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Inexpensive gift giving guide for the holidays

By Cassy Plowman
On November 30, 2018

As the winter season quickly approaches, after the Thanksgiving food has been eaten, many people begin to turn their attention to holiday shopping, which officially began on Black Friday. 

For students it can be difficult to find gifts for family and friends and buying things they actually need or want. 

Luckily many retail giants have gift giving guides. Here are some of the best deals under $25 so students can get gifts for everyone on their lists.  

$15 - Bodum 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker 

Description: Simple Stainless-Steel and glass French press. Comes with Coffee scoop and can make eight cups of coffee at a time and comes in three colors black, red and white.  

$20 - Bodum Bistro Electric Coffee Grinder 

Description: Do you or someone you know prefer grinding your own coffee beans? Then this low-cost gift may be a good option. This grinder is small so it does not take up much space and is easy to use. 

This device is hand wash or spot clean only and is not dishwasher safe. The electric coffee grinder comes in three colors black, red, or white.  

$17.99 - Ninja® Express Chop® 

Description: The Ninja express chop is perfect for grinding, mincing and chopping. It can also be used for pureeing ingredients for sauces and dressings. 

The Ninja is easy to use and offers push-control in order to create the perfect meal. All parts are BPA free and dishwasher safe. The Express Chop comes in two colors, red and gray.  

$9.99- iLive Audio Water Resistant Speaker with Carabiner 

Description: The iLive is a small portable speaker with a 60 feet wireless Bluetooth range that you can clip to a backpack, pants, or even a bike. 

It’s water resistant design makes it perfect for camping and other outdoor activities. The iLive comes in two colors teal and pink.  

$23.49- Pyrex 11pc Easy Grab Bake N Store Set

Description: This eleven piece set will make holiday cooking a breeze. All pieces are oven, dishwasher, and even freezer safe. 

The easy grab handles make it simple to pull in and out of the oven. They will not warp, absorb odors, or discolor making them tough and long lasting and a perfect gift for students. 

Many stores also offers gift cards for their own store and other retailers such as Amazon so if students are unsure of what to buy, gift cards are another alternative. 

Additionally, some stores also have special sections set up that feature inexpensive gift options.

*Prices in this article were those listed as of press time. Prices and inventory of stores are subject to change. 

Target is one store that features inexpensive gift ideas this holiday season. Photo by Jeff Sigmund.


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