If you’re like me, and you seem to have a thousand people to buy countless Birthday/Christmas/Mother’s Day/Father’s Day presents for, you quickly run out of ideas (and money) after the first few occasions.
Never fear! After many hours of window shopping and scrolling through online sales, I’ve compiled a list of fairly inexpensive present ideas that are pretty universal – who doesn’t love getting fresh pillows?!
1. Novelty USBs
These make great stocking stuffers at Christmas time, and I don’t know about you, but I can never have too many USBs (especially if you’re great at losing them in the depths of your desk drawer).
2. Multi Tools
I’m all about practical gifts, and these are awesome for Father’s Day or your hard-to-buy-for brother!
Everyone always needs new socks. Especially a pair of fluffy bed socks for those cold winter nights!
4. Air Fresheners
Perfect for your younger cousin who just got their provisional license!
5. Car Accessories
Stuck on a present for your grandparents? Why not some try these add-ons for their car to make their ride just that bit more practical and stylish.
These are excellent as teacher gifts or presents for you work besties, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to use them too!
7. New Pillows
When was the last time you replaced those pillows in your bed? Pillow cases should not only be washed regularly, but pillows themselves should be replaced every 6 months to avoid harbouring dirt, oil, dead skin cells and dust mites, which could cause acne and even trigger allergic reactions – new pillows are the gift that keeps on giving!
8. Budget Planner
I bought one of these for my Mum recently, who is currently renovating her kitchen, and she said it’s fantastic to keep track of all the purchases involved in doing a DIY reno. Not only that, you can use them to stay on top of bills, credit cards and grocery shopping.
9. Travel Pack Essentials
Chapsticks, tissues, hand sanitisers, wet wipes, nail files, toothpaste, hair ties.. There are so many small items that you could do with having you’re out and about or staying over at a friend’s place. Why not combine a few things and make an overnight bag for the socialite in your life? Or prepare your aunty for her upcoming cruise by gifting her the things she really needs.
10. Gift Cards
Yes, this is an obviously choice, but there are so many gift cards and vouchers out there to choose from, its almost overwhelming!