10 Thrifty (& Thoughtful) Christmas Gifts

Thanks for joining Jenn, from the Purposeful Mom, and me for another Thrifty Thursday! Just in time for Christmas, Jenn compiled a list of ten thrifty and thoughtful homemade Christmas gifts. (Many of these ideas have been shared at Thrifty Thursday over the past couple of weeks.)

[If your intended recipient likes natural and herbal remedies, here’s a list of my top five herbal books that would also make great gifts!]

First off, if your kids like to do crafts, why not have them make an adorable Christmas tree like this from The Chirping Moms! This would make a really nice gift for someone who has a small home or perhaps is in a care facility and isn’t able to have a lot of extra “stuff”. {Also, Barb from A Life in Balance has some good ideas for Christmas gifts you can make in an afternoon!}

Gifts in a jar, like this M&M cookie recipe, are both frugal and thoughtful!
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Or you could try what’s been one of my favorite gifts to make: Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Scrub!
Ivy has some great ideas for homemade gifts that are personal and useful as well as frugal!
If you like making Christmas mixes and treats to gift to others, try these Peppermint BrowniesBrownies on platter close 300x200 Peppermint Brownies
Or how about Three Ingredient Hot Cocoa Mix? Seriously simple and tastes delicious without all that artificial “yuck”.
Anna’s Nourishing Energy Bites are sweet as well as nutritious. You could wrap them in decorative plastic wrap or put them in a cute Christmas-y bag!
To package your lovely gifts inexpensively, make gift tags and wrap gifts with re-purposed materials that you probably already have in your craft cupboard or junk drawer!
Gift Tags Out of RE-purposed Material @ practical-stewardship.com

Victoria has some great ideas for packaging your homemade treats inexpensively as well!


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  1. says

    I haven’t linked up in a while … it’s good to be back. I love all these great ideas!! I did gift jars last year and used the book “Gifts in a Jar”. They turned out well and our craft store had an entire kit to decorate the jars. This year I’m using cheap fabric to wrap gifts – no more wrapping paper!!

    • anna says

      So glad to have you back! What great ideas. I’m still debating on whether or not we’ll be getting gifts for all our church family… if so gifts in a jar would be really fun!


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