Everyone gifts something to someone around this time of the year. And mostly it is because of Christmas, which is now celebrated with great pomp and show in India as well. So even if you aren’t playing secret santa at the office, you may just end up wanting to buy something for someone dear to you! And if it’s a woman, you better be sure you find something awesome, right? Also, the festive season leaves people broke, so if you are on a budget, we have got the solution for you! Here is our pick of the top 10 gifts under Rs.500 that you can gift a woman this festive season:
1. POSTER OR PRINT IN A GREAT FRAME
The world is full of people with undecorated walls, especially if they are in their 20s. And yes, picking out home decor for people is dicey, but the internet is full of artists making and selling amazing stuff. From TV shows, to movies, to sports and just about anything that people can be a fan of is available online in print to be framed. These don’t cost much either and are definitely a great option.
2. SCENTED CANDLES
Candles are always a great idea, and what’s even better? They are cheap and available in a huge variety. Try picking out the ones which have a soothing calm scent rather than the strong ones. Also, don’t go for bizarre shapes, keep it subtle. Try to find a nice candle stand also if possible which needs only the small basic candles on it.
Lots of women start up on saving money after the holiday season ends. So why not help them by giving a cookbook which has simple recipes which are easy to make! Budget Bytes cookbook is an amazing buy for this occasion. For a woman who really loves cooking, you could go for something more detailed.
Stationery like notebooks, pens, etc. is always a good idea. It is cheap, easily available to order online, and the variety is insane! You can even go for personalized stationery hence giving a customized gift. You could even make a special book by binding together different colored pages, making small doodles on some to remind the person of some memories with you!
5. SCARVES AND SOCKS
Both of the above are easily available and easy on the pocket too. Street shops as well as high fashion brands have scarves and socks for below 500 bucks, all you need to do is look carefully. Look for something with cute designs on them, like cats, rainbows, pups, santa, Christmas trees etc.
6. COSTUME JEWELLERY
Tons of brands have a huge sale in this season. So how about giving your woman a stunning statement necklace? And yes, most of these cost more than 500 bucks, but the sale season brings it all down. If not a necklace, you can go for headbands, bracelets, rings and even anklets.
7. FOOD BASKET
Everyone eats. Period.
Seriously though, the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach these days. Keep this in mind and buy a woman some nice chocolates, coffee or tea depending on her taste, marshmallows, some cheese, cookies, and things like that. They don’t have to be in huge quantities obviously. Get small packs of each and put them together in a nice cane basket with some ribbons and you are good to go. You could also simply wrap them up if you don’t want to spend additional money on a basket.
8. SKIN CARE OR MAKEUP PRODUCTS
With the weather change, how about you gift some basic lotions, or you can also go for makeup like a blush, bronzer, lipsticks, which are very well available under Rs.500. Nailpolish, makeup brushes, makeup sponges, bodt wash, compact, roll ons are some other options. You can buy 3-4 things and make a kit of it!
9. MOTIVATIONAL STUFF
You could go for a mug with a cute message on it, an alarm clock, or even a small cushion. It can basically be anything that can be kept in the bedroom and has a nice message on it.
10. SOFT TOYS AND GREETING CARDS
Well, if this woman is the mushy types, then she will definitely love this gift. Gift her something different, like a panda soft toy, rather than the usual teddy bear. Try to find a similar greeting card with pandas on it, or whatever animal the soft toy is, and write a cute note inside. It is sure to light up her day!
So here were the best 10 gifts under Rs.500 than you can gift a woman. If you have some more ideas, then do let us know in the comments below. Oh and ya, happy holidays!