Long-lasting gift ideas that won't break the bank
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The best gift to receive is one where the recipient can put it to good use for many years to come. This gift is also the most rewarding gift to give, especially if it doesn't break the bank.

Finding holiday gifts that stand the test of time, and that fit within your budget doesn't take a lot of effort. Try these simple tips as you start to check items off your holiday shopping list:

Quality clothing - If you have a fashionista on your shopping list, you can do well this holiday season by looking for something for her wardrobe. Be sure to browse online and check out the fashions at sites like Macy's. Once you find something that is perfect for the recipient, then purchase the gift through Ebates.com so you can take advantage of coupons, special deals and even earn cash back on your purchase. It's a great way to help you stay within budget.

Something living - Many green-thumbed people will love receiving a plant for their home, or one they can eventually plant in their backyard. If your recipient loves plants or trees, consider gifting them with a beautiful flowering bush, or a vine plant that does well with artificial light. If they have an office that could use a little greening, look for plants that won't grow too big too quickly, don't require frequent watering and flourish in artificial lighting. Because plants come in a variety of sizes and styles, you'll be able to find the perfect gift that matches your budget.

Everyday use - Kitchen dishes and utensils are used daily, and put through a lot of stress between the dishwasher, being used in the microwave and for eating up to three meals a day. Consider gifting your loved one with new everyday dishes or utensils - something that matches their kitchen decor. Ebates.com has coupons and special offers available for kitchen tools and gadgets from stores like Target, and when you shop through the site, you will receive cash back sent to you in the mail. It's a great way to keep on top of your budgeting this holiday season.

Because you choose to give your loved ones long-lasting gifts, the recipients on your holiday shopping list will still be using those gifts for years to come. And you can pat yourself on the back, because you didn't overspend this holiday season.

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