We all know the college budget situation a little too well: Stick to only what you need, avoid shopping at all costs, check your bank account every five seconds, rinse and repeat. But what about holiday gifts for friends and family? While staying home this winter definitely helps limit the number of gifts you’re on the hook for, you know it wouldn’t be the holidays without getting in your gift-giving feels. HERE Kansas is pulling through with our go-to budget-friendly gift guide!
How Do I Make Inexpensive Gifts More Special?
A simple, small gift can still be really meaningful. Giving your mom a keychain may seem like a “cheap” gift, but if the charm on it reminds her of your last road trip together through Kansas, then the meaning behind the gift is much more sentimental no matter its monetary value. Avoid being basic this holiday season and personalize a simple, inexpensive gift by tying it to shared memories, cherished moments, and special events.
What are Some Budget-Friendly Gifts Ideas?
From scented candles and tree ornaments to a framed photo and a gratitude letter, there are countless gift options to match your budget. Need a few creative ideas to get started? Check out this list of 55 inexpensive gifts from Money Under 30.
Where to Shop for Gifts in Lawrence, Kansas?
Ten Thousand Villages in the Lawrence Cultural District has some pretty amazing gifts under $25, or browse through their sale section to find a crazy-good deal. Looking to cop some locally-made presents? The Lawrence Farmers’ Market is the perfect place for gifts like handcrafted cutting boards, local honey and jam products, coffee mugs, and even pottery!
Is your sister or mom a total plant person? Owens Flower Shop Inc. has some adorable botanical-inspired gifts in their store. Or maybe your dad is all about the sciency collectibles – Wild Territory has some epic gift options you’ve got to check out, with some budget-friendly gifts that are less than $10! HERE Kanas’ energetic, unbeatable location puts you within blocks of these local shops and stores.
Happy Holidays From Us to You!
Life near the University of Kansas in the Oread neighborhood gives you easy access to all that Lawrence has to offer, like quaint coffee shops, tasty eateries, and boutique storefronts. When you live at HERE Kansas, you’ll have these awesome destinations practically at your doorstep, and great community perks to keep you cozy and entertained at home, so this is the perfect place to be during the holidays!