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24 Quick, Easy, and Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas

Here are 24 quick, easy, cheap Christmas gift Ideas for friends, neighbors, bus drivers, and teachers. Simply attach one of these cute sayings or poems to the item to make a more thoughtful gift!

Thanks to Lisa and my mom for compiling this list and taking all the pictures!!

The Christmas Orange

Cheese and a cheese grater: “Cheesen’s Greetings To A Really “GRATE” Neighbor!”

Christmas Towel: May the “Absorbing” Spirit of Christmas “Blot” Out Your Troubles, “Soak” Up Your Sorrows. And “Wipe” Away Your Difficulties. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Here’s an early Christmas greeting
For your family to share
Let it brighten up your season
And spread gladness thru the air.

You can start a new tradition
Every night till Christmas day
To burn the Christmas candle
While the family doth play.

You can bake, draw, or read stories
Sing songs or just play games
And by the season finish
Only memories remain.

It is hoped that you‘ll enjoy
A special season full of fun.
And that love will burn more brightly
When your holiday is gone.

2 liter of Sprite: “May your holiday be merry and “sprite!”

Whoppers: Hope you have a “WHOPPER” of a Christmas!

Measuring cup with candy or Cup of Soup

A Cup of Christmas Cheer
No one can measure up to you
But we’re doing our best to try,
We appreciate all the kindness you show

A kind of caring you just can’t buy.
This Christmas gift is sent your way
To wish a full measure of holiday cheer,
May your cup overflow with joy and peace,

Bubble bath

When the rushing of Christmas gets you down
And you’ve had all the fun you can stand
Don’t get discouraged and don’t give up
Just let this present give you a hand…

Take a break from the kids and shopping
Let the phone ring…don’t answer the door
Lay back and relax in a hot bubble bath
And you’ll soon feel ready for more!!

Hot pads stitched together into a cone and fill with candy:

Eat My Treats
And Cut My Stitches
Then Use Me When You
Hold HOT Dishes

Mint candy:

Some friends come
And some friends go
But true friends stay
For life you know,So in my heart

You’ll always be
Your friendship’s worth
A MINT to me!!



It’s always “NUTS” around our house
But especially during the Christmas season –
There’s so much decorating and shopping to do
And the weather is usually freezin

Although sometimes we appear half-cracked
We’re so glad to have friends like you –
So Merry Christmas from your “nutty” friends
And a very Happy New Year, too!

Wire Wisk with Hershey kisses wrapped in cellophane: “We Whisk You A Merry Kissmas!”

Oven mitt filled with spaghetti and sauce: We know how hectic the Holidays can be With all the Christmas rush and the fuss, So relax a bit—Open this MITT, and have some Spaghetti on us!!




When it’s freezing outside
And the cold breezes blow
You want to stay warm
And comfy, I know.

So here’s my suggestion
To make wintertime brighter
Put up your feet
And enjoy some hot cider!!!

You can print out all of these ideas at once on Executive Homemaker for free! There are two options: Pictures Only or Tags with Small Pictures.

16 thoughts on “24 Quick, Easy, and Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas

  1. super cute! i have done a bunch of these. for the orange once we did the chocolate orange you can buy in the candy section at target. for a twist.

  2. Camille – I wish I had some good ideas. I look around. In the past I made:

    1. The “Here Comes Santa” advent quilt over on

    2. a 12×12 scrapbooked calendar template from Making Memories. (When the year was over – she could tear it out and put the pages in a 12×12 album.)

    3. A photo book

    4. 12 Days of Christmas for Grandparents over on

    Hmmm. This is getting long. Ok, I’ll do a post about it.

  3. Those are awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    I remember as a kid our family getting a soda bottle of Sprite or something and the note on the bottle saying “Plop plop fizz fizz, oh what a great friend you iz”. I always thought that was so funny.
    I have also made homemade hot fudge and put it in canning jars and given it with a quart of the cute decorated Haagen Daaz ice cream. Easy and yummy.

  4. Selecting one gift for dear ones is very tough for me. i always get confused. Thanks for sharing your last minute gift ideas. i like gift certificate gift ideas.

    Merry Christmas. I liked your Christmas post…
    Thanks for sharing

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