35 Budget Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas

35 Budget-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas [Part 1]

35 Budget-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas [Part 2]

Finding the perfect gift for all your loved ones can be the most difficult thing to do, especially when you’re on a tight budget. But when it’s the season of giving, nothing should stop you. Worry not. We are here to save your day! We have come up with a list of the most creative, thoughtful, and budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas, you can put together without having to spend so much of your time and money.

Unique 35 Budget-Friendly Christmas Gift Ideas

1. DIY Multi-Strand Scarf | Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth

In just 10 minutes, you can make this chic multi-strand scarf. Using an old shirt and a pair of scissors, Catherine of Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth teaches us how to do it in seven easy steps. It can be worn to a yoga session or bundle it up in any way you want.

DIY Multi Strand Scarf


2. Coconut Oil Lip Balm | Coco Treasure

Christmas day could get very cold to the point that everything gets dry, including your lips. So why not give away lip balms made of organic coconut oil to your pals? Check out our very own recipe.

Coconut Oil Lip Balm Watermarked

3. Mini Cookie Snowglobes | I Heart Naptime

It’s in a jar. It’s filled with snow. You can shake it. Is it a snow globe? Well, maybe. It’s actually a cookie snowglobe. I Heart Naptime’s Christmas gift idea is pure genius, a tasty twist on an all-time favorite!

Mini Cookie Snowglobes

4. DIY Chalkboard Coasters | Living Well Spending Less

This idea of Living Well Spending Less is novel and affordable. As a matter of fact, all you need is time to dry everything and you’re all set. What makes it a nicer present is that you can customize it with some accessories like buttons. Next, wrap it neatly in a fancy packaging. Check out this one of the amazing budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas in their site!

DIY Chalkboard Coaster Set

5. Christmas Piñata | Apartment Therapy

Piñatas aren’t just for birthday parties for kids. They’re also for Christmas! Apartment Therapy teaches us how to make them in less than 2 hours. After that, you can give them away. But if you'd love to, you can just hang them at home as a Christmas ornament, just like a mistletoe.

Christmas Piñata


6. DIY Hot Cocoa Cones | Simply Jessica Marie

Other than offering a cup of bulletproof coffee, how about something distinctive to keep your guests warm during the holidays? Simply Jessica Marie has this perfect partner for personalized mugs you are giving away. Worth checking out, isn't it?

DIY Hot Cocoa Cones

7. Glass Pendant Necklaces | Simply Modern Mom

For your fashionable and sassy friends, Simply Modern Mom has a gift idea for them—pendant necklaces. By using materials you have at home, you can customize them according to your gals’ liking. What's more? You'll surely find a lot of budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas to get busy with in her blog.

Glass Pendant Necklaces

8. Fluff Bears | All About Ami

Instead of purchasing a teddy bear for your adorable cousins, All About Ami suggests you make your own. Not only are they cute, they’re also budget-friendly. Plus, you can personalize it to give it more character.

Fluff Bears

9. Hershey’s Christmas Tree | Qbees Quest

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or Christmas, chocolates always make the best gift. But to make them fit for the Yuletide season, Qbees Quest suggests you exert extra effort. Check out their adorable idea.

Hershey’s Christmas Tree

10. Halligan’s American Travel Map | Design Sponge

Do you have friends who enjoy traveling? This creative travel map by Design Sponge should impress them! Make it more interactive by putting colorful pins, which they could use to mark those places they’ve been to or plan to go.

Halligan’s American Travel Map

11. DIY Gold Dipped Vase | Two Twenty One

For those of you who have glass vases that are no longer in use, overhaul them with Two Twenty One’s elegant technique. Once you are through, put in a bunch of fresh flowers. Indeed, this is just one of the budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas that you can invest your time on.

DIY Gold Dipped Vase

12. DIY iPad Case | Oh So Lovely Vintage

Oh So Lovely Vintage’s has the most budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas you can give to your friends, who own tablets and iPads. Because you can put personal touches on it, it’ll look even pricier than the store-bought ones.

DIY iPad Case

13. Paper Pyramid Gift Boxes | Lines Across

If you already have a gift in mind, then great! But you can still make it extra special with a lovely box! Lines Across has a tutorial you can easily follow. In fact, all you need to do is fold, cut, tie, and embellish!

Paper Pyramid Gift Boxes

14. Two-Toned Tote | Mommy by Day Crafter by Night

Thinking about giving away something useful yet stylish this Christmas? Mommy by Day Crafter by Night can help you. Make a special tote bag for your loved ones!

Two Toned Tote

15. Silhouette Jewelry | Less-than-Perfect Life of Bliss

Everybody is going nuts about this thoughtful present from Less-than-Perfect Life of Bliss. Though it’s a jewelry, it’s not expensive like what you think. Use the silhouettes of your recipients to make it personalized.

Silhouette Jewelry

16. Paper Lanterns | Homemade Gifts Made Easy

Nowadays, paper lanterns are made available at stores. However, gifting one that is homemade is just so much special. In addition to that, you can even decide what type of paper to use! Homemade Gifts Made Easy teaches us how to make one without going wrong.

Paper Lanterns

17. DIY Snowflake Wall Art | Momtastic

Who wouldn’t fall in love with this simple piece of art? Even if it is simple, it really has a great impact on the background. So go ahead and make a few for your friends. We know they’ll love it!

DIY Snowflake Wall Art

18. Fabric Scrap Key Chain | Craftiness Is Not Optional

If you have a very long get-Christmas-presents-for list, you might want to consider these keychains from Craftiness Is Not Optional. Because you only need small pieces of fabric, gather up those scraps you have at home. And then, add interesting features to make each one different.

Fabric Scrap Key Chain

19. Wipe-Off Menu Board | Makes and Takes

Chalkboards and whiteboards are awesome, but they are sometimes common and boring, especially as a Christmas present. Thankfully, Makes and Takes has a clever idea to make it more interesting. Plus, you'll definitely have fun browsing through their other budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas.

Wipe Off Menu Board

20. DIY Drop Cloth Pillow Covers | Place of My Taste

Pillow covers are usually the best gifts for households. They don’t just beautify the living room or bedroom. They also keep our fixtures clean and tidy. So, we assume you already have another Christmas gift idea to add to your list? If so, Place of My Taste can guide you how to make one.

DIY Drop Cloth Pillow Covers

Although the holiday season can be tough for your pocket, you can still afford to give presents to each and every one who is dear to you. Of course, that doesn’t mean spending much money. With a bit of creativity, just like these budget-friendly Christmas gift ideas, you can create something meaningful. After all, it’s the thought that counts.

How about you? Do you have any affordable yet meaningful Christmas gift ideas to share? Comment them below!

Tammie Burnsed

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Tammie is a freelance and creative writer who usually disparages the term “super food” but makes an exception for coconut oil. Her research for Coco Treasure has turned her into a verified coco-nut, and she’s made peace with that. Tammie lives in sunny California where she enjoys painting, writing and sharing all things beachy with her husband and two dogs.
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