I have so many people on my list that have everything or could buy anything they want. Then I have others that are on my list, like co-workers, friends, neighbours, and the paper boy, that I wish to acknowledge but don’t want to break the bank showing them my gratitude. Every year, I struggle with what to get them as Christmas gifts, usually at the very last minute. Yes, I am one of those shoppers.
If you are stuck trying to come up with gift giving ideas and need some help, I’ve got your back. Today I am sharing with you, 15 Fabulous Gift Ideas that cost less than $5 and require very little DIY skills. No one needs to waste time or money on Pinterest fails at this time of year!
15 Cheap Gifts For Christmas Under $5
Custom Metal Pins
These Christmas-themed custom metal pins will make this Christmas unique and unforgettable. You can customise them with traditional Christmas elements such as Christmas trees, Santa or and you can also add special elements like a team logo, family name or company logo. These cute gifts make great decorations on bags, clothes, hats and many more.
Mason Jar Cocktail Gifts
Need I say more? Caffeine, a shot of alcohol and a sugar straw in a mason jar from the dollar store. It’s like a Christmas survival pak. Especially this year, am i right?
Hot Cocoa Kits
Everyone likes hot chocolate. Make these gifts in bulk and have them ready as gifts for those surprise additions or the oops I forgot you people. I love these little containers, don’t you? Wrap it up with nice ribbon and embellish with some holly.
DIY Sharpie Mugs
I love getting and giving mugs for Christmas because I know that they are a practical and useful gift. Especially for the coffee lovers on your list. Use your creative juices and customize plain ceramic mugs to make a personalized gift from the heart.
Snowman Candy Bars
I will take chocolate any way I can get it but isn’t it nicer when it is wrapped up and presented in a cute way?What a great, inexpensive way to give them personality. Plus these are an easy DIY for your kids or grandkids to do.
No-Sew Microwavable Heating Pad
You had me at no-sew. Yeah so, I am old and my muscles ache and I use heating pads. These are great Christmas gifts for anyone that needs to warm up after skiing, shovelling snow or just plain old age. lol
DIY Hershey’s Kisses Christmas Ornaments
You can find these fillable Christmas balls at the dollar store and you can fill them with anything. But I prefer kisses. Let’s crack these babies open!
Who doesn’t want money for Christmas? Especially useful for the student or apartment dweller in your life. They can always use quarters.
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DIY Clementine Wreaths
Here is a healthy alternative to giving chocolate for Christmas gifts. Perfect for those with dietary restrictions or a diabetic. A gift the whole family can enjoy and it looks so pretty!
If you love to knit and give handmade DIY Christmas gifts, these are perfect! The recipient can use the soap and wear the socks or they can store in them in dresser drawers for a beautiful scent.
DIY Photo Christmas Ornaments
Great gift for grandparents! They would adore a photo of their grandkids as an ornament to put on their Christmas tree. Give them one every year and they can see them grow and change. If you want to upsize, attach a gift card to the back!
Reindeer Gift For Girls
Hey girlfriend! I would love one of these. What girl wouldn’t? Wrap a candle or nail polish or other beauty product within a pair of fuzzy socks or luxurious facecloth and add some pipe cleaner antlers and wobbly eyes. This Christmas present is a joy to give and receive.
Dog Treat Mason Jar
Who doesn’t have a doggy owner on their list? Why not give them a Christmas gift for their best friend. So simple to make. Just fill a mason jar with treats and wrap it with a pretty ribbon or bow.
The gift of memories is a wonderful keepsake for a grandma or a best friend. Record all the precious moments you had together and place them in a beautiful jar. Warning: This Christmas gift may elicit lots of tears!
This is a great Christmas gift for the love of your life, that newly married couple or your soulmate best friend. Fun, easy and inexpensive to make using a frame bought at the dollar store.
Tackle Box Of Treats
Super cute Christmas gift for the fisherman, crafter or candy lover on your list. And they have to share it when they open it! You can buy these plastic containers with dividers at your dollar store.
DIY Texting Gloves
Do you know someone that is always using their phone? Now they can keep their gloves on and keep their hands warm while using their touch screen! Simple DIY Christmas gift.
I hope this list has inspired you and given you some great ideas for everyone on your list. Christmas gifts do not need to be expensive to be thoughtful and enjoyed. Let me know in the comments if you have made and gifted any of the above.