$5 Christmas Gift Ideas
Now that we only have a few more weeks until Christmas, it’s a great time to pull your gift plans together so you don’t end up blowing the budget in December. Today I have 17 $5 Gift Ideas to help you get started.
Please Note: The initial purchase of the materials for some of these gifts will be more than $5 but will work out to $5 each if you make multiple gifts from those materials.
These $5 Magazine Subscriptions (available for a short time!) make a super easy gift especially for friends and family you need to mail a gift to. You can buy one copy of the magazine and mail it with a pretty card notifying the recipient of the subscription.
Click HERE to see all of the available titles.
Consumable items like food make terrific clutter-free gifts for the holiday season. Try some of my favorites:
Gifts in a Jar
Find jars at the thrift store or recycle jars from your pantry and use them for gifts like these:
Find an inexpensive frame at a thrift store and use it to frame a special photo of you and the recipient together or frame an art print. You can find many free prints online to print from your computer such as this Year Long Framed Print Gift.
Join The Peaceful Mom Community HERE to get my 99 Ways to Jump For Joy Art Print from the Resource Library. (You’ll receive a link once you confirm your subscription.)
Another easy and personalized idea with photos is to create a Photo book — especially great for grandparents or relatives you don’t visit often. Right now York Photo has a FREE 5×7 softcover photo book with shipping and handling starting at just $2.99.
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Hot Cocoa Gifts
Purchase a cute mug at the dollar store or a thrift store and fill it with a bag of DIY hot cocoa mix (recipe here) and a marshmallow cocoa stirrer (instructions here) or make these cute Build Your Own Snowman Kits (These will be less than $5 each if you make multiples.)
If you give hot chocolate packets with your mug Ghiradelli makes an excellent hot chocolate mix for around $1.00 a packet. A cheap mug with a high quality cocoa will be appreciated more.
Personalized Coffee Blend
Add cinnamon or other flavors to $4 or $5 worth of freshly ground coffee beans to create a coffee blend personalized to your recipient’s tastes. Click here for more on this idea and a free printable label.
Creative journals make a unique and thoughtful gift. Check out these ideas:
While you want to stick to a budget keep in mind that the best inexpensive gifts are those that are consumable (like food or puzzle books) or that add to a collection so they don’t become clutter. Personalization and creative gift wrapping can turn a “cheap” gift into a thoughtful and appreciated present.
For more budget gift ideas click here for my DIY Gifts on a Budget Pinterest Board.
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