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5 Cheap Gift Ideas for Women

Posted on 12/4/2012 12:30 EST

Strapped for cash and looking for a unique gift idea for your wife, girlfriend, mother, or sister this Christmas? Full stop. We've come up with five Christmas gift ideas for women that each cost less than $20. But don't panic about the cheap price -- the thought put into the gift will mean more to its recipient than the amount spent. So before heading out to the mall, think about what she actually likes to do in her spare time and then check out this list of cheap gift ideas for women.

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A Pampering Gift Idea for Women: Home Pedi.

For a gift that pampers, remember that many women like their hands and feet to look nice. Some no doubt prefer to go without polish while others prefer regular manicures and pedicures. Regardless, the Ped Egg is a good Christmas gift idea for women. It starts at $7.19 at Target and is the ultimate foot file for smooth feet. Users especially appreciate that the egg catches all filed skin so there is very little clean up. For the perfect home pedi you could pair it with a mini nail polish set, like this Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Two Piece Set for just $10.

A Relaxing Christmas Gift Idea for Women: Wine.

A good bottle of wine is most divine. Spoil the woman in your life with this relaxing gift idea: a luscious cheap red wine or cheap white wine, both of which you can buy for about $10 a bottle. At that price you could pair one pick with a romantic chick flick and offer to take the kids out for an evening so she can relax and enjoy.

Best Gift Ideas for Women: A Good Book.

Many women love to read. Indulge her in a favored pastime with a book by her favorite author or a volume pulled from her favorite genre. If you're still not sure where to go with this, ask her book club what's next on the list or get advice from her best friend. Paperbacks are always cheaper than hard covers and most bestsellers are available in paperback for less than $20.

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Unique Gift Ideas for Women: Mini Herb Garden.

For women who love to cook, it doesn't get much better than having fresh herbs growing in the kitchen year around. The Christmas gift idea for women we dig is a mini herb garden, like the DuneCraft Dome Terrariums - Herbs found at Amazon for $19.79. It comes with five seed packets, a dome for growing the plants and a complete instruction manual. It also happens to earn excellent ratings from people who have tried it. This reviewer has also grown other plants in the dome once the herbs reached their full height.

Gift Ideas for Active Women: Pedometer.

Fitness-minded women are likely to enjoy finding a pedometer under the tree. The Omron HJ-321 Tri-Axis Pedometer, $19.10 at Walmart, separately tracks daily walking steps and aerobic steps so the user knows exactly how active she is every day. Reviewers say this highly rated pedometer is very accurate, lightweight, and easy to set up and use.

by Raechel Conover (Google+ Profile)

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