Monday, 25 March 2013

Tight Budget lovely gifts

Special occasions demand special gifts. Birthdays, anniversaries, getting well after suffering from an illness, birth of a baby, moving into a new home – all these occasions demand unique gifts to make the event more special. The same applies to corporate gifts. Whether it’s about clinching that deal, forging a new partnership or praising the achievers of your company, raising a toast to success with gifts is sure to up the spirits and encourage everyone to perform better in the future. But what would you do if you have a stringent budget to keep an eye on while searching for the ideal gift?

Well, there’s no need to panic as you can search a variety of online gift dealers that offer budget gifts to suit even the tightest of budgets.

Gifts you can buy

Celebration and food often go hand-in-hand, which is why chocolates, cookies, and baked goods fly off the shelves pretty faster as compared to other gift items. If you thought that you can’t get these items on a budget, think again.

Many online stores offer budget gift baskets that pack an assortment of gourmet food items. So, you can let your recipients enjoy these treats without breaking the bank. All you need is a little search online to locate the store that stocks your chosen gifts. Starting from chocolates and cookies to cheese, organic fruits, water crackers, and salami – you might get them all with a targeted search. 

Tea and coffee baskets are some other ideas that would work especially well for enthusiasts who have a penchant for their beverages. Note jars too can work well if you have a tight budget. Though many people think flowers to be an expensive gift, you can get budget-friendly small bouquet of flowers if you go with the common, inexpensive varieties instead of going for the exquisite ones. After all, if the bouquet is colorful, beautiful, and well-made, not many would bother checking what flowers you have included in it.
Gifts you can make

If all these still sound beyond your budget’s reach, you can create your own gifts. If you have special skills like crocheting, knitting, sewing etc, you can craft your own gift. Not only will it cost you much less as compared to a store bought item, but it will also hold much more meaning to your recipient as such gifts show how much you love and care for the person. 

Corporate gifts

Companies battling a tight budget for gifts can save the day with inexpensive and yet useful gifts like coffee mugs (which can be inscribed with messages/company logo if the budget permits), desk calendars, eco-friendly water bottles etc. Several stores also offer box of stationary that can serve the corporate recipients well.

In case you want to send no-fuss, simple gifts that carry your unique touch, you can think about buying a bunch of blank greeting cards. Bulk purchase of such cards will cost you less than if you were to buy a single card. You can write or type-in the messages in these cards based on your recipients’ preferences and tastes. By varying the messages that go into each of these cards, you can make every piece a unique, thoughtful gift. 

Things to consider 

When your budget is tight, it pays to consider your recipient’s preferences and tastes to avoid wasting money on something that won’t hold much meaning for the person. Try to blend usefulness and uniqueness while choosing your gifts – be it for a personal occasion or a corporate event. It’s the thought behind the gift and the effort that goes into finding the item that would be remembered for a long time to come. So, give it your best shot and don’t let tight budgets dampen your spirits.

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