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25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Desiree from the 36th Avenue shares 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5.

My favourites are the Tea Cup Lights and the Baking Kit (pictured above).


  1. Onshopper

    I shred this on my FB page for all my buddies who need teacher gifts. Great craft ideas for my grandkids too. Thanks

  2. Mrs. B

    Great idea! Perfect for a girlfriend who likes to bake!

  3. Desiree

    Thank you so much for the shout out!

  4. Minou

    There’s no way that could be a $5 gift! The spatula would be $5, and all those fancy cupcake wrappers would be $20-$30 (at least, they would be at any regular store in Canada!). Then there would be the cost of the lunchbox, booklet, and decorations. Cute gift, but not a $5 one!

  5. Jennifer

    minou: you can find some of these items such as the spatula and cupcake holders and decorations at the dollar store….I don’t know where you live but i’ve never seen cupcake holders for $20-$30, nor do I know any person who would spend that kind of money on cupcake holders.

  6. Jennifer

    I love the ideas for the cookies, bread and cupcake making kit. I’ll be trying these out for birthday presents and Christmas for sure. Thanks for posting it.

  7. Cassie Howard

    My pleasure, Desiree!

  8. Minou

    The fancy and colourful ones are $1 a package at minimum for 24 (and that would be a great sale — I buy them for that in the US when I’m there), they usually come with one design per package, so there are at least 20 packages of baking cups in that box for them to stay put to that height.

    The only time I ever saw a cake decorating spatula at a dollar store was about seven years ago. It was a wooden handled one with a straight blade — not the more desirable and expensive offset blade. I guess the small dollar store had found a closeout deal on Wilton items, but I’ve never seen it since.

    Believe me, I’ve been deal-hunting for years and into cake decorating for the last nine years. There’s no way a person could just go out shopping and pay $5 for the items in that box.

  9. Minou

    The supplies in the kit are from The “booklet” in the kit is actually a set of tips and a pastry bag for decorating cupcakes. It sells on the site for $19.50. The paper cupcake wrappers are there as well.

  10. Mrs B

    I think the idea is to inspire and be creative. You can make this gift as inexpensive as you want or spend a little more if it’s a really close friend. I love the link to the site for other cute ideas too!

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