My big sister and I have a rule when it comes to exchanging presents. We allow ourselves a 30 bucks max. We find outrageous to be spending so much money on each other because what really matters is the thought. Also, it is a little unfair for the one who are making less money to also be spending lots of presents. We both adore each other and love to give each other a present every once in a while.
So over the years, finding cheap presents is becoming easier as we are becoming more creative. My sister birthday is coming up soon and I wanted to share with you some of my great under 30bucks present ideas findings.
1- The Disappeared by Kim Echlin.
I love this book a lot. It is a kind of a very romantic love struggle between a Cambodian intellectual with a Canadian foreign student, before, during, and after the cruel regime of Khmer Rouge in which all Cambodian people suffered from in one way or another.
2- Wine aerator
If you are shopping for a wine drinker - totally give this product a try.
3- Women's electric shaver
They are so practical, useful, quick and easy to use! Just like me, she'll never go back to manual razors!
4- Slap Chop
Coz it's totally fun and it's cheap. I have one and highly recommend it. Make sure to tap hard and fast though, just like the Slap Chop guy on tv!
5- A subscription at a magazine (Elle, Cosmo, Marie Claire, O, Good Housekeeping, Scientific American, Time are all great ideas).
And last but not least, a hand made present. Try making your own paint, drawing your favorite picture of you two, make a collage of family and friends. A handmade present is always beautiful and more meaningful!