The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time, but you may be feeling anything but joy if you’re on a budget this year.
After all, you have to buy your elf-on-a-shelf supplies, all the holiday food, Christmas cards, and everything in between.
Christmas doesn’t have to completely break the bank.
In fact, you can find Christmas gift ideas that are high-quality, unique, and under $10 per person!
Below we have compiled a list of 25 cheap Christmas gifts that everyone will love! Wrap them up in your favorite gift wrap and enjoy the holiday season knowing that you stayed out of debt but still showed your loved ones how much you care!
If you’re looking for even more Christmas gift ideas, be sure to check out our list of 100+ stocking stuffers!
25 Cheap Christmas Ideas Everyone Will Love
1. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Found on Snappy Gourmet
The first gift on our list is this homemade hot chocolate mix! The best part about this gift is how easy it is to make! Not only that, but it is so customizable, making this a cheap Christmas gift for kids, family, or friends!
2. Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Found on Meraki Mother
Who doesn’t love a festive homemade scrub for the holidays? This fun scrub uses green and red food dye and peppermint oil to exfoliate all that dead skin! Put it in a mason jar with a cute bow and you’ve got yourself a great, affordable gift!
3. Scented Candles in Sharpie Mugs
Found on Step Momming
We love how you can personalize these scented candles in sharpie mugs. Choose your favorite scents and customize the mugs with a quote that your friends and family members will love and cherish!
Looking for more holiday decor ideas? Check out our post for 10 amazing Christmas decorations you can do on a budget!
4. Photo Coasters
Found on Honest & Truly
This cheap Christmas gift idea is not only sentimental, but it’s practical too! These DIY photo coasters are easy, affordable, and make great gifts for co-workers, friends, family, and teachers!
5. Sock Wine Bottle Cover
Found on Needle Pointers
Wine can make a great gift but plain bottles or brown paper bags are so boring! Give your gift in style with these adorable sock wine bottle covers. All you need is a cheap pair of dollar store socks, ribbon, scissors, and a bottle of wine!
6. Marbled Nail Polish Mugs
Found on Strength & Sunshine
These easy DIY nail polish mugs are cheap Christmas gifts that look expensive! Gift these mugs to your loved ones in their favorite color! These mugs can be used for hot chocolate mix, fancy pens, makeup brushes, or candy!
7. Crochet Scarf
Found on Chicken Scratch NY
This crochet scarf is sure to keep your friends and family warm this holiday season! It’s versatile, fashionable, and less than $10 to make!
8. Christmas Potpourri
Found on Thrifty Jinxy
Does someone in your life love the smell of Christmas? Why not gift it to them with some Christmas potpourri? This gift uses all-natural ingredients such as oranges, cinnamon, cranberry, cloves, and nutmeg. Be sure to visit the post to snag the free gift tags too!
9. Gingerbread Soap
Found on The Things We’ll Make
Looking for cheap Christmas gifts for kids? This fun and festive gift is easy to make, contains cleaner ingredients than traditional soap, and is an affordable DIY gift. The kids will love the fun Gingerbread man shape!
10. Christmas Sweater Gift Boxes
Found on Artsy Fartsy Mama
This gift is not only affordable but it’s yummy too! Check out the post to grab the gift box template. Then, print out the matching gift tag, stuff it with a little bit of paper, and your recipient’s favorite candy! This would make a great box for cash or a gift card as well.
11. Chocolate Mint Lip Balm
Found on Get Green Be Well
Store-bought chapstick can be so drying, not to mention expensive! This homemade chocolate mint lip balm is a great gift that actually nourishes the lips! It’s made with all-natural ingredients and smells just like Christmas! No more chapped lips this winter!
12. Peppermint Bath Bombs
Found on Crayons and Cravings
The holiday season can be rough on everyone, so give the gift of relaxation! These DIY peppermint bath bombs are the perfect way to practice self-care and melt away the stress of Christmas. The peppermint and coconut oil relax the muscles and sooth the skin!
13. Three Bean Chili Mix Gift Jar
Found on Marathons & Motivation
This dinner-in-a-jar makes for a great cold-weather gift! Beans and spices are affordable, allowing you to make multiple jars for your friends and family! Simply put the ingredients in a mason jar, tie a ribbon around the lid, and print out the free recipe tag found in the post!
14. Glitter-Dipped Mugs
Found on Creative Green Living
These glitter mugs are perfect for the person in your life who loves a bit of sparkle! If you have extra mugs lying around, give them a new life with some glitter! The best part about these mugs is that they are dishwasher safe. Be sure to check out the post where they show you how to make glitter wine glasses as well!
15. Baking Set
Found on Savvy Honey
Get this cheap Christmas gift for the person in your life who loves to bake! You can customize this gift with more or fewer items depending on your budget.
16. Cozy Slipper Gifts
Found on Pretty Providence
Slippers tend to be on sale during the holiday season, so take advantage of the affordable prices! Fill a pair of slippers with some treats for your loved one, wrap with a bow, and print out the free gift tag!
17. Nacho Neighbor Gift
Found on Fun-Squared
We love how affordable and unique this gift idea is! If you want to give your neighbors or friends a quirky gift without spending a ton of money, you’re sure to make them smile with some nachos! This post also contains a free gift tag to attach as well!
18. The Snuggle is Real Blanket Gift
Found on Pearls, Handcuffs, & Happy Hour
This gift is perfect for neighbors, teachers, or co-workers! Simply wrap a blanket with a gift and attach the free gift tag in the post. Blankets are cozy, practical, and cheap Christmas gifts to give!
19. Dollar Store Santa Belt Jar
Found on Little House of Four
Need a cute last-minute gift idea? All you need is an old or thrifted belt, a dollar store jar, and some string to make this cute Santa jar. Stuff it with some candy and you’ve got yourself a yummy Christmas gift that your recipient will love!
20. Quick & Easy Dinner Kit
Found on Frugal Mom, eh!
Pasta is a great gift for the person who loves carbs! Bottle up your favorite pesto or pasta sauce and some pasta and drop in a basket (or colander, if you’re feeling fancy)! Your loved one will save time making dinner and you’ll save money!
21. DIY Handwarmers
Found on The Mummy Front
These DIY hand warmers are the perfect way to keep warm during the cold winter days! Not only that, but they only cost $1.30 EACH to make! You can customize them however you want and only take 30 minutes to make. This gift is perfect for those short on money AND time!
22. I’m Soda-Lighted Teacher Gift
Found on Evermine Party Inspiration
Looking for a teacher gift that shows how much you care but doesn’t break the bank? Soda makes a great gift! Just wrap a festive ribbon around the box and attach the free gift tag!
23. Christmas Tea Trees
Found on Thirsty for Tea
Is there someone in your life who is a tad obsessed with tea? They will LOVE this Christmas Tea Tree! Just grab a styrofoam cone, hot glue, and some tea bags and you’ll have a festive gift that your loved one can use repeatedly!
24. Bath & Body Works Soap
Found on All Things Thrifty
Don’t have time to DIY a gift? Head to Bath & Bodyworks and take advantage of their holiday scents! Their soaps are usually on sale this time of year, so just wrap a bottle in cellophane and attach the free gift tag!
25. Oreo Peppermint Bark
Found on A Pumpkin and a Princess
Our mouths are drooling just looking at this yummy Oreo Peppermint bark! This recipe only calls for four ingredients, making it easy on the budget and on your time!
Final Thoughts on Cheap Christmas Gifts
Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive, and cheap Christmas gifts don’t have to be low-quality! You can surprise your loved one with gifts they’ll obsess over for years to come without going into debt!