Holiday Gifts That Cost Next to Nothing

Holiday Gifts That Cost Next to Nothing
Holiday Gifts That Cost Next to Nothing

With the holidays almost here, it's shopping season, but buying all those gifts can quickly drain your budget. Luckily, here are a few DIY gift ideas that will spread cheer to your friends, family and bank account.

First, try bringing some joy to old photos with cookie cutter frames. Simply place a cookie cutter on top of your photo. Then, trace the outer edge of the cookie cutter. Carefully cut your photograph along the traced edge, and finally pop your photo into the back of your cookie cutter. For an added festive feel, get some ribbon and turn your cookie cutter frames into Christmas tree ornaments.

Next, try mixing things up with your own hot chocolate mix. Just layer unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered milk, sugar, salt, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows in a jar. This gift also has great decorative possibilities. Try decorating the jar with labels, ribbons, and other crafty things.

Finally, rejuvenate your gift budget with a homemade Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub that calls for ingredients you might already have in your pantry. Just mix brown sugar, white sugar, olive oil and vanilla extract. Then, pour the mix into a jar that you've spruced up with some personal decorations. Adding your personal touch to these gifts will make the holidays especially joyful.

These are just a few of the many great gifts you can make without paying too much. By getting creative with these tips, you can overcome the naughtiness of overspending and be nice to your savings.

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