30 Cheap Christmas Gifts That Won’t End Up In The Trash
Love to shop but find Christmas shopping exhausting and exciting at the same time, right? You are not alone. And if you are one of those staring at their credit card statement or bank book wondering how to make ends meet, shopping can become even more stressful. Worry no more. You don’t need to break the bank to give gifts for this holiday. It is perfectly fine to give away cheap Christmas gifts, the only trick, however, is to find the perfect match who will benefit most from it.
Christmas does come once a year but the gift shouldn’t be focused on what is trendy and expensive. Expensive items don’t always guarantee that the recipient will like them. It all boils down to how they will use the item, more than how much its monetary value is. With that in mind, here are some cheap gift ideas you can choose from:
Cheap Christmas Gifts
Original Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper
When there’s popcorn, there is a movie or series playing on the big screen. Popcorn poppers are the perfect gifts for moviegoers or couch potatoes. Through this new popcorn maker, they can have fast gourmet popcorn in no time. Made of thermal shock-resistant glass that resists wear-and-tear, no one will ever say it is cheap. No more expensive or instant microwave popcorn with ingredients that might be harmful to the body. Treat them to healthy snacks every single time, hot from the oven in 3 minutes or less. They don’t need to stack unhealthy single-packed popcorn anymore. Prepare various flavors of popcorn and share them with family members and friends.
Micro Arcade Oregon Trail
Gamers will never let a day pass without playing any game. For those who have been using their phones all the time, the battery can die faster because they are using data plus playing online games. Get them off their phones and into an arcade game that can fit in their pocket. Bring back gamers to the old-school or nostalgic arcade games with full-color screen and sound effects. It also came with control buttons, reminiscent of the old controls. Play without WI-FI or data plan and let them quench their thirst for some arcade games.
Q-Swiper BBQ Grill Cleaner Set
Gilling food is fun but cleaning is not. Save the pitmaster from too much scrubbing and brushing with the grill cleaner. They will be grateful for the wonderful price it came with. Safe and easy to use, no need to use bristles and wires. It will save these pitmasters time cleaning the grill, wiping off the grease without using any harsh chemicals. Aside from this, it also removes burnt food particles, leaving the grill spotless. Make them stop using dirty cleaning brushes and bristles. They will enjoy roasting more because cleaning the grills is now easier.
Soda Pop Tops
Once you pop a can of soda, you have to consume it right away. Otherwise, the fizz will go away. And for soda drinkers, this will be a waste when they can’t feel the carbonated drink fizzle as they drink it from the can. Let’s face it! At a party, anyone can easily forget a can of soda they have already opened. Too busy socializing with the rest of the world. Don’t throw away cans half full. Save them for later with the soda pop tops. Make sure partygoers, especially those who love drinking soda, have these tops in their stash. Each pack contains up to 12 tops. They can carry one in the bag, in the car, at home, or at the office to keep their soda from losing its fizzes.
Flip-It Emptying Kit
When money doesn’t come easily, the best way to go is to squeeze every last drop from the bottles or containers. If you are looking for a gift for penny pinchers, the Flip-It bottle emptying kit is an ideal gift they will not nag you for. It pumps out every single drop from a bottle or container saving them multiple trips to the grocery or convenience store. Squeeze the last drop from the shampoo or toothpaste. Zero waste as they can recycle the empty bottles rather than throwing them away. Reuse the Flip-It multiple times until they have squeezed out all the bottles around their house.
Norpro Flexible Jar Opener
How many times has your mom or sister broken a glass or jar at home because they can’t open them? Don’t let them break any more jars in the house. Give them a Norpro jar opener instead that will help them open jars without a fuss. Whether they are kitchen novices or pros, they will appreciate any kitchen gadgets that will make their lives easier. It is resistant to heat and can hold up to 465 degrees Fahrenheit. Safe to use and reuse multiple times. Its non-slip feature makes it easier to grip the lid or cap which is super handy when trying to open bottles, jars, and the like in the kitchen.
