(Closed) Inexpensive Christmas gifts?… yep

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We were actually just talking about the present my fiance’s aunt got us last year.  It was a big bowl filled with popcorn, soda, candy, a gift card for pizza and a gift card to rent a movie (we would personally prefer a gift card to the theater but only because we didn’t have that particular store near us).  I would say it was probably around $25 dollars and it was one of our favorite gifts last year.  You could definitely do something crafty with the arrangement of everything and even with personalizing the bowl.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not crazy at all. DIY gifts are greatly appreciated by most people.

You can never go wrong with edibles. Cookie mixes in a jar are easy to put together and fairly inexpensive. Cookies or loaves of pumpkin or zucchini bread.

This is a great place to browse for ideas:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Another variation of the above idea is to make an Italian Dinner basket-  antipasto, crackers,pasta, a jar of sauce, a bottle of wine etc.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Can you knit? If so, here is a link to the slippers I am working on for my bridesmaids, but they would work for any women in your life (I’m using ribbon for the bridesmaids in their favorite colors):

http://sockpixie.blogspot.com/2007/04/mothers-day-cotton-slippers-free.html

Earrings are also something super easy and cheap to make. You can get all the supplies at any craft store and how to/ideas are firemountaingems.com (or google it. plenty of resources!!)

Don’t know what to do for boys, sorry!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@SaraRocks, men love to eat. Edible gifts are best for them.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I do etched glass.  Last year I made everyone etched baking dishes with the family last name or vases with a monogram.  I made my friends Wine glasses with a single initial and then made a set of charms to go with.

The other suggestion is to use Etsy.  I did an alchlmey (sp) last year and gave details about the people I was buying for and what my price limit was and I ended up comming up with lots of must have items. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wish I had pics, but I made hostess aprons last year for all my women family members.  I think I got a Sew Simple pattern from JoAnns.  It had a cute ruffle on the bottom and an empire waist.  It used about 1 yard of fabric for the body and 1/4 yard for the trim (used a complimentary pattern, color) .  I added a satin ribbon under the bust with a fancy rhinestone button in the center for an accent.  Supplies ran about $10-$15 per apron.  I even made a matching mother-daughter set for my Future Sister-In-Law and future neice.  Everyone loved them.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Can you bake?  I love getting home baked stuff at the holidays!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

your not crazy this crossed my mind the other day. I’m SO on abudget so I have to start planning now. QVC & HSN always have great things on sale

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