Friday, May 23, 2014

100 Dollar Christmas: Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Friends

This list has some fun and creative ideas of inexpensive things you can give to friends at Christmas time.  I have no idea where it originated, so if you recognize a source please e-mail me and let me know so I can give them credit.  It may be a compilation of ideas from several sources.

1.      M&M's - "Have a Merry and Most wonderful Holiday Season!!"

2. Soup or soup mix - Wishing you a "Souper" Holiday Season!!

3. Frozen or ready to bake pizza - "Warm up to a wonderful Holiday Season
Topped" with Christmas cheer!"

4. Apples and Hershey's Hugs - A teacher can't live by apples alone...She
needs "Hugs" too!!

5. Popcorn Balls - Hoping you have a "Ball" this Holiday Season!

6. Loaf of Bread - For being there when you were "Kneaded", for "Rising" to
the occasion, large or small. For never "Loafing" on the job, for helping
others to "Heel" with TLC. No matter how you "Slice it", you do a terrific
job loving Others. Merry Christmas!!

7. Jolly Ranchers - Have a Holly"Jolly" Christmas!!

8. Rootbeer - We're "Root"ing for you to have a Happy Holiday Season and a
Wonderful New Year!!

9. Chex Party Mix - Remember Santa "Chex" his list twice to see who's been
naughty or be good for goodness sake!! Merry Christmas!!

10. Box of Hostess Ho-Ho's - Hope a merry "HO - HO - H0" fills your heart
the whole year through! (Put a Santa sticker on the label)

11. Wire Wisk - (Filled with Chocolate kisses) "We WHISK you a Merry

12. Jar of Jelly - jelly is like love - you can't spread it around without
getting some on yourself! Merry Christmas!!

13. Christmas Tray - We "Tray"sure your friendship! Merry Christmas!!

14. Bell - With each chime of this festive bell, may a Christmas wish come
true. And bring you peace and happiness to last the whole year through!
Merry Christmas!

15. Yule Log - "We send you warm greetings this Christmas Season!!"

16. Potpourri - "May this sweet scent bring back thoughts of warm
Christmases long ago!" Merry Christmas!

17. Cleaners - "You add sparkle and make our life brighter!" Merry

18. Nuts - "We're nuts about you!" Merry Christmas!

19. Lifesavers - " You've been a life saver!" Have a great Christmas!

20. A juice pitcher filled with candy canes- "We pitcher you raising a
little "cane" during the holidays!" Have a merry Christmas!!

21. Broom - You're "Dust" the finest neighbors we know! Merry Christmas!

22. Paper Towels - "Blot out your troubles; absorb the Christmas Spirit!"

23. Measuring Cup or Glass Measure - "Wishing you Joy Beyond Measure!

24. Bananas - If we could choose our friends, and we searched the whole
world through, we'd go bananas trying to find a better bunch than you!!"

25. Any Star ornaments - "Remember the reason for the season!"

26. Chocolate Mousse Mix - "Merry Christmousse" to our "Deer" Friends!

27. Wooden spoon - Whether stirring up cakes, cookies, soups or soufflés;
You'll find this spoon useful in so many ways. But whatever it's use, it
says, "Merry Merry Christmas from us to you!"

28. Flower - "If friends were flowers, we'd pick you! Happy Holidays!! Or
"You make friendship bloom all year round!"

29. Heart Christmas Ornament - "May the Joy and Love you give away, come
back to you on Christmas day!"

30. Cinnamon Sprinkles - (Cinnamon & Sugar, or cookie sprinkles) "May your
Christmas be sprinkled with laughter and love!" Merry Christmas!

31. Hershey's Hugs - "A friend always knows when you need a little hug!"

32. Christmas music CD or Tape - "May the sweet song of Christmas make your
heart rejoice!" Or "May the merry sounds of Christmas bring a Joyful Melody
to your holiday season" Merry Christmas!!

33. Filled Basket - "Wishing you a basket full of Christmas blessings"

34. Salsa - "Add a little Spice to your Holidays!" Merry Christmas!

35. Stocking or filled Jar - "Have a fun filled Christmas this year!"

36. Lamb - "Have "eweself" a Merry little Christmas!!" ( not sure about this one anymore )

37. Candle - "May your days be happy, your heart be light, your Christmas
merry and the New Year Bright!!

38. Holly - "Happy Holly days!"

39. Calendar - "Keep Christmas in your heart the whole year through!"

40. Shaped Sugar Cookies - "Rolling out a batch of Christmas Cheer, for
Someone we think is very dear!!"

41. Cherry 7-up - "Just a Little Christmas Cheer from Happy Hearts this time
of year!! Merry Christmas!!"

42. Sparkling Cider - "Wishing you a Sparkling Holiday Season!"

43. Warm Casserole or Bread - "Bundled up with warm wishes!!"

44. Popcorn or Carmel Corn - "Just "Popping" by with a Holiday Hi!" Or "May
your Holidays be Poppin'!"

45. Seasoning Mix - "Seasoned with Love" Merry Christmas!!

46. Eggbeater - "Have an "Eggstra" Special Holiday!!"

47. Hershey's Hugs and Kisses - "Christmas Hugs and Kisses to You " Or
"Holiday Hugs and Kisses to you!"

48. Apple Pie of Apple Crisp - "Wishing you a Scrumptious Christmas!"

49. Fruit Basket - "May your New Year be Festive and Fruitful!!" ( make your own )

50. Any Sweet Treat - "Wishing you a season filled with sweetness!"

51. Oranges - " Orange" you glad we're Friends!?" Merry Christmas!!

52. Chocolate Orange - "Orange" you glad it's Christmas? Hope your Christmas
is a Sweet one!

53. Sprite - " May your Christmas be Merry and Sprite!"

54. Ice Cream Snowballs and Hot Fudge - " Here's some packaged"snowball"
treats - Just Drizzle Hot Fudge and its ready to eat!...Enjoy!!" ( easy to make  if you need directions let me know )

55. Snicker Bar - "Don't "Snicker", just be glad you got Something!!"

56. Mints - "Friends like you are worth a Mint!!" Merry Christmas!!

57. Matches - "No one Matches you as neighbors!" Merry Christmas!

58. Strainer - (With a Christmas bow) " We couldn't restrain ourselves from
wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!"

