12.06.2011

Cheap & Easy Christmas Gift Idea

It's the most wonderful time of the year again and I know it's inching closer and closer to Christmas so I thought I'd post my yearly Christmas gift ideas (well just 1 idea this year).

Last year I posted about DIY Christmas gifts and I even made some homemade bath salts for friends and family. It smelled good and it was cheap! I also worked out a Christmas budget last year. Also if you like Christmas songs, check out my compilation of favorite holiday tunes.

Once again this is how Christmas makes most of us feel and I posted this last year -
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Quite scary if you ask me. I don't like it when Santa's mad at me. So this year I am still going to prove that I love my friends and family a lot but I'm going to aim for wayyyyy under my $500 budget.

I have about 20 people to buy gifts for. I have a huge family and lots of loved ones in my life that I cherish. I save up all year long in my Gift Fund for this special occasion.

Since I was studying and I have a bunch of other stuff to take care of, I have to start my Christmas shopping late this year and I have to get it done ASAP and as cheap as possible. I'm glad that the adults in the family (anyone 18+) are doing Secret Santa on Elfster this year so that eliminates about 11 people on my list. I still have my mom, dad, stepmom, stepdad, sister, brother, stepsis, BF's mom & dad, BF's sis & brother in law, BF's nieces and nephews, BF's 3 cousins, my 4 gal cousins, my 2 secret santas, my BFF, BFF's hubby, and BFF's baby (my godson!).

How do I take care of the majority of this list in one fell swoop? Last night BF and I decided that we're going to make movie buckets for everyone! This takes care of everyone but the nieces and nephews, my secret santa, my bro and sis, and my godson. We're going to include 1 movie ticket per person, a popcorn bucket, candy and those classic cokes in a bottle - sorta like this:

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If we calculated everything right, it should come out to a maximum of $15 per person!

Do you have any cheap Christmas gift ideas?

7 comments:

Michelle P said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think that's a great idea!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love that! I also like to do a homemade basket with wine cheese and crackers.

Babybluewater said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that, it looks great!

Holly said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Movie buckets are a great idea!!!

I make candy tins filled with fudge and other little goodies.

How's the working out coming?? I only Zumba'd once this week!!! Hahah I'm slacking! I'm going to try and do better this week! :)

thelonelywifeproject said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We usually do a secret santa so we only have to buy one or two gifts rather than gifting everybody in the family. It works for us and saves money!

Sarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am so glad you got my gift! I was worried about customs and the post which haven't been as reliable in the past.

I am glad that you like it! I saw it and thought it would be perfect for a girlie person who loved nail stuff and running. Seamed like I could knock 3 birds with one stone.

PS: you've been added to mine!

Yara Simón said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea! This would totally make me happy. But I have a crazy sweet tooth.

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