Three Holiday Gifts Ideas that Fit a College Student Budget
Finals are over and the time to sit on your couch wrapped in a blanket burrito has arrived. Even if you weren’t going to be too busy engaging in an all day Lord of The Rings marathon to go shopping, it might be tough to foot the bill for today’s most popular holiday gifts. Try some of these convenient gift ideas to spread the holiday spirit without spreading your wallet as well
Writing a letter or personal note to someone can be an even more meaningful gift than a shiny new tablet (even one with retina display). Often times people don’t take time to let the people in their lives how important they are. Taking a moment to pen a note to someone with a list of three things you appreciate about them or recollecting a special story or moment you shared is a great way to make a gift recipient feel special while leaving your wallet to be lonely and dejected.
You can’t eat a PS4. Xbox One doesn’t have chocolate filling. One of the most important parts of the holidays is pigging out on sweets and other festive treats so a well wrapped bag of cookies is the perfect cheap-but-still-endearing gift. It won’t cost you more than the price of some flour, sugar, and butter; but will still fit the seasonal theme and bring a smile to a recipients face. It doesn’t hurt that you can save some of the dough you make as a special gift to yourself.
Can you draw? Can you paint? Sculpt? Act? It doesn’t matter. Giving a gift of personally created art doesn’t mean you have to deliver the Mona Lisa. Taking the time to do something creative for someone is a gift in itself. Everyone has room on their desk for a poorly shaped clay cat. It’s not the quality of the finished product that matters, it’s the hilarity of the overall low quality of the art that clearly still took you some time to produce.