Most of us holiday gifts to our friends and family as a token of our love and appreciation. But there are plenty of other people in our lives who deserve recognition too! Today’s post is all about those hard-working people who help make your life easier, and how to give them a holiday gift that won’t break the bank! :-)
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Identifying Gift Recipients
The holiday season is the perfect time to recognize all the people who have an impact on your life. Think of all those wonderful people who help make your life easier, better, or more enjoyable. They might include:
- Mail and package delivery people
- Hair dressers
- Nail technicians
- Doctors and dentists
- Your children’s teachers, caregivers, bus drivers
- Vets, pet groomers, and kennel employees
- …and more!
Those people all deserve a token of appreciation, right? Of course they do! But with as expensive as the holiday season can already be, how can anyone afford to give gifts to all those people? The key to maximizing your holiday gift-giving is choosing small, inexpensive gifts that you can buy in bulk.
13 Inexpensive Gifts You Can Buy In Bulk
There are plenty of gift-worthy items that aren’t terribly expensive. Locally-made artisan products are a thoughtful gift option, because they’re not something you can find in every store. (And you get to support a local business with your purchase!) Here are a few gift ideas you can use as inspiration:
Mini bottles of sparkling cider
“Movie night” (Popcorn + a Redbox rental code)
*I am seriously hooked on Mrs. Call’s Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, which are made by a local candy company. They are addictively delicious and make a great gift! You can order them online and have them shipped anywhere in the U.S. I should also mention that I have no affiliation with Mrs. Call’s, other than my hopeless devotion to their caramels. ;-)
Packaging Your Gifts
Once you’ve chosen and bought your gifts, just add a ribbon and/or gift tag. Store your gifts wherever they’ll be the most accessible, like the trunk of your car. That way, if you happen to run into one of the people on your gift list, you’ll have a gift at the ready! :-)
When it comes to giving holiday gifts, it’s always the thought that counts. So don’t get too hung up on choosing the “perfect” small gift, especially when money can be tight this time of year. The purpose of giving gifts is to show love and appreciation, which is what the holiday season is all about!
What are your go-to choices for small and affordable gifts?