Ginger Snap Crafts: $5.00 & under gift ideas {link party}

$5.00 & under gift ideas {link party}

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Well, Thanksgiving is over…now on to Christmas! Yay! :)
So what are YOU doing for neighbor, teacher &/or friend gifts this year?
(I have no idea what we are going to do!  Yikes!)

Each year on Christmas Eve we go undercover as Santa’s Elves,
& try to secretly deliver Christmas gifts to our neighbors & friends.  So fun!

Over the next few weeks I am going to share
what our family has done in the past,
& I need YOU to share your gift ideas, too!
I’ll be choosing one of YOUR ideas to use this year! :)
If I chose YOUR gift idea I will spotlight
YOUR blog on Christmas Eve & show everyone our version!
The catch is they have to be $5.00 or under gift ideas!
We’ve got a lot of neighbors & friends! :)
So they need to be cute & CHEAP!

Doesn’t that sound fun?

Ginger Snap Crafts

So grab a button, add it to your post or sidebar, join the party & help me spread the word!
The more bloggers we have, the more ideas we can all share!  Wahoo! :)

UPDATE:  If you need a smaller button, grab the code from my sidebar!

To start off with I’m going to show you our HO HO HO blocks from a couple of years ago!
Super easy & cute to make & way under the $5.00 price limit! Yay!

ho ho ho blocks
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All you need are some leftover 2x4’s cut into 3 blocks, some HO HO HO vinyl, ribbon & paint.
Paint your blocks red, green & white.  Let dry and then apply the vinyl lettering.

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Stack them up.  Add some Christmas ribbon & that’s it!  Super cute & oh so easy!

 Can’t wait to see YOUR ideas!



  1. Great link party, Ginger! I can't wait to see everyone's ideas!

  2. Love this idea! Can't wait to see what everyone else is making. Though I found it hard to choose what to link up, as everything were making for people is under that! (tight budget!)

    I'll be looking for men's ideas, they're so tricky!

  3. Great Party!!! Thanks for hosting. I linked up four ideas :) This is right up my alley as I LOVE gift giving!!!!

    Can't wait to see all the ideas!!!


  4. also...just tried posting your button to my side bar and it's too large. Is there a way for me to make it smaller?

  5. Adding comment for Lish...had two post going on at once! Oops!


    Love those Ho Ho Blocks! Thanks for hosting such a fantastic link up too...I linked up lots because I am hosting a huge Kick off to Christmas event happening should check it out!

  6. Thanks a bunch! I now have your smaller button on my side bar :)

  7. How fun! I should have a few ideas in the next week or so since I decided to make a lot of my Christmas gifts (eeeek)! Adding it to my sidebar now : )

  8. Oh my cuteness. I would love to win these.

  9. These blocks are adorable! Love them!
    Tillie Thigpin

  10. What a fun party! Such great ideas. Thanks for hosting!!!

  11. Thanks for hosting - new follower and I linked up a couple of ideas :-)

  12. These are so cute! I'd love to win--I'm a follower

  13. So cute! I'm definitely trying a few of these out with my kids this holiday break. Thanks for sharing this linky!


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