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Friday, December 10, 2010

Cute Gift Ideas on a budget...

I've been using some of these for years, others I wrote down years ago, intending to use them....maybe one of these days! : )

Make a small gift basket with pancake mix, strawberry or blueberry syrup, and other breakfast items.  On the gift tag, write "Have a "berry" nice Christmas!!"

Make a loaf of fresh bread, on gift tag, write "S-breading some Christmas cheer from our home to yours!"

Make a pampering basket - fill with bubble bath, soaps, bath salts, etc - on the tag, write "May your holidays "bubble" over with happiness! Merry Christmas!"

Fill a Christmas mug with Hershey Kisses & Hugs.  On the tag, write "Kisses and Hugs ~ Merry Christmas!"

Fill a pretty candy jar or bag with Hershey Hugs.  On the tag write "A friend always knows when you need a Hug!"  (Could work any time of year as a gift or pick-me-up!)
a tag that says "A Teacher can't live by apples alone! She needs hugs, too!"

Give a bag or tin full of Christmas goodies, with a tag that says" Hope your Christmas is sweet! Merry Christmas!"

Fill a Christmas mug with a bag of homemade hot cocoa mix.  Attach a tag that says "May your cup runneth over with joy this Christmas!"

Make a movie basket with DVDs, popcorn, drinks, candy, etc.  Attach tag that says "Hope Yule Enjoy the Show! Merry Christmas!"

Fill the inside of a whisk with Hershey kisses, wrap in tulle or cellophane, tie with a pretty ribbon.  Attach tag that says " We Whisk You a Merry Kiss-mas!"

Fill a candy dish with red and green Jolly Ranchers, attach tag that says "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!"

Wrap a loaf of homemade bread in a new dish towel, then attach tag that says "Loving from our oven ~ Merry Christmas!"

Give a pretty candle with a tag that says "May your days be happy, your heart be light, your Christmas Merry, your New Year Bright!"

Fill a candy dish with red and green m&ms, give with a tag that says "Have a "M"erry & "M"ost Wonderful Christmas!

Give a decorated gingerbread house with this fun tag: "Nibble nibble, like a mouse.  We hope you'll nibble at this house! Merry Christmas!

Give a bag of mulling spices with this tag: "May your Christmas be Merry & Spiced!!"

Fill a new oven mitt with homemade goodies, attach this tag: "We have to "admitt" you are a great neighbor! Merry Christmas!"

Give a bag of soup mix and a bowl with this tag:  "You are a soup-er friend.  Merry Christmas!"

Silly gift:

In a  Christmas treat bag, pour some Whoppers or Milk Duds.  Attach this poem:
Christmas is coming, and so are reindeer.  Listen closely and bells you will hear.
Along with them comes a special treat: Reindeer droppings for you to eat!
Merry Christmas!!


  1. Hi There!
    I found you on the hop! I love the gift ideas - I'm going to use some this Christmas! I'm your newest follower and I'm looking forward to other ideas you come up with! Drop by by book blog and say hi! See if there is anything you are interested in reading!

  2. There are about a million fantastic ideas in here. Thank you!!

    I'm your new follower too!


  3. I like the jolly ranchers "Holly Jolly Christmas" idea. That's just adorable! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog!

    I look forward to reading your blog as a new follower!

  4. Hi! New follower! Hope you stop by too! :)

  5. I love all the cute little notes to go with these ideas! :)

    I'm already following you but I'm stopping by through the Hoppin' Weekend Blog Hop. I hope you'll do the same! You can find me @

    Sofia's Ideas


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