15 Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas

15 Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas

I spent some time looking around the Internet to find inexpensive Christmas Gifts Ideas that could be given to neighbors, friends, and family. Here are some gifts that are thoughtful, aren’t too difficult to make, don’t cost too much money, and hopefully are gifts that almost everyone would like to receive.

If you want to see more Christmas Gift Ideas, head over here to look at ideas I compiled last year.

frugal christmas - snowman kit

Snowman Kit – These cute snowman kits are made out of felt and a few accessories. It’s a great alternative to goodies and a gift that neighbors and family will enjoy with the kids as they build a snowman.

frugal christmas - Scarf

Ruffle Scarf – This scarf only takes about 15 minutes to make, and you’ll only need a big t-shirt, paper plate and scissors.

frugal christmas - cookie cutter fudge

Cookie Cutter Fudge – Place cookie cutters and fudge into cellophane gift bags and tie them with ribbon.

frugal christmas - doily canvas bags

Doily Canvas Bags – These doily canvas bags are creative and cute! Just pick up a canvas bag ($2.00 when on sale at Hobby Lobby), fabric paint, paper doily, and Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray.

frugal christmas - cookie dough kit

Cookie Dough Kit – Put together a cookie dough kit with a tag that reads, “Sugar and Spice and everything Nice! That’s what GREAT Neighbors are made of!””

frugal christmas - coasters

Tile Coaster – Pick up inexpensive tiles from the hardware store and use scrapbook paper to embellish the top.

frugal christmas - menu board

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board – This easy wipe-off menu board looks cute on the wall and will help to keep track of what’s for dinner each night.

frugal christmas - santa can

Santa Claus Can – You can make one of these for yourself to decorate your house and also make some to give away.

frugal christmas - wrapping paper

Wrapping Paper – Purchase wrapping paper from the Dollar Store and place the words “Wrap Yourself in the Holiday Spirit” on the tag.

frugal christmas - candy sleighs

Candy Sleighs – We did this one year for neighborhood friends and everyone really loved them.

frugal christmas - candles

DIY Jar Candles – Handmade candles are a great gift idea. Plus, you can recycle glass and jars.

frugal christmas - tree pinata

Christmas Tree Pinata Ornaments – This is a cute idea that neighbors would enjoy or even your children to give to their friends.

frugal christmas - reindeer rootbeer

Reindeer Rootbeer –  Just add pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and a red puff ball for the nose to make these simple and cute Reindeer Roobeer. The kids will enjoy helping to make these!

frugal christmas - sunshine cookies

Sunshine Cookie Mix in a Jar – This Sunshine Cookie Mix is a great gift that will brighten anybody’s day.

Christmas Star & Flashlight Final

Flashlight & Star Poem – Purchase flashlights and connect them to a star poem to make a thoughtful, yet inexpensive, neighbor gift.


If you have any Christmas Gift Ideas, please feel free to share them with everyone.

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