The Best Gifts to Buy this Holiday Season on Any Budget

Christmas will be here before you know it, and to make sure you don't overspend this holiday season we've created a list of the best gifts for any budget. Choose from a $4 mini candle for a wallet-saving option, or splurge on electronics, like a $298 Sony smart TV.

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Mini Jar Candle

A perfect gift for a friend, secret santa, or an office party, this mini jar candle from World Market is a budget-friendly option anyone can enjoy. It has the refreshing scent of eucalyptus and mint, a 10-hour burn time, and it looks great as tabletop decor, too. Tip: The pretty blue jar doesn't require wrapping. Simply place a bow on top or gift it as a stocking stuffer.

Price: $4

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Cozy Slide Slippers

If you're doing a gift exchange with your best girlfriends, you can't go wrong with a pair of super-soft slippers from Target. They are made with plush white faux fur that keeps your feet cozy and warm, feature nonslip traction on the bottom, and will match almost any pajama set she has. Once your friend unwraps these slippers she'll want to kick off her shoes and wear them all the time—you might even want a pair for yourself!

Price: $15

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Fringed Ultra Plush Throw Blanket

No one can have too many throw blankets, right? Gift your friend this soft, fringed blanket to complete her home decor and give her something to snuggle up with as she reads a book or streams her favorite TV shows. We are loving this Glacier Grey shade as a goes-with-anything neutral, but it's available in Blush (pink) and Ether (blue), too.

Price: $20

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Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation

The all-new Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation is the perfect gift to give any tech-savvy friend or family member without burning a hole in your wallet. This small-yet-mighty device will get their space one step closer to a fully integrated smart home—and it's on sale right now for only $30. By saying, "Hey Alexa," the Echo becomes their personal assistant that can make a grocery list, play music, set alarms, check the weather, or even connect to other smart home devices to control their TV, lights, and thermostat completely hands-free.

Price: $30 (usually $50)

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Wall-Mounted Wine Rack

Treat your mother-in-law (or any other wine-loving family member) to this rustic wine rack so she can beautifully display her best vino. It's made from solid reclaimed pine wood, can hold up to five regular-size bottles, and features four slots on the bottom for hanging wine glasses. This gift is thoughtful and budget-friendly on its own, but if you want to spruce it up a bit we suggest adding in a bottle of her favorite wine.

Price: $41 (usually $45)

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Programmable Instant Pot

While shopping for gifts, don't forget to treat yourself! Add this Instant Pot pressure cooker to your kitchen and you'll be able to make rice, pasta, and other hot dishes in less time compared to standard cooking methods. It features seven preset buttons that allow you to use it as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and more. It can hold up to six quarts of food and uses 70 percent less energy than most other pressure cookers. If you don't need one for yourself, it's a great gift to give the cook on your list.

Price: $100

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5-Piece Luggage Set

The triple-digit price tag on this five-piece luggage set might sound like a splurge at first, but it's actually a great deal and an amazing gift for any traveler. For only $100 you'll be gifting them three suitcases (small, medium, and large), a small duffel, and a toiletry bag. The larger suitcases feature four spinning wheels, and all three have retractable handles, making it easy to navigate through the airport.

Price: $100

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Stainless Steel Calphalon Cookware Set

Upgrade your mom's cookware to this stainless steel 10-piece set by Calphalon. It comes with a large stock pot, two saucepans, two frying pans, a sauté pan, and lids. The pots feature straining holes so you can drain liquids without having to transfer the food to a strainer. Each piece has stay-cool stainless steel handles and are dishwasher safe for an easy clean.

Price: $200

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Sony Smart TV

Last but not least, splurge on your significant other this Christmas by gifting this 32-inch Sony HD Smart TV to complete (or start) his man cave. It features built-in Wi-Fi so he can stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and even music like Pandora or Spotify. It's the perfect size for gaming or catching the latest sports game, and you can even connect it to your smartphone to share photos and videos.

Price: $298 (usually $350)

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