20 Insanely Cheap DIY Christmas Gifts From The Dollar Store Under $5

If you’re looking to save a little money on gifts this holiday season, these cheap Christmas gifts from the Dollar Store are going to be so refreshing for your wallet!

Not only are these cute DIY gifts inexpensive, but assembly is a breeze. This is why I absolutely love them for last minute gifts or people you forgot about eeek…they’ll never know!

Also, I say they’re DIY because you put them all together (yes you will fill like a Christmas elf), but they couldn’t be easier. No paint or glue gun required…now that’s my type of DIY!

Cheap Christmas Gifts

Mugs are always a great cheap gift idea because everyone can always use a mug for something. Best of all these mugs stuffed with goodies are all under $5. If I’m being truthful, they’re actually under $4, but somehow and odd number sounded better, hah.

These cheap DIY Christmas gifts from the Dollar Tree make a great quick gift for co-workers, friends, teacher or hostess gifts etc. Since they are so cheap, they would be also be cute party favors at your next holiday party!

For some of these gifts the more you make, the cheaper they become a piece. For example, I stuffed one mug with candy canes and hot cocoa, this is enough to make two or three mugs.

Now this isn’t like some other posts I’ve seen, all these items actually come from the Dollar Store! With the exception of one ribbon scrap I found laying around, but everything else I adorned the mugs with came from the Dollar Store.

Adding ribbon to the mugs makes them so cute, you don’t even have to wrap them if you don’t want to. And this my friends, will be the ultimate time saver for you. Wrap in ribbon or add some fun bells or ornaments and you are good to go!

Just a couple other pointers for you:

  • All the mugs are solid colors, except for the snowman mug. You could go with a holiday mug, but I also like the idea of going with a festive solid color mug and decorating it with ribbon to make it feel like Christmas. That way the recipient can use these year around
  • To affix the ribbon around some of these mugs, I didn’t use anything fancy, just regular scotch tape. You could tie the ribbon to make a cute bow.
  • I placed tissue paper at the bottom of the mugs. This way you’re recipients will be able to see all their goodies. If you want them to be more of a surprise, wrap them in tissue paper or a cellophane bag and ribbon.

So, be sure to check out these DIY Christmas gift ideas from the Dollar Tree below and let me know how they turned out! Have a Merry (and hopefully inexpensive) Christmas!

 

Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas

1. Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice Mug

What’s inside:

  • Cinnamon tea packs (You could also use peppermint, chai or their favorite tea.)
  • Cozy fluffy socks
  • Candycanes

Tidbits:

  • Wrap a cute piece of Dollar Store ribbon or ribbon scraps you have around the mug. Affix with scotch tape.
  • You could also tie a bow or bells on this mug for a cute touch.

 

2. Sugar Plum Fairy Cheap DIY Gift

What’s inside:

  • 3 pack bag of bath bombs
  • Nail Polish
  • That shiny object is a bell, but wouldn’t it be cute if the bath bomb looked like that haha.

Tidbits:

  • These bath bombs came in a 3 pack. They were individually wrapped in plastic. If your bath bombs aren’t wrapped in plastic, I would put them in a little cellophane bag so they don’t get all over the mug.
  • I didn’t really add a lot of cute wrapping touches like the other mugs, but you know what to do! Ribbon and sparkle it up!

3. Ho Ho Hostess Gift

What’s inside:

  • Dish towel
  • Sparkly bow ornament is hung around the towel.

Tidbits:

  • This is a perfect hostess gift or quick Christmas gift for just about anyone!
  • You could include more goodies with the towels if you like. Maybe some holiday matches, a cookie cutter, chocolate, etc.

4. Warm Winter Wishes Gift

What’s inside:

  • 3 packs of hot cocoa (If we’re getting technical here, with marshmallows hah.)
  • 4 Candy Canes
  • Ornament tied with ribbon on handle.

Tidbits:

  • Wrap a cute piece of Dollar Store ribbon or ribbon scraps you have around the mug. Affix with scotch tape.
  • Hot cocoa came in a pack of six, so you could get a couple gifts out of one box. My hot cocoa has marshmallows, but you could also throw in some marshmallows in a cellophane bag in there as well.
5. Baby It’s Cold Outside Inexpensive Gift

What’s inside:

  • 2 super fluffy socks

Tidbits:

  • This mug just makes me smile and the socks kind of look like the snowman’s hat!