Every holiday season is different — different parties, different travel plans, different gifting wish lists. But year after year, one thing remains the same: The holidays are expensive. Between sparkly dresses, costly plane tickets, and a mile-long shopping list, there's no doubt that holiday expenses can add up, and add up quick.
Here's the thing, though: You don't have to spend your life's fortune in order to prove how much you care about your loved ones. All you really have to do is make a list, do some brainstorming, and know the right places to look.
Enter Walmart, the ultimate destination for gifts with prices that won't make you want to run and hide under a shearling blanket until spring. To help take the stress (financial and otherwise) out of your holiday shopping expedition, Bustle put together a list of Walmart products for everyone on your list. The best part? They're all so affordable that you'll probably have money left over to buy something nice for yourself. Go ahead, you deserve it.
Read on for the gift-spiration you didn't know you needed.
Trust me on this one: Your teacher will receive copious amounts of chocolate and at least a couple mugs this holiday season. Break the mold and give them something that will tug at their heartstrings and look cute displayed in their classroom.
Finish this chic Better Homes & Gardens Geometric Metal Picture Frame off with a photo off your class and you're sure to make your teacher smile.
Buying for a boss is always tricky, and this is especially true when your boss doesn't offer much in the way of positive or negative feedback. So when it comes to gifting, stick with something that'll solve a problem all workers are bound to face: subzero office temperatures.
This Mainstays Plush Lightweight Sherpa Throw will keep your boss cozy through the winter and though the over-air conditioned summer months.
Buying gifts for moms is always tough. But buying a gift for your significant other's mom who you don't know well but are dying to make a good impression on? Basically impossible.
This year, play it safe (and scented!) by gifting your boo's mama this lovely Nostalgia Perfumery Gift Set. Now every time primps with these yummy-smelling products, she won't be able to help but stop and think of you and your lovely gesture.
When someone moves into a new home, it's common for them to be inundated by well-meaning neighbors with wine, casseroles, and more candles than they'll ever use.
Break the mold this holiday season by surprising your new neighbor with something they'll actually use — a Hyper Tough 116pc Tool Set so they can hang pictures, make repairs, and put together furniture without ever having to call a professional.
What to get for a BFF that you've known forever? In your years of friendship, you've covered the basics — the matching bracelets, the concert tickets, the carefully curated novels you know she'd love.
Give her a gift that she can rock all winter long with this Time and Tru Eyelash Sweater. Whether she's a fashionista or just loves being cozy, this pullover will make her feel like her best — most comfortable — self.
When you've already given your dad all the classic 'dad' gifts in years past, it can be hard to come up with something creative that he doesn't already have.
Warm his feet — and his heart — with these adorable DF by Dearfoams Mens Papa Bear Clog Slippers. With plaid patterning and memory foam insoles, they'll keep him looking and feeling good all winter long.
And bonus: these sweet slippers come in sizes for the whole family, making them a holiday photo must-have.
Buying the perfect gift for a tween family member is always a challenge, especially if you're not quite sure what they're currently into.
The solution? A Girls Wonder Nation Quilted Bubble Jacket that'll protect her from the elements while making a major style statement. Choose between silver and rose gold, or get her one of each so she can rock this look with all the outfits in her wardrobe.