Beer drinkers occasionally would leave a bottle that is half empty. Unfortunately, after a few hours, the beer can lose its flavor and “spirit.” Make these beer drinkers happy with beer savers that are cheap but worth it. They are made from silicone rubber bottle caps that seal in the flavor and spirit of the beer. Preserve the beer for a longer period. Save it in the fridge for future drinking. It is spill proof and can be reused multiple times. Coming in six colors means they can even assign a color for each drinker. That way no drinks are mixed up.
25 Smell Proof Bags
Cheap Christmas gifts can be meaningful if given to the right person. Even a basic storage bag can be worth a lot if the recipient uses them on a regular basis. The odor-proof storage bags are the most useful for people who often travel and housekeepers who love to cook. Each pack comes with 4 x 3 inches wide smell proof bags that can easily fit in the locker, bag, or fridge. Store herbs, food, or fish in these heavy-duty storage bags. Ensures it keeps them locked inside, without punctures and tears. No more stench coming from the bag or fridge.
Goodwipes Body Wipes
For people on the go and parents, having wipes in their bags is a must. They will never know when disaster strikes and a quick shower could solve their problems right away. Unfortunately, when you are outside, showers or even bathrooms are not readily available. So, the next best thing is to use Goodwipes. Folks on the go will find Big Body wipes cheap but handy and useful. It is like having a shower with a wipe. Think about those times when you are drenched in sweat after exercise or during festivals. Or, those instances when you are on the road and feel itchy because of all the dirt that you have accumulated but no shower in sight. The Goodwipes are the saviors on these occasions. The best travel companions that will keep anyone fresh and clean.
Scotch Desktop Dispenser
Who would appreciate a scotch tape dispenser for Christmas? Some people might throw the gift in the trash bin. Or, worst throw at you. But for those who love arts and crafts, the dispenser will make sense. The classic dispenser is the best addition to any home or office. Find the best recipients who will give meaning to it. They can single-handedly wrap boxes or make crafts faster and easier only using one hand for dispensing. It can even serve as a paperweight because it is heavy-duty.
Satechi USB-C Extension Charging Cable
With everyone having at least one tech gadget under their possession, having at least one USB charging cable is a must. Gadgets can go low batt or empty batt any time of the day. It’s easy for people who are usually at home or at the office, but unfortunate for those who are always on the go, like frequent travelers. The Satechi charging cable is short and portable. Charge Apple Watch, iPad Pro, or other devices that use a Type-C charger to a power bank anywhere. No tangled wires as the cable is only 5 inches long, so it is easy to store and the perfect companion while in transit.
LezGo Picture Frame
Picture frames, as old-school as they may look, have not lost their charm. This is a simple but elegant present that you can give to people who are fond of pictures. Put their favorite picture of their loved ones, it is a nice memento to look at any time. The wooden frame adds elegance to the acrylic HD glass. It gives off a simple yet luxurious vibe that will make every photograph shine through the frameless design. After all, it’s the photo on the frame that is worth more than any diamond in the world.
Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer
A gift that no bartender or chef can refuse is a Chef’n citrus juicer. Extracting juice from lemons or lime can be challenging for anyone as you can only extract a teaspoon of this citrusy delight. And worst, hands can get tired or swollen with too much squeezing. Give these friends a treat and send them Chef’n citrus juicer. Thanks to it they can extract 20% more juice for their recipe or cocktail drink. This tool also ensures that they will have less hand fatigue when squeezing every drop from the lime or lemon. It is dishwasher safe so they can use it over and over again.
Stressful days in the office or at home sometimes make you want to go back to your younger years. Obviously, the time machine has not been invented yet. But, Skee-Ball will transport them to their younger self when playing with the Skee-Ball machine makes them happy. For kids at heart who can’t get enough of the arcade games from the 80s and 90s, give them a quick escapade from the noisy world. Playing the mini-size Skee-Ball gives off a nostalgic vibe of the iconic game that has swept the arcade world. No need for wifi or batteries, play it on your desktop or countertop.
