When you’ve got a friend or relative who needs cheering up, your first instinct is to comfort them. And if you’re not close enough to reach out for a hug, then you’ll want to buy them a special something to let them know you care.

At this time of year, budgets are tight, so you’ll be on the lookout for something that’s not only affordable but also gets your message across perfectly.

In this post, we’re going to take a look at some affordable gift ideas for friends and family that won’t break the bank but will bring a smile to their face!

Homemade chocolates

Everyone loves a box of chocolates…but what do they love more? Chocs made with love by their bestie! The affordable alternative to splashing out on posh chocs is to make them yourself at home.

You just need some good quality chocolate and fillings such as coconut, dried fruit or mini marshmallows. Fill ice cube squares one-quarter full with melted chocolate. When it’s set, add your fillings. Then fill up the rest of the cube with the remainder of the melted chocolate and wait for it to harden. Turn them out carefully and voilà, you have your own handcrafted gourmet chocolates!

Send a personalised gift box

Personalised gift boxes are a cheap and cheerful way to show you care. You really don’t have to splash too much cash to put together a special collection of goodies that will reflect your loved one’s taste and bring an instant smile to their face.

To make it super easy, choose from our collection of gorgeous personalised boxes and fill one with little treats that you know your friend or loved one will adore. Add a thoughtful message and we’ll do the rest! Once you’ve made your choices, our boxes of joy are shipped quickly throughout Australia so they’ll soon be on their way to brighten up your loved one’s day.

Create a memories scrapbook

If you and your friend go back a long time, you’ll have heaps of happy memories to draw on in your bid to cheer them up. Create a scrapbook celebrating your best times together, including photos and words remembering those special events that stick in your memory. The chances are you’ll get just as much joy from creating it as they will from receiving it!

Gift wrap the scrapbook with pretty paper and a bow and you have the perfect present that says remember the good times and let’s make more memories together.

It’s the thought that counts…

It really is the thought that counts when it comes to telling someone you love that you’re thinking about them.

Whatever your choice of affordable gift, it’s sure to reflect your special relationship and capture something that the recipient loves.

Find out more about personalised gift boxes in Australia by checking out our “do it yourself” bundles or our curated collection if you’re short on time or inspo. They’re the easy and thoughtful way to show you care, filled with unique goodies from Australian businesses… so you won’t just be supporting your friend but a very worthy cause too!

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