Think Outside The Gift Box With These Affordable Gift Ideas

Naughty or nice? It's more than likely you have a lot of people on your gift list this holiday season. You want to get them something special, but you also want to stay on budget. Whether you're shopping for neighbors, teachers, Secret Santas or the mailman, here are some awesome gift ideas with price tags that won't break the bank.

Mani in a mason jar:
Beautiful nails are always in style. For the lovely ladies in your life, use a large mason jar as your gift holder and fill it with all the supplies for an at-home manicure. Things like nail polish, files, hand lotion, nail clippers and cuticle oil make this a gift that can be used over and over again.

Magical movie night:
The perfect family or couple gift is a movie night basket to inspire a cozy evening in. Start with a popcorn bowl and fill it with everything needed for a great cinema experience at home. In addition to a DVD of a favorite movie, add in theater candy, microwave popcorn and maybe even a new blanket for snuggling.

The scents of Christmas:
Your sense of smell is most closely linked to memory. So, summon all your favorite holiday moments and share them with a loved one by choosing scented ornaments, fragranced paper, or sprigs for your wreath or garland.

Tea with a twist:
Baby, it's cold outside. There’s nothing better than tea to get rid of chills even when temperatures plummet. Make this gift great by adding a few extras to make it stand out. For example, a cute little bear filled with local honey is the perfect pairing to some antioxidant-rich green tea. Add in some butter cookies and you're set!

Vintage candy:
Candy is a popular holiday gift, but what about creating your own sweet treat basket by including a variety of old-fashioned candies? Think French burnt peanuts, Black Jack chewing gum, Mallo Cups and caramel Cow Tales. This thoughtful throwback to yesteryear will bring generations together as everyone can sample different flavors.