Do you need gifts for the holidays? Have you thought about giving home made food? I love cooking and baking, but a lot of people do not or they do not have the time. I recently posted about going to the Amish store and being amazed at how much people would pay for the home made breads and cookies that they sold.
Most people would love to get food items. Yes, you can make candy, I have been posting a lot of recipes for those. But think a little different than the regular holiday food items. How about a loaf of home made bread or a pan of cinnamon rolls. You could make cookies or muffins or try my caramel corn. Home made mixes like my brownie mix also make great gifts. There are a lot of options.
I like to pick up Christmas plates and containers at stores like Dollar General or Big Lots. You can find quite a few nice plates and dishes inexpensively. Food always looks nicer served on a pretty dish and this is a way to do that inexpensively.
Many people need gifts to give to neighbors, teachers, and friends, but cannot afford to spend a lot. Making something for them would be a lot cheaper. People know that baking takes time and they appreciate the time you spent.
For more frugal ideas see Frugal Fridays.