The Frugalite’s 2023 Guide to a Thrifty Christmas

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By the author of The Ultimate Guide to Frugal Living and What to Eat When You’re Broke

Are you ready for Christmas? The big day is drawing near. However, it seems a lot more difficult this year. Money is tight for many of us, and situations have changed. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it really seems as though things are different in 2023.

There’s still time to make merry on a budget. In this article, I’ve rounded up ALL of our Christmas content that we’ve published on The Frug to help you in a variety of different areas. Read on for our best thrifty holiday tips.

Thrifty Gift Ideas

Here’s a roundup of our best gift ideas for the holidays.

My Frugal Christmas on a Budget

Heartfelt Frugal Gifts to Give When Money is Tight

Frugal Christmas Gift Idea: 3D-Printed Action Toys

3D-Printed Christmas Gifts for the Girly Girl in Your Life

Thrifty Holiday Gifts You Can Start Now

(More) Low-Cost Holiday Gifts You Can Start Making Now

5 Fantastic Homemade Gifts for Frugal Holiday Giving

A Frugalite Holiday Wish List (and Wish NOT List!!!)

How to Make Frugal Gift Baskets for $10 or Less

Decorating on a Dime

20 Free, Frugal, & Festive Ways to Wrap Christmas Gifts

10 Ways to Reuse Christmas Cards

My Thrifty Treasured Holiday Décor

Festively Frugal Food

30 Thrifty Things for Christmas Dinner

Last Minute Tips for A Festive and Frugal Christmas Event

Easy, Thrifty Holiday Cookies from Pantry Ingredients

Miscellaneous Holiday Thoughts

The Frugalite’s Guide to Affordable Holiday Travel

A Frugalite’s Guide to Managing Holiday Expectations

How Christmas Giving Can Create Generous Children

3 Ways to Preserve Your Holiday Leftovers and Add Them to Your Pantry

What to Buy at the After-Christmas Sales


It’s not what’s under the tree. It’s not what’s on the table.

It’s who’s around the tree and at the table.

This year, opt out of the stress and lean into the love. That’s what my family is doing. And it’s going to be glorious.

Do you have any thrifty holiday tips to share? How do you make the most of the holidays with the least amount of money? Let’s discuss it in the comments section!

About Daisy

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, adventure-seeking, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty; 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived; and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. Her work is widely republished across alternative media and she has appeared in many interviews.

Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books, 12 self-published books, and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses at SelfRelianceand You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is an author and blogger. She's the single mom of two daughters and credits extreme frugality and a good sense of humor for her debt-free lifestyle. She is the author of numerous books, the editor of, and is the founder of a small digital publishing company in the emergency preparedness niche.

2 thoughts on “The Frugalite’s 2023 Guide to a Thrifty Christmas”

  1. I like to buy solid red paper napkins, especially when they are on sale. They can be used for multiple holidays throughout the year.

  2. I think things really are different. Not only are prices significantly higher, but also package sizes are a lot lower in many cases. So they get you coming and going. I also notice that my beloved clearance rack doesn’t have that many deals because 1/2 off a really high prices is still pretty high. For example I scored some great pumpkin bread mix but it was still $2.50, which in other years would have been close to full price.

    That said, downsizing the holidays is a good idea and you can make a lot of merry without spending a ton! Thanks for the roundup and links – they are really handy. 🙂

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