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With all the gifts, decorations, and food, the holiday leaves a big hole in your pocket. You can still cut down the cost of decorations and even food but what about gifts? You surely don’t wanna disappoint people, no compromises here!
If you’re stuck in such a situation, well, today is your lucky day. We have gathered 41 Christmas gift ideas that cost only a few dollars! All you gotta do is gather up some stuff from the Dollar Tree and we’ll help you put them together into nice, useful, attractive, elegant, rather expensive-looking Christmas gifts.
41 Christmas Gifts from Dollar Tree
1. Oven Mitt Christmas Gift
Ever thought of making an awesome Holiday gift with oven mitts? Now’s the time for that!
- Oven Mitts
- Cinnamon Candle
- Black Satin Ribbon
- Patterned Tissues
Properly place the candle inside the mitt, add the tissue in, tie the ornament and the black satin ribbon around to complete the look.
2. Snowman Soap
Something as simple as a hand soap can be converted into a creative little Snowman Christmas Gift.
- White Hand Soap
- Printable Tags
- Black and Orange Puffy Paints
- Curling ribbon and twine ribbon
- Hole Punch
- Orange Essential Oil
Use the puffy paints to draw the snowman’s face on an all-white hand soap bottle. Once it dries, use a twine ribbon to tie the tag and curling ribbon to make the scarf on the bottom. Add finishing touches and it’s done!
3. Cozy Night Gift Basket
An attractive holiday gift basket can be pretty expensive. But it’s not impossible to make a pricey-looking one with just a few dollars!
- Cute Wire Basket
- Cinnamon Tea Packets (or any other preferable one or even hot cocoa works)
- Oversized Mug
- 2 pairs of soft, wintry socks
- Cookie-cutter for decoration
- Christmas Ornaments
4. Santa Belt Jar
If you love to make creative gifts, this particular idea is probably familiar to you. All it takes is a jar and a belt to make a nice little Christmas gift.
- Mason Jar
- Belt Buckle
- M&Ms (or any other candy)
- Bakers Twine
- Gold Bells
Glue the buckle around the jar with spray adhesive. Fill it with candies and embellish it with twine, bells, and some greenery.
5. Mistletoe Sock Pedicure Gift
Make their feet happy this Christmas by gifting them a customized Mistletoe Sock Pedicure Kit from Dollar Tree.
- Plush Socks
- Mini Nail Care Kit
- Foot File
- Nail Polish
- “Mistle-Toes” Free Printable
Stack all the gift items properly on the sock, tie them together with packing tape, then top it off with a ribbon and gift tag.
6. Merry Spa Gift Basket
Put together a cozy, inexpensive, Dollar Tree Spa Gift Basket and make the recipient merry!
- Bath Salts
- Lavender Bubble Bath
- Bath Bombs
- Winter Socks
- Bath Sponge
- Wire Basket
- Ribbon and Ornaments
7. Baker’s Gift Box
Cheer up the big Baker in your life with a cheap but useful and attractive Baker’s Christmas Gift Box.
- Holiday Oven Mitt
- Holiday Pot Holders
- Measuring Spoons
- 2 cookie sheets
- Cookie Cutters
Make the gift with the cookie sheets. Arrange all the gift items in one sheet and cover them with another sheet. Tie it up with a big, patterned, festive ribbon and finish with festive embellishments.
8. Snowball Fight Kit
Everyone isn’t as lucky as Nordic people when it comes to snowfall during Christmas. But that must not stop one from enjoying the classic snowball fights! Make a Snowball Fight Kit for those in need.
- Soft Yarn
- Pom pom Maker
- Festive Box
Make a bunch of “snowballs” with yarn and a pompom maker. Then arrange them in a cute Christmas box. Put them together and decorate with Christmas embellishments.
9. Dressed Up Holiday Candle
A simple Dollar Tree candle with some dressing up and embellishments can be turned into an expensive branded candle.
