If you study away from home, there’s no doubt having you back for Christmas will be a good enough gift for your family.
Some families will still expect a material gift but that can be costly on a student budget.
Our cheap Christmas gift ideas may not be luxurious but they are personal and thoughtful and within a small budget.
Festive flavours, homemade and only 5 ingredients. You can buy small cellophane bags and ribbon for cute presentation.
This vegan-friendly fudge recipe is sweetened with dates and maple syrup. it’s rich, chocolatey and believe it or not, healthy.
Are you having a big family get together at Christmas?
You could buy a board game as a joint family gift that you can all play together.
Movie Night Hampers
All you need is a small box, a DVD and some popcorn. They can be really low cost and you can give them as couples gifts. Bonus!
Books or E-Books
Book gifts are a dream for the dedicated reader. You can pick up cheap books from almost anywhere these days. Bookshops usually have offers on and charity shops will have a huge array of books. If the person you are buying for has an e-reader you could download them a book straight to their e-reader account.
An Accessory For A Bigger Gift
If you know a particular family member is getting a ‘big present’ such as an e-reader, iPad or phone. As well as downloading them a book etc, you could buy them a protective case.
Is your niece getting a new bike? You could buy a funky bell or even a cool helmet.
Stockings can be a great way to look like you’ve bought a lot but actually on a small budget. Think chocolate, small bottles of spirits, socks, chutney, make-up, and stationary.
If all else fails you can go down the booze route. Only for the adults of course.
A bottle of wine in a nice bag can come in under a tenner. Spirits are always discounted around Christmas too.
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Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
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Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
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I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!