DIY Gifts for the Thrifty

If you’re on a budget this holiday season, consider making gifts for your friends or family. Homemade presents often mean so much more because you’ve taken the time to think about what your loved ones like most.

DIY Level: Easy

A custom-made gift basket, or jar – like the ones featured by One Good Thing by Jillee – are a thoughtful, easy to make and generally wallet-friendly.Simply determine a theme and start buying goods to fill basket/jar/container. Let the person and their interest dictate what you use to fill in the jars or baskets.

Easy-to-make ideas, include:
• Breakfast Lovers
• Grill Master
• Coffee Time
• Snack Attack








DIY Level: Medium

If you prefer to be a bit more hands-on, consider crafting something for your loved one. There are tons of ideas out there and you can gauge money and time spent depending on the craft.

• If you know someone who loves tea, make a decorative tea wreath.











• Improve someone’s desk space by creating a knock-off gold desk organizer.












There are endless options and ideas available all over the web; however, it’s up to you to figure out the perfect homemade gift. Be creative. After all, the best gifts really do come from the heart.

What are some of your ideas? Share the word to help others be thrifty gift-givers!



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