Scrub Daddy Sponge Set
Household chores often fill up your entire day. By the end of the day, your energy has been drained, and wouldn’t be able to accomplish anything else. Give the mommies or housekeepers a break. Let them spend less time scrubbing and more time relaxing. That’s Scrub Daddy’s job. Dip in cold water to get a firm texture for tough scrubbing and in warm water for light scrubbing. Save them tons of money and energy cleaning up all the mess in the kitchen. Odor-Free and scratch-free, this daddy does the work and will be the only one they will ever need.
RJ-Sport Tieless Shoe Laces
Some kids, even adults, hate tying their shoelaces, especially when it comes off in the least unexpected time. Don’t let them walk around with shoelaces that are loose. Slip some No-Tie shoelaces as their Christmas stocking stuffers to put an end to this dilemma once and for all. With the No Tie shoelaces, they will never tie their shoes again. Perfect for those who are always on the run and don’t have much to bend down to tie their shoelaces. It is super comfy and ensures their shoes wouldn’t be running away from them with every kick. This is the shoe accessory that they will never outgrow as it is one-size-fits-all.
MultiBey Gold Paper Clips Holder
Working desks or stations shouldn’t be boring especially for boss babes who are running the world with their two hands. Add some statements to her bare desk with Multibey. This office supply will give her desk a touch of elegance with the apple-shaped marbled finish paper clip holder matched with the gold plated paper clips. The holder looks elegant with its design and is made from high-quality plastic material. Inside, she will find 100 pieces of paper clips to hold all the important documents to run the world. Boss babes deserve the best. Let the female energy shine through.
iPlunge Phone Stand
For your favorite plumber who never missed one call from you, give him a Christmas treat next time. Make them laugh with the iPlunge, the perfect solution to hold their phones. No toilet or drainage to unclog. iPlunge will keep their electronic devices standing upright. It is a gag gift not only fit for plumbers but for anyone who loves having a good laugh. Using the iPlunge, they can attach it against the back of their electronic devices such as the iPhone or iPad to hold them in place. No hard labor required. All they need is their funny bones taking over and making them laugh.
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
Bring out the child in everyone, and go for some hard slapping games for hours of laughter and fun. Children aren’t hard to please and will love even simple, cheap Christmas gifts. Gather everyone in the living room after the sumptuous Christmas dinner. Let your niece or nephew lead the game and get every adult to join. It is a very addictive game as delicious as the name of the game. Ready your hands for some slapping game that will fill the room with laughter and joy.
WSD Mechanical Pencils
Artists, engineers, and architects always need a handy pencil in their possession. Draw or write down whatever comes into their mind. Instead of relying on pencils that need to be sharpened all the time, switch them over to mechanical pencils. This pencil comes with 2.00mm black refills for hours of sketching and writing. It comes with a simple but fashionable design that makes it feel and look expensive but only costs a quarter of the price. Even high-paying professionals wouldn’t mind getting cheap gifts as long as it is something that is useful and handy. They will be more grateful knowing someone still remembers them on these special occasions.
4M Doodling Robot
Young children and teens will love the 4M doodling robots. Nurture the young artists and scientists of their time as they watch robots create works of art. No complicated installation or skills are required in coding to make this work. The kit comes with detailed instructions on how to operate it. This will help you understand if the kids can follow instructions really well. Watch their faces lit up as the robot begins to move and draw. The simple robotic structure will entice even kids who don’t care about science or arts to dive a little bit into this world. No wifi or charger is needed, simply put batteries in and it will start working.
Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
No more unequal and unsightly pizza slices. Give these pizza lovers the hands of pro and get a clean cut every single time. The pizza cutter may be cheap but it is very functional especially for those who crave pizza day in and day out. Whether ordered or homemade, the best way to present these carbo loads of pepperoni and mozzarella is with clean slices. Homemade pizzas by mom won’t look sloppy anymore. Ordered pizzas will be cut to perfection and shared equally with everyone. Pizza lovers will never part with this pizza cutter. It is a great tool in the kitchen that can also be used for quesadillas and the like.
