A Giving Christmas: A Mission To Give Big On A Budget (Sharing Ideas to Help You Give More)

This year I want to give and give in a BIG way! I have had so many blessings this year that were not monetary and it made me want to do the same for others. So many need something right now! Maybe it is an essential like food or clothing. Maybe it is someone who deserves and needs a kind gesture through an action or handmade gift.

Like most of you, we do not have a lot of extra money to buy gifts. We save up each year to have just enough for the kids and close family. How can we give big when we have a little budget? There has to be a way! I know we can! That inspired this giving on a budget series: A Giving Christmas: A Mission To Give Big On A Budget.

Gifts on Budget

So please join this mission! What is your idea to give this year? The possibilities are endless! Here are some gift ideas from my favorite sites that may help jump start your creativity!


Create a tea time treat for a teacher using a dollar store, clearance. or extra coffee mug.

The Gunny Sack

DIY Yarn Bowl from The Gunny Sack

DIY Chocolate Body Scrub

DIY Chocolate Body Scrub

Chocolate Body Scrub made with items from your kitchen.
















DIY Button Bracelet (Check local for thrift stores for buttons)

Share Ways To Give on a Budget

I want to know your ideas. There are several ways to share:

  • Please leave a comment with your ideas.
  • Please leave a comment with a link to your favorite idea/ blog post.
  • Share this post to share the ideas!

Each week I will pick some ideas to feature! Maybe it will be your idea!

I am so excited about this mission! I know together we can come up with many ways to give  BIG on a budget. You will  discover ways to show others you care with very little or no out of pocket cash!

Let’s do this! Let’s join together and make this year a great year for all! Imagine the people that will be touched if we all are a Secret Santa for one person!

  • Sue

    I have been incredibly lucky at finding great stuff at thrift stores for gifts. I have to be dedicated to going back each week or sometimes twice a week, but I think a lot of people clear out their homes getting ready for the holidays and so much stuff is either brand new or only very slightly used. I can pair it with something homemade or something from the dollar store and I look like a big spender! I also use swagbucks and get Amazon $5 GCs with my points and watch the daily deals there for things that can be given as gifts. Finally, matching coupons and watching deals at Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS has saved me a ton in the past.

  • Karen Medlin

    These are wonderful Idea’s. We all have our talents and make gifts for friends and family for special events and holidays.
    Here is one candle Idea on our website we have been doing for years.. You can put your own text and photo on candles.. they make a cute center piece when your surround with a small wreath, or make small ones has party favors to pass out to guest.

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