The Ultimate Broke Girl's Gift Guide

Now that we're well into the holidays, it's time to start Christmas shopping like, yesterday (brb crying...)! One of the things that might be stopping you from starting your shopping is the fact that you're currently a broke babe. Thinking back to a short year ago when I was totally, utterly broke, I am proud of the fact that I still managed to get Christmas gifts for the most important people in my life. Not only did I pick up as many side jobs as possible (I actually market "holiday services" to close friends and family this time of year) I really kept an eye out for special deals and cute things with bundle pricing! To make things a little easier for all of you, I wanted to give you a list of the best, cutest, most affordable gifts for the loves in your life. Scroll on down to see more and to get a little inspiration before hitting stores!

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From cute mugs to locally-sourced infusion kits, there's so much that can be done with a drink-related gift. Feel free to think outside the box too! If your bestie has a million mugs but no more coffee or tea, make them a K-Cup cake with their favorite brands. Trader Joes has affordable, insta-worthy drink selections from IPAs to a pack of Rosé. It's also important to get creative and use your resources. If you've recently come into a bunch of airplane bottles (aka that gift you won at your last white elephant party) there's no way you'll finish them all yourself, so have no shame in sticking them in multiple different gift bags for others! Shop more ideas below!

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Simple Accessories & Things

With heavenly places like Target, Francesca's, and Forever 21, life can be pretty easy when it come to buying cute, affordable accessories. Shop these ideas below for your bestie, sister, mister, or mentor!

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Local Faves

Nothing beats unique gifts from your local shops and online boutiques. They're originality gives huge personality to a gift, and supports a small business! Here are some of my F A V E simple gifts from the best local shops in AZ:

Mermaids Get Thristy Too Koozie - Ali & Ariel 

Infusion Kits - Couple of Bartenders

Candles - Vim & Vigor

Macrame Wall Hangings - Moss Points North

Accessories - Balia Boutique

Sweaters & Mugs - Glitter Glucose

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Most importantly, don't overwhelm yourself with gift giving this year. Stay creative and stick to a budget! This will make sure you don't forget about the most important people in your life while keeping your wallet and their stockings full! Happy shopping and Merry Holidays, babe. you got this - even if you're flat broke!