59. Box of Light Bulbs - "Have a bright and radiant Christmas"

60. Bubble Gum or Bubble Bath - "May your holidays "Bubble" over with fun!!

61 Pencil and Notepad - "Merry Christmas from our pad to yours!!" or Merry
Christmas to a "noteworthy" friend!"

62. Jar of Pickles - "Just in brine, Our wish for a merry Christmas!!"

63. Grater and Cheese - " To a Grate Neighbor! Merry Christmas!"

64. Ice Cream - "Have a "Cool" Yule!!"

65. Bear shaped Honey - "Have a Bear Sweet Christmas!!"

66. Santa - "Ho - Ho - Hoping your Christmas is Heavenly!"

67. Angel - "Hoping you have a Heavenly Christmas!!"

68. Eggnog - " Have an "Udderly Moovalous" Christmas!!" ( got a great recipe)

69. Gingerbread House - "Nibble, Nibble like a mouse, We hope you'll nibble
at this house!" Merry Christmas!!

70. Mugs with Hot Chocolate Mix - "To our special friends who are so Dear,
We wish you all a cup of Cheer!" (One Mug would be a special gift for a
Teacher. "To a Special Teacher dear, wishing you a "Cup of Cheer"!"

71. Cocoa Mix - "Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas!"

72. Muffins or Muffin mix - " You're getting "Muffin" for Christmas!!"

73. Gum - "By Gum, You're a great Neighbor!! "Have a Merry Christmas"

74. Veggies and Dip - "Dip into a wonderful Holiday season and a Healthy New

75. Christmas Shaped pasta - ( Or any Pasta and a bottle of Sauce ) " Have a
Pasta-tively Happy Holiday!"

76. Jar of Jam - "Hoping you have a Holiday "Jammed" packed with fun!!"
"Have a "Berry" nice holiday season!!" Or "Hoping your Christmas is
"Jam-packed" with Christmas Cheer!!"

77. Cookie Dough - "Here's a little extra "Dough" for Christmas! Or
"Everyone Needs a little extra "Dough" for Christmas!!"

78. Homemade Frozen Rolls - "Here's a little holiday treat. Rise and bake,
it can't be beat! Warm fresh rolls just for you. Top with butter that's all
you do! Warm Holiday Greetings to you"

79. Brownie Mix - (Or any Mix) "Whip up this mix for a wonderful holiday
fix! Wishing you a "rich" Holiday Season!!" (Be sure to attach the recipe!)

80. Homemade caramels - Hoping you have a "Rich" and "wonderful" Holiday!!"

81. Pie - "Just a "Holiday Hi" and a tasty Pie!! Happy Holidays!!"

82. Divinity - "May your Christmas be "Devine" and your Holidays so Fine!
Sweet Christmas Wishes!"

83. Rice Krispie Treats - "Snap, Crackle, Pop" We think You're really Tops!

84. Toffee or Brittle - "Any way you break it, We think you're the

85. Fudge - "Fudge" a little on the calories and enjoy the Holiday Season!"

86. Cheese Ball and Crackers - "We don't mean to sound "Cheesey", we just
hope you have a "Ball" this Holiday Season! Or "Spread a little Christmas
Cheer this Holiday Season!"

87. Apple Anything - (Pie,Cobbler, crisp, muffins etc.) "Sending you a
"Bushel" of love this holiday Season!!" Or " You are the apple of my eye,

88. Banana Bread - "Banana Bread just for you, because you have so much to
do... We also love you a whole "Bunch" too! Merry Christmas!"

89. Cinnamon Rolls - "Here's a sweet treat "Rolled" up with warm Holiday
Wishes! Merry Christmas!"

90. Homemade Chocolates - " You're so Sweet...having you as neighbors is
really a treat! Have a Heavenly Holiday Season!"

91. Cake or Cupcakes - "You take the "Cake" neighbor, We think you're first
rate! Happy Holidays to you!!"

92. Cornbread or Mix - "We're not trying to be "Corny" we just want you to
have Merry Christmas!"

93. Carrot Cake - " I Really "Carrot" a lot about you!! Merry Christmas"

94. Spiced Drink Mixes - " Hoping your Holidays are "Spiced" Just right!"

95. Homemade Ice cream of a Frozen Treat - "Here's the Scoop,,,,Hoping your
Holidays are a "Blizzard" of fun!"

96. Recipe - "Just like you's tried and true, just for you!
Happy Holiday Baking or Merry Christmas Cooking!"

97. Pizza - "Hope your Holiday has a touch of "Pizza - z!!" Merry

98. Candle - "You Light up my Life!" Thanks for your friendship! May your
Christmas be Merry and Bright!"

99. Crayons and Coloring Book - Hope your Holidays are Colorful!

100. Plant - " The kindness you show makes our friendship grow and grow!
Hope you have a Happy Holiday!!"

101. Soda Pop - "I'd "Soda" like to wish you a merry Christmas!

102. Stuffed animal - (Beanie Baby) "Pawsing" to wish you a Merry

103. Donuts - "Donut" you know we love you??? Have a happy Holiday!

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