Gifts on Budget: Cheap Gifts to India

Here is list of inexpensive gifts to India goers which are extremely popular with budget conscious travelers.

This Working Hands Cream is quite useful for 6.98: My mom is always working in kitchen or doing something, her feet is also cracked up . Basically this is high powered moisturer for very dry skin which is too cracked up .These can be combined with this Gel Heeled Socks as support for recovery

This Torch, Battery and Flashlight with Battery and Charger in Black for $4.99 plus shipping If you ask for anything more than that for 4.99, I will have  say ,man you are cheap.

This weave wrap Bracelet Watch for 4.99 is such a massive hit, Even I bought ton of them. 20 watches have been sold last 10 days . Crazy. Love the watch.

DragonPad 5 Piece 2 Way Nail Art Design ( Best For kids or youngers)-2.49,Kids will absolutely love it , I want to play with it , forget about kids.



This is unbelievable –**MUST Buy** 5 Piece Burt Bees Beauty Kit-9.99 ,I can’t believe you can get this kit for 9.99 , that to from Burt Bee which is pretty good company.

They also have Tips N Toes Hands and Feet kit which come is gift set . Perfect

Reusable Food Pack -14.99 Pretty good for kids , something new to do and waste some time.

This Make Up kit with 48 Eyeshadow 4 Blush 6 Lipshadow for 12.60 : Never knew you can get some much for that money. Check out other kits from BR , Pretty much everything is below 20. Not  bad at all .

This Kofuru Make Up Bag for 6.99 is such a hit , Its Sold Out everwhere. Hunt it down .

This Bobbleheads are my favorites 19.95 : They have Einsten, Lincoln and many more. I think it will fun gift for those scientific types kids .This way you leave little bit of USA in India. Also whenever visitors come your family can proudly tell this gift was my daughter in US.

This External Battery Charge for 15.99 is less of a gift, more of a necessity but both can be combined to make it practical gift giving.This is exclusively available only on Amazon , atleast Amazon claims that. You can check it out by yourself.

Macademia Nuts 4.99 : I am not sure if you have ever tried Macademia Nuts , They are best nuts ever , I mean its too good to be true. Take this to India , I am sure they haven’t tried that there Alternatively you can take Pistachio and Brazil Nuts which are also equally  good but you don’t get them in India , Atleast in regular shops.

ICooker Coffee Mug for 10.99 is the best thing you would have seen this year. Love the design .

Following awesome suggestions were emailed by Reema Railkar ..Many Thanks 🙂

1. Bath and Body Works – Best place for budget minded people or for gifting extended families. Indians love good smells and this place is full of them, plus generous coupons and sales make it best place. There is a collection of perfumes here for men called Barbershop and for $20 a piece they are excellent gift for those mamas and kakas. Men’s perfumes are really expensive especially branded ones.
2. Women’s perfumes – In Sephora or at you have a collection called ‘Bottled Dream Perfume Sampler’ where you get 6-8 small bottles of branded perfumes for women and scent certificate to redeem one full size bottle. At $56, it makes excellent gift for cousins or brand conscious bhaabis (you can give one bottle each or two bottles depending on whatever the budget is).
3. Oil dispensing bottle – My mom purchased some of these for herself from Bed, Bath and Beyond. It seems you don’t get good ones in India
4. Grocery bags – As you live in DC area, you may be carrying your own grocery bags for shopping. My mom purchased grocery bags from wherever she went and now she tells me her friends loved them so much they actually took them and now she wants some more. She even told me a shop near National Zoo, but I have found good ones in Pier One Imports (about $5). You wouldn’t believe the things that get can get hit among elderly Indians.
5. Lots of small kitchen instruments and knick-knacks from Ikea (because it is cheap) or Bed, Bath and Beyond (my mom loved the coupons).
6. Weirdest one for last – My parents loved idea of Tide Pods and Downy Unstopables Fresh Scent In-Wash Scent Booster.
I may have forgotten some, but these are the gift ideas I remember most vividly.


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Hey  , Check out this site out ,  It has some really good gift ideas specially for people going from US to India , Just thought you will need it for your upcoming India trip Cheers and let me know if you need any help .

