Frugal-ista Gift Ideas: Hard to Buy For? 12+ IDEAS

Gift recipient seems to have everything,         need nothing?  

 I have several friends like that.  So you have to find a gift that’s complementary to something they have and/or enjoy.  Expand on something they already have and/or love–something they’ll really use and/or love.

Here are a few Frugalista gift ideas.  


                    Keep in mind the”Order online, Pick up at Store” feature most retailers offer.                                                                      Orders often available same or next day. And customer service can likely ID number of the chosen items available at the store. Also check “Arrives by Christmas” guarantees.



Do they love a beautiful floral arrangements, but hate the result? The allergies, the brown/falling petals, etc.? They might enjoy these for their home or office.

At Pier One find gifts like these:

At Pottery Barn, check these

Looks realistic, even down to the “water” in the vase in some. Choose from various floral arrangements, plants and trees, from $20 to $150. All fantastically realistic.

For the Secret Santa or office gifts, these make beautiful gifts at the bargain sale price of less than $10, but certainly look fabulous:

Faux Pine, White Berry, Hellebore Floral Arrangement With Glass Vase  $6.99 $19.50 



Budget on a higher scale? For tonier faux arrangements, check Horchow especially their sale items:  

$81.75 Was $109 (25% off )


Gift the artistic, fun 16 ounce Final Touch Relax Cognac Glass. Set of 2 for their collection.

$31 (Free Shipping-see details)

Or the Etched Glass World Globe Whiskey Decanter Set might delight your bartender, traveler, entertainer and/or simply imbiber recipient. Hand Blown Glass, and it acts as an aerator. Of course they can fill it with their fave adult beverage.

$25 Amazon


Is your gift recipient into modern jpg (2)contemporary? Or, perhaps, they’re contemplative, a thinker,  love a good discussion or simply love red. The ‘Parade of Red Trees’ by Rio Painting Print on Wrapped Canvas  could serve all of those–at a fantastic price. 16″ H x 24″ W and 35 H x 47 W

$31.20 $39  16 x 24 Target    $88 $110 35 H X 47 W Target

Art runs the spectrum here from $10 (plaques, etc) to the thousands; with many frugalista.blog_EnclosedCityArt.full_H2B4available in the $32 to $150 range.


Or, would the bold, post-Impressionism of Van Gogh’s Starry Night be a better fit on their wall? This high quality reproduction comes ready to hang, with a hidden wooden frame. 

$50 $80 (2 sizes; 2 more sizes for higher price)


Satisfy the cook, traveler and/or art lover with the Eat Well Travel Often  Art Print. This is unframed Art print. Add a beautiful frame and matte as part of the gift.

$18 Target



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Can a cook or baker ever have too many prep and storage bowls.  This pretty 3-piece Prep and Store set will look great in use on the counter or nesting in the cabinet.  Comes with lids.                                                 $10 $20 


Add a little art to a coffee fiend’s morning with Chemex Pour-Over Wood Collar Glass Coffee Maker.  No electricity needed, just filters and hot water. so gift recipient could even keep it at their desk! Pretty wood collar and leather tie insulates the pour. Remember to include the filters–paper and reusable available.

$37 (3 cup) $42 (6 cup) $44 (8 cup) $46 (10 cup) Williams-Sonoma

$45.50 (8 cup) World Market

$44 (6 cup) Bed, Bath & Beyond

Your gift recipient might have well stocked cabinets, so get them something new and different to cook with. 

The unique flavor of Fig and Elderberry Blaak Drizzle will delight their frugalista.blog_BlaakDrizzle_hwarmingpalooza3palate, whether on cheese, salads, vegetables, ice cream… They create the possibilities

$15 Check local food specialty retailers (2 bottle pairing – $28)


Who couldn’t use more spice in their life?  Gift the MIDDLE EASTERN SPICE COLLECTION. The names alone – Shawarma, Baharat, Ras El Hanout, Sumac, Za’atar and the Hawaij spice – will pique interest to experiment and add flavor.


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Your foodie/traveler gift recipient might enjoy the Eat Well, Travel Often  art gracing their kitchen or office. On canvas, framed.     14H x 11W (Larger sizes available)

$24 – $69 various outlets



frugalista.blog_CityballetFlats_H2B4Travel=walking. This gift recipient probably won’t mind the CITY SLIPS BALLET TRAVEL FLATS. Even if they have a couple of pairs already.  These will work for the working woman also, after a long day in heels. Leather upper. The glitter toe adds some sparkle to her day.

$$37 $58

          We LOVE finding  deals and Frugalista gifts that will delight and not break the budget. Especially ones that give you ideas of your own. All  so you don’t have to rack your brain.

We hope you find the perfect fit or at least get some perfect ideas for your gift recipient.

HAPPY FRUGALISTA SHOPPING! Thanks for coming by!



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