Budget Christmas items for your family

Christmas is on its way and many of us are anticipating the holidays. But not only are we thinking about the celebrations, but the gifts we are to give and receive. The issue of gift items bothers many of us because we have a lot of people to give with a limited budget allowance. If you fall into this category, wipe off your sweat, because I have got it all figured out for you.

Do you want to surprise a special one with a useful electronic gadget? Do you have a gamer dude (or gal) that you want to make happy this holidays? Are you worried that it will be too expensive to afford on your Christmas budget? Then you can try:

Budget laptops: Laptops don’t have to be expensive to have a good experience with. Check out these awesome laptops with great gaming experience for budget price. I’m sure your friend or family member will be exceedingly greatful to you.

You want to give out a gift that is not techy or electrical. Then you can try out clothing.

Cheaper clothing items with good quality exist and they make great gift items. Some clothing pieces online are budget items to surprise your loved ones with.

Beanie: Beanies are cute, useful and sweet. They can be given to both sexes as they come in various shapes, styles and textures. You can get these for your younger ones, spouse and even the Gramps.

Bow tie: A bow tie is also a cheap and useful budget gift item for your male loved ones (and female ones who are into that fashion style). It does not look tacky as a gift and it will be well appreciated.

Cap: A cool looking face cap makes a great idea for a budget gift item. You can find many nice caps below 10 dollars online.

Belt: A nice gift item for any decent man.

Sunglasses: You can find stylish yet cheap sunglasses online below 10 dollars.

Mug: A mug is an always appreciated gift. I mean who does not need an extra drinking apparatus. There are thousands of cool cheap mugs online. If you feel like, print something cheerful on it after you have bought it.

Funny gifts: Getting your loved ones an item that will tickle their funny bone will make the holidays more cheerful. A book with a funny title about a random thing is a good choice and there are many budget options for this one.

Scarf: A scarf is always a classy option. It is never too cheap nor too expensive, as its function of fashion and to warm the necks of people never gets old. You can show your family and friends that you think warmly of them (pun intended) by getting them a cozy scarf.

Clutch: Which lady does not want a nice looking clutch. A clutch is stylish, fashionable and it does not have to be at an hefty price to be beautiful.

Wallet: These are easy to find and come as cheap as possible. Let your loved ones have a new place to keep their money. There are a handful of design to suit even the most picky snob’s taste.

Note pad: Yep, you have no idea how many people are looking for things to write with. There are fancy note pads that come at any price. Especially if your loved one is the writing type, this budget item will be greatly appreciated.

If you don’t think that you can have inexpensive great items this Christmas, you’re mistaken. There are plenty of items that I can’t even begin to list that will give you a quality Christmas experience without the feeling of buyer’s remorse that comes after. Allow yourself to enjoy the holidays because I believe that you’re at ease now with all the budget items presented here. Happy holidays in advance!

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Superficiality? Why do Christians dress so well to go to church?

Have you noticed this trend in churches? The pastor usually wears a suit and the congregation are well dressed. If you ask anyone of them, they will say that they just want to look their best in the house of the lord. But why must people look good to go to church? The church has become a social gathering for many, making a casual outfit almost look out of place. It’s like it’s sinful to dress down when you go to church.

I see people looking like they are going for a party when they go to church. Such superficiality blurs the reason for going to church in the first place. However, I am not in support of the extreme notion some dominations take that is the opposite of this. Dressing down, not wearing jewellery and appearing peasant- like because you are going to church is also superficial. 

It seems to me that the church is lost between two extremes. One group which considers the church as a social outing and the other who use to church to show how holier than thou they are.

Solution for the show offs :Smaller churches in which there is a smaller need to be extravagant
Solution for the holier than thous: Bigger churches in which they will feel the need to appear more presentable.

The balance is in the moderation

Does God hate?

This is one question many do not have the answer to. However, it is an important one. God does hate. From a biblical perspective, God has hated, hates and he still will hate. Esau was hated by God, God hates workers of evil (yet he loves them and wants them to repent?), God hates the devil. Some holier than thou people try to shame others out of hating. 

They say, “but God does not hate, God is love”. Just as God is love, He is also vengeance and hate. There is such a thing as righteous anger you know? The same goes for hate. Hate can be righteous. Tell me anyone who loves satan (that is not a satanist or worker of evil)?

 We have enemies in this world that we can never win over. The question is should we love them? If God hates certain things, can we also? My answer is yes. The difference is not letting hate consume you as it does to some unforgiving people. Hate sets the boundaries of what you stand for and the things you are not for. I cannot expect someone to love the devil, why then will we expect ourselves not to hate him?