Bulk Christmas Gifts: 30 Inexpensive Bulk Gift Ideas

Bulk Christmas gifts don't have to look cheap.

The best bulk Christmas gifts are the ones that enable you to spread holiday cheer to as many people as possible without wreaking havoc on your holiday budget. Picking out unique gifts for every person in your life takes a lot of time and money, while a thoughtfully-chosen bulk holiday gift lets you spread maximum cheer at an affordable price.

With the right bulk gift, you can afford a gift for everyone on your list who makes a difference in your life. That list might include:

  • Neighbors
  • Mail and package delivery people
  • Hair and nail artists
  • Cleaners
  • Gardeners
  • Teachers, caregivers, and bus drivers
  • Coworkers
  • Vets, pet groomers, and kennel employees
  • … and more!

And buying gifts in bulk doesn’t have to mean getting cheap junk no one will ever use — far from it! In the list below, you’ll find dozens of perfect gift ideas — from useful gifts to items for self-care and stress relief — that are inexpensive to buy in bulk.

Whether you’re looking for bulk Christmas gifts for employees, practical gifts for your friend group, or stocking stuffers that anyone will love, we’ve curated a list of bulk gift ideas that are sure to come in handy. These inexpensive gifts will show you much you care in a budget-friendly way!

There are lots of foods you can buy in bulk and give as Christmas gifts.

30 Inexpensive Bulk Christmas Gift Ideas

There are plenty of gift-worthy items that aren’t terribly expensive. Locally-made artisan products are always a thoughtful gift option, and you get to support a local business with your purchase!

Here are a few thoughtful gift ideas you can use as inspiration for bulk gifts, including homemade gifts, ideas for buying local, and things you can buy online or in your nearest grocery store.

How you package bulk Christmas gifts is what makes them special.

Food & Drink Bulk Gifts

We all need to eat and drink, so food and treats tend to make for great gifts! They’ll love anything homemade, but there are plenty of store-bought items that would make for equally festive gifts.

Beauty products make great Bulk Christmas Gifts.

Beauty & Personal Care Bulk Gifts

Putting a beautiful DIY gift tag on something makes bulk Christmas gifts special.

Home Decor & Kitchen Bulk Gifts

Give them something they can use to spruce up their surroundings or put to good use in the kitchen.

A lot of practical items make great Bulk Christmas Gifts.

Practical Bulk Gifts

Looking for a gift for coworkers? Try something practical.

Buy food items in bulk for Christmas gifts, then package them festively for great inexpensive gifts.

BONUS: Wrapping & Packaging Bulk Gifts

It’s not hard to put together a nice-looking gift — you can often just slap a ribbon and gift tag right on the package! Divide up candy and other treats by putting small portions into cellophane gift bags. Little Christmas stockings are great for small items like lip balms or homemade bath salts.

Once your gifts are packed up and ready for gifting, I recommend storing them somewhere accessible, like the near your front door or in the trunk of your car. That way, you can take advantage of any unexpected visits or encounters with people on your gift list — I experience a lot of these run-ins around the holidays!

And don’t forget the most important maxim of gift giving: it’s the thought that counts! Try not to get too hung up on choosing the perfect or ideal gift — the purpose of gift-giving is expressing gratitude and appreciation, and we shouldn’t let ourselves loose sight of that!

Do you usually give bulk Christmas gifts during the holidays?

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