Whether we’re ready or not the holiday season is upon us. But with all the gift-giving and party-attending, your wallet might be hurtin’. Mine is too, friend. So this holiday season I’m looking for cheap ways to celebrate the holidays. Here’s some of my favorites free or cheap things to do this holiday season.
- Bake cookies.
- Make ornaments (Pinterest has some great ideas!).
- Make and send holiday cards.
- Make gifts for your loved ones.
- Rock out to holiday tunes.
- Snuggle up with a good book (get it from your local library!).
- Snuggle up with a loved one (or your pet!).
- Pop popcorn and watch a holiday movie (there’s plenty of free ones on Hulu!).
- Sip on some cider (or cocoa!).
- If it’s cold enough, make a snowman. If not, play outside! You need that vitamin D, even in the winter.
- Visit a neighbor.
- Catch up with old friends.
- Make dinner for a friend or someone in need.
- Break out your Crock-Pot and try a new recipe.
- Eat dinner by candlelight.
- Do a good deed.
- Learn a new skill (may I suggest knitting?!).
- Decorate your home with homemade decorations (may I suggest coffee filter snowflakes?).
- Drive around and look at the holiday lights.
- Throw a holiday soiree (To keep costs down, ask guests to bring a dish or appetizer!).
- Check out free location-specific things to do in your area (Simply Google “holiday activities” and your town name.).
- Start a new tradition (Bonus points if you make it a bit wacky!).
- Get your spring cleaning out of the way now!
- The holidays can be tough sometimes, find little ways to pamper yourself at home. Give yourself a manicure or make a DIY face mask.
- Roast marshmallows (You can even do roast marshmallows indoors with this fancy gadget.).
- Stay in your pajamas all day.
- Break out the board games (Sorry! I’m not sorry!).
- Document the holiday season by taking pictures or journaling.
- Just relax and enjoy the holiday season!
What are your favorite free or cheap things to do this holiday season? Let me know in the comments!
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