6 Christmas Present Ideas For The Broke College Kid
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6 Christmas Present Ideas For The Broke College Kid

Let's be real, we all know you probably have $20 left to your name.

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6 Christmas Present Ideas For The Broke College Kid
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If you are in college, chances are you just spent your last $20 on cheesy bread from Domino's at three in the morning, while you cried over still writing your final research paper. There's no way you're going to be able to get the nice gifts that your family and friends deserve. Never you fear. Here are some easy Christmas gift ideas for all you crazy college kids who have less than $20 in their bank accounts.

1. Crochet or Knit something.

It seems like a lot of work, but honestly it's not. A ball of yarn usually costs between $2-4 and then needles cost about $5 depending on size. You can find so many patterns and instructional videos online to help you make the perfect pair of mittens, hats, scarves, or blanket. I mean who doesn't love something that was handmade and stitched with love?

2. Bake something.

I don't think I have met one person who doesn't like the Pillsbury sugar cookies with reindeer and Christmas tree on it. They don't even have to be cookies, you can easily make brownies, cupcakes, rice crispy treats and then decorate them for the holidays. You could also even do the cute thing, where you get a mug from the dollar store and add a packet of hot cocoa mix in it.

3. A picture frame with a picture of you and your loved one.

This is an easy one that can easily hold so much sentimental meaning. You can get a picture frame at the dollar store, and can print pictures from Walgreen's, CVS, or Walmart for like $3. It's especially nice if you write a little note on the back of the picture about a special memory you shared when the picture was taken.

4. Socks.

I've probably received more socks than I can count for the holidays, but you know what? I wear them. There is literally nothing wrong with giving and receiving socks because we all wear them. Plus, they're super cheap and come in cute designs. (If you're going to buy me more socks for Christmas, I personally enjoy the fuzzy ones.)

5. Re-gift.

Lets be real. We've all done this. Chances are you're going to get a gift you really don't need/want. I have no shame in re-gifting. If you're not going to use it, why waste it and have it sit in your closet or under your bed for a year? So you go and re-gift that body soap gift set you got from the Secret Santa gift exchange at work.

6. Make a cute IOU card because you can't afford anything.

If you really can't come up with anything, you can always make an IOU gift. Write your friend a card explaining that you're a broke college student, and offer to go out and get coffee or buy them a drink at the bar when the holidays are over and your life isn't crazy. After all, isn't the Christmas/Holiday season all about sending time with people you care about? Maybe spending time with those you love can be the best gift of all.

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