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N.Y.C. Ultra Moist Lip Wear, Petal 314A 0.99
StingEze Max2 Insect Bite Itch Relief Dauber, 0.5-Ounce 4.2
Domire Bronze Weave Wrap Leather Bangle Bracelet Quartz Watch 4.5
Dora The Explorer 12ct #2 Pencil Pack 4.8
iPhone 6 Screen Protector, amFilm® Premium HD Clear Screen Protector for iPhone 6 4.7 inch 2014 ATT Verizon T-mobile Sprint (3-Pack) [Lifetime Warran 5.89
12 Battery Operated AMBER LED Tealight Candles Flameless Heatless No Heat Candle Flickering Wickless 5.99
Almay Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover Pads, 80 Pads 5.99
SanDisk Cruzer Fit CZ33 16GB USB 2.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive- SDCZ33-016G-B35 5.99
EZY Dose Weekly Pill Reminder 6
Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder, Colors May Vary, 2 Count 6.83
Kuforu Handbag Pouch Bag in Bag Organiser Insert Organizer Tidy Travel Cosmetic Pocket (11.4×6.7×3.5 in.)- Purple 6.89
Scarleton Rhinestone Accent Wave Evening Clutch H334212 – Rose 6.99
Medline Accu-therm Hot/cold Gel Packs, 2 Size 5″ 10″ 6.99
Nair Cocoa Butter with Vitamin E Lotion Hair Remover 9 oz 6.99
Fulland Wallet Card Holder PU Leather Pouch Flip Case Cover with Stand for Apple IPhone 4 4S 4G Plus Stylus Pen and Screen Protector -Red/Yellow/Pink 7.35
YouYouPifa Special Design Dial Silver Stainless Steel Strap Quartz Men’s Watch 7.95
InterDesign Axis 18 Loop Scarf Holder, Chrome 7.99
Kinesiology Tape Spidertech Left Shoulder Blk Each 8.06
Yacht Man Red by Myrurgia Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.40 Ounce 8.13
L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic X-Treme Black Charcoal Face Wash 150ml 8.47
Mibro 871490 Titanium Coated Extra Life Drill Bit and Super Masonry Drill Bit Set, 17-Piece 8.88
UberChef™ Ultra Sharp Stainless Steel Julienne Peeler & Vegetable Peeler | UC-JP101 9.7
Disney Frozen 2-piece Tri Fold Wallets 9.95
Disney Kids’ CZ1008 Watch with Black Rubber Band 9.97
Fisher Space Pen Stowaway Space Pen with Clip, Blue (SWY/C-BLUE) 9.99
Manuka Honey & Propolis Lozenges, Active 15+, 20 Lozenges, 3.2 oz (92 9.99
Old Spice Body Wash Dry Skin Defense Live Wire Scent, 16 Ounce 9.99
PowerBot® TNT PB2611 2600mAh Universal Power Bank External Back Up Battery w/ 800mAh Output, 0.8A Rapid Charge + Built-In USB Port Output (MicroUSB 9.99
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Mighty Bright 42612 TravelFlex LED Book Light, Silver 10.49
GMS Four-a-day, Weekly, One Day At a Time, Medication Organizer -Large (Slant Blue Tray with Curved Bottom Blue Daily Columns) 10.99
Soleasy New Men’s Silver Case Leather Band Quartz Analog Wrist Watch WTH1009 11.67
JASON Natural Cosmetics Dandruff Relief Shampoo, Rosemary, Olive and Jojoba, 12 Ounces 11.71
Elmer Celebrate with Chocolate Assorted Chocolates, 6.8 Oz Valentine Heart Box 11.73
Anti-Dandruff Shampoo by American Crew, 8.45 Ounce 11.95
Trendy Top Ultimate Layering Accessory (2 Pack)- Small/Medium 11.97
iPad Air 2 (iPad 6) Case Cover, FYY® Premium Leather Case Smart Cover with Card Slots, Pocket, Elastic Hand Strap and Stylus Holder for Apple iPad Air 11.99
Centrum Base Multivitamin, Adult, 200-Count 11.99
LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set 13.14
Rubbermaid 42-Piece Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set 14.39
Disney Frozen Sparkle Princess Elsa Doll 14.4
Food to Live ORGANIC WALNUTS (Raw, No Shell) (1 Pound) 14.95
Bengay Ultra Strength Pain Relieving Cream, 2 Count, 4 Ounces Box 14.95