- Burlap Ribbon
- Plain White Candles in Glass Holders
Dress up the basic Dollar Tree candles with burlap ribbon and greenery. Glue the ribbon around and then fix the greens with a twine. You can decorate further to make it more attractive.
10. Dish Towel Gift Set
All you need to do here is pick up all the supplies from Dollar Tree and do some creative folding with dish towels, washcloths, and mitts (or even use other items like placemats, napkins, or tea towels) and an inexpensive festive gift is ready.
- Kitchen Utensils
- 2 Dish Towels
- 1 Kitchen Wash Cloths Set
- Oven Mitt
- Rubber Band
Make the gift pocket with dish towels, washcloths, and oven mitt. First, lay the dishtowel horizontally and place the washcloths on it. Place and fold the other towel vertically to support the utensils.
Place the mitt slightly above the towel. Wrap the outside towel and secure the entire thing with a rubber band. Finish with a patterned ribbon.
11. Christmas Themed Toys
The Dollar Tree has a Christmas Aisle filled with little Christmas-themed toys for kids like Xmas erasers, small games, light-up bracelets, and so on.
These toys are perfect for Christmas party gift exchanges. You can also make a festive gift basket with these themed toys and add some other kids’ stuff like small clothing items, chocolates, etc.
12. Sharpie Dot Mug
Personalize the boring Dollar Tree white coffee mug into a fun and crafty Sharpie Dot Mug with the initials of the recipient.
- White Ceramic Coffee Mug
- Vinyl and Electronic Cutting Machine/ Letter Stickers
- Glass Paint Markers/ Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers
- Mug Cleaner/ Rubbing Alcohol
First, clean the mug and make it spotless. Then place the letter on the cup in the center of the mug. Use the marker to dot around it. The dotting pattern is totally based on your preference. Remove the sticker and it’s done!
13. Cute Slipper Gift
If you’re looking for Christmas Gift ideas for women or a shoe lover, this one is the perfect inexpensive Dollar Tree idea. Simply stuff the mentioned goodies or add more into the slippers, and voila!
- Cozy Winter Slippers
- Lip Balm
- Nail Polish
- Soothing Face Mask
- Bath Bombs
- Hair Elastics
- Gift Card
14. Winter Vases
These Snow Winter Vases are so versatile that you can give them to anyone. The simple design of the vases goes with any decor.
- Cylindrical Glass Vases
- Blue Painter’s Tape
- White Paint
- Christmas Ornaments like pinecones, baubles, or anything else
Tape the areas on the vase where you don’t wanna paint. This will help you to get the perfect stripes, stacking the lines perfectly on top of each other. Now you’ve snowy vases. Fill them with pinecones or baubles or twines or red berries.
15. Picture Frame Luminaries
Reflect the light of joy and happiness this Christmas with Family Picture Frame Luminaries.
- 5 x 7 Frames
- Super Glue
- 2 Sheets of Vellum
- Home Printer
- Square Mirror
- LED Candles
- Family Photos
Print the photos directly onto the vellum then trim them down to fit the frames. Place the vellum photos on TOP of the glass. Glue the frames together into a cube. Put the cube over the square mirror that will help reflect light making it more prominent. Finally, place the LED light inside to illuminate the set-up.
16. DIY Cupcake Ornament
Craft a bunch of cute little zero-calorie cupcake ornaments that are ready for gifting purposes or even for sale.
- Ball Ornaments
- Cupcake Liners
All you gotta do is make the frosting on a simple ball ornament with caulk, sprinkle with beads, add a “cherry on top” with a mini ball, and place it in a liner. There are various other ways to make them. Send around boxes of these!
17. Customised Dollar Tree Gift Basket
Another Dollar Tree gift Basket that’s super inexpensive (not even $10!) but pretty elegant and classy.
