Christmas Gift Guide: Economic Academic Style

I love love love Christmas. I love the decorations, the cookies and the excuse to wear cherry-red 24/7 for an entire month. I love wearing red for Christmas, but I hate being in the red when it comes to holiday shopping. Christmas is supposed to be about love and holiday cheer, but many have a blue Christmas as the credit card statements come rolling in. This year I am budgeting $25 tops per person. Seeing as I only have four family members and my friends and I do Pollyanna, this should not be a budget busting Christmas for me. So how do you give a great gift without spending a ton of dough? It’s super easy if you just know where to look! Here are a few of my favorite frugal gift finds/suggestions! (Believe me there is more coming so be sure to watch out in the next few weeks!)

For Dad:

Vosges Mo's Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix $12...be the best daughter/son ever and make him the pancakes too!

For Mom:

Etsy Print $18, Great for a home office or the kitchen...I don't understand why more people don't give art for gifts

For Brother:

First Season of Dexter on DVD $17.49 on Amazon

For Sister:

Scented Gummy Earbuds $18.... because who doesn't need those?

For BFF:

Anthropologie Gold Pinnate Necklace $28

For Me (hi Mom):

Stackable Lunch Pot $22...Oh the culinary possibilities!

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2 comments on “Christmas Gift Guide: Economic Academic Style

  1. teacher-chef says:

    I love those lunch pots too (and told my mom about them as well)! I also like to buy gifts that “pay it forward” and donate a part of my purchase price to a charity… a great way to find unique gifts that I might not otherwise find, or are handmade and help others in the process (as well as shopping local and craft festivals to help the ‘little guy’) – best of luck in all of your finals as well as your Christmas Shopping 🙂

    • That is a great idea for gifts! Thanks for the tip! It always feels twice as good giving a gift that you know will help someone in need. I like to visit all of the Christmas tent shops that pop up around NYC this time of year because there are always such unique gifts and most retailers donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. Also, Ten Thousand Villages shops always have amazing gifts and their proceeds go directly to the artists who created the items, so it’s a win-win all around! I hope your Christmas shopping is going well and have a Merry Christmas!

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