Even if you are a broke college student, you still can give really nice gifts to your friends and family members. Since money is not the issue, this time the hardest thing is to get creative enough to choose a present that is great but at the same cheap or even free. We decided to help you with some ideas for Christmas presents to cut the cost of gifts without sacrificing the pleasure of giving them.
1. The best gift is a gift made with your own hands. Besides, if you turn your hobby or your work into a gift, it will not cost you anything! Are you good with photo camera? Make some gift certificates for a winter photo shoot for your friends! Do you work at a car wash? Great! No doubt your friend with a car will enjoy a free wash as a present.
2. If there are a lot of kids on your list, you might like the idea of creating toys by yourself. For example, following an easy recipe, you can make Play Dough by yourself. Just combine 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, two tablespoons of Cream of Tartar, and two packages of unsweetened drink mix like Kool-Aid. Place it in a container with a lid and a note with these instructions: pour into a large bowl, add two cups of water and two tablespoons of baby oil, mix and microwave for 4 minutes stirring every 30 seconds. Cool down. Play. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
3. Create a Family Calendar with all your family’s important dates, birthdays anniversaries, etc. Decorate it with family pictures and children’s drawings and don’t forget to make a copy for each family member.
4. Want to save money on a gift and still impress everyone with your creativity? Make a home roasted coffee! You can buy green coffee beans online or in a local market, roast them according to the instructions, and pack them into your own branded packaging. Trust me, this gift will be on top amongst the best Christmas presents!
If you cannot decide how to use your creativity, we have only one advice for you: if it brings joy. it is a good present. Bear in mind our list of the best Christmas ideas and do not be afraid to experiment.