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Five Easy and Frugal Handmade Gift Ideas

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DIY peppermint Lip Balm

I LOVE giving handmade gifts during the holidays, but it seems like the supplies always cost way more than I had intended, and I need to start them in July to get them done in time. Well, I think these gifts are super easy, really frugal, AND very cute – so just about anyone can tackle them!

1. Chalkboard Tag Mugs

Chalkboard Tag MugsThese Chalkboard Tag Mugs are perfect for the tea or coffee-lover in your life!


2. Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

Homemade Lip BalmJust 5 ingredients in this Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm! What a fantastic gift!


3. Santa & Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cones

Brighten someone’s day this holiday season with these festive Santa & Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cones! These would be fun to make with the kiddos too!


4. Everything in a Jar

Everything in a JarI love gifting jars because they can be reused pretty much forever. See these fun, customizable ideas for filling them HERE.


5. Cookie Cutter Fudge

Cookie Cutter FudgeThis Cookie Cutter Fudge would make a great neighbor gift! Just let the fudge set in the cookie cutters, then bag them up just like that. Love it!


BONUS Doggy Gift 🐶

DIY Dog TreatsDon’t forget the pup in your life! These fun doggy treats have just 4 ingredients! Too cute!


Danielle is a proud mom to 5 amazing kids in Utah, who lives for coffee and baking. She’s dedicated to balancing her own interests and passions, while encouraging her children to follow their own paths in life.


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  1. Melanie

    I love the fudge idea!

    • Sis

      Me Too!!

  2. Heather C

    I live all of the ideas, the opportunity to make something homemade & economical too, since I insist my teens pay for their own gifts. It teaches them the importance of giving along with the idea to spend frugally. Thanks Danielle!!

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  3. n

    So adorable!

  4. rosi

    I♡the fudge idea…maybe individual brownies too ! 🙂

  5. sban

    loved cookie cutter fudge idea. I will try fudge first time, Thank you for sharing.

  6. Shannon

    The fudge idea is great! Is it hard to get the fudge out? Could you grease the sides?

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