How to buy a perfect, budget-friendly gift for any occasion

February 21, 2016

We’ve all been there: you’ve got a special event coming up that requires a wonderful present and your mind goes completely blank on what to get. Don’t fret; with a little creativity and thought it’s easy to give the perfect gift for any occasion, regardless of your budget.

How to buy a perfect, budget-friendly gift for any occasion

Shopping on a budget

Throughout the year there are so many special occasions to think about. That includes birthdays, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, not to mention milestones like a new baby or a wedding. There’s no doubt that gift giving can get expensive throughout the year.

To give the perfect gift every time without spending a fortune, here are some tips to help you out:

  • Set a budget: We all think about setting a budget for the bigger holidays like Christmas or Hannukah, but it’s less likely that we set aside money for other celebrations throughout the year.
  • Create a budget: Consider creating a budget for birthdays and those last-minute parties that may pop up unexpectedly. By having a bit of money set aside for these occasions, you won’t feel as stressed when a special occasion comes around.
  • Think outside the shop: If you don’t want to buy your gift, there are lots of homemade, easy-to-personalize gifts, which are both budget-friendly and thoughtful.
  • Don’t forgo the flowers: When in doubt, flower and fruit bouquets make a great gift. Especially in the spring or summer, a beautiful bouquet makes a great impression and brightens any home.

Who’s the gift for?

Gifts for children

Buying a gift for a child of any age can be tough since what’s popular can change on a whim, but even if you’re unsure, there are some gifts that will please the little ones, no matter what.

Buying online v.s. buying in-store

You don’t have to run out to the store to get a wonderful gift. Online shopping is increasingly popular, not to mention convenient and safe.

  • You can do everything online, from buying toys to creating a beautiful bouquet with an online florists.
  • Buying online is also an excellent option when your intended gift recipient lives far away. Shipping is usually fast (and sometimes free), and your gift is sure to arrive on time.

So, there’s no need to panic when a special occasion comes around. Whatever the reason for celebration, there is a simple way to find the perfect gift with these helpful tips.

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