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Awesome Cheap Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for under $10!

Find information and links below for awesome last minute Christmas gift ideas for under $10! These are great Christmas presents that your family, friends, and others will love!

Make your Christmas gift giving a snap with these cheap last minute Christmas gift ideas for under $10!


The Benefits of Buying Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

You probably know how quickly the costs for Christmas can add up! It seems like we have to include everyone we know on our Christmas gift lists these days! While you definitely can shorten your Christmas gift recipient list (and that may be a very good idea to help you stay on budget for Christmas), another way to be able to give to all of those you care about and want to show you remember this Christmas season is to give less expensive Christmas gifts.


Tip: Eliminate the stress of Christmas shopping and gift giving by planning for a debt-free Christmas next year (or this year!). Also be sure to check out these 15 simple ideas for how to save money on Christmas this year!

And be sure to get the free Christmas planner printables below to help you plan a fun and less stressful Christmas holiday season!


The point here is that you can still give wonderful gifts that are from the heart without spending a ton of money. Find great ideas for easy and cheap last-minute Christmas gifts for under $10 by clicking the links in the headings and descriptions below.


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Awesome Last Minute Christmas Gifts for under $10 That Your Favorite People Will Love!

Below are some of the best cheap last minute Christmas gifts for under $10 that your family and others will love!

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**Pro tip: There is an option right on the order page to send any of these binders or digital resources to someone as a gift, and all you have to do is enter the email address and day you want it delivered to them and add a little personalized message, and they will get it in their inbox that day. Easy peasy!**

Ready for even more ideas? Find more great last-minute Christmas gift ideas listed just below! 👇


25+ More Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for under $10!

Now, listed here are even more fun last minute Christmas gift ideas your people will love! Click the links or headings below to find more information about each one.

1. Hot Cocoa Ornaments

One super easy and inexpensive last-minute Christmas gift idea is to make hot cocoa ornaments. And I love these ones! In this post by Sprinkle Some Fun, you can get instructions for how to make traditional hot chocolate ornaments as well as ornaments with peppermint chocolate mix and white chocolate mix.


2. Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a Mug

Similar to the idea just above, making hot cocoa in a mug is another great, inexpensive last-minute Christmas gift idea. You can make many different hot cocoa flavors, but peppermint is a fun one for the Christmas season.

Find instructions for how to make these peppermint hot cocoa in a mug gifts at Flour on My Face.


Homemade Christmas Gifts Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix in a Mug recipe and instructions

3. Memory Jar

Another fun idea for a last minute Christmas gift idea is to make a memory jar. What a precious way to celebrate your friendship or family ties! You can learn how to create the memory jar pictured below from Goods Home Design.




4. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Another fun gift for peppermint lovers is chocolate peppermint cookies.

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar Recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies



5. DIY Texting Gloves

DIY texting gloves are a great, really cheap gift for your favorite teens and tweens who love to text! Learn how to make these cute gloves at Mom 4 Real. These are another perfect last minute Christmas gift idea!

Last Minute Gift Idea - Make Your Own Texting Gloves

6. Hot Cocoa in a Jar

Hot cocoa in a jar is one of my very favorite DIY Christmas gifts. One thing I love about this one, besides how festive it looks, is the white chocolate chips. So delish!

Found on The Farmgirl Gabs (link is in the title above)

Hot Cocoa In A Jar Gift Idea


 7. Christmas Cookies in a Jar

Another of my favorite Christmas DIY gifts is Christmas cookies in a jar. These Chocolate peppermint cookies, featured on Sally’s Baking Addiction, are a great example of a fun and super budget friendly Christmas gift (link is in the title above).

Christmas cookies in a jar with free printable recipe card


8.  DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Let’s continue with the peppermint theme; why not?! This awesome DIY peppermint sugar scrub is perfect for the ladies on your list. And it is another super cheap last minute Christmas gift idea for under $10.

