100 Best Cheap Gift Ideas for Christmas
A huge gift guide of the best, highly rated, inexpensive cheap gift ideas 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!
“Cheap” is a totally relative term, of course. So maybe it’s better to say these are inexpensive Christmas gift ideas in comparison to inflation’s standards these days yet are still all highly rated that everyone loves.
Like I said… a very tall, tricky task.
But I got so carried away with finding lots of affordable gifting inspiration 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 would be great as stocking stuffers too, and they’re 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 holiday 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
If you have a family member or best friend who absolutely loves to cook, bake, entertain (or is just a major coffee lover) these spices, sauces, and kitchen tools, will definitely come in handy. Plus, they look like something on the pricier side that came right out of Williams-Sonoma.
Cheap Gift Ideas for the Homebody
If you have a friend or neighbor who could use a little rest, these are all big hits. Especially if that someone just moved into a new house, these can double as housewarming gifts.
Gift it in a basket rather than a bag or box so they can reuse the basket in their new home. (I find great gift-giving baskets at the thrift store for around $3-5 all the time.)
Cheap Gift Ideas for the Spa Lover
Every girl (or guy) needs a little pampering every now and then, so these are some highly rated top favorites to promote relaxation and self-care. Some of these inexpensive Christmas gifts are only around $10.
Cheap Gift Ideas for the Handy DIYer
If you have a handy guy or gal in your life, these will most definitely get a lot of use.
We are constantly using and losing tape measures, utility knives, work gloves, and safety glasses around here, so those are always big hits to give as stocking stuffers in our DIYing family.
Cheap Gift Ideas for the Fashionista
It might be challenging to shop for actual clothes for someone you love who enjoys fashion, but accessories like scarves, bags, and jewelry are usually a safe bet. These are all “on trend” but still classic enough to work for a variety of personal styles.
Cheap Gift Ideas for the MakeUp Artist
If you have an aunt, sister, or cousin who loves getting creative with makeup products, a good set of makeup brushes are always a necessity. Others like this super stay lipgloss, foundation primer, and eye shadow palette can work for all complexion types.
Cheap Gift Ideas for the Athlete
There’s always that friend or cousin you know who loves hitting the gym, so having new workout clothes, water bottle, or smart watch band can give them a little extra pep in their step.
Cheap Gift Ideas for the Grandparent
Grandparents are notoriously challenging to shop for when it comes to Christmas gifts, but it’s hard to go wrong with Godiva chocolates, cozy socks, and a fun puzzle.
The best and most inexpensive Christmas gift of all though is quality time, so maybe include a coupon book with “Grandma date” ideas to do at her house together.
Honestly, at the age of 35, I’d want all of these things on this list too even if I’m not a grandparent myself.
Cheap Gift Ideas for the Office Executive
If you know of someone who spends a lot of time at the office (or in their home office), a new laptop case or personalized stationery can feel like a luxury without actually costing the price of luxury.
Cheap Gift Ideas for the Teacher
Being a teacher myself for 5 years, I got my fair share of thoughtful Christmas gifts. To be honest, my favorite gifts were handwritten heartfelt letters and drawings from my students.
But I very much appreciated a simple $10 Amazon gift card to help me pay for classroom supplies or good smelling hand sanitizer to keep the winter germs at bay.
My favorite store bought cheap Christmas gift idea though is a cute personalized stamp! I wish I’d had one of those back when I graded papers.
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.
Got any other budget friendly gifts you’d add to the holiday shopping list?