Gift ideas for the most difficult people on your list – men, adult children, in-laws, and tween boys. And these are all budget-friendly and under $30!
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Let’s go ahead and admit that gift shopping is a lot more fun when you have a lot of money. But even if we did, would we want to spend it all on Christmas?
I love browsing gift guides and giving gifts. But I’m also on a budget. And if you’re here, you probably are too.
So here are a few gift guides for us real people on a real budget. I have gift ideas for all the most difficult people to shop for – men, tween boys, adult children, and in-laws!
Every gift idea is $30 or under (many items are less than $10!), and thoughtfully selected using people in my life who know what they’re talking about (like my tween boys and husband with expensive taste).
Gift Guide for Tween Boys (Ages 8-12)
Men’s Gift Guide
Maybe it’s your husband or significant other. Maybe it’s your brother-in-law, your adult son, your father who has everything, or your father-in-law you don’t see very often.
Here’s a list of thoughtful gifts under $30 that a wide variety of men would appreciate.
Chris, my minimalist husband who has everything he needs and expensive taste (shopping for him is as fun as it sounds) helped put this guide together, and most of it is items we own or have gifted to other people.
Gift Guide for Cookbook Lovers
- Cookbook Stand with Page Holders
- Black Girl Baking
- Chocolate-Covered Katie
- Pretty Simple Cooking
- How to Cook Everything
- Chef Junior (for Kids!)
- Soul Food Love
- 100 Days of Real Food on a Budget
- Family Meals From Scratch in Your Instant Pot
Gifts for In-Laws
For the in-laws you don’t see very often or who seem to have everything!
Gifts for Adult Children
Adult children are so hard to shop for. I know because I am one.
Here are some fun and practical gifts for young people who are just starting out, or are struggling financially, or just don’t have a lot of cash to spare.
Etsy Gift Guide
Most of the gift guides have Etsy and other small business products, but if you want to exclusively shop small this year, here are a bunch of budget-friendly ideas from Etsy Shops (hurry and order them soon!). I even have a coupon code for 20% off select items!
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