Even though family gatherings will be limited this year, there is plenty to celebrate this Christmas with vaccines soon to be available and increased optimism about a closer-to-normal year ahead.
With that said, there is no need to blow the budget on Christmas gifts. This affordable gift guide is a great way to shop while maximizing the value of your dollars. Note that prices are current at the time of writing but may change at any time.
Lego Dots activity kits, $19.99. Lego makes more than bricks and retains its creative DIY bent with Lego Dots activity kits.
Reebok training shoes, $55. If you are a cross-training buff or just want to look like one, Reebok’s training shoes are a great bet.
Air fryer, $79.99. If you are looking for a way to enjoy fried food without it being drenched in oil, perhaps an air fryer is what you need.
Custom paint-by-number kit, $29.99. If you are looking for a gift for someone who is not an artist but would like to pretend to be one, then a paint-by-number kit may be just the thing.
BeatsX wireless earphones, $49.99. A good set of earphones is magical to those that spend considerable hours plugged into an iPhone.
L.L.Bean hiking shoes, $99. Outdoor activities such as hiking are one of best outlets for those of us working from home. A good pair of hiking shoes is gift many will appreciate.
Hulu one-year subscription, $59.99. A Hulu gift subscription makes even more sense this year, given that we are homebound much more than in a normal year.
Wellness journal, $32.99. For those of us who find writing therapeutic, a wellness journal may be just the right gift.
Gift card. If you don’t know what to buy but do know how much you want to spend, perhaps a gift card is the right gift.