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Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year~ the build up to Christmas, the programs at church, the music, the decorations, the smells…  It is even more fun now that we have children and we can see those little faces light up on Christmas morning!  I am excited just thinking about it!
20 free (or almost free) Christmas Gifts!

It is definitely a fun time to shop, but it can also be a time when people tend to over-spend because we like to buy presents for this person & that person.  I love seeing my family and friend’s faces when I give them a gift that is perfect for them.   I personally start shopping on January 1st for Christmas the following year- my Mom taught me to do this.   (This is how I am able to be a (part time) stay at home mom on one income – because I wait for the super-low clearance prices on everything! haha!)   Nevertheless, I am always in the Christmas-shopping mood this time of year and I love to find great gifts for my family and friends!

Today, I am going to share some FREE gifts for Christmas and some almost FREE gifts.  I hope that you find something that works for you.  Happy (Christmas) Shopping!

  • First- if you know a new mom or mom-to-be (or if you are a Mom!) here are some great FREE gifts for you…

Use the code YMF4 on any of these sites to get the item for free- you just pay shipping!

  •   is our first one.  This baby carrier is great for newborns up to toddlers.   You can pick from a huge variety of styles and colors.   Use the code YMF4 to get this for FREE.  (savings of $40)

FREE baby carrier

Look- you can even embroider them now.  CUTE!
FREE baby sling!   USe code YMF4 at

  • This next one is MY FAVORITE because I have it and I LOVE IT!  I really do!  I have a pretty pink one for our baby girl (with 3 big brothers).    I love it because it keeps the germs out and it keeps people from waking her when she is asleep & we are out.   Just go to     to get this for free ($50 savings)

OH- and you pick the color/style. 
, use Promotion Code YMF4 TODAY!

  • I breastfed each of our children (I have nursed them and I’ve exclusively pumped for two of them for a year) – but with all four kids I’ve used this pillow.  I used it to bottle feed  & nurse them.  I’ve used it for helping them learn to sit and for working on tummy time.    You can get this for free ($40 value) right now at     with the code YOURMODERNFAMILY1
  • This is a great cover!   I used this when I was nursing our babies and when I had to pump for our babies.   I had the purple one, too.  You can see your baby when they are nursing and it still covers you completely.  This is free right now at     with the code YMF4 (save $35)

FREE nursing cover

Baby Leggings –  Go to and use the code YMF4 to get 5 free pairs of these adorable baby leggings!!
free baby leggings

  • A great gift for a neighbor, friend or family member is to make something and put it in a jar.  I love this Potato Soup in a Jar because it is personal, pretty & very practical.

Dried ingredients in a mason jar with decorations on it and text above it.

creative cheap gift for grandparents

  • ~ Make a video of your kids singing songs and telling stories.  Ask them questions that they can answer.   Put it on a DVD for family.   When I was in High School, I made a video where I just talked & talked.  I sat in my living room and talked for about an hour.  I gave it to my (now) husband to take to college.  I’m pretty sure that he never watched it, but if he missed me, he could just turn it on & there I was.  haha!

  • ~Babysitting Certificate.  If you have a friend, give her a “free night out” babysitting certificate.   (You figure its worth about $60 or more!)

 Peppermint Play dough – this is a great gift idea for kids!

Two balls of play dough, one red and one white with text above them.

  • ~OneTipsyChick shared this tip with me:  Certificates for (overnight) baby sitting, yard work, dinner – they delivered hot meals, a house-cleaning and other task/services they would have paid for.
  • DIY Creativity Box – this is such a fun and free idea!  You can spend as much or as little as you want!
    gift for creative child
  • How about this one for making key fobs for stocking stuffers – they would probably only cost about a dollar each or even less.  So Sew Easy is sharing this idea with us:  Making little key fobs for your keys.  I love these.

 DIY key fobs - cheap & easy to make for a gift.



DIY Rustic Cake Stand from
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DIY Scented Room Spray:  This one is such a cute idea for anyone.  It is festive & practical:
DIY scented room spray

  • Hand painted Santa & Christmas Sign
    DIY Christmas sign
  • ~Wrap a plate of baked goods.  My friend, Kristy, does this for her family every year.  My husband’s Aunt Donna does this, too. 

Isn’t it fun to think about holiday shopping (and gift-making?)


If you have some ideas, please share them in the comments.  I am ALWAYS on the hunt for great ideas!  Thanks!
In the meantime, check out my Pinterest Boards for some more great ideas that I have pinned from other sites.

20 free (or almost free) Christmas Gifts!

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. I tried to get the free baby stuff at 1:50 p.m. on Sat. Nov 9 and couldn’t get into any of the sites — what gives????

    1. Its working now. 🙂 Thanks for the heads up- I would never have known!

  2. What a great list! I can personally vouch for Seven Slings and Udder Cover. Love them!

  3. What great gifts! So many gifts that would make a young mother happy. Love the soup in a jar.

  4. I tried the websites and used the discount code. When trying to check out, I could not advance past choosing credit card or PayPal. Am I doing something wrong?