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:
- Mail and package delivery people
- Hair and nail artists
- Teachers, caregivers, and bus drivers
- 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!
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.
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.
- Mini bottles of sparkling cider
- Local honey
- Homemade spice and seasoning mixes
- Popcorn and movie theater snacks
- Hot chocolate mix
- Flavored syrups
- Mandarin oranges
- Homemade cookies
- Christmas coffee mug with assorted candy
- Hot chocolate bombs
- Artisan chocolates or caramels
- $5-10 coffee shop gift card
Beauty & Personal Care Bulk Gifts
- Jar of Naked Salve
- Lip balms
- Facial sheet masks
- Jar of DIY Moisturizing Mash
- DIY bath bombs
- Jar of DIY peppermint lip scrub
- Homemade bath salts
Home Decor & Kitchen Bulk Gifts
Give them something they can use to spruce up their surroundings or put to good use in the kitchen.
- Scented candles
- Christmas ornaments
- Succulents and other small plants
- DIY Recipe Tea Towel
- Cooking utensils
- Christmas pot holders
Practical Bulk Gifts
Looking for a gift for coworkers? Try something practical.
- Hand sanitizer with holder
- Reusable water bottle or drink tumbler
- Mini slide-top tin with bandaids, safety pins, etc.
- Magnetic photo frame for the fridge or file cabinet
- DIY Clothespin Magnets
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?