Real Life On A Budget

3 Easy Money-Saving Christmas Gift Ideas

Comment below with your money-saving gift ideas!


  • Priscilla

    Im relieved to here you say making your own gifts can be cool too because that’s exactly what I am doing! 😛 I am making a magnesium peppermint foot scrub for all the ladies in our family and the best part is its cheap and super easy! Wahoo!

  • Kristi

    Use coupons and match them up with the sales. I have used coupons for most of our Christmas shopping this year. For example a $70 pair of fashion boots with two coupons at DSW shoes, ended up being only $39. Best part of all, this is the first Christmas that we have purchased all of our gifts with cash. So glad we took Dave Ramsey’s FPU class earlier this year.

  • Ann Blais

    I love to do needle crafts of every kind (I.e. Knitting, crochet, counted cross stitch, sewing, plastic canvas, etc). This year every single person on my list will receive something handmade. I started in August on my projects, and I’m almost done now. All it takes is a little planning, and a little skill.

  • I like what you said about giving the gift of time. I remember my Mother buying a new fun game for our Christmas Eve celebrations, and all the grandchildren (and adults) playing it while we visited her. Through the years our focus has been on having a good time together.

  • Susan

    I’m making sugar scrubs for all of my girlfriends and then wrapping the jars with gorgeous bows and personalized notes. 🙂

  • CJ Williams

    Shop at Flea Markets – sometimes you can find brand new items for a lot less, and sometimes those antiques that are inexpensive make good gifts.