20 Easy Recycled Gift Ideas Your Family Will Love

Why am I talking about upcycling and recycled gift ideas?

Because gift giving can be hard when you are on a budget or knee deep in debt.

Yet I know you still want to give beautiful, thoughtful gifts.

You love your family and friends and you want them to know how much you appreciate them being in your life.

But at the same time you don’t want to be going into debt or giving up your frugal ways every time a holiday comes round.

And then there is your growing awareness of the environment and the impact so much spending on stuff can have on it.

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Homemade recycled presents are always a joy to receive

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So how do you marry your budget, your environmental concerns and your keenness to give thoughtful, useful and beautiful presents to family and friends?

I tell you how, by making your own handmade recycled material gifts through focusing on up-cycling and recycling gift ideas.

Up-cycle and re-purpose things that you already have around your home into something completely new and unique.

All for a few pennies and a little time.

You can be frugal, save money and be eco friendly when you know how.

Recyclable Gifts Are Money Savers

Upcycling, as it is known, is very much the thing now.

By upcycling something you are taking something you have, recycling it into a new item and giving it a new purpose.

Upcycled gifts are a fantastic way to keep things out of landfill, give new life to something and it can all be done on a small budget.

Possibly even for free if you have enough bits and bobs lying around to enable you to give gifts made from recycled materials only, without buying anything else.

You can of course buy recycled gifts but why do that when you can make them yourself?

These 20 recycled gift ideas are all focused on re-using items for another purpose, breathing new life into something that has been discarded.

Where you haven’t got some of the materials then you will be able to find them cheaply in thrift stores, car boots or yard sales.

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So many recycling gift ideas for you to try!

Cool recycled gifts That Suit All Budgets

Saving money should never be at the expense of others.

You can still give beautiful gifts when you are on a tight budget or living on one income.

Some of the best frugal living tips focus on doing things for yourself.

When you do your own gift making, gardening or home maintenance you gain new skills.

Making your own eco friendly presents using these recycled gift ideas will save you a good chunk of money and stop you going into debt. And increase your skills.

Win: win.

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21 Easy Recycled Gift Ideas

I love how creative these up-cycling and recycled gift ideas are. So many easy gifts that you can make, some in only minutes. No matter your creative skill level you are going to love making and giving these crafts.

Homemade Recycled Gifts On A Budget

When you want to treat family and friends to the best recyclable gifts they deserve what better way to do so than with something homemade?

Being frugal is not about going without or keeping your money to yourself.

Being frugal is about making smart decisions about your money and choosing to do things differently without.

These recycling gift ideas are not about buying something and then making it into something else.

These are absolutely about using what you already have.

With 20 cheap eco friendly gifts to make you are bound to find things that you already have the basics for.

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Last Updated on 26th September 2021 by Emma

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