- “Merry Christmas” Sign
- Rustic Basket
- Oven Mitts
- Ceramic Mugs
- Dollar Tree Candy
- Christmas Ornaments
- Christmas Burlap Wine Containers
- Fun “Ring For Wine” Bell
- Keychain, headband, makeup, removable decals, scented candles, or other little stuff you wanna add
18. DIY Gumball Machine Ornament
Engage your kid in this fun and creative DIY Gumball Machine Ornament and gift or sell dozens of these!
- Tiny Flower Pots
- Transparent Baubles (round ornament)
- Soda Pop Tab
- Round Rainbow Sprinkles
- Red and Black Acrylic Paint
Paint the mini pot and let it dry. Then glue the soda pop tab to it. Glue the round ornament to the base of the pot. Fill the ornament with sprinkles and close its lid. Top it with a ribbon or twine and it’s done.
19. DIY Unicorn Ornament
There’s a bunch of these Unicorn Ornaments up online but they are gonna burn a hole in your pocket. So why not simply craft a bunch of those at a much lesser cost?
- Oil Based Paint Pen
- Oven-Baked White Clay
- White Glittery Glass Round Ornament
- Gold Spray Paint
- Pink Felt
- White Stiff Felt
- Gold Twine Ribbon
- White Cardstock
Cut off two small rolls from the white clay. Then twist them together until they form a cone/horn shape. Bake the horn according to the directions and once it’s done, cool it and spray paint gold. Use cardstock to trace the lines perfectly on the ornament. Make the ears with felt and glue them to the ornament. Glue the horn and mini flowers to it and finish with a twine ribbon.
20. Spa In A Jar
Gift an inexpensive but effective Spa In A Jar to the woman who is in dire need of some relaxation and me-time. Or you can give it to your date!
- Glass Jar
- Face Cleanser
- Lip Balm
- Hair Treatment Packet
- Mini Pebble Candles
- Nail Clippers
- Nail File
- Bath Bomb
- Chocolate Truffles
- Bath Salts, Scrubs and Foot Soak
21. Gingerbread Man Painted Jar
Gift a variety of sweets in a see-through Gingerbread Man Jar approved by Santa. Not a Gingerbread Man fan? Draw a different design!
- Glass Jar
- Cookie Cutter or Printed Outline
- Contact Paper
- Spray Paint
- White Acrylic Paint Pen (extra fine tip)
Trace the outline of Gingerbread Man on a contact paper and cut it out. Adhere the cut out on the center of the jar. Spray paint the entire jar with its lid and carefully remove the contact paper. Give some finishing touches with a paint pen and fill the jar with yummy treats!
22. Mommy Survival Kit
Christmas is a holiday for everyone but moms. Put a smile on the incredible mom’s face with a relaxing, self-pamper Mommy Survival Kit.
- Mason Jar
- Wet Wipes
- Brightening Under Eye Cream
- Listerine Strips
- Crystal Light Energy
Get the free printable from the website and glue it around the center of the jar. Stack all the gift items neatly in the jar and finish with festive embellishments.
23. Easy DIY Tea Towels
An inexpensive but sophisticated gift for the crazy coffee lover in your life.
- Tea Towels
- Arrow Printable
- Kitchen Printable
Print out the printables and line them under the tea towel. Use the Sharpie to trace the design on the towel and done!
24. Reindeer Beer
Turn the boring Root Beer Bottles into Christmas gifts for guys by gluing Reindeer antlers, eyes, and noses.
- Brown Pipe Cleaners
- Beer Set
- Googly Eyes
- Red Pom Poms
For the antlers, wrap the brown pipe cleaners around the tops and twist smaller pieces around. Then glue the googly eyes and pom noses and done!
25. Grilling Gift Caddy
Customize a Galvanized Steel Grilling Gift Caddy so they can enjoy not only classic BBQ sessions but also s’mores time!
