Inexpensive Holiday Gift Ideas

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Burnet

tyghre  It's that time of year again, time to give gifts to your family, friends and clients.  Here's a list of inexpensive gifts to give this holiday season. I hope this list inspires you, remember it's not the amount of money you spend, by the thought thats behind the gift! 



Here's a few of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas...

 1. Gourmet coffees with a personal coffee cup
 2. Pound of pistachios
 3. Child's artwork, framed
 4. Journal with special inscription inside
 5. Teacup with box of herbal tea
 6. Deck of cards and book of card game rules
 7. Homemade cocoa mix in a pretty jar
 8. Collage of special photos
 9. Gel pens and pretty stationary
10. Bottle of sparkling cider
11. Home baked bread, include recipe
12. Disposable camera or rolls of film
13. Basket filled with deli cheese and fruit
14. Craft supplies
15. Holiday serving bowl or platter
16. Pretty basket filled with special jams or mustards
17. Decorative napkins and napkin rings
18. Fancy chocolate bars tied with a ribbon
19. Gardening gloves with a plant or flower seeds
20. Photo album, hand decorated is even better
21. Makeup tote
22. Prepaid photo developing envelopes
23. Homemade cookie mix with instructions for baking
24. Variety of bread mixes
25. Special coffee cup filled with candy
26. Fancy magazines tied together with a pretty ribbon
27. Gourmet popcorn and flavored oil
28. Locally made barbeque or steak sauce with basting brush
29. Pancake or waffle mix and a bottle of real maple syrup
30. Movie theater gift certificates
31. Board games
32. Jar of sourwood or pure honey with biscuit mix
33. Note cards and book of stamps
34. Picture frames, buy them on sale!
35. Specialty cookbook
36. Pretty glass jar filled with candy
37. Collectible sports cards
38. Muffin mixes with muffin pan
39. Books, there are still a few for under $10
40. Set of dish towels and dish cloths
41. Nail polish kit
42. Pretty night shirt
43. Basket filled with kitchen gadgets
44. Video rental gift certificates
45. Pepper mill and fresh peppercorns
46. Handwritten copies of your favorite recipes
47. For the pets, gourmet dog biscuits or cat treats
48. Baking pans and supplies
49. Prepaid long distance phone cards
50. and my absolute favorite... home baked cookies!



Comments (10)

Sandy Bacon
MacDoc Realty - Fredericksburg, VA
Thanks for taking the time to compile this great list!  It will be very helpful to me and I am sure many others!!
Nov 13, 2007 02:49 PM
Tyghre Collentine
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Minneapolis, MN
No problem, I hope it does help.
Nov 14, 2007 08:41 AM
Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
good ideas..I'll have the photo frams, pound of pistachios and a blank journal..wait, I have AR scratch the last one and give me the deli cheese and fruit !!! 
Nov 14, 2007 11:53 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
great ideas -- it is good to have this type of resource.  I found some nice colored jars -- and I filled them with pistachios and a beautiful holiday ribbon -- they were a big hit!
Nov 14, 2007 01:28 PM
Alan Taylor
Willoughbys - Kitchener, ON
CRSS - Willoughbys

Tyghre...... Thanks for the great list. As you mentioned right off the top...... these gifts don't have to be expensive to be appreciated by our clients.

have Fun, 

Nov 15, 2007 05:09 AM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Tyghre - what a great list this is you've put together!  I see several things on there right off the bat that would work for some on my list - thanks for sharing!


Nov 15, 2007 10:51 AM
Maura Neill
RE/MAX Around Atlanta - Alpharetta, GA
North Metro Atlanta Real Estate

Hi, Tyghre! I've bookmarked this post - some really neat ideas here! Thanks for posting!

~Maura Gebhardt

Nov 15, 2007 11:46 AM
Melanie Ross
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
Some wonderful and inexpensive gift ideas with much thought behind them!!  Thanks for sharing!
Nov 15, 2007 12:26 PM
Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
What timely ideas! Holiday gifts are going to be light at my house this year, so this list helps.
Nov 16, 2007 09:53 AM
Heather Fitzgerald
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc. - Greenwood, IN
REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate
I love these ideas and will keep them in mind for this year.  Thank You for sharing.
Jan 18, 2008 12:07 PM