GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Whether your gift recipient is leaving high school or college, they will need gifts for their fresh start.
We like to find deals and Frugalista gifts that will delight and not break the budget. All so you don’t have to. We hope you find the perfect fit or at least get some perfect ideas for your graduate.
Martha Stewart Quick Dry Bath Collection gives them convenience, quality and style. Promoted as luxuriously soft, super absorbent, in 14 colors!
$8 $12 – bath towel; $5 $6 $10 – hand towel; $4 $5 $8 washcloth – 1macys.com (lowest sale price for Limited Time Only)
They may have to budget now, but the Crown Jewel Sheet Set might make them feel like royalty. 500-thread count and made of luxurious sateen. This Best Fit set provides a secure hold on the mattress and pillows. No worries they are machine washable, come in several colors and include flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases. Extra pillowcases also on sale.
$50 (all sizes) reg. $130– $180 (twin, full, queen, king, California king) 1macys.com – Lowest sale price For Limited Time Only
Even the guys could get with this Rugby Stripe Duvet Cover with 2 shams. Makes the room look organized, even if it’s a little messy! Made of muslin.
30 (Full/Queen) $24.50 $ 35 (King) target.com
Does your gift recipient, like to use their tech gadget in bed? The Sonoma Chevron Reversible Throw might be perfect solo or as a bundle gift. The generous throw looks good and offers easy care. In 3 complementary colors.
The plush Sherpa Reversible Throw also available. This fluffy throw’s thick, sherpa fleece stays soft and absorbent wash after wash. $16 $
Does your beneficiary have bold sensibilities? They’ll appreciate the beautiful design of the Apt. 9 Vines Comforter. A comforter and sham set: constructed of fine cotton percale, in complementary shades of soft blue and brown, reversible. Matching sheets and coverlets also available.
$50 – $100
$119-$220 (twin, full/queen, king, Cal king) kohls.com
If they don’t (or shouldn’t!) frequent restaurants and order in, the toaster ovens might be the perfect gift. Especially for energy savers and small spaces. These aren’t just for toasting. Read here for great toaster oven uses. The large capacity Black & Decker Toaster Oven toasts, broils, bakes and keeps food warm. And cooks a 9″ pizza!
The Applica Toaster Oven has all of the same functions of the Black & Decker above, including the Even Toast technology and removable crumb tray.
The Fruit Infusion Pitcher helps with this gift recipient’s health plan. They’ll fill the ample infusion rod with fresh fruits-or whatever similar fits their tastes.
If your recipient has a new place, the Chelsea Flatware might be the perfect gift. How often do we keep old and/or mismatched utensils? Gifting four of the 5-piece settings will cover them for the more intimate dinner parties. At this great price, you might double that for an excellent shared gift.
$10 $33 each set crateandbarrel.com
Are they the outside picnic/festival/concert types? Might need eats for the big game?
The deluxe, insulated Malibu Aviano Basket Set handles about any of their refreshment selections. Includes for service for 2, cutting board, cheese knife, corkscrew; and cloth napkins!
$68 $100 overstock.com
Whether exiting or entering college, your grad might appreciate the ability to program the Cuisinart Brew Central Coffee Maker up 24 hours in advance. Makes 12 cups and includes a BrewPause feature and custom temperature settings.
Your gift recipient like it hot? Give them The Hot Sauce Cookbook. It includes over 60 pepper sauce recipes–more for using hot sauce in. However, the fanatic probably will still love it. Especially, when you bundle it with the molten gold below.
Package the book with a gift set of the real thing, like the Habanero Four Pack Gift Set. Four unique sauces with appreciable heat levels.
$ 25 mohotta.com
Does he or she like to entertain and will have a bar area? The Pour Drink Repeat Recycled Metal Signmight add the perfect conversational piece. Eco Bonus: Made from reclaimed materials
$18.50 $37 bambeco.com
The Chillsner Beer Chiller makes a great solo gift or one packaged with the bottle openers above. Beer tastes best icy. These two chillers ensures no more cool/warm beer halfway through the bottle. No dilution.
For more refined tastes, consider the Godinger Dublin Wine Decanter.
$28 $40 1.macys.com (Limited-Time Special)
WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE GRADUATION GIFT YOU RECEIVED? WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU’D BEEN GIVEN? Love to hear the stories below.
You’ll find some other great frugal gift ideas, by personality, that work for grads in many of the other posts, but do especially check out: Frugalista Gift Ideas: Grads Moving On.
HAPPY FRUGALISTA SHOPPING! Thanks for coming by!
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