- Galvanized Utensil Caddy with compartments
- Kitchen Towels, Oven Mitt, Condiment Bottles, Seasoning Rub and Grill Tools
- Chocolate, Graham Crackers, and Marshmallows
- Utensils, Napkins, and Straws
- “Merry Christmas” or any other tag
Stack all the stuff nicely in the caddy and make it Christmas-y with embellishments and tags.
26. Reindeer Soap
Find a cute little scented soap and wrap it up into a mini Reindeer, and you got yourself an inexpensive but adorable Christmas gift.
- Brown Pipe Cleaners
- Wobbly Eyes
- Christmas Tag
Wrap the burlap in a way that the ends stick out on the top as two ears of reindeer. Tie or glue the antlers, attach the eyes and nose, and finish with a tag.
27. Hot cocoa Kit
The Hot Cocoa Kit is too easy to make and perfect even for kids. A sweet, adorable, cheap Christmas gift for chocolate lovers.
- Bottles or Tubes
- Rubber Bands
- Free Printables
- Hot Cocoa Mix, Mini Marshmallows, Candies, and Peppermint Balls or Sticks
Fill the bottles with all the goodies and tie them together with a ribbon or twine. Add tags or stickers for decoration. You can pair the kit with a big ceramic coffee mug.
28. DIY Marbled Mugs
Those basic white coffee mugs from the Dollar Tree can also become Christmas Gifts with a bit of creative upgrade.
- White Ceramic Mugs
- Nail Polish
Fill the container with hot water then pour a couple of nail polish drops on the surface of the water. Use a toothpick to swirl around the polish in the water. Carefully but quickly dip the mug in it and let dry. If there’s any excess polish, erase it with a remover.
29. Candle Lover’s Gift Basket
You’ll literally get all the supplies from Dollar Tree. The only thing for you to do is stack ‘em all in the basket nice and tidy and maybe add some festive ornaments and tags.
- Tealight Candles
- Pillar Candles
- Votive Candles
- Jar Candle
- Peppermint Candle
- Stemmed Tealight Holders
- Rock Glass Candle Holder
- Round Christmas Woven Bamboo Basket
- Foil Shreds
30. Handy Man’s Gift Basket
If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for a Handyman, there’s nary a better gift than this Handy Man’s Basket.
- Tool Box
- Screwdriver Set
- Tape Measure
- Extension Cord
- Small Flashlight
- AA Batteries
- Glass Sports Mug
- Beer Nuts
- Hex Key Set
- Thermal Socks for Men
- Yellow Plastic Level
- Hardware Safety Gloves
- Winter Hat
- Hand and Toe Warmers
- Wire Stripper
31. Evening For Two Gift Basket
Prepare a Christmas Couple’s Gift Basket for a newly-wed couple or for the both of you to have a fun, simple, and cozy date night.
- Gold Plastic Charger Plates
- Wine Glasses
- 9-inch Cylinder Vase
- Glass Votive Candles, Glass Accent Gems, and Pillar Candle
- Ice Bucket
- Hot cocoa, Peppermint Bark/Sticks, and Chocolate Wafers
- Sparkling Cider
- Christmas Mugs
- Santa Hats
- Plastic Basket
- Paper Shreds
32. DIY Pizza Pan Christmas
Make an inexpensive but impressive Christmas wall decor item with a Dollar Tree pizza pan.
- Pizza Pan
- Mop Head
- “Peace On Earth” Print
- Rustic Ribbon, Buffalo Check Ribbon, Striped Ribbon, and Gray Ribbon
- Black Chalk Paint
- Half Wood Beads, Buttons, Scissors, Mod Podge, and Glue
First, paint the pan black and apply the mod podge and the print. Once it dries, add mop head strings around the pan edge, then add the half wood beads to the full edge with a gap in between. Make a little messy bow and glue it onto the pan.
Add a button and a half wood bead to the center of the bow. Finish with a string hanger.
33. Glimmering Candle Holder
Turn the boring old Dollar Tree vase into a shiny, festive glimmering Candle Holder!
