The $5-Or-Less Holiday Gift Thread!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Following this thread! 

I’ve been looking for less expensive/diy things this uear also. Having a REALLY hard time for the guys. Two step brothers, two brothers in law. 

Post # 4
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

don’t have any ideas just yet, but i will definitely be following!


Post # 5
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Starbucks reusable cup: $1

Personalize it by writing their name all cutesy ..boom, thoughtful & green!

Post # 6
8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

This is going to sound totally lame of me, but there’s some sellers on ebay that sell costume jewelry for super cheap, especially if you look for bids. You can sometimes get a ring for less than $2. Nothing amazing, obviously, but about the same as a $20 ring from Walmart. 

I’ve bought a couple for myself in the past, and painted the inside of the ring with clear nail polish, so it doesnt turn my fingers green. 

Post # 7
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Do you have a Five Below  within a reasonable distance from your house? Everything is $5 or less and it’s not junk by any means.

Post # 9
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I like doing a Christmas mug (I’ve found some at dollar tree) and putting in some hot chocolate mix or tea

Post # 10
423 posts
Helper bee

For $5 you can get a magazine subscription on Groupon or Living Social. There are so many titles that you are sure to find a good one!

Post # 13
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Unfathomably:  That soap is super sute!!  DH might need some!  That key ring is also amazing!!  You’re good at this!


Post # 14
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

DIY sugar scrubs! Get a cute jar (or re-use one you already have!). Add sugar (brown or white or a mix of both) and fill with a skin-loving-oil (olive, coconut, argan, avocado). You can add other things like cocoa powder, ground coffee, cinnamon, extracts, essential oils to scent them.  White a label & tie a bow and you have a great gift for all the women in your life! 

Everyone loves food! Put together a jar with the ingredients to make cookies/bread/whatever deliciousness you can think of. Great if you have some go-to recipes that you know your friends and family love. Great way to share that reciepe with them. 

Same with the food… but make candy, trail mix, homemade granola,  chocolate covered stuff, cookies. For people who aren’t likely to bake it themselves (guys?).

DIY a beautiful bookmark for your friend who loves to read.


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