Even if you’re completely broke this year, you can still give Christmas gifts to loved ones and let them know how much you care. Here are five free Christmas gift ideas. That’s right, these Christmas gifts won’t cost you anything.
A Heartfelt Note: Write a nice note about how much your friend or family member means to you. Include some shared memories and stories. In the note, you can explain that you aren’t able to afford gifts this year, but still wanted to recognize the special role the giftee holds in your life.
An Old Photograph: This free Christmas gift is perfect for family or old friends. Give a copy of an old family photo or a photo from early in a friendship. Include some information about the photo — such as the year, location and people in the photo — especially if the photo is very old.
A Regift: Pass along something you’ve already been given. Be sure to remove any gift tags from this free Christmas gift, and make sure all the product’s packaging is intact. Also, be sure that your re-gift is something the giftee would actually want or use.
A Poem or Story: Write a poem or a short story for a loved one this Christmas. He or she will appreciate the effort you put into this free Christmas gift. You can make your poem or story funny or sentimental. For example, write an adventure story featuring your friend or family member.
A Coupon Booklet: Make coupons redeemable for favors. All you need for this free Christmas gift is some paper and a pen. When creating your coupon books, think about what the people in your life need. For example, give parents with young children a coupons for babysitting. Give pet owners pet sitting coupons. Create lawn mowing coupons for home owners. You get the idea.