People mention the cheap items that would make their whole day

The inexpensive gifts that instantly brighten someone’s day – from freshly picked flowers to a hot cup of coffee

  • People have listed the cheap items that can instantly make their day
  • List ranged from home-cooked meals and hand-picked flowers to houseplants
  • The most mentioned item was a freshly brewed cup of coffee
  • Other items included chips, candle, chocolate, olive oil and a toy car


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People have lined up the inexpensive items that instantly make their day—from a home-cooked meal to hand-picked flowers, tacos, and a nice bottle of wine.

In a Facebook thread, hundreds were asked to reveal the only budget anyone can give them that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

The most frequently mentioned gift was a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

‘Coffee. Simple. Simple. Thoughtful,” one man wrote.

People have lined up the inexpensive items that instantly make their day—from a home-cooked meal to hand-picked flowers, tacos, and a nice bottle of wine.

People have lined up the inexpensive items that instantly make their day—from a home-cooked meal to hand-picked flowers, tacos, and a nice bottle of wine

Some said that making a home cooked meal was something they appreciated

Some said that making a home cooked meal was something they appreciated

Some said that making a home cooked meal was something they appreciated

Dozens agreed, saying that it’s only the thought that counts when someone goes out of their way to bring you a “nice, hot cup of coffee.”

“Coffee all day every day,” said another, while one woman added, “A cup of coffee made just the way I like it.”

Hand-picked flowers were another popular item among women, and many said they love when their children or loved ones treat them to wildflowers.

“Anything that makes them think of me and think I would like anything they give me is a wonderful gift. My children gave me a flower that they picked,” said one mother.

Many agreed, with a saying, ‘Flowers picked while walking. Cheap and sweet.’

‘Flowers from the ditch or a dandelion from the front yard. Our wedding flowers were plucked from the ditch on the morning of the ceremony,” said another.

And one woman added: ‘Flowers or even just coming home to a clean house after a long shift. I don’t ask much, the smaller things mean a lot more to me.’

Hand-picked flowers were another popular item mentioned among women, and many said they adore their children or loved ones when treated to wildflowers (stock image)

Hand-picked flowers were another popular item mentioned among women, and many said they adore their children or loved ones when treated to wildflowers (stock image)

Hand-picked flowers were another popular item mentioned among women, and many said they adore their children or loved ones when treated to wildflowers (stock image)

Many insisted that someone who presented them with a beautiful houseplant would make their day (stock image)

Many insisted that someone who presented them with a beautiful houseplant would make their day (stock image)

Many insisted that someone who presented them with a beautiful houseplant would make their day (stock image)

Some said making a home-cooked meal was something they appreciated, while others couldn’t look past snacks.

“A home-cooked meal, priceless to most,” said one man, while another added, “All my favorite snacks would make me happy.”

Many insisted that someone who presented them with a beautiful houseplant would make their day.

‘Plants. The answer is always plants,” one woman insisted, while another added, “A cutting from your plant.”

Other items listed were a “winning” ticket, book, candle, chips, tacos, a cat or dog calendar from a bargain store, chocolate, or a handwritten card.

‘Good quality extra virgin olive oil or a good bottle of red wine. Or both and you’ll get my heart,” said one woman.

People share the cheap items that would make their day

  • Home cooked meal
  • Coffee
  • Hand-picked flowers
  • houseplant
  • Candle
  • Handwritten card
  • Chocolate
  • Cookies
  • Donuts
  • Cheese
  • fries
  • energy drink
  • Bananabread
  • Toy car
  • Olive oil

Another wrote: ‘I prefer to receive a book that someone has chosen for me, preferably with a message in it.’

One suggested: ‘Everything attentive! The most thoughtful and inexpensive so far was a banana bread from the baker.’

Another added: ‘Honestly, if someone gave me a toy car and said something about it, she’d think of me — that would make my day.

While a woman said: ‘My boyfriend often has lunch before work and brings me leftovers and that makes me so happy! And he didn’t have to pay a cent.’

Others said they’d be happy with “anything,” with one woman saying, “The feeling of going out and seeing something they thought I’d like is amazing enough.”

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