Our family has a tradition of giving gift baskets at Christmas time.

I love this tradition.

Not only because I enjoy receiving the creative gifts from my loved ones, but because it’s so much fun thinking of new, healthy, and frugal gifts for Christmas!



 Here are 25 of my favorite gifts to tuck into Christmas baskets:

  1 Herbal teas– my favorites are from Bulk Herb Store

2 Homemade Cocoa Mix

3 Homemade Mocha Mix

4 Dried, loose herbs or spices

5 Cinnamon sticks (again, I order these from Bulk Herb Store)

6 Natural lotions (homemade, or “green” brands like Melaleuca)

A basket of handmade soaps… from Simply Cleansing.com!

 7  Handmade Soaps (Simply Cleansing soaps are fantastic!)

8 Deodorant Mini’s from Truly’s Natural Products

9 Homemade Pudding Mixes

10 A bag or jar of Homemade Granola

11 A bottle of Homemade Vanilla Extrac



 12 Homemade herbal salve 

13 A jar or bag of any kind of Cookie Mix

14 Homemade Peanut Brittle

15 Peppermint Sticks (our favorite kind is from Cracker Barrel!)

16 A pretty frame or plaque

17 Homemade Popcorn Balls, wrapped in cellophane

18 A naturally Scented Candle (either homemade or store-bought)

19 A gift card to a favorite store

20 Homemade Playdough  

21 Homemade potpourri from dried flowers or fruit

22 A bag or jar of Homemade Brownie Mix

23 A few pretty washclothes, rolled and nestled with a bottle of air freshner

24 A bag of Sugar Cookie Mix with a cute cookie cutter

25 Pizza Dough Mix with a jar of Homemade Pizza Sauce

If you’re in need of quick and frugal gift ideas for Christmas, to check out Holiday Mixes & Gifts in a Jar and Wholesome Mixes!  

I compiled some of my favorite quick mixes, gifts in a jar, and other healthy and frugal gift ideas in these ebooks!



Wholesome Mixes Little Natural Cottage eBook

What do you love to slip into your Christmas gift baskets?


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8 thoughts on “25 Frugal Gifts for Christmas Baskets

  1. This is a great list! Thanks for sharing. I needed some more inspiration for a few people on my gift list.

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 8:41 pm
    1. Thank you, Lisa!

      Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:47 pm
  2. Where did you get those baskets from? They’re super cute!

    Posted on December 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm
  3. Thanks so much for the feature, my friend! I enjoy making homemade vanilla and love that nearly any woman on your Christmas list would enjoy a bottle.

    Posted on December 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm
  4. Fill your basket with hot apple cider mix large mugs, homemade Christmas ornaments, a letter or poem on why Christmas is important to you, matching mittens, hat and scarf (or, depending on your climate you could substitute sunglasses, sun block lotion, a cool destination theme cap) some mistletoe and or other fragrant scents. You could even include a popular Christmas music CD, and for a super nice touch… some home made Christmas cookies – with the recipe included.

    Posted on June 15, 2013 at 1:13 am
  5. Ohhh, my goodness!  So many suggestions!  Am I on your Christmas list?  🙂  Those baskets look fantastic!

    Thanks for linking up and adding my button!

    Posted on December 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm
  6. Love the basket idea!   Was wishing I had one and could give some.  Love your creativeness and thoughtfulness you put into each one.   

    Posted on December 20, 2011 at 11:32 am
  7. Your baskets look great!  Thanks for sharing our vanilla.  🙂

    Posted on December 20, 2011 at 8:05 am