How to Stretch Your Dollars Further for a Meaningful Christmas on a Budget

Have you ever felt like your Christmas list is just too long?  Are you overwhelmed just thinking about braving the malls during the holiday shopping rush?

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Maybe you’re longing for a simple & meaningful Christmas that doesn’t require spending a whole lot of money or time spent shopping.  Or maybe this is the year you just feel ready to get back to basics and make the most of every opportunity you can to remind your family of the true meaning of Christmas!

Whatever your reason – If you’re trying to stick to a budget, homemade gifts are the way to go!  You can easily create beautiful and memorable gifts for as little as $2-3 and give them to your child’s teacher, your co-workers, your great Aunt Matilda – or anyone!!  🙂

So if you’re feeling inspired to try your hand at DIY gifts this year, here are a few ideas to help you stretch your dollars further for a meaningful Christmas on a budget.

The perfect recipes for great gifts

Here are my favorite supplies and containers I use for homemade gifts – just click through the links to order your own!

Containers

Supplies

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If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even even wrap your gifts up in vintage wrapping with brown butcher paper and customize them with a special touch for each person on your list.  Or maybe grab some fun little odds and ends from Target’s dollar spot for a quick way to customize packaging on the cheap – they have an amazing selection right now!

No matter what you make or how you wrap it up, you get to enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you created unique and creative gifts that really show how much you care.  It really is hard to put a price tag on meaningful gifts from the heart, created by hand!  Not to mention the peace that comes with celebrating a holiday centered on blessings, not stressing over fighting crowds to find expensive gifts for everyone 🙂

You got this!  And if you’d like even more peace of mind, click here to download this free printable gift list organizer so you can keep track of what you’re making, for whom this Christmas.

Free printable gift list organizer

What will YOU be making this year? For more Christmas inspiration here on the blog, pop over here next!

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6 Comments

  1. This sounds like such a wonderful idea and budget friendly. I know many who would love this series! in I am not at all a DIYer… but I know many who are, so I am going to share this!

    Posted 11.11.15 Reply
  2. I’m so happy I found this post! I was thinking of doing DIY gifts for everyone this year!

    Posted 11.12.15 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Yay! Hope this helps you have the best handmade holiday ever!

      Posted 11.12.15 Reply
  3. Amber wrote:

    The link for the Fragrant Hand Soap doesn’t seem to be working properly.

    Posted 11.17.15 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Thanks so much for letting me know! All fixed now 😉

      Posted 11.17.15 Reply