Found on MommyMusings.com

peppermint sugar scrub recipe

9. Holiday Bath Bombs

OK, I admit I may have a slight obsession with peppermint. <3 But it is just so perfect for the holidays! This awesome homemade holiday peppermint bath bomb from Fleece Fun is a great option.

 I love this easy to follow tutorial on how to make homemade bath bombs Great holiday gift DIY idea.



These candy cane bath bombs are another great option (and a fun science project for the kids, if you want to enlist their help!).

Christmas Candy Cane Bath Bomb Recipe


Here is one more fun bath bomb for a cheap Christmas gift idea; this one is from IHeartNaptime.net.

Christmas Bath Bombs are a cute and simple gift that your friends and family will love this holiday season!


10. Spa in a Jar

This Spa in a Jar from TheGunnySack.com is another great inexpensive DIY Christmas gift idea for the favorite women on your list. 


11. Christmas M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar

This is another great cookie mix gift idea, from CelebratingSweets.com.

M & M Cookie Mix in a Jar - M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar - A jar filled with pre-measured ingredients for M&M cookies to give as a gift.


12. Sea Salt Christmas Caramels

Caramels are another one of my personal favorite cheap last minute Christmas gift ideas for under $10!

The ones featured here are from The Yummy Life.

Sea Salt Caramel Gift Ideas &amp; Printable Tags



13. Oven Mitt Christmas Gift Set

Give this thoughtful and inexpensive Christmas gift to your favorite bakers (or baker wannabes :)).




14. Brownie Mix in a Jar

Here we are back to the peppermint theme. Making (OK, eating; let’s be honest) peppermint brownies is another one of my favorite Christmas pastimes. 🙂

This peppermint brownie mix in a jar Christmas gift idea is  from IHeartNaptime.com.

peppermint brownie mix in a jar


And for a great traditional brownie mix in a jar, visit Party Inpsiration:

DIY Holiday Gift Idea: Layered Brownie Mix in a Jar | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com



15. Homemade Peppermint Bark

For another delicious, fun, and super festive last minute Christmas gift idea, make homemade peppermint bark!

The peppermint bark pictured below is found at TidyMom.net.

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Bark in bags

16. Car Wash Holiday Basket

This is a great cheap last minute Christmas gift idea for under $10 especially for the favorite guys on your list! Gift idea found on Savvy Honey.

Cheap Christmas Baskets



17. DIY Spa in a Basket

This super cute DIY spa set is also from SavvyHoney.com.

Christmas Gifts



18. Christmas Potpourri

I love this DIY Christmas potpourri from Yellow Bliss Road.

DIY Christmas Gift for Friends | Christmas Potpourri in a Jar with Free Printable Gift Tag



19. Cozy Christmas Slippers

Another fun DIY cheap Christmas gift for under $10 are some fun Christmas slippers stuffed with even more awesome Christmas gifts like nail polish, bath bombs, or chocolates.

This fun one pictured below and linked to above (in the title) is from Hoosier Homemade.

Slipper Gift Idea


20. Fleece Blanket

Another one of my favorite cheap Christmas gifts you can get for under $10? Fleece blankets. The fun one pictured below and linked to in the title above is found at TauniEverett.com.

Fleece blanket christmas gift idea © tauni everett pin


21. Christmas Baking Set

The recipients of this fun gift will be baking up a storm! This idea is also from SavvyHoney.com. Love it!

The post explains how to wrap this present up in ribbon to make a fun gift “box.”

Cheap Christmas Gifts Dollar Store


22. Santa Belt Jar Gift

Wrap a black belt around a mason jar with red and white candies (like M&Ms) for a great Christmas gift. Found at LittleHouseofFour.com.

Santa belt candy jat made from a Dollar Tree jar


23. Women’s Winter Socks

I love warm winter socks, and these ones are both cute and comfortable.

This is another fun set of warm women’s socks.



24. Burt’s Bees Gift Set

This fun gift set has body lotion, hand salve, foot cream, lip balm, and deep cleansing cream.


25. Uno Card Game

This classic card game is one of our family favorites.


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