7 Holiday Gift Ideas For When Your Pockets Are Looking Strugglish

From broke-phi-broke to loose change, we've got you covered.

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| December 07 2018,

9:04 pm

Christmas is just around the corner and if your money is looking a little funny, you may very well be dreading the holiday.

Last year, you may have had all the coins to buy your loved ones, and even a co-worker or two, the presents of their dreams. But we already know 2018 has just been different in all the ways.

We all know how real the struggle can get. But before drafting your “sorry y’all, I’m not doing gifts this year" group message, check out these holiday gift options: 



1. A Vinyl Record

Maybe you have a friend who just got a record player this year but has not amassed a collection of music worthy enough to host their next get together. Did they fall in love with SZA’s Ctrl album last year? Head over to your nearest neighborhood record store or order a copy on Urban Outfitters for less than $25.


2. Cards Against Humanity

What’s a holiday party without a good, vulgar card game like Cards Against Humanity? With all the craziness that’s been going on in the world, the one thing you need aside from some hard liquor is a good laugh. This season, you can get one in different varieties. You can buy them for $25 or less, on their website or download the free version that they offer on the website if you’re super broke.


3. Wine Glasses

Drinking a good glass of wine is like going on vacation without actually leaving your house. For your friend that swears they are a wine aficionado yet has no wine glasses in sight, this gift is for them. For under $4.99 you can buy a set of six wine glasses, or more, from IKEA.

4. A comic book

For the blerds in your life, you'll rarely go wrong with a good comic book. Especially if it’s one with a variant cover (a cover with unique art usually made by a specific artist). If you don’t already know what comic books your friend is currently reading, simply ask them in the most unassuming way possible or see what comic they’d be interested in checking out. Grab a new copy of Spider Man or a variant cover from a local comic book store like Midtown Comic’s from $5 to $10.


5. Blush or Eyeshadow palette


6. Trap Yoga


7. Inner Guide Planner




If all else fails, the Dollar Store can be surprisingly lit.  


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