Last year I put together a list of $5 to $10 gift exchange ideas that uses one of my favorite strategies – combining a simple homemade item with a complimentary store bought item. This is a strategy that’s worked so well for me over the years and it’s a great way to be able to put together a fun little gift bag or package and still keep the cost reasonable or within price guidelines that might be set up by a group you’re participating with. Plus the gift includes the thoughtfulness of something homemade which is always a nice touch.
So this year I decided to once again give you a few more ideas for this type of gift giving because I always think it helps to have plenty of resourceful tricks up our sleeve when it comes to teacher gifts, co-worker gifts, neighbor gifts, secret santa gifts, or family gifts that fall into the $5 to $10 gift price category. I hope you find some inspiration!
More Ideas for $5 to $10 Gifts
1 – Bubbling Bath Salts with a spa bath pillow
2 – A jar of Potato Soup Mix with a soup mug or bowl
3 – Homemade Cut-Out Christmas Cookies with some flavored teas
4 – Or make Homemade Tea Bags and buy the cookies!
5 – A quick knit Bow-Tie Scarf with an inexpensive pair of knit gloves
7 – Homemade Stress Balls with a CD of relaxing music
8 – Cherry Salsa with a bag of tortilla chips
(Note: This salsa is not canned so make sure the recipient knows it needs to be refrigerated)
9 – Some Round Knit Scrubbies with festive Christmas kitchen towels
10 – A homemade planner with brightly colored post-its, stickers, or pens
11 – Cinnamon Spice Body Scrub with a bottle of lotion
And here’s a couple of ideas for the kids too:
14 – Homemade Water Paints with a pad of watercolor paper and brushes
And once again, here’s the link to last year’s list: 20 ideas for $5 to $10 gift exchanges.
Additional recipes for festive food gift giving: