11 Gifts for $11

I was asked last week by Sherry Williams of KHOU Channel 11 to put together 11 gifts for $11 and under… the catch? I could NOT use sales or coupons!
That goes against everything I have in my body! But, I sucked it up and came up with what I think are some great gifts.
In this picture are:
Teen Girl Gift: all kinds of toiletries, makeup, brush, body wash, and a shower caddy to carry it in. $11
Tween Girl Gift: $10 at Walmart a craft set for making bracelets and headbands.
B-B-Q: A1 sauce, marinade, basting brush, beef rub. $8
Family Game Night: 2 board games from Toys-R-Us. $7.98
Throw blanket and Book: One of my favorites! Throw at Walmart $5, Book $2.99. Total $7.99
Roaster Pan: One of those things you never buy for yourself! $9.98
Baking Basket: $10.50
Family Movie Night: Always a big hit at our house, $11
Simple Start: Mini car starter, clearanced at Walmart for $10 (was $22) they had a TON!
Grandparent potted gift: $4.50
Lunch Box: filled with camping supplies $10.48
This is a gift I did for a teen boy. What do you buy them under $100?
This basket has a Sports illustrated, notebook, sunglasses, shampoo, deodorant, playing cards, and mouth wash. Is it just me or are they obsessed with smelling good? This basket was the most expensive at $11.50

The Grandparent flower pot was the cheapest and I think turned out the cutest!
I took a $1 terra cotta pot from the $$ store. Painted it white, took my 3 year olds foot and painted it brown, turned it upside down and stamped it on the pot. Then I took her hands and painted them brown to make the antlers of the reindeer and stamped those on. Gave him some eyes and a red nose, wrote Merry Christmas on it, got a $3.50 poinsettia from Walmart and you have a cute gift!
The Family Movie basket is another favorite. It is so easy to do. I got the cute popcorn basket from the $.99 store. But, you can get a clean one from the movie theatre as well. Filled it with movie candy, microwave popcorn and a good family movie, so easy and cheap. My kids love getting things like this, they make sure we use it.

The Baking Basket was my girls favorite. From the Dollar Tree I got the mixing bowl, and utensils. At Randall’s I grabbed any cookie or cake mixes that sounded yummy and threw in a pot holder and you have a very nice gift for what I thought was an adult. I have changed my mind however, and I think I am going to be giving these to all the little girl birthday parties my kids get invited to!

The experience with Sherry Williams and her photographer was awesome, she was so professional and accommodating with all my kids everywhere. They didn’t phase her at all! If you want to see the program segment that Sherry put together it will be on this Friday (November 20th) on Houston KHOU channel 11 between 5am-7am, then again at 5pm and again on Saturday morning from 7am-9am.

11 Responses to “11 Gifts for $11”

  1. Tracey C. Says:

    Great job!! After using sales and coupons for so long, it is second nature to think outside the box!! You made some great gift ideas and I will be linking to this post for my readers..they will love it! Thanks for sharing!Warmth,

  2. Amy Says:

    Awesome! I finally have ideas for my secret sister at church! I've been wanting to do a movie basket but wasn't sure how. I'm totally stealing this idea!

  3. .:Anna:. Says:

    Those turned out so cute. I love blankets. I have a BOX in my closet as well as a couple stacks of them. I wish it were colder in Texas so I could get more use out of them.Well done-that was a lot of shopping!

  4. Tracy Says:

    I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who noticed that teenage boys are obsessed with smelling good. I have 2 boys, ages 14 and 13, and they are so into how everything smells. They even asked for one of those "free" Glade products to be put in their room.

  5. A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) Says:

    Although we're moving away from neighbor gifts in this neighborhood (SO GLAD) and are encouraged, instead, to find a charity we believe in, I saw a great neighbor gift idea which I morphed into a colleague gift.Oven Mitt with little kitchen utensils stuffed inside.For the coupon queen, I'm going to go ahead and suggest a novel idea that just popped into my sleep deprived head: a loofah mitt stuffed with all those fantastic deals you get at CVS and Walgreens.I really think I'm beyond brilliant when I am this tired.

  6. Jen Says:

    I saw you on tv this morning! Great job with the gifts…I am going to try to NOT wait until the last minute for gifts this year. Maybe I can be as creative as you are.

  7. Hall Family Says:

    I'm curious what the book was! 🙂 haha

  8. Lisa Says:

    great job! Love all the ideaS! 🙂

  9. The Wilde Family Says:

    Good ideas Tiff! I just may use a few of them…we really could have used the "Simple Start" way back in the day on our little trip to Moab! 🙂

  10. ncbell240 Says:

    I missed the show this morning due to a barometric migraine. Still have it but am going to tune in to the 5pm show.

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