In a perfect world, we’d all be able to shower our loved ones in gifts come the holiday season with not a thought to how much money it added up to. Love don’t cost a thing, right? Interpret that phrase as you will, but buying presents costs many things. And by things I mean dollars.
Since we have to still worry about things like rent and bills between December and January, we need to be frugal shoppers. But, if you don’t want your sweet mother and loving father to realize how little money you spent, you just have to put a little more thought and effort into your shopping – as in, more than the thought and effort it takes to swipe a credit card for the latest Apple product.
We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts you can find for under $50, so you can save money while pleasing everyone on your list. Whether they’re quirky finds from Amazon, local gems or a few DIY projects (within reason, of course), you’ll be able to make it through Christmas morning without breaking a cold sweat from thinking about rent come January 1st.