- Transparent Glass Vase
- Rubber Bands
- Silver Spray Paint
Wrap the rubber bands all around the vase in any way. Then apply one coat of silver spray paint on it. Wait for a while and remove the bands. Place in a candle and enjoy the glimmer!
34. DIY Gift Bag Frame
The level of creativity one can reach with something as simple as a $1 gift bag is amazing!
- Christmas Gift Bag
- Photo Frame (one that can easily fit the bag)
Simply shape the gift bag to fit it in the photo frame. You can also add some festive designs or embellishments.
35. Candy Cane Poinsettia Centrepiece
Bring a happy grin on their face with this clever little unique Candy Cane Poinsettia Centrepiece.
- Candy Canes
- Glass Vase
- Elastic Band
- Holiday Ribbon
- Gold Bell
- Poinsettia Floral Picks
Make sure the candy canes are bigger than the glass vase. Place the elastic band around the middle of the vase and slip the canes one by one. Embellish with ribbon and a gold bell, then put the flowers.
36. Christmas Journal Gift
If you’re looking for a simple gift for a teen or a friend or it’s for a family gift exchange, a gift set of journals, pens, and stickers (all from Dollar Tree) is a nice idea.
- Journal (Washi Tape to decorate it)
- Glitter Pen, BallPoint Pen, or whatever is your choice
- Cute Stickers
- Lotion, Hand Soap, Tea Box, etc. for nice additions
37. Car Wash Gift Bucket
The Car Wash Gift Bucket is a nice little gift for your dad, uncle, grandpas, or any other old/middle-aged guy.
- Cleaning Bucket
- Wash Sponge
- Car Wash Soap
- Tire Shine
- Auto Glass Cleaner
- Cleaning Towels
- Bubble Wrap and Colorful Tissue Paper
- Printables and other decor items
Since the products are not tall enough, fill the bucket with bubble wrap and tissues to give them a good display.
38. Dollar Tree Candy Tray
Make awesome Candy Trays out of those cute and funny little trays Dollar Tree sells, and give them to a big sweet tooth.
- White Small Plates with Llamas, Unicorns, Dinos, etc. on the center
- Choice of candies
- Cellophane paper (to wrap)
39. Mini Ornament Xmas Tree Frame
Looking for a super easy, cheap, and adorable DIY? There’s none better than this Mini Ornament Xmas Tree Frame!
- Mini Ornaments (baubles or your choice)
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook Paper
- Flat Canvas
- Photo Frame
First, brush some mod podge all over the canvas. Then stick the scrapbook paper onto the mod podge and wrap the edges over. Glue the ornaments on it(bottom to top). Once all is done, remove the glass from the frame and fit the canvas in it.
40. DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Village
Wanna flex your crafting skills via Christmas Gift? You gotta craft this DIY Christmas Village.
- Plastic Buildings
- White Acrylic Paint
- Mod Podge
- Sprinkle Glitter
- Micro Beads/Metallic Flakes
- Mini Trees and Red Berries
First, paint the buildings all white to give them a snowy farmhouse look. Once they dry, apply some mod podge all over their roofs. Then sprinkle glitter or beads or flakes onto the mod podge. Add the festive embellishments.
You can display it at your place or gift it on a hardboard.
41. Farmhouse Style Potted Christmas Tree
All you need to do is get some Dollar Tree stuff and spice them all up a little. You can use it for your house decor too!
- Dollar Tree Christmas Tree
- Flocking Powder
- White Paint
- Floral Foam
- Lambs Ear
Begin with flocking. Spray some water, dust some flock, and again spray some water. Make the bucket with white paint, burlap string, and stickers. Secure the tree in the bucket. Add finishing touches with Lambs Ears
Dive into cheap Dollar Tree gift hunting right away ’cause Christmas isn’t that far and you never know when they may run out of stock.