14 Small Cheap Christmas Gifts For That Last Minute Gift Exchange

14 Small Cheap Christmas Gifts For That Last Minute Gift Exchange

Grab some of these small cheap Christmas gifts this year. Perfect for coworkers, teachers, or that person you didn’t know was coming! (Whoops!)

Have you ever been to a Yankee Swap party?  (You might call it a White Elephant exchange or Dirty Santa.)  You show up with a gift and wind up with a random gift from someone else.

There always seems to be one gift that is fought over.  The gift that appeals to everyone.  It’s fun to be the winner who brings home the coveted gift.  But it’s also fun to be the one who brought the gift that’s sought after.

 

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Truthfully, having a list of cheap gift ideas that appeal to a wide variety of people is handy for a lot of reasons.  Teachers, coworkers, coaches, and whoever else you’d like to show appreciation to (without breaking the bank).

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A Cookie Exchange Is The Delightful Way to Spread Cheer

This year, why not host a cookie exchange? It’s such a fun way to spread Christmas cheer without the cost and hassle of a traditional Christmas party!

Hosting a Christmas party probably sounds like equal parts fun and stress.  How great is it to get together with your favorite people at this special time of year!?

BUT…

It’s also expensive, time consuming, and stressful (what with the planning, cleaning, and prepping.)

Happily I have the perfect solution for you!  The answer is host a cookie exchange!

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Savings on Thanksgiving Dinner That Will Make You Thankful!

At the stroke of midnight on Halloween, many people immediately begin to think of Christmas.  The decorations, the gifts to buy, and the magic of the season.

But for frugal planners like us, we can’t forget about one important step between those two holidays.  And that is, of course, Thanksgiving!

Those of us who love Thanksgiving enjoy the simplicity of the season.  It’s a time to pause and give thanks.  And the only thing we need to really plan for is one meal.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save money on this holiday!  

Let’s talk about some simple ways to save on Thanksgiving dinner!

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In Debt? Here Are 7 Extra Things to Skip This Christmas

Being in debt puts a damper on a lot of things.  But the holidays can seem especially hard!

Between feeling obligated to participate in every tradition, event, and gift giving opportunity and the fact that most of your friends seem to take part in every one of those things, it can make the season feel depressing.

Time to reframe that attitude!

The holiday season is the best time to put on your attitude of gratitude!  Christmas should be about so much more than just spending money!

And if you can raise yourself up this time of year, imagine the great things you are setting yourself up for!  A fresh new year with less debt (especially if you have a habit of financing gifts on the old credit card).

And, if you can beat that debt, your future Christmases can be times of less stress.

Doesn’t that sound wonderful??

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Cool Gift Ideas That Everyone On Your List Will Love This Year

Looking for cool gift ideas for everyone on your list? This gift guide has ideas for all of them! Affordable options they’re sure to use and love!

Finding just the right gift for the people you love the most can be so hard!  You want something they’ll enjoy, that won’t become clutter within weeks (or days!), and affordability is a must.

That’s why I pulled together this list of cool gift ideas!  Everything here is something I will give to a loved one this year.

Reading through gift guides filled with $100 (sometimes $500!) ideas is always discouraging.  I don’t consider spending $100 on one gift to be affordable…and I bet you don’t either!

No, this list is more realistic.  But it’s also filled with interesting ideas, so they don’t already have 3 versions of the same thing!

Ready to go?  Let’s check out these awesome gift ideas!

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Inexpensive Christmas Gifts That Will Help You Save Money

Finding the right inexpensive Christmas gifts that still show how much you care can be tough. But this list of unique ideas makes it easy!

Remember in the Little House on the Prairie books when Laura receives the inexpensive Christmas gifts of an orange and some candy?  One year she even got her very own tin cup to use!

And the year that she received her rag doll was obviously special to her.

Think about that.  Do you think your kids could even tell you what they got for Christmas last year?

The season has morphed from a simple celebration to an over the top holiday.  Even if you don’t long for those Little House on the Prairie style days in your home, you probably like the idea of cutting back a bit.

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