3 Non-Tacky Easy Dollar Tree Christmas Gift Ideas | All Under $4 Each

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mistle toe dollar tree pedicure DIY gift

Need some frugal, yet thoughtful and cute gift ideas?

Bring some holiday cheer to friends, coworkers, and neighbors by compiling these easy gifts this Christmas! I was able to find most of the components at my local Dollar Tree, yet they don’t feel like a cheap or tacky gift.

dollar tree gift supplies on the counter

Make an ordinary item feel special by presenting it in a fun, unique way!

Show how much you care with a little creativity while staying within your budget. How? Wrap your gifts in an unexpected way by creating a theme or attaching a clever tag.

christmas gifts from dollar tree

These DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ideas ROCK!

All 3 of these clever gift ideas cost under $4 each! They make thoughtful, simple gifts and you can even attach one of our FREE printable gift tags to tie the gift together. Grab the family and have a ball creating these gift sets together!

1. “Mistle-Toes” Cozy Sock Pedicure Gift

pedicure christmas gift from Dollar Tree

Spoil your girlfriends, teens, teachers, and anyone else who would enjoy a little extra pampering with cozy socks and pedicure supplies. Keep your eyes open for the Kiss brand Gel nail polish (typically priced much higher than $1 at other stores), as I was able to snag mine at Dollar Tree!

Supplies needed:


  • Stack the nail care kit, foot file, and then nail polish on top of the sock. Use clear packing tape to make sure each item is securely taped to each other.
  • Tie a piece of ribbon tightly around the sock and nail polish.

Mistle-Toes pedicure gift dollar tree

2. Baking Supplies “Baking Spirits Bright” Gift

dollar tree christms oven mitt and pot holder

Prepare for holiday baking! Dollar Tree always has a nice selection of baking supplies, pot holders, and oven mitts to choose from, including festive holiday styles. I found these adorable gingerbread-themed sets in-store at my local Dollar Tree and paired them with some measuring spoons and cookie cutters for a fun holiday gift!

Supplies needed: 


  • Thread the ribbon through the measuring spoons and cookie cutter and tie all the items together.
  • Print the gift tag on card stock paper, punch a hole using a hole punch, and tie it to the gift.

oven mit dollar tree gift

3. Santa Candy Cane Sleigh

hot gluing a candy santa sleigh

Glue candy in the shape of Santa and his sleigh as an adorable holiday treat! This is a fun project for kids to put together for their friends. Dollar Tree has a large selection of Christmas candy and you can even re-purpose any leftover Halloween candy for this idea, too!

Supplies needed for one: 


  • Glue the Kit Kat to the top of 2 candy canes. Make sure the candy canes have the curve shape facing up, like a sleigh.
  • Glue the 2 Hershey’s bars to the top back of “sleigh”.
  • Glue the Santa towards the front of the sleigh and the Rolos on the back as the “presents”.
  • Glue a small bottle brush tree to the back and tie the sleigh together using ribbon or twine.

santa sleigh in candy

Christmas gift sets made from Dollar Tree items

I loved making these Dollar Tree gifts and can’t wait to give them!

These were so simple to make and will definitely spread Christmas cheer without breaking the bank! Want more Dollar Tree Christmas Inspiration? Check out these festive ideas:

Make your own Rae Dunn-inspired Christmas crafts using Dollar Tree items!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 31

  1. Vintagemidge

    So clever and creative! Thank you, this is one of my favorite stores!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks so much! Mine too!

  2. SueJo

    These are all so cute! I love thoughtful gifts like that! Thanks for the great ideas!!! Keep them coming!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the feedback Sue!

  3. Blueyedturtlelover

    These are so cute! Goes to show you don’t have to spend a ton to put together a nice gift.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much – and YES I agree!

  4. rochellemcgee

    These are adorable! Thanks for the ideas.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good- I’m glad you like them! Thanks!

  5. Carolyn

    We donate gifts every year and this is a great idea! Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s generous – thanks!

  6. Francie

    All of those are so cute! WTG, Lina!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks Francie for the sweet comment!!

  7. Megan

    I did the “Mistle Toes” one last year from the Dollar Tree for my daughter’s teachers. We got polish in the school colors. They LOVED it!

  8. sne3103

    The sleigh is too cute!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks!! Yes so fun 🎄❤️

  9. babymair

    Lina, as always you have the best ideas.!! Thx for the gift tags too. Keep up the good work and God bless.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aww thank you!! I hope you’ll be able to use them ❤️

  10. MrsBK

    Love all of these!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! Thanks so much ❤️

  11. C

    These are too cute. I may use some of these ideas 🙂 Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I hope you do – so fun! Thanks!

  12. Suzanne

    Love these ideas!! So cute!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh THANKS Suzanne!

  13. barb

    Love these ideas, I’m heading to Dollar Tree tomorrow, I’m totally inspired! Thanks H2S you always post the best stuff!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh hooray! I’m so glad ❤️🥰

  14. Teresa Crittle

    You are amazing! These ideas are tasteful, inexpensive and priceless. Thank you so much! Maybe this year I’ll have a little money left.🥰

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks so much for your kind comment Teresa! I’m glad you stopped by today!

  15. lisaelstnerhuber

    The sleighs are adorable! Do the candies/chocolates melt when you hot glue them together?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      no – you just need a tiny dab of hot glue.

  16. Kim

    I love the sleigh idea 😊 We’re you able to find all of the santa sleigh items at dollar tree when you made this?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      At the time I wrote this Dollar Tree didn’t have their Christmas candy out, but I saw chocolate Santas the other day, so most of it should be available there 👍

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