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Check out our suggestions for Inexpensive Holiday gifts! Save money this season with these fun suggestions! Most of these ideas are only a couple of dollars.

For the holidays, I always want to give a little gift to the people I work with.  However, this is about a dozen people, so I have to be frugal and keep the gift cost between $1 – 2.   I give everyone the same gift to keep it simple.  This year, I am making little sets of jams and lottery tickets.

Inexpensive Holiday Gifts

On the tag, I wrote, “have a sweet holiday and a prosperous new year”.  So the jam represents the “sweet” and the lottery ticket represents the “prosperous”.  Half of the gift is the packaging, so I put each gift in a cellophane bag with some rafia stuffing, added a lable, and then tied it together with a bow.  Total cost = about $ gifts to make, homemade gifts

















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These gift ideas are great to buy in bulk too! I can get many of these things at the dollar store or on amazon If your dollar store doesn’t have them, check online.

I also find that I can change these up for other holidays. These make great cheap birthday gifts or get well gifts too! You can put together cheap gifts for under $5 that are cute and innovative!

These are also great inexpensive gifts for coworkers. I love that I can give my coworkers a little something without breaking the bank.



Inexpensive Holiday Gifts

Here are a few other really simple, inexpensive gift ideas that make for cheap gifts for friends and family but are still great gifts to receive.

  • Homemade Almond Roca – a delicious gift idea for chocolate and almond fans!
  • Chocolate Mint Candies – with a message:You were “mint” to have a Merry Christmas
  • Cookies or brownies- wrap a few in a cute gift bag and attach the recipe
  • Hot chocolate, coffee or tea packets
  • Lip balms or hand lotion

lip balm

  • Gloves or jewelry
  • Nail polish or manicure set
  • Cookie cutters, with a cookie recipe attached
  • S’mores kits – chocolate, marshmallows & graham crackers wrapped in bag
  • Jellies or Jams (mini-sized) with message – You are my jam!

jam and jellies

  • Notebook and pen tied together with a cute bow
  • A Homemade bookcover with a highlighter
  • Homemade candle
  • small purse mirror
  • Lottery Tickets
  • Packs of gum bought in bulk
  • Homemade candy bark or roca

Homemade Candy Almond Roca

What else can you think of?

For more great gift ideas, check out:

Gift Ideas for Crafters – Great, helpful gifts for the crafter in your life.

Savory Homemade Gift Ideas – Wonderful food gifts for friends and family. Great for those that are hard to shop for.

Cozy Gift Ideas – Fun gift ideas for the person that loves and craves comfort. Especially great for wintertime!

Gifts for Home Cooks – Great ideas for the person that loves to cook for others!

We hope you enjoyed our cheap gift guide. We strive to help you make the most of the time celebrating all the moments.


Looking for some inexpensive holiday gifts for friends, family, coworkers etc ? Check out this list - most items come out to be less than $3.

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