Christmas is just around the corner, and even though the current situation of the country is not helping us feel the holiday spirit, everyone needs a bit of cheer. This year, every Santa has to stick to a tight budget, but no worries, there are ways to make very thoughtful gifts that don’t cost much! Here are Mondanité’s fun present on a budget.
#1 A GIFT BASKET
What is so great about the fun basket is that you can customize it according to whom it is for. And it is the easiest thing to do! Get a cute basket or box that you fill with plenty of small, simple gifts. It could be chocolates, Christmas cookies, aromatic teas, a specific cheese, or spices, for a gourmet, or soaps, bubble bath, bath salt, body lotions or cute make up for a little beautista.
#2 A BEANIE, A SCARF OR GLOVES
Winter is here, and a nice, comfy scarf or beanie with cute winter patterns in their favourite colour will be very thoughtful and go a long way !
#3 A CUSTOMIZED SILVER NECKLACE OR BRACELET
Customizing a piece of jewelry with a person’s name engraved on it is a great personalized gift, particularly for the ladies. You can actually find great craft deals in Burj Hammoud.
#4 CONCERT TICKETS
There always are amazing concerts and shows in Lebanon during the holiday season, so why not buy two tickets for a show you really want to share with someone that means a lot to you ? Try to know what their favourite artist is, and go for it. In case anyone wants to know, my favourite is @adriatique, and they’re coming to Lebanon for NYE…
#5 A THERMAL MUG
We all have, among our friends, that one person who is always on the go, and would love to wander around with this essential: a warm coffee or hot chocolate to drink on their way. Thermal travel mugs exist in so many types, you will always find one within your budget.
#6 A PAIR OF SOCKS
Yes! Patterned socks have become so trendy in Lebanon in the past couple years, so you can’t go wrong. And what is even better, there are a few local brands that are really on fire, Check them out !
#7 A GIFT CARD
Everybody loves getting a prepaid gift card ! For the shopaholics, it’s a gift from heaven. You have a variety of options, from clothes stores to music stores, or even cinemas and supermarket. The easiest present ever, for the most difficult friends.
#8 A SMARTPHONE CHARGING STAND
Because you never have enough of those ! And on top of it, once your phone is out of the red, you can keep it on display to watch for texts, or emails and other notifications, hands-free. Woohoo!
#9 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION TO A MAGAZINE
That is one cheap, yet, very original and thoughtful present! Imagine a year’s worth of tips, recipes, product recommendations and home inspirations…
#10 A SUBSCRIPTION TO NETFLIX OR STARZPLAY
Is there anything better on a cosy winter night ? All you need extra is a pizza and a blanket, because with such a subscription, you won’t leave the comfort of your home anymore!