Save some money this year with these gift ideas from All You readers.
During our Facebook party with Coinstar last week, we asked All You readers to share their favorite frugal gifts. Their ideas were too great not to share! Here are ten meaningful holiday gifts that won't break your budget.
"I make my own grocery tote bags and give them away. It saves others money and saves the environment!" -Judy
"I make candy wreaths. They're cute and save money! I make them for everyone and they always want to know where I got them. I use a craft ring, some curling ribbon, Jolly Ranchers and just tie them on piece by piece. I've been making them so long it only takes me about 15 minutes each to make. So worth it!" -Chris Shari Alligood
"Make jars filled with either brownie mix or cake mix. Layer the mix and top if off with a bow. On the gift tag, you could add directions as well as a quick little greeting. Put a pretty bow." -Michelle Johannik
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"For my adult children, I give goodie baskets filled with toothpaste, razors, deodorant, lotion, etc. that I have stockpiled for the last few months. Coupons at CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid make all this free or close to it. My kids love it because it's all things they use and need, but don't have to buy for a few months." -Glenda O.
"Instead of buying all my stocking stuffers at once, I watch the circulars beginning right after Halloween for CVS and Walgreens and begin purchasing their weekly Christmas children's candies, toys, hair accessories and socks. By December 25th, I'm set! This week it was Russell Stover's chocolates for 29 cents each. Shh! Don't tell!" -Jennifer Smith
"Make Oreo Balls using one package of Oreo cookies and one package of cream cheese. Crush the cookies in a food processor and then add cream cheese until it's all a big ball in the processor. Roll into smaller balls, chill, then dip in chocolate." -Michele
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"I buy my kids' teachers ornaments as gifts. I know they receive plenty of figurines and candy as presents. An ornament can be hung on their class tree and used year after year. I also write my child's name on the bottom of the ornament and the year it was given." -Thurma Lowe
"I make homemade gifts for all my co-workers: Bite-sized pretzels with a Rollo candy melted on top and then a pecan pushed into the melted caramel. I work with police offers and they just eat them up! It always makes me happy to be able to put smiles on their faces, and it doesn't require a lot of time or money." -Janice
"Give teachers double-walled coffee cups with lids with hot chocolate inside so they can make it themselves!" -Eleanor
"This year for neighbor gifts, I'm buying 2-liter bottles of Sprite and attaching a big red bow with a greeting that says: 'Hope your Christmas is Merry & Sprite.' The cost is minimal: 70 cents per 2-liter." -Janice
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What are your favorite inexpensive holiday gifts?