Affordable Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Looking for affordable holiday gift ideas that won't leave you looking like a cheapskate? Then, you've come to the right place:

Baggu Reusable Shopping Totes

Baggu Reusable Shopping Tote
Baggu Reusable Shopping Tote. Photo Courtesy of

For: The Shopper

Reusable shopping totes are hot, hot, hot. Fortunately they're affordable, too. Please the shopaholic on your list with one or more of the nylon totes from Baggu. They're colorful, durable and fold up into a little pouch when not in use.

Other Ideas: a coupon organizer, a shoe rack or closet organizers Buy from Amazon

A Certificate

Entree. Photo © Flickr user wEnDaLicious

For: The Foodie

Select a gift certificate for the food fanatic on your list, and treat him to a fabulous dinner at an equally fabulous price. $25 certificates are just $10 each.

Tip: Use the current promo code to save as much as 80%.

Other Ideas: organic spices, wine from a local vineyard, homemade beer or liqueur

Gardener's Journal

Garden Journal
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For: The Gardener

Give the gardener in your life a place to record all of her garden successes and ideas. My Garden: A Five Year Journal, by Mimi Lueberrman, is the perfect spot. It includes graph paper for planning, garden checklists and blank pages for journaling.

Other Ideas: a Farmer's Almanac, bulbs, seed bombs, gardener's soap, plant tags or saved seeds from your garden Buy from Amazon

LED Nightlight

LED Night Lights
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For: The Techie

LED bulbs are the bulbs to have, if you're into cutting-edge technolgy; but at $20+ a bulb they're not exactly priced to sell. Enter the exception to the rule: LED nightlights. They're just as high-tech, but can be had for as little as $8 a piece.

Other Ideas: rechargeable batteries and charger, CFL bulbs Buy from Amazon

Rand McNally Road Atlas

Rand McNally Road Atlas
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For: The Traveler

Ensure your favorite globetrotter gets where she's headed and back again by giving the gift of a Rand McNally Road Atlas. Sure GPS is great; but sometimes old school just gets the job done better.

Other Ideas: a travel guide to a destination that the recipient plans to visit, a subscription to Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel or a gas card Buy from Amazon

Staple-less Stapler

Stapleless Stapler
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For: The Office Worker

Treat each of your co-workers to a new toy without breaking the bank. A staple-free stapler is colorful, affordably priced and does away with the need for staples.

Other Ideas: a refillable pen, coffee or a basket of gourmet foods for the entire office to share Buy from Amazon

Laminated Trail Maps
Trail Maps. Photo © Flickr user Florian

For: The Outdoorsman

Collect maps for all the best trails in your area; then, laminate them for a gift that any outdoor enthusiast would love.

Price: The cost of lamination

Other Ideas: a wind-up flashlight or a stainless steel water bottle

Half Price Books Gift Card

Books. Photo © Erin Huffstetler

For: The Book Lover

A big pile of books is a great gift for someone who likes to read; and it can be an affordable gift, if you opt for a gift card from, where the books are cheap and plentiful.

Price: Available in $25, $50, $75 and $100 increments

Other Ideas: a gift certificate to a local used book store, custom book plates or a gift card for eBooks

Misto Oil Sprayer

Misto Oil Sprayer
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For: The Chef

Dazzle the kitchen connoisseur on your list with the sleek, money-saving abilities of the Misto Oil Sprayer – a nifty gadget that eliminates the need for pricey use-and-toss cooking sprays. Just fill the chamber with your preferred oil; pump the lid up and down to build pressure; and spray.

A Review of the Misto Oil Sprayer

Other Ideas: silicone baking cups, a good quality olive oil, premium baking chocolate or homemade vanilla extract Buy from Amazon

Reusable Coffee Filter

Reusable Coffee Filter
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For: The Coffee Lover

Save your favorite java junkie some change by giving him a reusable coffee filter. With paper filters off his shopping list, he'll be able to splurge on better beans.

Other Ideas: homemade chocolate spoons or flavored syrups Buy from Amazon

Golf Ball Monogrammer

Golf Ball Monogrammer
Golf Ball Monogrammer. Photo Courtesy of

For: The Golfer:

Hunting for lost golf balls is never fun. Make the task a bit easier by buying the golfer in your life a golf ball monogrammer.

Other Ideas: golf balls or a personalized golf towel Buy from Amazon

Storage Boxes

Household Essentials Storage Box
Household Essentials Storage Box. Photo Courtesy of

For: The Person Who Has Everything

What do you give the person who has everything? Storage boxes!. They're attractive; come in many shapes and sizes; and many can be folded up between uses.

Other Ideas: velvet hangers or a grocery bag holder Buy from Amazon

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