Despite all the hype around ‘Dirty December’ we’re pretty sure a lot of us have account balances singing ‘humble December’ carols. Since this is the season of giving it’s even more difficult to show appreciation to special people especially when you’re working with a small budget. One of the most important people would be your significant other.
We totally understand how difficult it must be to give your man a Christmas gift he’ll actually appreciate. So to save you the stress we came up with quick and special small budget surprises that will definitely put a smile on his face.
Carol singers at his doorstep
Here’s one stress-free budget friendly idea that’ll definitely surprise him. We all know church carolers are more than happy to come sing in your home, so sign him up for a surprise musical treat that’ll keep him in the Christmas spirit.
A more romantic idea that won’t break the bank is an intimate dinner at home. Nothing beats a warm home made meal during the Christmas holidays. Make it even more special by choosing a different location other than the dining table. A candle lit dinner under the night sky would definitely set the tone of romance. But be prepared for the harmattan dust and the mosquitoes.
Personalized Christmas hamper
He’ll definitely feel like he made Santa’s nice list if the gets a basket of this favourite treats/items he’ll definitely love. Some of these items can include a full grooming kit, his favourite 6-pack beer, cute Christmas beanie hat, cozy slippers, nice cologne and any other item you feel works.
Spa day at home
Treat your man to a relaxing day this Christmas holiday with a spa session at home, with you as the masseuse. You’ll have to a bit of research into what you’ll need and techniques to try but one we can tell you is that a bit of massage oil can go a long way.
Surprise sports party
You can surprise him with a sports themed Christmas or NYE party. Get his friends over to enjoy a match alongside delicious Christmas-themed snacks and treats. a snack bar will really be the icing on the cake so go all out!
Work survival kit
Everyone is bound to hit some rough patches at work, so make things a little smoother for him with a “work survival kit.” It’ll definitely help him get over the fact that he’s going back to the office on the 27th. Here’s a few things you could include to make his 9 to 5 sweeter; His favorite snacks, little jokes and love notes, office supplies and of course a portrait of you for the desk.
At the end of the day the man in your life knows about your financial situation, and he isn’t going to demand plane tickets to Paris for Christmas. Just a little thoughtfulness goes a long way without causing much damage to your savings.
Do you have any special gift ideas for the budget-conscious? We’d love to hear from you.
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