Happy Holidays: Here’s Every Single One of Our Budget-Friendly Gift Guides

Happy Holidays: Here’s Every Single One of Our Budget-Friendly Gift Guides
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I love my family and friends -- and I hate shopping for ’em.

I’ve known my best friend since I was 4. That’s 20 years of friendship. What does it culminate in? A random Christmas present -- anything with cats on it. (Totally exposed that strategy…)

It’s like a hot potato. I get nervous, grab something and throw it. Here. Whatever it costs. Just have it.

No more, my friends. I’ve got a back-pocket solution, one for eternal virtual bookmarking.

Our 2016 Holiday Gift Guides -- All of Them

I’ve rounded up all The Penny Hoarder’s holiday gift guides.

Here, you’ll find everything you need with a pleasant little -- or practically nonexistent -- price tag.

7 Gift Guides Based on Your Budget

If you haven’t already, make a holiday shopping budget. Seriously, it won’t take too long, and, in the end, you’ll save more.

Work from there.

Here are 7 gift guides to peruse based on your budget.

  1. 100 Free Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Actually Want to Receive
  1. 50 Holiday Gifts Under $10 Your Friends Will Actually Want
  1. Spend Less, Give More: 100 Holiday Gift Ideas Under $25
  1. Tight Holiday Budget? 10 Free and Low-Cost Christmas Gift Ideas
  1. Get a Head Start on the Holidays: 99 Inexpensive DIY Gifts to Start Making Now
  1. 25 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Don’t Suck
  1. Be the Coolest Secret Santa: These 12 Awesome Gifts Cost Less than $20

11 Gift Guides Based on the Recipient

There’s always that one person on your list who has extreme interests, but you just don’t know where to even start. 

Being a parent? Well how much more vague can you get. A hipster? Yikes -- don’t know where to start there.

Here are 11 gift guides based on your recipient.

  1. 14 Gifts Under $25 That Even the Pickiest Hipster Will Love
  1. What to Give a Globetrotter: 15 Awesome Travel Gifts Under $25
  1. Beyond Books: 12 Gifts Under $25 for the Book Lovers on Your Holiday List
  1. Go Beyond Gift Cards: 12 Awesome Gifts Under $25 for Coffee Lovers
  1. 15 Unique Gifts Under $25 Parents Will Always Appreciate
  1. Gifts for Kids: 20 Educational Toys That Cost Less Than $35
  1. Let Them Unwrap Awesome: College Students Will Love These 15 Gifts Under $25
  1. Gifts for Freelancers: Help Your Favorite Writers, Designers and Business Owners Make Money in 2016
  1. 8 Holiday Gifts That Will Help Your Friends and Family Make and Save More Money
  1. Want to Buy Gifts AND Give Back? Check Out These 15 Charitable Gifts Under $25
  1. The Gift That (Really) Keeps on Giving: 21 Subscription Boxes to Give Anyone on Your List

Resources to Help You Jingle-Bell Rock Your Gift-Giving

In case you’re feeling bashful, these are some solid resources we’ve put together to get you on your way to saving money -- and not forgetting about any last-minute supplies (i.e. wrapping paper).

  1. Don’t Even Think About Holiday Gift Shopping Until You’ve Done This
  1. 10 Embarrassing Online Shopping Fails to Avoid This Holiday Season
  1. Need It By Christmas? Order by These Dates to Save Money on Shipping
  1. Is It OK to Buy Holiday Presents at a Thrift Store?
  1. 4 Tricks for Getting Doorbuster Prices — No Matter When You Shop
  1. The Best Holiday Toy Deals at Target are Secret. Here’s How to Get Them
  1. Sick of Wasting Money on Wrapping Paper and Greeting Cards? Here’s How to Save
  1. Not Quite the Right Fit? These Stores Offer Extended Return Policies for Your Holiday Gifts
  1. These 15 Stores Offer Free In-Store Pickup -- Even as Late as Christmas Eve

Your Turn: What’s your favorite way to save money during the holidays?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.