Better Budgeting: Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Holidays

Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Holidays

And ANY Occasion!

Saving money on gifts throughout the entire year can help you maintain a healthy budget. We've done most of the work for you; thinking up tons of great gift ideas! You may also enjoy our Homemade Crafts Index for more gift ideas that are less holiday related.

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 Homemade Gifts Index 

Most of our gift ideas can be made for ANY occasion, however, for your convenience, we have sorted them below into general holiday categories to help you quickly find the perfect gift to make! 

Christmas Gifts

63 Gift Ideas Under $10 


Gifts in a Jar: Chocolate Cookie Popcorn Bark

Hot Cocoa Mix

Secrets to Selecting the Perfect Gift

Simple Tasty Gifts that Anyone Can Make

Also see our Homemade Christmas Ornaments, they make wonderful gifts and many of them can be made in large quantity for your entire gift list.

Valentine's Day

A Box of Love for Valentine's Day

DIY Easy Photo Magnets

Hershey's Kiss Roses

Homemade Hearts for Valentine's Day

Rose Color Meanings

Mother's Day

Frugal Mother's Day Gift Ideas (Includes Readers' Gift Ideas)

18 Great Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Hand Painted Decorative Tray

How to Make Homemade Aromatherapy or Scented Bath Salts

How to Make Scented Bath Milk

Painted Inspirational Quote Tiles

Sugar Bowl Vintage Pin Cushions

Teacup Candles

Tote Bag Decorator Pillow

Father's Day

Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas (Includes Readers' Gift Ideas)

Simple Creative Father's Day Gifts for Children to Make

Teacher Appreciation

Gifts to Make for Teachers (Includes Readers' Gift Ideas)

Flower Pens

Potpourri Jars for End-of-Year Teacher Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Graduation Gifts

Frugal and Meaningful Gifts for Graduates (Includes Readers' Gift Ideas)

Journal Jars

More Gift Ideas

11 Ideas for Giving Gifts Without Breaking the Bank

A Priceless Gift - Frugal Gifts for Kids to Make

Button Bracelet

Create a Personalized Framed Picture

(continue reading for more photo and frame ideas)

Decorated Wooden Jewelry Hanger

Denim Baby Bibs

Easy Elegant Sand Candle Holders

Fancy Can Cozy

Flavored Oils and Vinegars

Floral Gift Box of Chocolates

Flower Power Jewelry Box

Gift Giving Tips from a Black Belt Shopper

Gifts in a Jar: Irish Soda Bread

Gift Bags

Gift Boxes

Gift Cans

Gift Tubes

Heritage Shadowbox

Homemade Gifts to Make with Your Computer

"My Little Keepsakes" Treasure Box

Painted Trays

Photo Frames - Nostalgic

Photo Frames - Personalized

Photo Frames - Puzzle Pieces

Photo Magnets

Photo Pots

Puzzle Piece Jewelry

Sweet Bouquet of "Chocolate" Flowers

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