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.
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 $2.25.
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.
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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
- 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!
- Notebook and pen tied together with a cute bow
- A Homemade bookmarker with a highlighter
- Homemade candle
- small purse mirror
- Lottery Tickets
- Packs of gum bought in bulk
- Bookmarks – pictured above.
- Homemade trail mix
- Chocolate covered peanut clusters– make your own.
- Adorable Llama pens
- Almost anything from the Target dollar bins or dollar store
What else can you think of?
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