If you are on a budget, you can’t afford to spend a lot on gifts, but it’s hard when it seems like you’ve skimped on a gift for a loved one. However, if you are a little bit crafty, you can make gifts by hand that look like expensive presents without having to break your bank.
Even if they don’t turn out as classy as you would like, you will still have the added benefit of making them by hand and putting that extra personalized touch into your gifts. From Christmas decorations to jewelry to specialty foods, here are dozens of handmade gifts you can make for less than $10.
With just a few ingredients, you can make you own lemon soap to give to friends and family.
An old belt and scarf can create an awesome new accessory.
Bottle cap Magnets
Great for a housewarming gift, make these charming magnets mostly from scraps around your house.
For giftees who like to cook (or eat), try making them flavored butters!
Make a fabric case for a Kindle owner.
Make use of your leftover candle stubs by creating charming teacup lights.
Use buttons to dress up a plain headband for an extra cute gift!
Cutting Board iPad holder
For those iPad owners, craft them a Pottery Barn knock-off iPad holder.
Old or found gold chains and spandex from old clothes can make an amazing necklace for a birthday or anniversary.
Wine Cork Trivet
If you drink a lot of wine (or know people who do), collect the corks. With a little ribbon, you can make an awesome trivet for a giftee who often cooks!
Popcorn Seasoning Gift Box
For the popcorn lover in your life, make a popcorn seasoning gift box!
Really personalize your gift by placing photos onto tiles for photo coasters.
If you like cooking, make some homemade salted caramel sauce for holiday gifts.
Recycle old pants or a jack into a pocketed purse!