100 Best Cheap Gift Ideas for Christmas

A huge gift guide of the best, highly rated, inexpensive gifts under $25 for everyone on your Christmas shopping list or any time of year.

Whew! This was a BEAST of a gift guide to put together… mainly because it had a very tall order involved.

I wanted to provide y’all with tons of cheap gift ideas for the trickiest people on your list with items they will ACTUALLY use and love!

100 Cheap Gift Ideas for Christmas

Psst… want other gift ideas?

Like I said… a very tall, tricky task. But I got so carried away with finding lots of inexpensive goodies that I ended up with a list of 100 cheap gift ideas! They’re all under $25 (some even as low as just $2) and come highly rated. So many of these gift ideas are proof you don’t have to spend a ton to find the perfect gift for someone. 

If this has been a tricky year for you financially, I hope this helps you stay within a reasonable budget this Christmas season without making you feel like you had to skimp.

100 Best Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas

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Cheap Gift Ideas for the Foodie Cook

  1. Cookbook  
  2. Oven Mits  
  3. Hot sauce set  
  4. Spice rub set  
  5. French press 
  6. Cutting Board  
  7. Kitchen towels  
  8. Batter bowl  
  9. Salt cellar
  10. Meat thermometer  


Cheap Gift Ideas for the Homebody

  1. Coffee table book  
  2. Pajamas  
  3. Luxurious hand soap  
  4. Candle  
  5. Diffuser 
  6. Cozy blanket  
  7. Soft sheets  
  8. Picture frame  
  9. Slippers
  10. Coffee mug


Cheap Gift Ideas for the Spa Lover

  1. Hyaluronic Acid   
  2. Bath salts  
  3. Shower speaker  
  4. Scalp massager  
  5. Hand salve  
  6. Under eye patches  
  7. Hair mask  
  8. Lip sleeping mask  
  9. Silky robe
  10. Manicure dip starter kit

Cheap Gift Ideas for the Handy DIYer

  1. DIYer tee  
  2. Multi tool  
  3. Safety glasses  
  4. Work gloves  
  5. Laser measuring tool
  6. Portable Bluetooth speaker  
  7. Hammer  
  8. Headlamp  
  9. Utility knife 
  10. Cordless rotary tool 

Cheap Gift Ideas for the Fashionista

  1. Felt hat 
  2. Scarf  
  3. Tote bag  
  4. Earrings  
  5. Hair clips  
  6. Jewelry dish  
  7. Phone cover & case  
  8. Sunglasses  
  9. Watch 
  10. Blouse

Cheap Gift Ideas for the MakeUp Artist

  1. Makeup tricks book  
  2. Perfume roller  
  3. Lip stain  
  4. Brush set  
  5. Ring light  
  6. Nail polish  
  7. Face primer & setting spray   
  8. Highlight & contour kit  
  9. Eyeshadow palette
  10. Concealer

Cheap Gift Ideas for the Athlete

  1. Foam roller  
  2. Yoga mat  
  3. Yoga pants  
  4. Athletic shorts  
  5. Resistance bands  
  6. Water bottle  
  7. Smart watch band  
  8. Headphones  
  9. Gym bag 
  10. Keto cookbook 

Cheap Gift Ideas for the Grandparent

  1. Soft blanket  
  2. Cozy slippers  
  3. Amazon Fire Stick  
  4. Puzzle  
  5. Chocolates  
  6. Family tree photo ornaments  
  7. Comfy socks  
  8. Parcheesi
  9. Clue Downton Abbey edition   
  10. Popcorn sampler 
  11. Photo book  

Cheap Gift Ideas for the Office Executive

  1. Laptop sleeve  
  2. Planner  
  3. Personalized stationery  
  4. Putting green  
  5. Kickstand phone case (for Zoom meetings)  
  6. Desk organizer  
  7. Monitor riser  
  8. Plant & planter pot  
  9. Wallet 
  10. Fidget cube 

Cheap Gift Ideas for the Teacher

  1. Coffee  
  2. Essential oil set  
  3. Stress-relief hand sanitizer  
  4. Personalized mask lanyard  
  5. Key ring  
  6. Smart plugs 
  7. Personalized stamp  
  8. Amazon gift card  
  9. Peppermint bark 
  10. Day-by-day calendar 

I’m wondering if maybe I should put together a gigantic “cheap gift ideas” guide for babies/kids/teens next. What do you think? Would that be helpful?

No matter what is under your tree though, I hope you know quality time (like spending an unplugged weekend together) or acts of service (like cleaning the house for a grandparent) is so much more valuable, and those are totally free.

It’s been a tough year, y’all. But we can do hard things. And love is simply priceless anyway, especially at Christmas.

If you want more gift ideas, you can find lots more here!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some free gift ideas?

You don’t have to spend a dime to give a great gift! Look around your home at what you already have and regift wisely (like maybe a beautiful vase you don’t really use but it’s too nice to actually get rid of). Cook or bake a treat for someone. Provide an act of service like wash their car or babysit their kids. Give the gift of time like a movie night or day at the park. Propagate one of your houseplants and replant it in a nice planter you might already have. Write down your family’s secret recipes and print it as a gifted cookbook.

What are some DIY gift ideas?

You can see over 100 DIY gift ideas here related to homemade toys, home decor, fashion, beauty, food, and crafts.

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  1. You have shared amazing gifts ideas to afford easily. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend .

  2. You have the best recommendations!! Thank you!!! I would love to see a baby/kid/teen lists sometime. Now that my kids are teens, I am not up on the latest baby gifts for showers, etc

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