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Cheap Holiday Candy Gifts

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

There are many cheap Christmas candy gifts that will work for many of the holidays, including Easter, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day.  If you are looking to buy a cheap present for someone because your budget is super tight, you have a lot of really good options to keep in mind.  In this article, I’d like to go over some of the best ways to save money on your holiday candy gift giving needs.  You can pull this off really cheap, if you do it right.

Buying Cheap Candy All Year

The best way to save a lot of money on the candy itself is to shop when it goes on clearance, which happens at the end of every holiday season.  Now, some of the candy items, like candy canes, and others, might not taste nearly as good if you wait an entire year to give it out.

At the end of Halloween, for example, you can buy the old leftover candy at the stores for 50% off and sometimes 75% off or more.  Now, in order to make the goodies work for the next major holiday, Christmas, you need to make sure to avoid anything that have the individual pieces marked as Halloween.  This is actually pretty easy to find.

While sometimes the packaging appears to be seasonal, it’s often just he outside bag that is marked.  So, Snickers and Milky Way bars, for example, might just have the ordinary wrapping on each individual piece.  The outside packaging might very well be the only part that is marked.  This gives you a great way to save money and put together a super cheap holiday candy gift for Christmas, a birthday, or other holiday.  It’s pretty easy to get the main supplies this way.

Since you know how to get the goodies cheap, you need to focus now on the container to put it in.  Each holiday offers different options, so be sure to read which one will work best for you.

Cheap Christmas Candy Gifts

Small Stocking:  Put some candy canes and various goodies from the previous holiday in there and you can put together a cheap holiday candy gift for well under 10 dollars, which should fit into most budgets.  You can actually find Christmas stocking at the dollar stores, so for just a buck, you’ll have a really good container to hold all the sugary goodies.

Simple Tissue Paper:  Use it to make a sack of sorts and tie it up with a bow at the top.  It works really well and you can also use regular wrapping paper.  When you use festive holiday paper, it fits the theme properly and will look really nice, even though the container could actually be free if you just use leftover wrap for it.

Christmas Mug:  They come out with a ton of different ones each and every year, so you’ll have a good chance to find them cheap.  Once again, you can generally find them dollar stores, so the entire gift basket could cost you under 5 dollars or so, making it a super cheap option.

Gift Bag:  You can find really cheap gift bags, often for well under a dollar, so you won’t have too much money tied up in the container.  It’s a great way to put together a really cheap candy gift for Christmas.

Cheap Easter Candy Gifts

Easter Basket:  Why not just use a very small Easter basket to put the candy in?  It would certainly fit the theme well.  It might not be very unusual or unique, but it certainly is traditional.  You can find the baskets at very cheap prices, or you can go with designer types that are rather expensive. 

Easter Bucket:  Why not use some of the new buckets that have been offered at Easter in more recent years?  They are generally only one or two dollars, so you won’t have too much tied up into them.  Plus, you can add some grass, so you don’t have to add a ton of candy to the basket.

Giant Egg:  It’s seasonal and makes a lot of sense.  Giant Easter eggs are not that expensive, depending on how big you want it to be.  You will find them all over the place at the end of the season, so you can buy them on clearance and save them for the following year, if you prefer.

Cheap Halloween Candy Presents

Halloween Bowl:  You can find holiday bowls at dollar stores, so they will fit into your budget.

Trick or Treat Bucket:  This is very practical, especially if you give it out before October 31st, so they can use it when they go out trick or treating.

Cheap Valentine’s Day Candy Gifts

Jewelry Box:  Buy a cheap jewelry box and fill it out with candy for a cheap gift basket that won’t cost a lot of money.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money on these if you buy a smaller one.

Heart Shaped Dish:  These can be found pretty cheap, so it won’t cost you a lot to make this idea a reality.  They are available for a few dollars, so you can put together the entire present for under 15 dollars.

Flower Vase:  Just put in one flower with the small water tube at the bottom and fill the rest of the vase with candy. It will look neat and is very unusual and unique. Even with the expense of the vase, you can create this one for under 20 dollars.

Birthday Candy Gifts for Kids and Adults

Sand Buckets:  Great for small kids that love going to the beach and playing around in the sand and water.  They are available for very little money and you can buy them for the following year when they are on clearance sales.

Serving Bowls:  Serving bowls are great for adults, especially if they are new homeowners or just starting out.  It’s an easy option to keep in mind and it is very practical.

Champagne Glasses:  Many adults would love a glass filled with goodies.  It’s a really good idea for cheap candy gifts.



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