5 Cheap Homemade Gifts Under $10 Each

Teacher Gifts, Thank You Gifts, and More for Less Than $10 Each

Cheap homemade gifts don't have to look cheap. These DIY treasures areĀ elegant and thoughtful. Plus, you can make them with your kids. So get your craft on and save money this holiday while still giving your friends and family thoughtful gifts they'll really appreciate.

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    Bath Salts
    Bath salts are an easy & cheap homemade gift. Photo courtesy of Sherri Osborn, licensed to About.com

    Do you have several teacher gifts or other tokens of appreciation you'd like to give? Make multiple jars of these bath salts using one container of Epsom salt.

    Estimated Cost: $3-$4 each when making several at once.

    Cost-Saving Tip: Use decorative bags in place of Mason jars.

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    Photo courtesy of Sherri Osborn, licensed to About.com

    This edible candy wreath is fun to make and fun to give. Make one as a holiday gift and keep one to decorate your front door.

    Estimated Cost: Under $5 per wreath, depending on the size.

    Cost-Saving Tip: Buy the candy on sale!

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    Photo courtesy of Sherri Osborn, licensed to About.com

    Here's a quick-and-easy cheap homemade gift suitable for any age. Consider painting the craft sticks various colors to customize this gift.

    Estimated Cost: Under $2 per gift.

    Cost-Saving Tip: Make several of the these gifts at once so that you can use up the entire bag of craft sticks.

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    Personalized Canvas Bag

    Photo courtesy of Sherri Osborn and H. Marie, licensed to About.com

    These bags make great teacher and babysitter gifts, personalized with your child's handprint. (And they're super fun to make!)

    Estimated Cost: Under $4 per gift.

    Cost-Saving Tip: Save by buying a three-pack of canvas bags and either making more than one gift, or splitting the supplies with a friend.

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    Personalized Soap Bars

    Photo courtesy of Sherri Osborn, licensed to About.com

    This DIY cheap homemade gift is an opportunity to get creative! Put the words "Thank You" inside, or charms that represent something you know and appreciate about the recipient.

    Estimated Cost: Under $4 per gift.

    Cost-Saving Tip: Save by buying the glycerin in bulk and making several bars of soap at once.