Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas

Frugal Christmas gift ideas can mean many things. To me, it means be very thoughtful about gifts and gift buying. It definitely means spending within a budget, and buying things that the recipient will be pleased to receive.

Oftentimes the thought that a gift represents is very important to the recipient, and the price tag less important.

Frugal can mean homemade presents, with little expense involved. I can remember as a small boy, making little sail boats for my father out of scrap wood and a popsicle stick as the mast, with a piece of triangular paper glued to it for a sail.

I felt so good pouring my love into that gift. So a gift at any price that has that kind of love in it will be well received, I believe.

If you are looking for something a little more sophisticated than my sail boat, but still very economical and practical, then you should read below for 63 gift ideas from Michelle Jones, who has two blogs which are exemplars of frugality and practicality.

And just following that list is a link to an e-book that Michelle has created detailing how she used coupons to save $18,000.00 on groceries. Couponing has always seemed really labor intensive to me, but $18,000.00 represents a lot of mortgage payments to me, and all for $12.95?

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63 Gift Ideas for Under $10.00 From Michelle Jones at

Here's a few of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas...

1. Gourmet coffees with a personal coffee cup

2. Pound of pistachios

3. Child's artwork, framed

4. Journal with special inscription inside

5. Teacup with box of herbal tea

6. Deck of cards and book of card game rules

7. Homemade cocoa mix in a pretty jar

8. Collage of special photos

9. Gel pens and pretty stationary

10. Bottle of sparkling cider

11. Home baked bread, include recipe

12. Disposable camera or rolls of film

13. Basket filled with deli cheese and fruit

14. Craft supplies

15. Holiday serving bowl or platter

16. Pretty basket filled with special jams or mustards

17. Decorative napkins and napkin rings

18. Fancy chocolate bars tied with a ribbon

19. Gardening gloves with a plant or flower seeds

20. Photo album, hand decorated is even better

21. Makeup tote

22. Prepaid photo developing envelopes

23. Homemade cookie mix with instructions for baking

24. Variety of bread mixes

25. Special coffee cup filled with candy

26. Fancy magazines tied together with a pretty ribbon

27. Gourmet popcorn and flavored oil

28. Locally made barbeque or steak sauce with basting brush

29. Pancake or waffle mix and a bottle of real maple syrup

30. Movie theater gift certificates

31. Board games

32. Jar of sourwood or pure honey with biscuit mix

33. Note cards and book of stamps

34. Picture frames, buy them on sale!

35. Specialty cookbook

36. Pretty glass jar filled with candy

37. Collectible sports cards

38. Muffin mixes with muffin pan

39. Books, there are still a few for under $10

40. Set of dish towels and dish cloths

41. Nail polish kit

42. Pretty night shirt

43. Basket filled with kitchen gadgets

44. Video rental gift certificates

45. Pepper mill and fresh peppercorns

46. Handwritten copies of your favorite recipes

47. For the pets, gourmet dog biscuits or cat treats

48. Baking pans and supplies

49. Prepaid long distance phone cards

50. Small clock or radio

51. Pretty box for keepsakes

52. Colorful Post-It notepads

53. Address book

54. Christmas ornaments

55. Puzzles

56. Blank video or cassette tapes

57. Sewing supplies

58. Flashlight with batteries

59. Favorite quote embroidered on a nice handkerchief

60. Makeup brush set

61. Expensive socks, still under $10

62. Special soaps and bath puff

63. and don't forget my absolute favorite... home baked cookies!

I hope you will be inspired by this list, after all, it's not the amount of money you spend for a gift that matters the most, but that you cared enough to give something special. 

Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas

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