Bushnell Powerview 10×25 Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular (Black) 15.84
Gold Toe Men’s Solution Crew Sock, 3 Pack, White, One Size 15.95
Heat Holders Thermal Socks, Women’s Original, US Shoe Size 5-9, Charcoal 15.99
Sox Sport Plantar Fasciitis Arch Support Ped Compression Socks, Black/Grey, Medium 15.99
Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack – Styles May Vary 16.79
Lego Kids’ 9001000 LEGO Friends Olivia Kids’ Watch With Minidoll 16.79
Philips Norelco QT4000/42 BeardTrimmer 3100 (Packaging May Vary) 16.93
Hello Kitty Women’s Navy Kitty Print Tank and Pant Pajama Set, Navy Multi, Small 17.05
Cool Water By Zino Davidoff For Women. Deodorant Spray 3.4 Oz. 17.5
JAM Classic Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Blueberry) HX-P230BL 17.55
Z by Malouf Travel U Neck Gel Dough Memory Foam + Z Gel Pillow Bamboo Velour Cover 5-Year Warranty 17.55
LEGO Kids’ 9004292 Star Wars Darth Vader Minifigure-Link Watch 17.55
Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolates 12 Individually Wrapped Packs 16.1 Oz 17.95
Syma S107/S107G 3 Channel RC Heli with Gyro – Yellow 17.95
Fleece Baby Blankets for Girls – Super Soft and Cozy – Anti-Pill Finish – Lightweight Providing Warmth Without the Weight – Rounded Corner with Clean 17.99
Fisher Space Pen Raw Brass Bullet Pen (400-RAW) 18.79
Convenient First Aid Kit – Ultra Light, Small Long-lasting Case – Ideal for the Car, Kitchen, School, Camping, Hiking, Travel, Office, Sports, Hunting 18.99
U.S. Polo Assn. Classic Men’s US8532 Silver-Tone and Black Analog-Digital Watch 19.73
U.S. Polo Assn. Sport Men’s US9236 Sport Watch 19.99
U.S. Polo Assn. Sport Men’s US9284 Blue Analog-Digital Chronograph Watch 19.99
U.S. Polo Assn. Sport Men’s US9173 Sport Watch 19.99
U.S. Polo Assn. Sport Men’s US9476 Analog-Digital Display Analog Quartz Orange Watch 19.99
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Reversible Belt, Brown/Black, 38 19.99
OrthoSleeve FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve (Pair), Black, Large 21.99
Summer Infant Bath Center and Shower, Girl 21.99
3M Peltor X-Series Over-the-Head Earmuffs, NRR 31 dB, One Size Fits Most, Black X5A (Pack of 1) 21.99
Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer MODEL# TAT-2000C 21.99
Anker® 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh External Battery Portable Dual USB Charger Power Bank. PowerIQ™ Broad Compatibility, Fast Charging, High Capa 21.99
PurePulse Electronic Pulse Massager – Portable, Handheld TENS Unit Muscle Stimulator for Pain Management – Treats Tired and Sore Muscles in Your Shoul 21.99
#1 Best Selling Organic Anti-Aging, Brightening Eye Cream 1 oz , Best Dark Circles, Puffiness, Dark Circle Eye Treatments, Wrinkles & Bags Under Eyes 22.28
WL Toys V757 Bubble Master Co-Axial 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter (Red) 22.28
truMedic TENS Unit Electronic Pulse Massager 22.49
Boss No. 6 by Hugo Boss for Men – 3.3 Ounce EDT Spray 23.68
Kids Adventure 24pc Beginner Jumbo Block Set 23.7
Lactase Drops 0.5 Ounce Pack Of 2 | Lactase Enzyme Supplement | Say Goodbye To Lactose Intolerance! 23.99
Invicta Men’s 15223 “Specialty” Black Stainless Steel and Polyurethane Watch 24.09
Panasonic EW-BW10W Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor 24.2
Dream On Me 3 Piece Reversible Portable Crib Set, Travel Time 24.85
Dirt Devil Dynamite Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum with Tools, M084650RED 24.96


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