Looking for cheaper gift ideas? Need to save money on Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, etc. ?

Unfortunately, I’m one of those organized people that you may love to hate. Yes, I start shopping for Christmas presents after Christmas is over.  I love the bargains, you can get so much more for your buck, but I also understand not everyone likes to shop a year in advance or can afford to do so.  If you are on a budget here are some things you may want to know… about some cheaper gift ideas.  

Organized Christmas    Looking for inexpensive holiday gifts to make? Try this frugal collection of gifts in a jar, stocking stuffers, or “just for fun” activities like Snowman Soup and Magic Elves.  Free printable gift tags, popcorn toppers and craft items add to the fun!

Better Budgeting – 63 gift ideas under $10.00

Gifts in a jar recipes –  Can you layer ingredients in a jar?  No cooking talent required.  They even include doggie treats.

A home made Christmas – Christmas gifts to make


Coco’s idea for the hard to buy for person.  You can make a homemade gift basket.  Here is a photo of one I made  up with a water mellon theme which was set on a water mellon metal tray.  It included water mellon jokes printed from the internet, a real water mellon, water mellon gum, water mellon jello, water mellon jam spreaders/knives etc.  



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. coconews
    Dec 11, 2008 @ 17:04:30

    P.S. Although some may consider a fruit basket lame, the person that this was made up for loves lame stuff.

    I have also made up gift themes with chocolate, etc. A chocolate theme just doesn’t have to be real chocolate, it can include chocolate bubble bath, chocolate candles, chocolate fridge magnets or even pajama’s with a chocolate chip cookie print on them.

    Do you have any cheaper gift giving ideas? Please tell us about them here.

  2. Samantha
    Dec 11, 2008 @ 18:02:39

    If you’re really strapped for cash thrift stores have more new items donated to them at this time of the year. The Sally Ann wants people to donate stuff and shop at their stores because the money from the stores sales help support all their other programs.

    Dollar stores can be good but shop early.

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