Christmas gifts on a budget

Christmas gifts on a budget

Money seems tight this year for everyone. So if you’re looking for Christmas gifts on a budget then you’re in the right spot. I have some great ideas for cheap but thoughtful Christmas gifts. Gifts that people will actually want and use. Not only are these good for your back pocket, but they’re great for the environment as well. We have included ideas for:

  • Christmas gifts on a budget for women
  • Gifts for the Foodies and Chef’s in your life

And if you aren’t into DIY then I have you covered too, so scroll down for my Gifts under $20.

Christmas Gifts on a budget for Women

natural coffee skin scrub recipe

Body Scrubs

I make a few different body scrubs and all of them are fairly cheap and easy to make. Check out the recipes to make these Christmas Gifts on a budget:

Orange and Poppy Seed Scrub Recipe

Coffee Skin Scrub

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Lotion Bars

As a mum I am all for quick and easy and these Lotion Bars are both. They make great Christmas gifts whether it be for Secret Santa or even as a teachers gift.

Luxurious Lotion Bars

Bath Salts

Candy Cane Bath Salts

One of my favourite Bath Salts to make at this time of year is of course Candy Cane Bath Salts. I love how festive it looks when you layer the white and red salts. You can even add in a layer of green to make it look even more festive.

Candy Cane Bath Salts

Milk Bath

bath milk cleopatra luxurious bath milk

Cleopatra must have known a thing or two about beautiful looking skin and about self care. It is rumoured that she bathed in milk every day to keep her skin looking young. You can give this pampering gift to your friends and family with my Luxurious Cleopatra Milk Bath recipe.

Cleopatra’s Magical Milk Bath

Watch our video where we show you how to make milk bath.

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Gifts for the Foodies and Chef’s in your life

flavoured olive oil

Do you have someone special in your life who loves to cook? Then you can’t go past these next few gifts.

Flavoured Olive Oils

Infusing olive oils with fresh ingredients like lemon, garlic or rosemary, opens the door for bacteria to grow because of the water content in the fresh ingredients. This is why culinary essential oils are a great alternative for flavouring your olive oil.

festive flavoured finishing salts

Flavoured Finishing Salts

It is that time of year when everyone is looking for the prefect gift for that hard to buy for person. Look no further than these festive finishing salts. I use the Lemon Myrtle finishing salt in my Aussie Dukkah Recipe and it is always a hit.

Christmas Gifts on a Budget for Men

budget beard oil

I find men the hardest people to buy for and even harder to think of something I could make. Here are some of the gifts I have made in the past, so hopefully you can find some inspiration among this list.

Budget Beard Oil

Shaving Foam Recipe

slime and kids

Christmas Gifts on a Budget for Kids


My girls love making Slime so if you don’t want to go to the trouble of making it yourself just give them a box with all the ingredients in it and the recipe.

Slime recipe

natural bubble bath recipe

Natural Bubble Bath

Have you ever looked at the warnings that are written on shop bought bubble bath? It actually says that they cause urinary tract infections. Once I saw that I never bought them again and I started making my own. Here is the recipe.

All Natural Bubble Bath Recipe

A few other DIY Gift Ideas you’ll love

DIY Bath Bombs

Do you struggle to get your DIY Bath Bombs to turn out how you want them to? I know I did. I have literally spent days trying to master making my own Bath Bombs. Check out my blog post to learn my secrets.

Natural Perfumes

Natural perfumes can raise your vibration and positively enhance your mind, moods, emotions. And you smell FANTASTIC and NATURAL! But, they’re so much more than nice smells.

Not into DIY but want an all natural gift for under $20?

Check out the Young Living range of products under $20. They make great Secret Santa or teachers gifts.

Christmas gifts on a budget

Note: If you don’t already have an account with Young Living and you’re ready to buy the best essential oils on the planet, then make sure you check out my Get Started page for all the details.

Want more DIY Christmas gifts?

You can find LOTS more DIY Christmas gifts in my free 36 page ebook. There are recipes for:

  • Stress Away Bath Bomb Recipe 
  • Lemon and Poppy Seed Scrub 
  • Candy Cane Bath Salts 
  • Bath Soak 
  • Morning Pick Me Up Body Wash Frankincense Face Cream 
  • Natural Body Moisturiser
  • Active Gym Junkie Type Balm
  • Happy Holiday Hands Foaming Soap 
  • Clay Diffuser Necklaces 
  • Lip Gloss 
  • Minty Lip Balm 
  • Relaxing Foot Soak 
  • Peppermint Feet Treat 
  • Heal Balm 
  • Bliss Balls 
  • Raw Chocolates
  • Orange and Wolfberry Friands 
  • Just In Thyme Biscuits 
  • Olive and Tomato Pesto 
  • Tomato and Wolfberry Chutney

You can grab your copy here and start making your own DIY Christmas Gifts.

And make sure you check out this video for even more great DIY Christmas Gifts.

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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