These $15 Gift Ideas for Women will bless her with a little luxury that will bring joy to the occasion. Stay on budget and give her something she’ll really love!
With the average consumer planning to spend over $700 on holiday presents this year, I’ve been taking some time to reflect on what exactly we are trying to accomplish by giving gifts.
Are we just trying to get done what is expected of us, spend the right amount, and check it off the list? Or do we genuinely want to bring joy to our loved ones?
If our goal is the latter, then a gift becomes much more than a status symbol, and at the same time (for me at least) there’s suddenly a lot less pressure. All we really need to do is bless the receiver with a little luxury that will bring joy to the season.
I doubt your friends and family expect you to go into debt in order to give them gifts anyway. To that end, here are 7 gift ideas for under $15 that the women in your life will love.
Contains affiliate links to a few of my favorite frugal gift ideas for women.
$15 Gift Ideas for Women
1. Handmade Natural Skincare
Pick out a couple of bars of handmade soap, maybe a lip balm, and a natural loofah to create a mini-spa gift basket. If you’re shopping early, I love Etsy for affordable and luxurious bath goodies.
2. Learn to Knit Kit
Print off a cute and simple pattern for free from ravelry.com. Chunky scarves are great for beginners, or maybe pick one of these. Then gather up the supplies from the list on the pattern including bamboo needles and some lovely natural wool yarn. Even better, if you know how to knit, spend time with your loved one teaching them how.
Image sources: Tea cup, herb garden, cookie jar, veggies, bread, knitting via Flikr.
3. Cookies in a Jar
Find your most delicious cookie, bean soup, or hot drink mix recipe, and gather up the ingredients. Get a mason jar, add in the dry ingredients one at a time for a pretty layered look, put the lid on, and tie a bow around the top. Be sure to print out the recipe and instructions to include with the gift.
Put packets of seeds in a hand painted flower pot for your favorite green thumb (or wanna-be gardener. Azure Standard is a good source for seeds if you’re already ordering from them, but Amazon also has some.
5. Tea Lovers Gift Basket
Gather up your favorite loose-leaf tea and a stainless steel tea infuser, and put them in a lovely teacup.
6. Homemade Health & Beauty Products
Make your own beauty products including Lavender Bubble Bath, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Sea Salt Body Scrub, or Honey Lip Balm. Put them in a jar with a pretty label to give as a gift.
7. Handmade & Local
Visit a local shop or craft bizarre and purchase handmade gifts made by local artisans. It is always amazing to see the abundant talent right in your own backyard.
Share your best frugal gift ideas in the comments!
12 thoughts on “$15 Gift Ideas for Women”
I love this list so much, Shannon. Such great ideas. And, this “Or do we genuinely want to bring joy to our loved ones?” A breath of fresh air to me this morning, friend!! Thank you.
Great ideas! Love the Tea gift idea.
Fantastic list! I’ve pinned it. We do new year’s baskets for loved ones and keep it simple. Tasty homemade goodies, homecanned foods, and I think this year we may include some homesmoked bacon… :D
May I ask how you created your collage? I’ve been having trouble finding something that doesn’t cut my pictures off in weird places. Did you use a tool or do it manually?
I used picmonkey. It was really easy, and it’s free too. :)
These are great ideas! I’ve only known how to knit and can food for a year but these simple homemade gifts have already jumped to the top of my list for gift-giving. People really appreciate them.
I need to get out my crochet hook. Scarves with a handmade soap for everyone this year. :D
I love these ideas! I pinned them to my Christmas Gifts, Recipes, and Crafts board.
Love, love, love the learn to knit kit! SO clever! :)
Great suggestions! I love the idea of the seed packets and the gloves for a gardener!
I’m usually an online shopper, because of ease and good prices. However, I love to shop the local boutiques for unique items! I’m a big fan of pottery, and you can always get unique pieces from local artists. We also have an olive and vinegar tasting bar in our area that has unique flavors for an economical price.
I’m just now getting into handmade health and beauty, so I love the recommendations there!
Knit or crochet a washcloth or dishcloth, wrap it around a homemade bar of soap or bottle of dishsoap, and voila! Christmas!