Sunday, December 12, 2010

Simple, Cute and CHEAP Christmas Gifts

I {HEART} cheap gifts for friends at this time of the year.  I don't think I'm alone when I say holiday budgets can easily get out of control trying to buy for this person and that person along with all your immediate family and extended family.

The list can seem to be never-ending at times.  I think we all need to simplify when it comes to the holidays.  BUT, I also know that I like giving gifts to those that are near and dear to my heart.  I just hate the whole "she got me a gift, so I need to have one for her."  I hate having a surprise guest or event come up and you aren't prepared with a small token of the season.

Well, fear not...Kierste @ Brown Paper Packages came up the neatest list ever for all those impromptu gifts that you might need.  They require nothing fancy and do not cost a lot of money AT ALL.

1.M&M's: Have a Merry & Most Wonderful Christmas!
2.Soup or soup mix: Wishing you a "Souper" Holiday Season!
3.Frozen or ready-to-bake pizza: Warm up to a wonderful holiday season, "topped" with Christmas cheer! OR...Hope your holiday has a lot of "pizza-az"!
4.Apples & Hershey's hugs: A teacher can't live by apples alone...she needs hugs too!
5.Popcorn balls: Here's hoping you have a "ball" this year!
6.Loaf of bread: For being there when you were "kneaded", for "rising" to the occasion, large or small. For never "loafing" on the job, for helping others to "heel". No matter how you "slice" it, you do a terrific job. Merry Christmas!
7.Jolly Ranchers: Have a Holly "Jolly" Christmas!
8.Root beer: We're "rooting" for you to have a wonderful holiday season!
9.Chex mix: Remember, Santa "Chex" his list twice! Happy Holidays!
10.Nuts: We're "nuts" about you! Merry Christmas!
11.Measuring cup (filled with candy): Wishing you joy beyond measure!
12.Cinnamon & Sugar (or cookie sprinkles), in a cute jar: May your Christmas be sprinkled with laughter and love--Merry Christmas!
13.Salsa: Adding a little "spice" to your holidays!
14.Seasoning Mix: "Seasoned" with love--Merry Christmas!
15.Sprite: May your Christmas be Merry & Sprite!
16.Soda Pop: I'd "soda" like to wish you a Merry Christmas!
17.Mints: Friends like you are worth a mint!
18.Grater & Cheese: To a "grate" neighbor--Happy Holidays!
19.Bear-shaped Honey: Have a "beary" sweet Christmas!
20.Christmas-shaped Pasta (or any pasta & sauce): Have a "pasta-tively" happy holiday!
21.Jam: Hoping you have a holiday "jam-packed" with fun!
22.Cookie Dough: Here's a little extra "dough" for Christmas! or Everyone needs a little extra "dough" for Christmas!
23.Divinity: May your holiday be divine!
24.Toffee or Brittle: Any way you "break it", we're think you're the greatest!
25.Apple anything (pie, muffins, bread, cobbler, or apples): You're the "apple' of our eye! Merry Christmas!
26.Banana bread: We love you a whole bunch!
27.Cupcakes: You take the cake! Merry Christmas!
28.Carrot cake: We "carrot" a lot about you!
29.Oranges: "Orange" you glad we're friends? I am!
30.Sparkling Cider: Wishing you a sparkling holiday season!
31.Set of thank you notes: We're so thankful for you!

Thanks, Kierste for posting this and allowing me to share with all of my readers! 

2 comments:

Debby said...

Great ideas. You can have these things on hand and if you don't use them you can eat them yourself. Happy Holidays.

brown paper packages said...

I'm so glad you liked this list! Thanks so much for sharing it with your readers!

Merry Christmas!