DIY Christmas Gifts Under $15

by Krista Davis on December 11, 2012

DIY GiftsAs Christmas approaches many of us are struggling to determine what to buy or make for loved ones and still stick to our budget; I suggest DIY gifts, they can be as simple or as elaborate as you want and the suggestions I have cost pennies or up to $15. DIY gifts allow you to personalize the present for the recipient and show your love.

  1. Learn to knit or crochet. There are many great videos on YouTube to teach you how to make simple socks, toboggans, and blankets. Also, yarn can cost anywhere from $2 to $6.
  2. Bake brownies or cookies; or make chocolate dipped treats.
  3. Make a personalized gift basket. Here is a DIY Italian cooking basket filled with pasta, sauces, spices, recipes, and cooking utensils.: DIY Italian Cooking Gift Basket
  4. Make homemade body scrubs.
  5. Give coupons for free or cheap activities (e.g. Giving a back massage, cooking dinner of their choice, or movie night.)
  6. For kids, you can make a felt board using different colors of felt, scissors, a piece of cardboard, and a stapler. – Make sure you have plenty of different shapes and characters cut out.
  7. A cardboard play house.- Use cardboard boxes, a knife, tape/glue, and paint to make a great place for imaginative play (I suggest chalkboard paint to allow children to design their own world).
  8. Homemade play dough.
  9. A T-shirt pillow. – Take an adult large shirt, fold inside out, sew bottom and arms closed, fold right-side out, using the neck opening stuff with cotton, then sew the neck closed.
  10. Photo or Art Calendar.

What are some of your favorite DIY Christmas presents?

For more ideas look at: Christmas on a Budget

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Krista Davis

Krista is a self-proclaimed “health nut” and eco-friendly enthusiast.

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beth December 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

great ideas

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Krista Davis December 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Thank you Beth!

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