DIY Budget Friendly Christmas Gifts


*Oven mitt-Dollar Tree

*Sugar cookie mix-Dollar Tree or Wal-mart

*Cookie cutters-Dollar Tree

*Hot cocoa mix

*Small Christmas container-Dollar Tree

*Candy cane sticks

*Mini marshmallows-Dollar Tree


As we all know Christmas can be a very spendy holiday to say the least so I wanted to show you a few different ideas for you to be able create budget friendly gifts. These are great for teachers, secret santas, daycare providers, co-workers, etc. Almost all of my supplies for this came from the Dollar Tree except for my cookie mix and my curly bows which came from Wal-mart and Hobby Lobby.

To start out I simply took the cookie mix and stuck it inside of the oven mitt. Next I used a piece of a curly ribbon bow that I had from Hobby Lobby to tie a cookie cutter to the loop on the oven mitt. I had a couple extra spoons from making these gifts last year so I also stuck one of those in with the cookie mix. How easy is that? For under $5 you have the perfect gift that your loved one is sure to love!

For the next gift we are basically making a hot cocoa bar all in one container. I found these cute little Santa containers at the Dollar Tree. They also had some with snowflakes on them that were super cute and I’m wishing I would have grabbed a few more of these! I instantly knew what I was going to do with this container so I picked up a box of Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix, candy cane sticks, and a pack of mini marshmallows. Who doesn’t love some hot cocoa this time of year, right?

I started off by sticking three packets of hot cocoa mix in my container, followed by three candy cane sticks and then filled the remainder of the container with mini marshmallows.

Next I put the lid on and stuck a cute little bow on top. Whats not to love about this? So cute and fun! I used a bow that I got from Hobby Lobby, but they have gift bows at the Dollar Tree that would be just as cute!

Now, whats even better about these little gifts is that you can get all of your supplies from ONE place. Dollar Tree can be your one stop shop for everything you need for these. Of course if you don’t have a Dollar Tree you can obviously get these supplies at other places so don’t panic! I hope this blog post was helpful and will save you a little bit of money this holiday season!

Happy Holidays!