Buying Christmas gifts can be expensive especially when you have a bunch of young people to buy for. No one wants to give a cheap gift, even to a child, but with a small budget, you may have not other choice. Fortunately children understand that it really is the thought that counts. With that said, here is a list of fabulous five dollar gifts to give to children.
Favorite candies for a five dollar gift: Don’t just give a child a single package of their favorite candy. Give them a full gift wrapped box, or perhaps even a Christmas stocking full of their favorite candy. This may mean giving them 12 packs of tic tacks or a pound of gummy worms. You may want to get permission from their parents before giving such a gift. Read Best Candy Gift Ideas to give you more ideas for this gift.
Christmas ornament for a five dollar gift: Children like personalized gifts. You can get a beautiful christmas ornament for $5.00 or less and print their name and the year on it. If you want to make them an ornament yourself, check out How to Make a Cute Reindeer Christmas Tree Ornament .
Watercolor set for a five dollar gift: Children love to express themselves artistically. Watercolors and paint brushes, watercolor pencils, and art paper will give them many afternoons of enjoyment. Put the set in a plastic container so they can put it away when they are done painting. Read Top Ten Gift Ideas for the Student Artist to give you more ideas.
McDonalds’ gift coupons for a five dollar gift: McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants like Dairy Queen sells books of coupons. For less than $5.00 you can get a whole book of coupons for free ice cream, french fries and hamburgers. You can also ask the restaurant to sell you “happy meal” toys to go with the gift certificates. Read Top Ten Online Gift Cards for Burger Lovers.
Picture books for a five dollar gift: You can get children’s picture books for just a couple of dollars each. Buy a set of books with the same theme and bind them together with a ribbon. Read Top Ten Gift Ideas for Great Children’s Picture Books for more information.
Friendship bracelet for a five dollar gift: You can purchase a decent pre-made friendship braclet for less than $5.00 or you can purchase beads and twin and make a fabulous friendship bracelet yourself. Children will love such a personal gift. Read How to Make a Friendship Bracelet.
Open a savings account for a five dollar gift: Inspire them to start saving by opening a back account in their name. This is a good gift for a God parent, aunt or uncle to give. Of course if you start an account, you will also want to continue to fund it, adding another $5.00 for birthdays and subseqent holidays. Read When to Open a Saving Account for Your Child.