It's Week Five of Great Gifts For Under $10. Today is a bit of a random selection but all easily doable for much under ten dollars. Three of these you can easily make for less than $5.
1) Driftwood Garland: These babies sell for quite a lot of money in catalogs and home decor shops. They are free to make if you have a location where you can get a lot of free driftwood. I have made a couple of these for only the cost of the twine to thread the garlands on. That's a few pennies really.
2) Burt's Bees Hand Salve: During the dry winter season this stuff is a godsend! I found it online for $7-9. Even living near the ocean I find that my skin has really been drying up lately. My cuticles need constant attention. Burt's Bees time. With a soothing scent and nice texture this is a great salve for dry skin. A great gift anyone will enjoy.
3) Handmade Paper Butterflies: These are so gorgeous for a mobile, to hang in front of a large window or near a bedroom wall. I think these are prettiest when you choose magazine pages with really bold contrasts to them. They are really easy, so pretty and cost nothing but string and old magazine pages you probably already have on hand. If you want to make a mobile, add the cost of a small dowel.
4) Wire Wrapped Necklace: With a few collected free treasures this necklace can be made for just a few dollars. All you need is jewelry wire and leather or cord or chain. This is a piece of sea glass I picked up on an East Coast beach.
So there are four more great ideas for your holiday giving this year. I think all total for the series we should be at about 15-17 gift ideas now. Hope you are finding inspiration that is just right for your needs this year. Some years it's all about making fun things and some years it's about finding great things you can easily give without a lot of extra work. Hopefully I'm giving you a mix of both. Hope your holiday preparations are going well and you are having time to take in the sights and sounds of the season too. Happy day!
Images 1, 3, 4 by kalanicut
Image 2 via Burt's Bees