Frugal is not cheap. Frugal is stylish. Finding frugal gift ideas is tougher than it looks. There is no need to bankrupt yourself to find a beautiful gift and please friends or family. Hence, we established the list below to help you find amazing gift ideas. And, remember that: frugal is the new sexy 😉
The Sushi Bazooka
Definitely the best tool on the market to make perfect sushi. It’s super easy to use and the sushi that you will cook with it will have a perfect shape, texture and mix of ingredients. We ordered this sushi bazooka to test it… and we eventually kept it, using it at least once a week now. The sushi bazooka is clearly a great gift idea for people who love cooking sushi with style and efficiency 😉
Peculiar Bike Taillight
This “testicle”-like bicycle taillight is not only hilarious and super cool, but also waterproof, visible at night (the LED is bright and immediately catches attention), quick and easy to install and sturdy (i.e. water resistant and protected by a silicone rubber case). Logically, this bike taillight is one of our top picks and surely a funny gift idea for Christmas.
Check our complete review of this “unique” taillight here.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Our eyes are precious. It’s essential to reduce eye fatigue by all means to keep a sharp sight over the years. Computer’ blue light tends to gradually damage our eyes. That’s why we strongly recommend you to have a look at these vital glasses. The orange lenses of this pair of glasses indeed absorb 99% of the blue light emitted by your laptop and other mobile devices (smartphone, iPad, etc.) The three of us use these blue light blocking glasses everyday while working on valmy.co.
Ingenious Avocado Slicer: #1 Of Our Preferred Frugal Gift Ideas
We really enjoyed using this 3-in-1 avocado slider. A smart utensil and a must-have for every avocado aficionado.
Anti-Gravity Selfie Case for iPhone 6
This case is designed for selfie fans. Just stick the case to any smooth surface (wall, glass, etc.) and smile! It will hold firmly and allow to take superb selfies. This case is fit for iPhones 6/6S/7 Plus. It will protect them perfectly against shocks and falls.
Anti-Stress Fidget Cube: #2 Of Our Preferred Frugal Gift Ideas
A fantastic toy to decrease stress and anxiety. Just play with it, click on it and enjoy the relaxing results of this little miraculous toy that was quickly loved and adopted by the whole team.
Ingenious Tomato Slicer
Simple, extra cheap ($1.99) but very ingenious: thanks to this clever tomato slicer, you will slice your vegetables perfectly and without risking to cut yourself in the process. This clever utensil among our favorite frugal gift ideas.
All-In-One Smart Utensil
Source: humangear inc.
This hybrid utensil is awesome: durable, clever (it is built with smarter ends), provided with a lifetime warranty, composed of healthy materials. Simple is beautiful, and that’s why we like the Humangear GoBites Uno that much. Its minimalist and ergonomic shape combines a fork, a spoon and a knife (its edges are indeed sharp enough to slit soft foods). You plan to go hiking with friends or family? You are a frequent traveler or a backpacker during summer and you don’t want to spend a fortune on high-tech equipment? Then this “all-in-one” utensil is a gift of choice.
Pineapple Peeler: #3 Of Our Preferred Frugal Gift Ideas
Source: Williams Sonoma
This clever slicer peels and slices a pineapple in a matter of seconds. Then you can extract perfect pineapple rings while the core of the fruits stays in the shell. We haven’t had the chance to test this pineapple peeler but user feedback is eulogistic. Regarding the price of this utensil, that’s a must-have.
Wine Bottle Holder
We agree that this wine bottle holder is mostly a gadget. However, it always makes an impression on your guests: it’s impossible not to notice it.
Heat Sensitive Mug
Source: Exotic Atom
This heat sensitive porcelain mug is amazing: it integrates a color changing thermometer in the shape of a battery which gets greener when you pour hot tea or coffee. Definitely a smart gift idea that we “warmly” recommend 😉
Perfect Sushi Roll
Sources: Supertex-Nicola and Leifheit
We tested different sushi-making appliances in the past and very few of them were convincing. This one actually is. This sushi roll delivers perfectly shaped sushi rolls. For once, we served symmetrical and actually well-formed sushi thanks to this utensil.
Bicycle Pizza Cutter
The bike pizza cutter is one of our preferred frugal gift ideas for every big fan of Lance Armstrong or the Tour de France.
LED Water Faucet
Source: Product Peeks
This pack of 2 LED water faucets fits on almost every shape and size of taps. As soon as the water starts flowing, the LED will light immediately and automatically. The effect is wonderful, especially in the dark (watch the end of the video). The colors frenetically and successively change. These original water faucets offer a great bang for the buck, we absolutely recommend them if you plan to make a gift.
Shower Drain Hair Catcher
Sources: DrainWig official commercial & Allstar Products Group
The DrainWig shower drain hair catcher is such a weird gift idea, isn’t it? 😉 But it’s so useful as well! Shower should indeed remain a pleasure instead of a displeasure, once it’s totally clogged. Just insert the device in the drain, leave it here for a few weeks, then removes DrainWig and trash it. DrainWig is not only cheap, but also efficient and hygienic. It will capture all hair and dirt that would otherwise clog your drain and require hundreds of dollars of plumbing maintenance.