Affordable DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Can’t afford a Christmas gift for your friends this year? Try these cheap thoughtful DIY gifts that your friends can use and appreciate. All things can be found at home or purchased for under $10.

  • Holiday Gift Basket
    • Put a variety of gifts: fruits, candy, hygiene products (perfume, lotions), fuzzy socks, small snack




  • Peppermint Bark Chocolate Bite
    • Microwave 6 oz of dark chocolate and 12 oz of white chocolate until it fully melts
    • Crush 10-12 candy canes
    • Layer on baking paper first the dark chocolate mixture then the white chocolate
    • Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top
    • Refrigerate overnight
    • Take out the next day and break them into small pieces




  • Make a card
    • Craft a card or a scrapbook of your favorite pictures together with a small note




  • Cookie in a Jar
    • Layer all the dry ingredients of your favorite cookie recipe in a glass jar
    • On the side, attach a small note of the recipe and instructions




  • Decorate a mug
    • Use a sharpie to draw on a plain colored mug
    • Decorate it however you like; it can be Christmas themed like snowflakes, ornaments, or even a meme
    • You can even print an image on the mug
    • Put it in the oven at 450 degrees for one hour to secure the design



  • Candles
    • Buy small candles/ tea light candles (can find on Amazon or any craft stores for under $1 each)
    • Decorate a glass jar or a mason jar
    • Place your candle inside
    • You can even buy a scented candle that compliments the holiday season (can find at Target or craft stores for under $10)


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