5 “Just In Case” Gifts for $20 or Less
There’s nothing like having someone show up to your door holding a gift, only to realize you don’t have one to give in return. I always find it’s a good idea to have a secret stash of great Just in Case gifts stashed away. They don’t need to be pricey. All these gifts sell for $20 or less – but they still have big impact.
I went shopping at Giant Tiger to find some great gift ideas for a few different types of people. I shopped for a little girl, teen, budding baker and a girlfriend, then added one more good-for-anyone gift.
For the little girl, I chose from a large selection of Shopkins sets. Shopkins are a hot item this year and there are lots of new sets to choose from. They also had lots of Paw Patrol there too, but I’d already chosen a bunch of cute pups for the Paw Patrol DIY stocking we showcased earlier this month.
For teens, trends and tech are always safe bets. I selected these headphones for a number of reasons. For one, they’re super cute. Second, love that they have brand name cache. Plus, they’re cool, without that kool kid pricetag. Sweet.
The next gift is if for a budding baker. This could be for a student, a young colleague or anyone who’s just starting to learn the ropes in the kitchen. I really wanted to add something that would be easy to make, but also easy to make “your own”. This Salted Caramel brownie mix looks absolutely delicious and the salt grinder is the perfect added touch. Love the festive red oven mitts too.
My Just in Case gift for a girlfriend is one of those things that I have my eye on if none of those cases comes along. Not sure if you’ve jumped on the adult colouring trend, but I find it quite enjoyable. This book has lovely designs and quality paper and the markers are a step up from the coloured pencils I borrow from the kids’.
The last gift adds a little DIY to allow you to stretch the budget and make something that feels extra special. I’m loving all the woodland themed things in stores this year. This deer mug is pretty sweet. And it’s filled with a little bag of hot chocolate mix tied with a ribbon and 2 spoons, dipped in chocolate with marshmallows and chocolate drizzle. The hot chocolate, spoons, chocolate and marshmallows + 1 mug were under $20. So, you could make multiple gifts, just adding more mugs.
That’s my Just in Case gifts done for this year. Do you keep a few spare gifts around for the holiday season? What are you wrapping up this year?
This post sponsored by Giant Tiger. Check your store for availability. The opinions contained within this post are completely my own based on my experience.
Melanie from mommydo.com writes about parenting, food, neat stuff and the unexpected beauty in life, all while juggling work, family life and spreading awareness and raising funds for Williams Syndrome.