Gifts for a Tight Budget

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Business Gift Ideas … When Your Budget is REALLY Tight

So you’ve only got so much to spend? No worries.

If your budget is small, avoid gift cards or cash, and aim for gifts that pack a punch when it comes to value. For example, a bottle of wine may cost less than $10, but its value seems more to the recipient.  Your budget will spread further that way.

To save you time and some unnecessary stress, we’ve broken down some business gift suggestions and categorized them by spending amounts. Simply pick your budget below and start shopping!

Gifts Under $15

  • Bottle of wine
  • Hard candy assortment, such as mints, peanut brittle or gourmet butterscotch
  • Small bouquet of flowers, hand delivered by you
  • Business book (paperback, discounted at Amazon)
  • Bag of gourmet coffee
  • Two boxes of fine organic tea
  • Page-a-day desk calendar
  • Fun Holiday coffee mug
  • Eco-friendly refillable water bottle or insulated coffee mug
  • Desk toy (such as kinetic motion toy)
  • Gourmet mustard and fine crackers

Gifts Under $25

  • Potted plant, such as a showy poinsettia with bow and foil wrap
  • Writing portfolio with company logo
  • Business book (hardback or bestseller)
  • Laser pointer
  • Box of blank greeting cards or stationery (from Cranes or other fine stationery provider)
  • Small box of fine chocolates
  • Personalized iPad cover
  • Handcrafted wooden pen from Etsy

Gifts Under $50

  • Meat and cheese gift pack
  • Gift card to restaurant
  • Personalized business card case
  • Desk clock (with or without engraved logo or personalization)
  • Engraved pen

Gifts Under $100 (for that one client you need to splurge on)

  • Digital photo frame
  • Gift basket
  • Wine club subscription
  • Large cheese and veggies tray (suitable for office sharing)
  • Large box of chocolates (suitable for office sharing)
  • Theater tickets

And there you have it, our gift suggestions based on your budget.  We hope some of these have helped you with stress free Holiday shopping and triggered other ideas.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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