There are some people (grandparents, spouses, siblings) that I like to give a little mass produced extra in addition to a DIY creation for Christmas. However, the same situations applies... money is tight. So I search for FREEBIES to give as gifts. There really is nothing better than getting something that is normally $15+ for no more than shipping and giving it to someone and having them think you spent a small (relative) fortune on it.
Here is my current list of Freebies:
Free 2013 Photo Calendar from Vistaprint
Free Custom Mug from Vistaprint
20 Free Custom Gift Tags from InkGarden
10 Free Christmas Cards from InkGarden
Free Flip Book from Vistaprint
Free Baby Talk Magazine Subscription
Free Samples of Airborne (4 packs).... seems silly but a great stocking stuffer!
Free Jiffy Corn Bread Recipe Book (again seems silly... but think stocking stuffers people!)
50 Free 4x6 prints from Shutterfly (for new members only... create a new email if you have to)
Also, make sure that you sign up and ask to be on the email list for Walgreens, Shutterfly, Vistaprint, InkGarden, Walmart, ect. They are always emailing you freebies! And if you don't like your email being bombarded with spam make a new email specifically for freebies (and sweepstakes if you're into that kind of thing ::wink::wink::)