With many people to buy for around the holidays, it can get hard if you have a small budget for Christmas gifts.
That’s why I whipped up some DIY Dollar Tree gifts for Christmas that will only set you back $2.
All these Dollar Tree gift ideas are perfect when you’re broke but still want to give someone a little something to show you care about them.
Because after all, it’s the thought behind the gift, not the dollar amount you spend. The fact that you gave your recipient something handmade will make them appreciate the gift even more.
If you’re looking for cheap favors for your next holiday party or baby and wedding winter showers, these would be cute as well!
DIY Dollar Tree Gifts
These are inexpensive little Christmas gift ideas for friends, family, coworkers, teachers, your hairdresser, delivery drivers, etc.
Perfect for when you need some quick last-minute gifts, you can throw them together in 2 minutes or less!
Dollar Store Holiday Mug & Candy Gift Idea
The Dollar Tree really stepped up their Christmas mug game this year. Maybe I just went by there too late last year, but I saw so many more cute holiday mugs this time around.
I put a box of holiday M&M’s in the mug and then tied a cute little red bow on the handle. It was as easy as that!
Here are a few other items from the dollar store you could stash in a mug:
- Socks (They have both Christmas socks & fluffy cozy socks for around the house.)
- Bath and body products like lotion, bath bombs, shower gel, etc.
- Hot cocoa or tea packets
- Nail file, nail polish or manicure toolset
- Sewing kit
If you have a few extra bucks to spend, here are my $5 Mug Gift Ideas From the Dollar Tree.
Dollar Tree Peppermint Bark In A Mason Jar Gift
So I kept seeing peppermint bark gifts in a jar on Pinterest. They were actually making their own homemade peppermint bark for the gift, but I really wanted something quick you guys could make.
I thought hmm, why don’t we cheat a bit…
In the Christmas section of the Dollar Tree, I stumbled across these Palmer peppermint bark bars.
When I saw them I was skeptical, truth be told I thought they were going to taste bad lol. They were surprisingly quite yummy and didn’t taste any different than a Hershey’s white chocolate peppermint bar I ate a few weeks earlier.
Helpful Tidbit: The key to making the peppermint bark look more homemade is tearing them into uneven pieces, not leaving them in the little squares.
If you’ve ever seen homemade peppermint bark, the pieces look imperfect.
So little confession here, I actually spent $3 on this gift because I had to use two bars of peppermint bark, whoops!
To make the mason jar a little more festive, I tied a ribbon around it and added a Dollar Tree ornament. Cute right?
Lump of Coal DIY Christmas Ornament Gift
Does someone on your list deserve a lump of coal this year? lol
Fill one of these cute jar ornaments up with some chocolate “lumps of coal”. Maybe next year they’ll be on your nice list hehe.
These little jar ornaments are plastic, so you don’t have to worry about them breaking.
Candy Filled Mini Jar Gift Under $2
These mini plastic mason jars are so adorable. Fill these up with some festive candy and finish off with some ribbon and you’re good to go!
I told you these gifts were quick and easy to make!
Hope you liked these
$2.00 Gifts From The Dollar Store!
About the Author
Annie Brown is a frugal living expert and the founder of Savvy Honey.
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