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December 12, 2019

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We put it out there to our community of savvy mums and they have come back with some brilliant low cost gift ideas for Christmas.

Here are the top picks to save a little cash this Christmas:

  1. Cake or Cookies in a jarPlace all the dry ingredients in a jar in layers and add a gift tag with the baking instructions. Then usually the only thing the recipient has to buy is the eggs or milk (if required).
  2. Homemade body scrubsUse ingredients including coconut oil, sugar, mint oil, herbs (like parsley and oregano) and pop in a jar with a bow.
  3. Voucher book: Kids can fill a voucher book with a variety of jobs and activities they can do for the recipient, including doing the dishes, vacuuming, cleaning the car or even free cuddles.
  4. Christmas decorationsHave the kids make handmade Christmas decorations that you can give to family, friends and teachers.
  5. Handprint canvases: Get the kids to make their very own canvas paintings using their handprints and footprints. It makes a great gift for grandparents.
  6. Plant cutoffs or seedlings: The gift that keeps on giving, pop a plant cutoff or seedlings in a cellophane bag and tie with a festive ribbon.
  7. Personalised placemats or calendars: Find your favourite photos or artwork from the year gone by, have them laminated and give them to friends and family to be used as placemats or calendars.
  8. Homemade play dough and paint: Make your own play dough and paint sets at home for the perfect gift for kids.
  9. Christmas ShortbreadMake your very favourite biscuit recipe (buttery shortbread is our favourite) and pop into individual bags with a gift tag.
  10. Personalised DVD: Pick your favourite photos, pair with a meaningful song and add beautiful messages for the recipient to watch and enjoy.
Do you have any ideas to add to this list? Share your low cost Christmas ideas in the comments below. 
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  • What a great list. I wouldn’t give my home cooking attempts to anyone as a a gift though, eating my cooking is more a torture then a treat

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  • baking or making a meal for someone is always a nice idea i think, as it might then also free up some time for that person.

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  • The cake and cookies in a jar sounds really good. thanks for sharing

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  • Some excellent ideas for birthday too. Thanks for these ideas. Love the canvas one

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  • Some of these are lovely like the hand prints and the DVD but I don’t know if I would do any others myself personally

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  • Nothing is better than a home made gift

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  • these are great ideas

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  • Home made candles wrapped in cellophane and a Christmas ribbon. Love all the ideas!

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  • What brilliant ideas for Christmas gifts that won’t break the bank

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  • I love all of these. I often do photo books too. And I have just received personalised glasses that I ordered too.

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  • Don’t have anything to add, but thanks for the ideas – will use them next Christmas as it’s too late now to do so.
    Thanks for sharing

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  • Some wonderful ideas there, thank you.

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  • Handmade gifts are so much thoughtful then normal gifts

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  • Great ideas!

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  • Love the home made gifts as well as reusing and regifting within our group its aok

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