These days, we are ALL on a tight budget. Though we talk about rv gifts here, that can be difficult when extremely limited financially. But finding great, cheap gift ideas doesn't have to be hard or about rvs - even though using words like great and cheap rarely seem to go together. You can find inexpensive gifts if you stop looking down store aisles and begin looking inside your heart and mind.
If you're buying gifts on a tight budget, you are not alone - so don't feel guilty! Even if your checkbook is in good shape, you should still consider giving gifts from the heart instead of your wallet. So here are some tips to get you on the right track to buying affordable gifts that mean something to the recipient, whether your spouse, parents, boyfriend, girlfriend, coworker or friend.
IF YOU HAVE SKILLS OR TALENTS, GIVE OF YOUR TIME
Whether you do a chore, share your talent, donate some elbow grease...it doesn't matter! Giving of your time makes a meaningful gift, but doesn't cost a dollar amount.
SPEND A LITTLE, BUT MAKE IT COUNT
You don't have to spend a fortune to give a meaningful gift. A small, personalized present, donation to a favorite cause - all of these things are meaningful. I did an article on gifts for people who have everything, which gives a lot of great ideas.
SPEND A LITTLE, BUT GET CREATIVE
I didn't have a lot of money to spend, but I made a meaningful gift via one of our dollar stores. An anniversary couple was going on a train trip to celebrate, so I hit the dollar store and made a travel gift basket with fun things to do (word searches, snacks, toiletries, wet wipes) - they loved it, and it cost next to nothing (also put it in a cute one dollar tote they had in the store).
So you see, don't panic on a limited budget. The key to great cheap gift ideas is to be creative, thoughtful and think from the heart, not the bank account.