How to Give the Best Presents Without Maxing Out Your Credit Card

We’d all love to lavish our friends and family with the over-the-top gifts we feel they deserve, but that isn’t usually financially realistic. The good news: It doesn’t take credit card debt to show our loved ones we care.

A card and a thoughtful gift, like the ones in the above slideshow, will go a long way. It’s all about finding the right gift for the right person, meaning that a bacon-and-egg patterned pair of slippers might make your dad LOL, but would make mom wonder WTF. Ditto for a cocktail bomb or a basil tree. Check out the slideshow for some inspiration for even the most difficult name to cross off your holiday shopping list.

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