Simple Inexpensive Holiday Gifts for Casual Friends and Others

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    Nov 20, 2009 12:54 AM GMT
    Your bartender. The store clerk who is always smiling. The receptionst at your health club or doctors office........people who arent close friends/family but you appreciate everything they have done for you all year.

    At the gift shop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I bought 10 flashlights. These look and feel like a credit card, easy to stash in a wallet and are perfect for reading that menu or check in a dimly lite restaurant or anyplace else. Just press em to work. They cost $2.50 each.

    Have you found any thoughtful creative cheap gifts like that?
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    Nov 20, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    Interesting rocks. Free by the side of the road.
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    Nov 20, 2009 6:02 AM GMT
    I found some Nalgene Water Bottles at Big Lots for $2. People can always use a nice water bottle. I wish I had bought all of them so I would have X-Mas gifts for my staff.

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  • DzanMason

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    Nov 20, 2009 6:40 AM GMT
    I used to paint everyone unique Christmas tree ornaments. Blank bisque ornaments were like $.50-$1.00 and the paint wasn't too expensive.
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    Nov 20, 2009 7:51 AM GMT
    im pretty handy with just about any kind of job you give me. so i can do carpentry and craft etc.
    so i just make little things like custom frames with pictures. or i love to paint and i give them mini self portraits etc.
    each gift can even be completely free (i mean i dont spend anything) because my dad is a mechanical engineer he thinks that he will find a use for just about anything. so i have pieces of timber everywhere, paint, etc.
    my friends always seem to appreciate it since its from the heart. plus they seem to think i should be an artist but who knows.
    i guess it beats having to spend $10 or even $20 on something that your friend is trying hard not to roll their eyes back at. lol
    i know i try not to do it when i get shit gifts. and get told its $50 icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 20, 2009 8:06 AM GMT
    KissingPro saidYour bartender. The store clerk who is always smiling. The receptionst at your health club or doctors office........people who arent close friends/family but you appreciate everything they have done for you all year.

    At the gift shop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I bought 10 flashlights. These look and feel like a credit card, easy to stash in a wallet and are perfect for reading that menu or check in a dimly lite restaurant or anyplace else. Just press em to work. They cost $2.50 each.

    Have you found any thoughtful creative cheap gifts like that?


    Oh How cool...would you please send me one...

    We have some cool stuff around here I am sure...


    Toe Nail Clippers?
  • metta

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    Nov 20, 2009 8:20 AM GMT
    inexpensive ok....but $2.50.....hmmmm...I would not feel comfortable doing that.

    One year I bought a bunch of inexpensive glass pickle ornaments, made little cards about the history of the pickle ornament and bought minerature stainless steel tubs, filled with rafia, and tied a fancy bow around them.

    Another year, I found a winery that has the same name as the development that I live in, so I bought all of my fav. neighbors a bottle of wine from this winery.

    Another year I gave organic lavender chocolate.

    And another year, I gave organic pancake mix with organic maple syrup.

    I'm not sure what I'm going to do this year. I think that anything under $20 is an inexpensive gift and having so many neighbors that are friends, it helps me to keep it around that.
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    Nov 20, 2009 8:23 AM GMT
    natural negative ion emmiting salt rock lamps!


    everyone thinks im such a hippie when i whip out a planet organic bag and tell them its a present. theyre nice though!icon_eek.gif
    do really want chocolate? fatass
  • metta

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    Nov 20, 2009 8:26 AM GMT
    ^
    nice!