frugal tip roundup: 9 christmas gifts to buy or make for kids

by Barb on November 2, 2013

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9 Christmas Gifts to Buy or Make for Kids

Even though we didn’t make a lot of gifts when I was growing up, to me Christmas has always included homemade gifts. As my kids have grown, I like to make them a new pair of homemade knitted socks each year. Sometimes I’ll make something for their room like the initialed pillow I made for my daughter one year. One of my sister-in-laws makes a simple knotted fleece blanket for each new niece or nephew in the family.

I had so much fun pulling together these Christmas gift ideas for kids from past Fabulously Frugal linkies to help you get started with making gifts for your kids. The projects are simple to make, though the sandbox project is better suited as a weekend project.

More Christmas Gift Ideas to Buy or Make for Kids

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  2. Give the Gift of Experience for Christmas
  3. A Children’s Gift Guide
  4. More Children’s Gift Ideas
  5. Flea Marketing: Gifts for a Girl
  6. Alternatives to Mass Produced Toys
  7. Christmas Homemade: Personalized Pillow
  8. Treasure Boxes

Christmas: Organizing, Recipes, Crafts, Gifts, and Activities

Find more Frugal Tips for Christmas on my Budget Page and my Frugality and Personal Finance Pinterest Board.

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After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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Crystal & Co. November 21, 2013 at 12:30 am

I am so jealous that you can knit socks! What an awesome and intentional gift idea.

That felt pizza project looks like a gift idea my little Matthew would love to receive! Off to check these out.
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Barb November 21, 2013 at 5:59 am

I loved making the felt food because the felt naturally didn’t fray. It was so easy to cut the pieces out and sew them together.


Chrissy November 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

I would love to learn to knit! What a great skill to have! Thank you so much for sharing at our weekly Mommy Club Resources and Solutions linky party! I hope you continue to stop back each week!
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Barb November 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

I love knitting, especially socks. It’s such a portable craft, too.


Gemma Stines November 25, 2013 at 6:06 am

Barb, you are SO amazing! I love this list of lists. I was going to buy my kids a membership to an educational games website (like ) but it would definitely mean so much to them if I could put something under the tree. Especially something I took the time to make for them. They’re going to love me for this. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I’m off to go check out every one of those pages now!


Barb November 25, 2013 at 6:52 am

Awe, I’m so glad I could help! I know my kids would love the educational games website membership, too; I hadn’t heard of


Emma March 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I found a lot of helpful tips on The Best Gift Advices – -

I can only recommend this page.
Very difficult and time-consuming task of selecting an appropriate gift.
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