans, pills to understand women, roasted almonds or maybe a fun soap. More tips on good gifts under $5 can be found here.

How to find the perfect Christmas giftsIt is always just as difficult to find good Christmas presents for everyone. They should preferably not be so expensive, without being able to afford food in January as well. Read more about the Christmas atmosphere and Christmas traditions here.

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