5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Students On a Budget
Christmas is fast approaching and due to the unfortunate timing of the student loan, some of us don’t have enormous amounts to spend on gifts. We’ve put together 5 Christmas gift ideas for students on a budget, so you can show you care without your pockets going bare.
1) Secret stash book
Ideal for younger siblings or anyone who likes to keep things secret, this idea will only end up costing you a couple of quid and is bound to impress.
To make it, all you need to do is grab an old hardback book (or buy one from a charity shop) and hollow out the pages by following this handy tutorial. The user is then able to store some secret stuff in a really discreet way!
2) Lotto scratch card
Scratch cards are a nifty little gift. They usually cost less than £3 and have the potential to be the best gift the recipient has ever received.
(*disclaimer* there’s a large chance it’ll be the worst gift they’ve ever received, but still…)
3) Adopt a wild animal
Cost: £3+ /per month
Personal gifts are the best because it shows you’re thinking about the person you are gifting, so why not adopt a their favourite animal on their behalf?
All you have to do is: 1) Think of the persons favourite animal; 2) head to the WWF website; 3) select the animal of your choosing, and click adopt. Easy!
While you wont physically be sent the animal you have “adopted”, you will receive a personalised certificate, regular news throughout the year to keep you updated on the animal, a fact pack, and a personalised storybook featuring two people of your choosing.
Allowing you to give a pal a big bundle of gifts while donating to a good cause!
Check out more info here.
4) Create a hamper
Hamper’s are great ways of showing you care about someone.
You can get a hamper basket on the cheap online. Fill it with their favourite childhood chocolates and sweets; wine and snacks; or random items from their favourite place. It shows you’ve been thinking about them, and its better than a pair of socks. Easy!
5) Buy a star
Well technically you won’t be buying a star… you’ll be naming a star, but it’s still pretty impressive nonetheless.
Many websites offer a variety of gift packages allowing you to name a star for someone and receive a bundle of related products.
The lower price bundles start at around £12.99, which is relatively cheap considering you could be naming something hundreds of times bigger than our own sun.
Simply Google “buy a star” and there you have it. (If you’re too lazy click here)
Bosh! Money saved. Now its time to put that money towards a deposit on a new crib… Check out what we’ve got left.