Ideas for inexpensive DIY gifts from the heart

Christmas: Homemade Gift Ideas

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8 Cheap, Tasteful Homemade Gifts


Giving co-workers and holiday party hostesses a gift does not have to break the bank. These eight ideas all cost less than $5. Yet, they are all tasteful and thoughtful.

Building Beautiful Gifts from the Dollar Store

Marlene Alexander

Mugs, beverages, and snacks? Candle holders and candles? Bath products? The dollar store has all of these things and many more potential gift ideas perfect for making gift baskets.

Great Gift Bucket Ideas

Shaunna Privratsky

This year give gift bucksts instead of gift baskets. The airtight lid assures freshness and protects the contents during shipping. Here are some sweet themes to create for your gift buckets this year.

Take the Guesswork out of Giving

Shaunna Privratsky

The holiday season is fast approaching, and you haven't even started shopping. Don't give up yet! There is a simple, inexpensive solution to your gift-giving dilemma. The secret is finding or making homemade holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

Gift Basket Ideas

TDS Reader Solutions

Who doesn't love to give or receive a creative gift basket for the holidays? From gluten free to a basket that's perfect for a cold winter's night in front of a fire, our readers share their great gift basket ideas.

Homemade Gifts for Christmas

Ruth O'Neil

Try using some of these homemade gift ideas for those on your Christmas list this year.

Summer's Bounty, Winter's Delight

Veronica Hunsucker

While the weather is still hot, you have the opportunity to save money at Christmas by giving gifts from the heart, made or grown by your hands.

My Story: Homemade Christmas Gifts

contributed by Amber

Use these suggestions for a handmade Christmas for those on a very tight budget.

Specialty Gift Baskets

Tawra Kellam

Need gift basket ideas for Christmas but don't want to spend a lot? Here are 16 unique, fun ideas for gift baskets to get your creative juices flowing.

Christmas Gifts from the Heart, Not the Wallet

Peter Biedlingmaier

There are some wonderful and touching gifts from the heart that we can all give. Here are 12 ideas that might strike a resonant chord in your heart and keep that January credit card bill at acceptable levels.

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