Gifting can be tough. Sometimes it can be easy to choose a present for the people closest to us, since we see them often and know exactly what they like. But sometimes, that is what makes it so difficult to do.
Along with finding the right gift for your brother’s birthday or your Mom’s anniversary, staying on budget while doing so can add another level of difficulty.
We’ve got 7 thoughtful gifts that cost less than $30 but are sure to please.
Photo Wall Calendar
A calendar is a much-needed tool in your day-to-day, so why not gift a personalized one filled with your favorite photo memories together. Photo Wall Calendars can come in a variety of colors and sizes to best fit the person you are gifting to. The calendars are also a great gift for grandparents and relatives that live far away.
Custom Photo Notepad
For a simple, yet thoughtful, gift for a friend or co-worker, a custom notepad serves as both function and fun. You can personalize it with a family photo, pet dog, favorite sports team, an inspiring quote or just about anything. Get creative with it! The thought behind it will be remembered every time they have to jot down a quick reminder.
This one takes a little more planning, but the end result will definitely be cherished for years after. Taking some of your family’s favorite recipes and turning it into a mini-cookbook for everyone is a thoughtful way to share the love. Not to mention, it’s a great way to get those sought-after recipes from Mom and Dad into a convenient cookbook. You could also make one for your work, combining recipes from all of your co-workers. Either way, this is a gift that will go to good use.
Personalized Photo Card
This one may seem far too simple, but when you can’t find the right message, a photo card can really add that extra thoughtful touch. So the next time you can’t make it to the party or you want to send a personal thank you, send one with a photo. The recipient will appreciate the gesture and Grandma may hang onto it as a simple keepsake.
Custom Wine Bottle Labels
Have a friend that moved into a new house, or want to say thank you to your cousin? Creating a custom bottle label to put on the wine or beverage you gift is a thoughtful way to add a personal touch. You can create a set with 9 unique photos, so you have ones on deck for any occasion you may need a quick last minute gift. They will appreciate the gesture and the photo can serve as a good conversation starter.
All About My… Photo Book
These photo books can be a bit kid-centric, but that’s what makes them so cute! This fill-in style photo book displays ten photos with prompts about the person. Kids can fill in what they love most about their Mom, Dad, etc. These petite photo books make thoughtful gifts for grandparents, parents, and siblings. There might be some smudges and cross-outs along the way, but that’s what makes the book so special.
5×5 Framed Print
Sometimes gifting a large framed print can be a gamble, especially if you don’t know what kind of room the person is working with. Opting for a small and sweet 5×5 framed print gives just as much impact. These small frames are versatile and can be gifted for teacher appreciation day or a co-worker’s birthday.
So when you are looking for the perfect gift to get someone, remember that it isn’t in the price tag.
A small and thoughtful gift can go a long way and will be happily remembered. If you still need some more ideas, check out our gift guide with Gifts under $30.