11 Dec Christmas Gifts Under $25: The Baby Boomers Primer
It’s getting down to the wire now and with the current economic crisis your wallet may be hurting. You may be thinking you have to cut some people out of your Christmas list this year. Not so—here are some great gift ideas for twenty-five dollars or less. These gifts are sure to please the recipient and your wallet.
Let’s start with the kids in your life. Barbie is always popular for girls and most of them are indeed under twenty-five dollars. (They originally sold for $3.00 in 1959, http://boomeryearbook.com/blog/2008/11/08/playtime-in-yesteryear/) The Littlest Pet Shop toys are also great gifts for girls that range in price, but usually under the twenty-five dollar mark. For the little boys, Fisher Price makes something called a big bucket of dinosaurs for only $16.99 at the Toys R Us website (http://www.toysrus.com). And, of course, there are the ever popular hot wheels cars that please young boys of many ages.
Next, there’s the preschool age. What an excellent age for learning. Again, ‘Toys R Us’ carries a wide range of fabulous products that go easy on your budget. They have a series called “Just Like Home” that has all sorts of food items and kitchen materials so that kids can learn how to prepare food and clean just like mommy or daddy. And as we at www.boomeryearbook.com mentioned in our last shopping article, Elmo is still as popular as ever. Kids just can’t seem to get enough of the fun loveable, Sesame Street character. Remember, “Elmo loves you.”
Have any gamers in your family? Traditional board games are often relatively inexpensive and excellent for bringing families together for game night. Some examples include most card games, both classic and nontraditional; ‘Monopoly’, ‘You Must Be An Idiot’, and ‘Deal Or No Deal’ Tabletop Game. For those video game users there are many Nintendo Wii games and accessories to choose from that will not crush your budget. These include the Wii wheel, Wii perfect shot, and Wii dual sabers, etc. These accessories are sure to be appreciated by the Wii users in your life.
Lastly, here are a few random ideas that are sure to please this season. http://www.gifts.com allows you to shop by personality type to look for that perfect gift. For the candle lovers a candle from Yankee Candle Co. is the perfect candle. They have long lasting scents and most of the selection is under the twenty-five dollar budget. Oh, yes, and not to forget the music lovers. Some popular artists this year include Taylor Swift, Adele, Rascal Flatts, and Beyonce.
Hopefully these gift ideas have been helpful to you. Remember, they are all under twenty-five dollars and easy on your budget. It is still possible to splurge on a few special people without breaking the bank or even possible to buy for multiple people without feeling a huge weight on your wallet! Don’t believe me? Why don’t you see for yourself by checking out some of the above suggestions? You never know—it might even lead to even more great ideas!
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