frugalistagiftguide

GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING

Frugalista Gifts: Ssshh, IT’S A SECRET

FRUGALISTA GIFTS $15 & UNDER

(ALL KINDS FOR ALL KINDS)

 

You might be a Secret Santa this Christmas; need stocking stuffers, take part in gift exchanges (work, church, groups) or simply need a petite gift during the holidays.

Check out the Frugal gift ideas below.

Great deals (whether a bargain or perfect fit at a good price) that your gift recipients – once you know who they are – will love and/or find useful. You’ll love stretching your gift budget.

       
Remember to bring/download the coupons you receive from retailers; check sites like retailme.com and codes.com for more coupons and savings; ask your sales clerk or call the retailer, etc.

And…Amazon offers 30-day free trials of Prime. Free shipping!

DID YOU KNOW SOME RETAILERS HONOR COUPONS PAST THE EXPIRATION DATE?
BED BATH & BEYOND COUPONS, FOR INSTANCE, HOLD THEIR VALUE FOREVER; WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE 10% & 20% OFFERS ON THE SAME COUPON. THESE BECOME 10% AFTER EXPIRATION.
Find out your retailer’s policy.
Ask your clerk about any deals, specials or discounts he/she can offer.

Note: Items may sell out, and prices may change. All listed prices rounded.

Improving their space

No matter the holiday your recipient is celebrating, decorating will likely be involved. If they are into decor, the Godinger Crystal Serenade Collection bowl or candy dish might be the perfect container for holiday themed displays or treats. They’ll use these long after the holidays.
$10 was $20 crystal bowl, $10 crystal candy dish Macy’s  (Take an additional 15% for limited time)

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Who doesn’t need clothes hangers? Up the ante with this 5-piece wood hanger set for better hanging & care of their clothes. Especially great for jackets, suits… In mahogany, white, natural & rust.              —Secret Santa, co-worker, practical, newly independent 
$10 was $17 Nordstrom Rack

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Get the Wine Glass Writer to 69227544826147pdelight the Entertainer (and their guests). No more remembering who had the apple or the pear. Washable.                                                   —co-worker, Secret Santa, hosts
$10 Bed Bath & Beyond – free shipping on ALL orders through 11/28/16

Bundle the Coleman Thermometer/Compass Zipper Pull with gloves or help stuff a stocking.
$5.64 Walmart

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Whether homemade or store-bought, most people cook the occasional pizza. Save them from sitting it directly on the rack or hanging over an awkwardly shaped pan.
Threshold Pizza Pan $4.79 was $6
Faberware non-stick Pizza Pan $10
Bed Bath & Beyond (both)

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41zkjf9y8el-_sy400_If there’s a gift for everyone, it might be this all-in-one Brett tape measure, calculator, flashlight, pen and multi-tool.
$10 Amazon

Dressing up their space – Body & Home

download-4 5310524 5500985Get your teenager (or teen in spirit)  gift recipient ready for next spring / summer with several of the sleeveless knit crop tops or knit tanks

$3.56 was $17 Nordstrom Rack

Someone on your gift list love to display their photos ? This Pewter Jeweled Photo Frame makes a great secret santa, co-worker, stocking stuffer, petite gift or just because. Expect ooohs and aaahhs.
$7 was $20 Nordstrom Rack

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Anyone who travels, or wants to ID their brief case, could use these Faux Leather Luggage Tags. In a pebbled texture and several colors.
lch8q2z_mk$12 Neiman Marcus Last Call
($7.20 w/40% off. Online customers get an Extra 40% to 80% off everything (some exclusions apply) through November 27 at 8AM CT)

The Sip and Scribble Chalkboard Coasters make a download-5great petite gift for the Whimsical on your list. These could serve as placeholders at the Entertainer’s table — but are really limited to your recipient’s imagination. Set of 4 with case.
$4 Bed Bath & Beyond (Free Shipping on All Orders Thru 11/28)

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KEEPING THEM CONNECTED

We all dread the “low battery” message on our phones, 5766677especially with no connection in sight. Be the hero. Gift the Metallic Mobile Phone Bank Keychain. Includes case.
$9 was $15 Nordstrom Rack

The Four-star rated JVC full size bass DJ headphones also make an incredible stocking stuffer or co-worker gift. These a7a9c889-c17d-4887-b964-d3bec8d8e84e_1-dae03016a5b476625016309d7e90209doffer extra padding to block out background noise.
$12 walmart.com

TO THEIR HEALTH, PERSONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL

Kale, and other greens, so good for you and such a pain to prep. Set this gift recipient free with the Chef Loose Leaf Kale and Herb Tool. It’s small, but trust that they will appreciate its contribution. Works for herbs, too.
$8 Sur La Table

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Have a green thumb gift recipient? The large, pretty Water Globes help make sure their plants don’t wilt from shopping-2thirst. Easy to use. 2 in a pack.
$10 Home Depot

Honey is still a health thing. Give your honey advocate a proper glass container download-6for their golden elixir. The Kilner Honey Pot seals in freshness – so Pooh would approve. Beechwood Dipper included.
$10 Container Store

Gardener or eco-conscious recipient on your gift list? For a different twist, give Wildflower Seed Bombs. How cool to grow their own flowers for the table? 6 pods
$5 plus $4 shipping Amazon (Likely available at local nurseries as well.)
Available as vegetables also–e.g. cilantro & basil seed balls. 20 pods .
$10 Amazon

BECOMING ZEN

download-7Know a co-worker or stressed-out person that needs to relax? Check out the tranquility and soothing Homedics Reflection Illuminated Relaxation Fountain.
$11 was $15 Bed Bath & Beyond

Remind your gift recipient: Pause, Relax, Breathe – with a decal. It’s easily affixed (and moved) without damage to walls or decals. Stencil-like messages without the mess.
$8 Target50114886

Might this Simulated Amethyst/Topaz Prayer Meditation Beads Wrap Bracelet Cuff help your 71lq0trmrl-_uy600_frazzled gift recipient relax, center, unclutter? And, it’s pretty. They can wear as jewelry with no one the wiser. (various styles-e.g.wooden-availble)

$10 Amazon

If nothing here seems to fit, do browse our other posts, like:

 It’s Their Thing for $25 or less

Keep It Outdoors for $25 or less

Want more great $15 ideas? Subscribe/Follow this blog to get the free, printable $15 or Less Gift List PDF. With even more ideas.

What is the best petite, Secret Santa, gift exchange or stocking stuffer you’ve ever received?

The worse?

Next time: Deals for $25 or less.

Thank you for stopping by. Come back again. Also  check earlier posts for fabulous #frugal gift ideas. 

We also love to hear your comments and suggestions. Please share posts you find helpful.

Happy Frugalista shopping!

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