5 nifty Christmas gifts for a yearlong satisfaction that won’t blow up your budget
Motto: Save while Christmas shopping
Christmas would be a better time without stressful shopping, what do you think? Did you know many of us get into debt around this time of the year instead of relaxing and singing carols? That’s because trying to please your family and friends with Christmas gifts for all tastes, feels great and it’s proof of love, sure. But there’s a but. But it’s getting stressful when you want to spend wisely, especially when you’re short on time and have a bulky list of names.
For those of you who are last-minute gifters or thrifters and prefer easy-to-get, high-quality, useful stuff within a low budget, please notice there are many good options. We’ll stick to a shortlist of 5 Christmas gifts for movie lovers, practical people, magazine fans, sporty, artsy, or experimental people.
#1 Christmas gifts for sporty people or wanna-be sporty
An option for sporty friends or family members is a gym membership card. Imagine they will enjoy the benefits of working out for a whole month, while you take around $30 out of your pocket.
For those who do not like moving too much, but feel the need to do it (relax, experiment with new sensations or just keep fit), dancing or yoga classes are tested options.
1-minute purchase for yoga classes on a yoga platform like doyogawithme.com is a cool solution. Or, studio.com. Or verywellfit.com and shape.com for dancing. You name it. There are so many other platforms that unlock the dancing potential or the fitness potential!
#2 Amazon Prime membership at $14.99/mo
More than thoughtful: useful in so many ways. Of course, if you know the person does not have access to Amazon Prime yet. It takes 1 minute to purchase and 1 year to enjoy!
#3 Super flexible & cost-effective Tello plan starting $5/month
How about you gift someone in your family 5 GB + unlimited talk & text + international minutes for as little as $10? The first month could be on you, going forward: $19/month. Still a bargain. That’s Tello’s offer until December 16. It’s called the Smart plan. And it comes with all the great advantages of Tello. The SIM is free, shipment is easy, and if the devices are compatible you get to receive an eSIM instantly. Use one account for the family plan, several lines.
Plus it’s a 1-minute purchase and yearlong satisfaction.
But hey, you can pick any cocktail of minutes and data around the same price. The unlimited all plan is $29/month. If dad is a heavy talker and internet fan, go with that by all means. If mom is more of a talker than an internet surfer you can get her a plan for as little as $8/month. It’s up to you.
Whatever your plans are for December 5, we bet they have not discounted plans like ours. Right? Joke aside, Tello is ready to host your family gifts starting at $5/month.
More about the current promo here. [the other blog article: 12 days of Christmas gifts]
#4 A yearlong magazine subscription
Out of 331+ million people living in the US, 220 are magazine readers. Yes, magazines are that popular… still! That’s what statistica.com says about the US magazine industry.
Would a magazine subscription be useful? Considering what your family members are interested in, absolutely. Dogs, food recipes, kids, lifestyle, society, science, country living, art deco, culture, you name it… You can get it from Amazon or the website of a specific magazine starting from $5/year. There are plenty of deals.
#5 Online course and training for… almost anything
Lifelong learning is obviously the medicine for youth. No doubt about it these days. With the pandemic, the opportunities to attend a course online at your own pace made this category more accessible. Not to mention the prices are super cool.
So, what is your friend interested in? What’s your mom curious about? What new path does your friend want to take? Because Coursera, Udemy, Skillshare, and Domestika have so many options. From textile design to Photoshop and Java, sound design and videography to cooking, old-school carpentry, and handicrafts. First, that comes to our mind right now. With “investments” starting at $10 per course, they will have full satisfaction… and will sharpen their skills.
We have it in our T-blood to save while Christmas shopping. So, here’s a short list of 5 easy to get and useful gifts under $50. Impossible fail!
Start thinking about Christmas gifts for family and friends, or your partner in an efficient way. Go for: easy to get, useful, cost-effective, personal.
- Curious readers – magazine subscription
- Sporty people – gym membership card, dancing or yoga online classes
- Artsy & eager to experiment – Coursera, Domestika, SkillShare, Udemy
- Movie addicts – Amazon prime membership
- Phone fans who like to save up – Tello custom-made plan starting $5/month