Post # 1
So I don’t know about you guys but I have been STRESSED just thinking about spending money on the holidays this year. Starting a new job and planning a wedding has really depleted the ol’ bank account.
So I thought it might be fun to create a $5 or less gift thread so we can help each other find cute-yet-cheap gifts to survive the holidays with savings intact!
The only rule is the items must be below $5! Post a pic of the item and a link! I’ll kick it off in a following post.
Post # 2
Naughty-Or-Nice Coal Soap – $2
(I asked the seller what the “Jack Frost” scent was and it is vanilla and peppermint!)
2x2in Vinyl Monogram Decal – $1.75
(Slap this baby over a Dollar Tree mug or double insulated cup, wham bam thank you ma’am)
Post # 3
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
don’t have any ideas just yet, but i will definitely be following!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
Starbucks reusable cup: $1
Personalize it by writing their name all cutesy ..boom, thoughtful & green!
Post # 6
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
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
I like doing a Christmas mug (I’ve found some at dollar tree) and putting in some hot chocolate mix or tea
Post # 10
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 # 11
Bump to follow, to asleep yet to think, lol
Post # 12
Mrs-mcm-0507: ung, I know, shopping for guys is always so hard! I found a couple little things but it was TOUGH!
Mini 1oz keychain flask – $4
Hand stamped leather keyring with engraved wooden box – $4.79
4oz flask – $5 (this would be cool for DIY, stencils and spray paint, decals of a subject he likes, wood grain contact paper etc)
Guitar picks made from recycled vinly records – $3
Post # 13
Unfathomably: That soap is super sute!! DH might need some! That key ring is also amazing!! You’re good at this!
Post # 14
- 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.
Post # 15
Here’s another good one and its unisex! Ooh I know a few people who would love this.
Custom Leather Luggage Tag – $3.75