7 Perfect Presents on a Student Budget!

| Updated on March 27, 2024
Gift ideas

It is really tough to find money as a student for presents. Of course, the struggle is real! There are a lot of things you need to pay like, bills, travel, course books, (night outs) are some of the costs that make most of your budget you receive! Although you might not get something that is pricey, you can definitely have some budget-friendly options around you to bring that breathtaking smile to your loved one’s face. 

So, let’s quickly jump to the idea box and find out what you can have!

  1. Pamper Box 
Pamper Box

Gifting a pamper box is not only affordable, but also a thoughtful process. This can be an ideal gift idea for a student. A cardboard box can be used for this purpose and filled with self-care goodies like soaps, scents, candles, chocolate, and many more. Don’t worry, the recipient will absolutely enjoy it. In fact, they will appreciate the efforts you have put into it. 

  1. Blue-Ray
Blue ray Discs

As the world is already into streaming, so, it would be a wonderful present to surprise your loved one with a Blue-ray and DVDs. This is a kind of tangible item and is a great gift idea that would have a unique touch on you and your artwork. Get a limited edition of their favorites and watch a film together. 

These things are usually timeless, especially for the generation older than you. This will drag them to memory lane and will let them realize how thoughtful you have been to hunt for their favorite and bring it to them. 

You can also go get a DVD player as well if that fits into your budget so that you both can instantly try it out. Besides this, try to wrap it properly and keep the covers intact so that it won’t get damaged, which might ruin all of your efforts. 

  1. Homemade Food 
Homemade food

It’s true that nothing shows love like homemade food. It is actually a kind of thoughtful personalized gift. That’s why it is perfect for the students who can’t spend so much. You can make anything you love like to have, such as cake, cookies, mulled, jam, wine, chutney, and many more. 

Also, in case you don’t know cooking at all, you can try out some of the recipes that are relatively quicker and taste well. In fact, you can ask your friends to help you out in rolling out and stuffing, so that the end result will actually make your efforts worthwhile and their eyes shine. 

  1. Books 

You won’t ever feel ditched by gifting someone a book of their choice. They are even affordable when purchased online. Either, you can choose to get them from a local store. And, if your loved one is an avid book reader, you can get them custom self-linking book stamps

This won’t only give them a break from screens, but also would provide them a therapeutic treat. But, one thing about which you need to be very careful is the taste and the interest of the receiver, so that what you would find will be appreciated by them. 

  1. Photobook

It can actually be a wonderful gift because everyone wants to have it, but due to lack of time, people never create one. So, if you make one for them, no matter how often you meet them, this will actually make them feel special. 

You can steal some of their good pictures on social media or from your phone book of special moments and club them together to make them feel special. 

  1. Gift a plant
Plant as a gift

When the world is already putting so much effort into switching towards green energy sources and utilizing the eco-friendly approach in everything, you can also contribute to your loved one. Try to find out a flower or a plant they would love to have. Either go can get seeds and nourish them till they grow into a small plant, or get a plant directly and surprise them. 

You can go for gifting the spiderwort, ferns, cactus, etc. In fact, there are so many small plants that can be kept in the home and office ambiance which act as a natural air purifier. Hence, you can present this to them, and ask them to say goodbye to synthetic fragrances to feel fresh. 

  1. 5-min Journal
5 minute journal

If you want to present your loved one with something really thoughtful, the 5-minute journal can be an amazing thing to gift. This will help them to practice gratitude, mindfulness, and calmness. 

In fact, you can also add a personal touch to it by sticking pictures in the middle after every week or month, so that they will receive a surprise after certain intervals. 

Decorate the journal with photos and some artwork to make it more aesthetically appealing. You can also play around and find complementary things such as pens, colorful markers, stickers, etc. to make it more worthy. 

Wrapping up

Students gift ideas

Who doesn’t love gifts? People embrace when they are made feel special. However, as a student, budget issues often arise when you need to spend on presents due to restricted busks. But, with these ideas, you can impress your loved one without making a hole in your pockets. In fact, you can also think of adding a note with your gift to add that personal touch and make the presents more special. 

Along with this, you can also try to gift them customized tumbler sets, coffee mugs, pillows, and even a soft-toy as well, in case they are a fan, or you can spend some quality time. Besides this, it is necessary to strategically plan out your present, especially if you are planning to spend some quality time, so, that you won’t end up messing it out.

Akansha Singhal

EdTech Writer

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