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10 Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas When You Are Tight For Money

10 Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas When You Are Tight For Money

Its sometimes hard to find gifts for someone, particularly when you’re tight for money. There are always some lovely markets all around during Christmas time, but it’s hard when you don’t have a lot of money to spend on gifts. Just because you’re scraped for cash, doesn’t mean you can’t give them something amazing this Christmas. Here are some cheap Christmas gift ideas when you’re tight for money.

1. Knit/crochet a scarf

Knitting or crocheting a scarf is a lovely gift to give someone when you have a bit of time and a lot of wool lying around. If you’re know how to, its always a great gift to give someone to help them keep warm during the cold winter weather.

2. Soap

Another great homemade gift idea, particularly if you’re friend loves a certain smell. Some ways to make them are down below. If you don’t have a lot of time to make one, Lush always do a good selection. Plus, all their stuff is never tested on animals and is good for the environment, which is a double win.


3. Photos in a frame

If you’ve been friends with someone for a long time and want to show them how much they mean to you, find photos and put them together in a frame, collage or scrapbook. If you’re not very good at arts and crafts, they are sites such as PhotoBox which can put it all in a canvas for you.

4. Christmas cookies

Nothing says Christmas like cookies. Whether they’re full of cinnamon or cut into all things Christmas, if you’re a massive fan of baking, it’s a great gift to give. If you’re not good at decorating, or nervous about using a new recipe, bake something you know that they’ll love.

5. Christmas bark

Chocolate bark is always beautiful and easy to make. If you’re friend loves certain sweets, you can add them to the bark. There are so many ideas of how to make different versions of these on Pinterest so have a look if you’re keen to make one of these.


6. Box/jar full of small gifts

If you’re not sure what to give someone, but have several little ideas, put a box together of small little gifts. Grab a box or jar and fill it with goodies. It can be anything from bars of soap, sweets, small candles or stationary. This is one of our favorite cheap Christmas gift ideas!

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7. Hot Chocolate kit

I always love hot chocolate, and you can always buy hot chocolate on a stick, but these can be quite pricey. Instead, grab a plastic spoon, dip it into some chocolate, let it freeze and voilà. Add a few of these, plus a few marshmallows and treats and you have a hot chocolate gift, perfect for winter and Christmas.

8. Bath salts

This lovely idea is such an easy gift to make. You need a certain amount of ingredients to make basic bath salts but you an customise it with your friend’s favourite scents.

9. Room sprays

If you use essential oils, you can use it to make room sprays. Grab an empty bottle, add a few drops of essential oils and fill it up with water.


10. Jar of compliments/inspirational quotes

I always love getting these. If you’re good with writing or with drawing, grab some pens and write some of the things you love about the person. It always lovely to get a compliment from someone but to have them in a lovely little jar reminder you of these things. If you’re struggling with what to say, find some inspirational quotes or quotes they love and make cards with them.

Hopefully, with this list, coming with ideas for Christmas presents this year will be easy to do! What are your favorite cheap Christmas gift ideas? Will you try any of these cheap Christmas gift ideas? Let us know in the comments!
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