Budget Christmas Gift Ideas


Next week would be Christmas already. I’m sure you are already shopping for Christmas gifts that you plan to give to your friends and loved ones. However, given the current state of our economy, we cannot spend so much. We need to do budgeting and look for cheap and budget Christmas gifts for our loved ones.

When your Christmas budget isn’t big enough to provide for everyone on your Christmas gift list, it’s time to search some cheap Christmas gift ideas that suits your budget. Just because a Christmas gift is cheap doesn’t mean it is of lesser quality or less personal than something that cost a lot of money.

With some creativity and the right present, a budget Christmas gift can end up being a priceless present to the recipient.

Here are some Budget Christmas Gift Ideas that would definitely suit your tight Christmas gift budgets:

Customization of Christmas Gifts: One budget Christmas gift idea is to take something inexpensive and increase the value by personalizing and customizing it. The idea here is to take something common, and make it uncommon. How’s that?

One example of this gift idea are personalized Christmas Cards. Christmas cards are common things that we see during Christmas season. Make your own personalized and customized Christmas Cards through your own creativity. Definitely, the recipient of this Christmas Gift will appreciate your efforts.

Another thing that you can personalized are bath towels. Purchase large beach-sized bath towels, and either stitch or iron-on initials, pictures or your favorite success quotes!

Christmas Gift Baskets: Consider a gourmet coffee or cocoa Christmas gift basket, complete with a mug, chocolate-covered spoons and several different packets of coffee or cocoa. Other Christmas gift basket fillers include stationery; teacups and teas; homemade cookie mix and cookie cutters; gourmet popcorn with assorted spices; or a bath kit with soap, bubble bath and bath puffs.

Christmas Gift of Important Memories: A budget Christmas gift present can be something that is sentimental. Compile a photo album for a family member, or decorate an apron with the handprints of all the children or grandchildren in the family. Alternatively, you can also buy a digital photo album to compile those digital photos stored in your computer or laptop.

Good Times: Christmas is all about having fun and having good times. Finally, there are budget Christmas gifts that will be appreciated no matter what: board games, puzzles, handmade no-sew fleece throws, potpourri sachets, treasure boxes, hat and mitten sets, sewing kits, first-aid kits, journals with fountain pens, wrapping paper storage kit, handmade pillows and a variety of arts and crafts projects.

Again, it does not always mean that the more expensive the gift is, the more meaningful it is to the receiver.  Budget Chirstmas gifts are fine and you do not need to spend much for Christmas gifts actually. You just need to use your creativity if you have to deal with a Budget.  

In addition, try not to spend too much just for Christmas wrappers only.  You can use different items to use as Christmas wrappers. 


Tyrone is a passionate financial literacy advocate. He started this blog on November 2008 when he watched The Secret which talked about Law of Attraction because he wanted to become a millionaire and wanted to know how a millionaire acts. At the age of 26, he achieved his first million. To find out more about him, click here or follow him at Instagram

9 responses on “Budget Christmas Gift Ideas

  1. As for me, I stick to really having gifts with good quality and personal touch…and of course, really fight the temptation of spending over shopping lots of goodies.

    Fighting tempation.

  2. Thanks for the gift ideas. It’s best to stick to your budget so that we’ll have enough cash for the rest of the month. I’m planning to buy least expensive stuff for my Christmas gifts this year.

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