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Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Every Budget

A look at tips from personal finance bloggers about what to buy, make or give everyone on your shopping list.


Turns out what often is referred to as the biggest shopping day of the year -- Black Friday -- wasn't so big this year. The number of shoppers over the long Thanksgiving weekend dropped 5.4% and the amount they spent fell 11% from 2013, according to the National Retail Federation. One reason for the decline might be retailers' early promotions, which prompted consumers to spread their spending out over several weeks rather than just several hours, according to the NRF. It might also be the case that plenty of consumers are procrastinating.

SEE ALSO: 14 Things Not to Buy During the Holidays

If you have yet to start your holiday shopping or still have several people on your list you need to get something for, here a plethora of great ideas from some of our favorite personal finance bloggers. Best of all, most of these suggestions won't break your budget.

Ultimate Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas for Every List and Every Budget [Wise Bread]
"Instead of wandering the busy mall hoping for inspiration, we’ve got hundreds of gift ideas for everyone on your list, no matter what your budget."

9 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Have Everything [Len Penzo dot Com]
"There are plenty of great gift ideas for people who have everything -- you just have to be willing to think outside the box. Here are nine of them."


Creative Ways to Give Cash for the Holidays [Mint Life]
"In addition to the time-honored practice of slipping twenties into an envelope, there are now plenty of modern ways to give cash. Here are some of my favorites."

10 Holiday Gifts to Combat Consumerism Fatigue [The Simple Dollar]
"Pull yourself and your loved ones out of the vicious, vapid and expensive cycle of consumer hysteria this holiday season, and try one of these more thoughtful gifts."

Gifts That Give Back [The Centsible Life]
"They not only allow you to find that perfect something for someone, but they also give back to others in need."

Say No to Holiday Spending: 3 Ways to Give Without Being a Grinch [MoneyNing]
"If you’re feeling stretched thin during the holidays, here are some tips to show your family and friends you care without spending money."