I was talking to a youth pastor friend of mine today and he asked about a Christmas gift idea for his students that was under $5. There are certainly some other good ideas out there (leave yours in the comments!) but here’s an idea we did forever ago that was really fun:

  • Go to the local dollar store and buy a small picture frame that you can write on/with matte with space for writing
  • Write a personal note or memory from the past year on the frame/matte
  • Get a picture of them, the two of you together or your whole small group/youth group and put it in the frame

Boom! A Christmas gift that’s cheap but super warm, personal and memorable.