Are you short on time and money this holiday season? We feel you so big right now. Don’t despair! We’ve got five great budget gift ideas that are easy on your wallet. They’re all projects that you can squeeze in between the million other things you have to do this holiday season.
Budget Knit and Crochet Patterns
All of these ideas suit Lily Sugar’n’Cream, a 100% cotton that is soft, hardy, exceptionally good value for money, and comes in a great range of colours!
Traditional Dishcloth: If you are a beginning knitter, this simple knitting pattern will allow you to practice the basics. You’ll also create something that will make your giftee a little bit happier about doing dishes every day.
Mitered Squares: These make perfect coasters, and several can be combined to make a placemat. The pattern is easy. But if you’re a beginner it will teach you techniques you’ll be able to use as you expand your skills.
Makeup/Face Scrubbies: These are so much cuter than the ones that you get at the chemist’s. Because they’re washable they’re also better for the environment. They’re super-easy and you can crochet them in a flash. They’re perfect for a secret Santa gift, stocking stuffer or any other situation where you want a small gift that says “I care.”
Grandmother’s Favorite Neat-Edged Dishcloth (or blanket): This pattern knits up with classic style and is infinitely scalable. You can knit a makeup wipe, a dishcloth, a baby blanket, or even a gigantic room-sized blanket (although that may be a bit out of budget). Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to knit and is something you can do while chatting or watching TV.
Other Budget Gift Ideas
Pompom Keychains or Handbag Charms: Pompoms are great decoration! You can make them with yarn remnants that aren’t large enough to make substantial items. Our pompom how-to will walk you through how to make pompoms with a tool or things you have around the house. Just attach the pompom to a split ring, a carabiner or a trigger snap hook and you’ve made a fabulous little present!