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Inexpensive Christmas Gifts to Make

Deepa Kartha Dec 18, 2018
As buying gifts for everyone can be quite expensive, making them can be a good alternative for cheaper Christmas gifts. To make such gifts is certainly not difficult, and if you put your mind to it, this will not only help you save money, but will also add that personal touch to all your gifts...
It's Christmas time again and you must surely be looking forward to spend this holiday with your family and friends. This festive season is usually very busy where you have to plan the Christmas celebrations including the decorations, food, and do not forget the gifts that you have give to your near and dear ones.
Gift giving is one of the most important Christmas traditions which emphasizes the expression of giving. However, most of the time, buying gifts for everyone can prove a little expensive, and sometimes, these gifts do not mean much and once the initial excitement dies down, they lie in some corner of the house.
Hence, it is important to come up with some thoughtful gift ideas that are not very expensive too. Here, homemade and cheaper gifts come to rescue. The fact that you have put in your time and efforts to make these gifts will make them really special for the receiver. Hence, let us take a look at some creative Christmas gifts to make at home.

Low-Budget Christmas Gifts to Make at Home

Before making Christmas gifts, one very important thing that you have to keep in mind is the person's interests. This will make the process of deciding on the gifts that you have to make very easy.
Apart from this, gifts that are useful for a person is also a good idea when it comes to inexpensive Christmas gifts to make. Here are some ideas with which you can make your own Christmas gifts.

Scented Candles

There are a variety of scented candles available in the market. However, with their fancy packing, the good ones actually cost a lot. So, why not try making some candles on your own. Candle making is an art and can be easily learned by anyone.
There are variety of online sites that give useful information on making candles at home. With the help of these instructions, you can make candles in different shapes, colors and scents. Moreover, the ingredients needed to make these candles are not too costly and with one kit, you can make many candles.
Once the candles are fully made, cover them in decorative paper and tie them with a ribbon on top. This will surely be a Christmas gift that everyone will love.

Handmade Recipe Book

This is one of the easy to make Christmas gifts and will be perfect for people who love to try to experiment making new dishes.
Scan online sites, cook books and magazines for various recipes. Buy a notebook from a shop and write these recipes with your own handwriting in it. If you know calligraphy, use it to write the book if you think that your handwriting is not too impressive, typing it on the computer and then printing it on colorful paper will also be great.
If one of your family member or a friend has some kind of health problem like diabetes, making a recipe book catering to the dietary needs of diabetic patients will be truly appreciated.

Food Treats

If you are gifted with excellent culinary skills, what will be better Christmas gift ideas than some delicious food treats. Chocolate cakes, cookies, chocolates, muffins, truffles, etc. are some of the food gifts that will be loved by people of all ages
A gift basket consisting of cake, candies and cookies, decorated attractively can make the Christmas very special for the receiver.


A personal scrapbook will be a wonderful idea for a family member, especially for one's spouse or may be for parents and children too. You can buy an inexpensive scrapbook from the dollar shop and decorate it as your creativity allows you to.
Stick the photographs of your loved one on it, marking all the significant events in his/her life. Writing a letter or your thoughts about that person in the scrapbook will make it really special. A poem will add a romantic touch to the scrapbook, if you are making it for your spouse or partner.

Handmade Jewelry

Handmade jewelry is one of the creative gifts to make for women, especially for teenage girls. You can get hold of jewelry making kits in the market which are not very costly.
For instructions, you can refer to Internet sites which give free guidelines for making them. You can make a variety of jewelry including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, anklets with different colored beads and stones.

Personalized Gifts

Personalizing inexpensive gifts can also be good Christmas gifts. Buy some plain ceramic glasses or mugs and decorate them.
Write the name of the receiver with paint and gift it by wrapping it in fancy paper. Another idea will be to buy an inexpensive album and covering it with decorative paper and other items. Write the name of the receiver in an innovative way with a marker and gift it in an attractive bag.


Knitting sweaters, scarves or mittens and gifting is one of the sweetest gestures. This is also one inexpensive gift you can give to any member of your family.
All you have to do is get wool in different colors, knitting needles, buttons and other paraphernalia that you may need to make the knitwear more personal. So be it for mom, dad, siblings, grandparents, you can knit sweaters, gloves and scarves for them this Christmas. You can also gift your boyfriend a simple sweater you have knitted, especially for him.
Apart from these gifts, there are actually loads of other gifts that you can make on your own. All you need is a little bit of creativity and lots of time. So, this Christmas spend less money and more time to make gifts that your family and friends will treasure forever.