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12 days of holiday gifts: quality presents to buy at a low cost

Alexis Marvin, spread editor

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Bath and Body Works is almost always having a sale, and around the holidays, mini lotions, soaps, and perfumes are only 3 for $12. You can wrap them up and give them all to one person, or split each one up and give it to three people.

Bath and Body Works is almost always having a sale, and around the holidays, mini lotions, soaps, and perfumes are only 3 for $12. You can wrap them up and give them all to one person, or split each one up and give it to three people.

For your hippie friend, a tie-dye t-shirt is always the route to go. Tie-dye kits are $10 each at Michael's and plain white shirts are $3.

For your hippie friend, a tie-dye t-shirt is always the route to go. Tie-dye kits are $10 each at Michael’s and plain white shirts are $3.

At craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michael's, fabric is available which can be used for several different things. You can easily make a blanket with a favorite college or sports team, and gift it to whomever. Fabric can be as low as $6 a yard and there are always coupons available.

At craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michael’s, fabric is available which can be used for several different things. You can easily make a blanket with a favorite college or sports team, and gift it to whomever. Fabric can be as low as $6 a yard and there are always coupons available.

Barnes and Noble is always having a sale on special items, including this coloring book for grown-ups. Perfect for the crafty friend, throw in some pens or colored pencils and watch them color away! The coloring book itself is $7 and colored pencils can be found at Target for $3.

Barnes and Noble is always having a sale on special items, including this coloring book for grown-ups. Perfect for the crafty friend, throw in some pens or colored pencils and watch them color away! The coloring book itself is $7 and colored pencils can be found at Target for $3.

For your beauty guru friend, this $10 palette from Sephora is perfect.

For your beauty guru friend, this $10 palette from Sephora is perfect.

Have you ever seen those recipes on the back of your Chex Mix box? Well, any one of those can be created and placed in holiday-themed tins and cans for a perfect holiday treat. Supplies for the recipe can be found at any grocery store for under $15.

Have you ever seen those recipes on the back of your Chex Mix box? Well, any one of those can be created and placed in holiday-themed tins and cans for a perfect holiday treat. Supplies for the recipe can be found at any grocery store for under $15.

If you're on a really tight budget, you can easily make a book of "coupons" for free. They can include a free date night, free cleaning of the house, free movie day, or if you're lucky even a day at the zoo!

If you’re on a really tight budget, you can easily make a book of “coupons” for free. They can include a free date night, free cleaning of the house, free movie day, or if you’re lucky even a day at the zoo!

Christmas-scented candles always make the perfect gift. These can be found at the dollar store closest to you for no more than $3 each.

Christmas-scented candles always make the perfect gift. These can be found at the dollar store closest to you for no more than $3 each.

Hand-painted ornaments come made with love, and can be used for many years after they've been gifted. Clear, glass Christmas balls can be found at consumercrafts.com for $3, and paint for $3 as well.

Hand-painted ornaments come made with love, and can be used for many years after they’ve been gifted. Clear, glass Christmas balls can be found at consumercrafts.com for $3, and paint for $3 as well.

Homemade bath salts look nice and smell delicious. Simply take Epsom salts ($1 at Dollar Tree) and add your favorite essential oil (Bulk Apothecary $5). For a more fun bath experience, add a few drops of food coloring.

Homemade bath salts look nice and smell delicious. Simply take Epsom salts ($1 at Dollar Tree) and add your favorite essential oil (Bulk Apothecary $5). For a more fun bath experience, add a few drops of food coloring.

Another sale Bath and Body Works almost always has is 5 for $5 hand sanitizers. These can be gifted as one gift, or split up and put with a bag of candy or something else and given to multiple friends.

Another sale Bath and Body Works almost always has is 5 for $5 hand sanitizers. These can be gifted as one gift, or split up and put with a bag of candy or something else and given to multiple friends.

A popcorn movie night is a great gift for your film-loving friend. Target always has a great selection of movies for $5. Everything else can be found at the dollar store. The popcorn bucket is $1, the candy is $1, and the popcorn itself is $3 per bag.

A popcorn movie night is a great gift for your film-loving friend. Target always has a great selection of movies for $5. Everything else can be found at the dollar store. The popcorn bucket is $1, the candy is $1, and the popcorn itself is $3 per bag.

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