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10 Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Significant Other

Gift shopping for your partner is all about being in tune with their interests and needs, but that’s a lot easier said than done. You have to consider what stage of the relationship you’re in, things they already have, and your budget. Even if your love language is gift-giving and you consider yourself a master, it can be extremely stressful trying to come up with the perfect gift for your significant other. 

In all honesty, some people are just super hard to shop for! But, don’t let that discourage you from wanting to find a special gift that shows them how much you care. I’ve rounded up 10 of the best gift ideas that work for any stage of the relationship so that you can enjoy more of the holiday season.

1. 100 Dates Scratch-Off Poster

This gift is perfect for any relationship because it’s full of unique date ideas to make sure your date nights never get old. For the indecisive couples out there, this poster can be a real lifesaver. 

2. Outdoor Picnic Blanket

If you and your significant other love exploring the outdoors together, then this is an ideal gift. A picnic blanket with waterproof cushioned-backing is a must for beach dates, stargazing trips, bonfire parties, or for on-the-go picnics. 

3. Livewell Plant Gift Set

This gift is definitely best for if you have a plant lover in your life, but it’s a pretty nice gift to give your partner regardless. These gift sets include self-watering mechanisms, so even an anti-green thumb S.O. can keep their plant alive. 

4. Film Camera

Whether or not your significant other is a photography enthusiast, a film camera would make a great gift for the holidays. This will allow them to capture their favorite memories with you while still living in the moment. 

5. Slide In The DMs Game

I’m giving major props to the creators of the hit game What Do You Meme? for creating this hilarious new game. Whether or not you and your significant other met in the DMs, this game would be a nice addition to any game night.  

6. PackageFree Zero Waste Kit

Show your partner that you care about them and the environment with this Zero Waste Starter Kit! This kit includes the essentials they’ll need to start living their best eco-friendly life. 

7. Electric Kettle

Electric kettles are a great gift option because they are thoughtful, versatile, and incredibly convenient. A kettle like this will get your S.O. through any coffee, tea, or instant ramen crisis. 

8. Heated Blanket

There is almost no greater gift to give your significant other than the gift of a comfortable sleep. Heated blankets are the perfect choice for the napper in your life, especially during the winter season. 

9. Portable Speaker (With Custom Playlist)

Portable speakers are pretty much an essential for college students, and music is an excellent addition to any date. Show your partner that you really listen and care about them by creating a personalized playlist to go along with this gift. 

10. Gift an Experience

The holiday season is often overshadowed by material gift ideas, so giving your S.O. an experience will be a welcomed change of pace. If you’re playing for keeps, give them an experience you can both enjoy together like concert tickets, escape room passes or museum tickets.  

I hope this budget-friendly list will help you find a gift that your special someone will truly enjoy. From blankets to silly games to personalized experiences, remember to show your significant other you appreciate them this holiday season any way you can. 

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Laura is a Senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Communication and minoring in Entrepreneurship. She has a passion for fashion and photography. Laura is also the current Events Chair for Her Campus UCONN!
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