Adjustable Book Holder
Reading is fun because you can learn a lot from the books that you read and even create wonders in the kitchen. But if you need to constantly flip the book while cooking or writing, it can be annoying. Students and chef wannabe can totally relate to this as it is their daily routine. Break the monotony. Surprise them with a book stand to help them with their cooking and studies.
The book holder will be the chef’s cook property as their hands are free and they can read the recipe properly. Students, on the other hand, will free up more space to move. Thus, they can read and write at the same time. Also, it will eliminate or reduce neck strains as they can adjust it to fit a comfortable reading angle. Say goodbye to reading strains and say yes to bookstands.
Prepara Ten Taco Carousel
People who love to throw parties will love to receive kitchen or dining tools that make food preparation and serving easier. One of the cheap gifts they won’t be mad about Christmas are taco holders. Especially for hostesses who love to throw Mexican-inspired parties, the taco holder is a welcome addition to their party accessories. The taco holder can hold up to 10 tacos. No more broken and empty shells. Each taco is filled to the brim. And guests can help themselves, pick one taco for themselves. They can easily refill the holder without a fuss. Add some dip or sauce in the middle for added fun.
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
For breakfast eaters who are always in a rush, the Dash rapid egg cooker is the most suitable gift. They can slide 10 eggs into the cooker, leave them in the oven, while they prepare for work or school. They will have perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs in a matter of minutes.
The best thing about the cooker is its versatility. Aside from hard-boiled eggs, they can also have scrambled, poached, soft boiled, or omelets for each member of the household who prefers their eggs cooked differently. Save time and hassle. With one tool, everything is cooked to perfection, cleaning is made easier too. Wake up each going to work or school, well-fed but doesn’t smell like the kitchen.
Credit Card Tool
The survival tool every adult must-have. This pocket knife will be more appreciated by people who are always out for an adventure. It carries 10 essential survival tools all jam-packed in a case the size of a credit card. Pack one or two for your friend who is fond of camping, fishing, or cycling in the great outdoors. Don’t underestimate the power of the pocket knife. The cards are made with razor-sharp blades that are good to go. You will get great value for your money and the recipient will most probably love this item. It is small enough to slide with the wallet or purse.
Pasta N More Pasta Cooker
Know anyone who is fond of pasta? If yes, the pasta cooker is the most suitable gift for them. Cheap Christmas gifts that are useful for everyday use and simple to use are way better than expensive jewelry or clothes. Dormers and city dwellers who don’t know how to cook and have limited space for actual stoves will fall in love with the pasta cooker. No more dining out or having food delivered to the house. Create delicious homemade pasta straight from the microwave. Best of all, it can also be used to steam, boil, or cook eggs, vegetables, and other food. They will never go hungry again with this simple yet amazing kitchen tool.
Snack Serving Bowl
Parties with wines and beers are not complete without snacks served by the side. The most popular hors d’oeuvres are nuts like pistachios and olives. What is annoying during these parties is how some people would leave the shells or candy wrappers with the unshelled nuts and candies. Keep the sanity of the hosts with a unique serving bowl. It is the bowl that will let them separate the wrappers from the candy and the shells from the pistachio.
No additional plates or bowls are needed. The serving bowl has a one-of-a-kind double layer design to separate the thrash or food waste from the edible food. Let the partygoers go nuts about the party and not the host on the mess. They already have a lot on their plate.
RhinoShield Bumper Case
If phones have protective covers, so must the Apple watch. Wearables are often exposed to scratches and bumps. This is the reason why protective shields for the Apple watch were created to keep them safe. The RhinoShield is a cheap yet effective shield you can give to any Apple Watch owner. The bumper case fits most Apple watch series. Its slim protective cover absorbs the shock and protects the screen from unexpected bumps. The screen protector and case fit perfectly to the watch, still giving them full access to the device. Keep the watch scratch-free, looking brand new even after being used for an extensive period of time.