Skip to Content

$5 DIY Christmas Gifts

$5 DIY Christmas Gifts

OK, DIY budget people! This collection of $5 DIY Christmas gifts is for you. I’ve collected a bunch of gifts that you can make easily and on the cheap. These are great for neighhbors, co-workers, friends, and teachers. And they are all so, so cute!

$5 DIY Christmas Gifts

$5 DIY Christmas Gifts

But first! A quick lesson I learned the hard way. A few years back, I made this scrumptious sugar scrub for everyone in my family. And of course I put it all in gorgeous, hefty glass jars. Even with the glass jars, it only cost a few bucks for each gift.

Then I went to ship these bad boys across the country and OMG THE SHIPPING COSTS. It cost *way* more to ship everything than it did to make it all.

So the moral of this story is, if you’re shipping these gift, keep the packaging in mind. 🙂

$5 Edible Gifts (great for neighbors, co-workers, teachers, and friends!)

$5 Christmas Food Gifts

$5 DIY Gifts for Friends

$5 DIY Gifts for Friends

  • Apple Pom Pom Garland – This little garland feels kind of seasonal, but it’s something a teacher would put on display year-round.
  • Mason Jar Pin Cushion – If you know someone who sews, this is the cutest. Like, the absolute cutest. I wish I had more friends who sewed just so I could make these and send them to everyone!
  • DIY Planner Paper Clips – Perfect for the planner lover in your life! And just pennies to make.
  • DIY Planner Elastic Band – These would go great with the paper clips. But also, they can be made any size and gifted as bookmarks, too.
  • Lush-Styled Homemade Bath Bombs – Package these up in a cellophane bag with a pretty ribbon and you have a great-smelling gift that everyone will love.
  • Three-Ingredient Sugar Scrub – Just three simple ingredients (that you probably already have around the house!) makes up this luxurious scrub. Don’t forget my sad shipping story if you’re going to mail these! 🙂 
  • Monogram Sharpie Mugs – These are SO fun…this is something the kids will want to help you make!
  • DIY Fabric Christmas Ornament – This is a great way to use up Christmas fabric. And it’s reallllly cute!
  • DIY Succulent Planters – She had me at succulents. These little planters are cute for herbs or flowers, too.

$5 DIY Gifts for Kids

Star Wars Crayons

  • Slime – This three-ingredient slime recipe makes a monster-sized batch. Plenty to package up for all the nieces, nephews, and kids in your life.
  • Kinetic Sand – Just like slime…you can make your own kinetic sand! 
  • Knit Headbands – If you can sew a straight line, you can make these cute headbands. Perfect for daughters and nieces! 
  • Star Wars Crayons – BONUS: this also gets rid of all the broken crayons you have around the house.
  • Star Wars Soap – Super easy to make and it results in cleaner kids, so what’s not to love?
  • LEGO candy boxes – Fun for kids of all ages (and you can have the kids help you make these, too).

$5 DIY Gifts for Grandparents

$5 DIY Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

To customize your DIY gift, be sure to add a unique gift tag! Here’s a collection of cute printable Christmas gift tags.

And here’s some super cute upcycled gift wrap for you.

And at the end of the day, if you’d rather buy a gift, here’s a collection of teacher gifts that are $10 or less (and all recommended by teachers).


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x