10 Creative Christmas Gifts Under $10 (2012)

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AS a mom on a budget Im always on the lookout for those great gifts that really show that you care but goes easy on my wallet. So here are my top ten favorite I've been saving up all year to share with you guys....

Buy some cheap plates at the dollar store and a pen to write on porcelain and bake in the oven for 30 minutes and you've some customized plates! Here's the link to more detailed instructions.

Perfect for those long distant grandparents that are hard to shop for. You can also get them smaller, purchased gifts to go along with that. Older family members present ideas can be hard to come by, but when you have a list to go through the task is much easier. It will also help limit the shopping time for everyone!

Super easy and fun Kisses Goodie!

"Just add ice cream" box!

Make Chalkboard Placemats!!! Instructions Here.

For a funny gift... give the gift of Snow man poop

These DIY Nativity magnets would make perfect neighbor gifts.

Frame notebook paper, hot glue a bow, wrap with a dry erase marker ... viola! 
A dry erase board Perfect for a To Do list for any desk or locker!

I think these little guys are so flippen cute! These Snowman Hot chocolate kits where what originally inspired me to create this post so I could share this fun christmas gift idea with my EMI readers. I just think these are the perfect cheerful gift for just about anyone.

And I saved the best for last. If you want to do something extra thoughtful for a special family in your life... putting together a collection of 24 of your favorite christmas short stories and poems couldn't be more perfect. I actually got one of these from a close family friend when I was pregnant with my first child and I loved reading the stories every night leading up Christmas Eve that it is now (seven years later) a wonderful family tradition we do with our kids every year. We love how it really brings so much meaning and togetherness at this special time of year.  In our Christmas binder we are instructed to read the story of our saviors birth out of the scriptures on Christmas Eve. After all these years we each have our favorite stories and always look forward when our story comes up.

I truly believe that the best gifts are not the ones that cost the most but are the most thoughtful ones... the ones you can tell someone put time into it. So even if you aren't on a tight budget these ideas still make wonderful gifts that will be remember for years to come.

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  1. Do you have a list or a location where I could find Christmas short stories or poems? I do love reading from the scriptures on Christmas eve, this is such a great idea!

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  5. What a fun idea!!! Even if you didn't send it, I can think of other fun ways to use this idea at home with my kids. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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