There are lots of times in life when congratulations are in order. Whether it’s a job promotion, a successful wedding proposal, graduating from college or university or even something as simple as passing your driving test. Obviously, you want to do more than just tell someone special in your life that you are happy for their good news or recent success in life – you want to buy them a gift. What though? If you are on a tight budget you may not be able to spoil them in the way you would like, but that does not mean you still can’t get them something truly special.

If you are having trouble thinking of ideas then, we’re here to help. In the following post we will be highlighting some of our favorite inexpensive, but just special nevertheless congratulations gifts.

Gift Cards

You can’t go wrong with gift cards. While many people see it as a cop-out, this is often one of the best congrats gifts you can give to someone. It gives them the opportunity to get something they really want, rather than you spending money on something they may potentially re-gift or sell. What’s more, you can take inspiration from the reason why you are sending the gift in the first place when choosing the most suitable gift card. For example, if they have secured that new home or apartment, you could give them a gift card for Home Depot or their favorite home wares store so that they can start kitting out their new place and making it their own.

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Whereas if they have recently got engaged, you could give them a gift card or voucher for a fancy meal at a nice restaurant for two or if they are planning on a trip in celebration of their engagement, you could give them vouchers or gift cards that they can redeem while they are away

Congratulations Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are another great gift idea to say congrats with that don’t need to break the bank. These are suitable for almost all occasions, so if your sister has just recently got a new job or your best friends have moved in together, you can mark the occasion with a basket of treats. The thing that is especially nice about gift baskets is that there is such a wide variety available out there. If the recipient has a major sweet tooth, you could buy them a basket full of tasty goodies, whereas if they enjoy gourmet foods and specialists cheeses you will be able to find the right basket for them.

Balloon, Card and Flowers

An oldie but a goodie. You really can’t go wrong, when all else fails, with a card, balloon and bouquet of flowers combination. While this may not be the most discreet choice of gift, you can’t argue with the popularity of it. What’s more, as you can often get a money-saving deal on all three items when they are bought together, it can save you a pretty penny too.

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