Gifts for everyone on your "nice" list for this holiday season

Natalie Moore

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It’s the holiday season and that means another stressful time of finding the right gifts for all your friends, at the right price. There are several ideas, all under $20.

Essie nail polish makes for a low-cost but still meaningful gift for your girlfriend, especially if you get it in a color she likes. Photo from target.com.

Essie nail polish makes for a low-cost but still meaningful gift for your girlfriend. Photo from target.com.

For your girlfriend: For most girls, you can never have too many colors of nail polish. Pick out your favorite color and she’ll be more inclined to wear it. Essie Nail Color is a popular and less expensive brand that looks great and comes in tons of colors. Nail polishes can be found at Sephora for $10.50 and Essie can be found at Target for $8.09.

CDs make the perfect gift for your boyfriend, especially if you accompany it with a handmade card. Photo from Creative Commons.

CDs make the perfect gift for your boyfriend, especially if you accompany it with a handmade card. Photo from Creative Commons.

For your boyfriend: Let’s face it, guys can be hard to shop for, they don’t want people spending too much money and they’ll less than amazing at giving hints of what they want. Simple gifts like homemade cookies, or the CD he’s had his eye on can make a great gift. Make a card from home to pair with the gift and personalize it just for him. CDs range from $6 – $12 at Best Buy.

For  that special someone: A coupon book is a quick, cute and easy gift for anyone. You can be creative and personalize the coupons to that person. If they like the outdoors, then give them a coupon for a picnic with you. Or if they prefer a more urban setting, offer a movie night including popcorn. Decorate each coupon and tie the book together with a piece of a string or ribbon for a sweet touch.

When winter is coming, beanies make for a stylish and practical gift, keeping the recipient cute and warm. Photo from cottonon.com

When winter is coming, beanies make for a stylish and practical gift, keeping the recipient cute and warm. Photo from cottonon.com

For a friend: Clothes are often a good, safe bet for friends, but they can often be hard to buy for them. However, accessories like beanies and socks are easy to buy and can be fun for everyone. Because of their popularity, you can find beanies almost anywhere in tons of colors and patterns that are cute for winter. Socks come in so many different styles and designs, so it’s easy to find one perfect for someone.  Beanies can be found at Cotton On for $12-13.

For anyone: If you’re still struggling for ideas, gift cards make for perfect quick gifts. They’re also great for if you know someone likes a particular brand but you don’t know specific items. With the gift card they can go and get exactly what they want.

When in doubt, give a gift card. It takes the pressure of you of getting the “right” gift and lets the person get just the thing they want. Photo by Chris Bower.

When in doubt, give a gift card. It takes the pressure of you of getting the “right” gift and lets the person get just the thing they want. Photo by Chris Bower.

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