Cheap and Cheerful Christmas Table Gift Ideas

If you’re having friends and family over to yours this year for their Christmas dinner, having table gifts for them can be a nice touch. Not only does it show the sign of a good host, but is also a keepsake so they’ll have something to remember the big day with. 

Amazon, eBay and Etsy are some of the best sites where you can find ideas for a range of different Christmas favours for the table. We’ve put together a list of our favourites which you can achieve without breaking the bank.

What is a Christmas Table Gift? 

A Christmas table gift is a small, thoughtful present that guests can take home from the table as a memento of the evening. It’s a way to show appreciation to your guests and create a memorable experience. 

Combining a place name card with a table gift, such as a small candle, wrapped with care and a handwritten name card, adds a personal and intimate touch to the gesture, making it a lovely and considerate addition to any festive gathering.

8 Christmas Table Present Ideas

So what gifts to put on the Christmas table? We’ve chosen these ideas for Christmas table gifts so guests can keep them until next year. Most people have a box of Christmas decorations so these are perfect to save and bring out each year. If you can find a way to personalise them for each guest, this is always a nice touch.

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1. Baubles

An ornament is one of the easiest Christmas table present ideas which guests can keep till the next year to hang on their tree. You can go for a personalised one with the guest’s name on or simply something which would suit their decor.

2. Festive Tin

After a big Christmas meal, guests love to sit back and enjoy a mint. This can provide the perfect opportunity to present your Christmas table gifts. With this personalised tin, mints are given and guests have something they can keep afterwards. Ideal for storing small items safely and is a great memory of the big day.

3. Christmas Wine Glass Charms

Introducing these delightful Christmas wine glass charms, presented in a charming burgundy organza bag to add a festive touch. These charms make the perfect table gift, adding a touch of sparkle to every champagne glass. Moreover, they serve as wonderful keepsakes that guests can take home. For adorable yet cheap Christmas gifts, look no further!

4. Flower Vases

Flower vases make fantastic and budget-friendly Christmas table gift ideas, adding a touch of elegance and festivity to the holiday décor. Guests can easily take them home by placing their name cards or a small thank-you note inside each vase, doubling as both a decorative centrepiece and a personalised keepsake. 

These vases not only brighten up the table but also spread festive cheer as thoughtful take-home gifts, ensuring a memorable and delightful Christmas celebration.

5. Personalised Scented Candles

Personalised scented candles are a cost-effective and heartwarming choice for Christmas favours for the table. They add warmth and ambience to the festive setting while carrying a personal touch. 

Making them yourself is both a budget-friendly and thoughtful option. Purchase plain candles, customise them with unique labels, and choose scents that resonate with your guests. This DIY approach allows you to infuse the candles with sentiment and creativity, ensuring a cheerful and memorable Christmas table gift that’s both affordable and meaningful.

6. Hot Chocolate Tube

Sweets are always a popular present choice. These hot chocolate tubes are handmade and ideal table gifts for Christmas guests to enjoy on a cold winters night. Filled with powder, sweets and marshmallows, this contains everything you need for a delicious drink. You can customise these with a short message for each person.

7. Christmas Novels

This is one of our favourite Christmas favours for the table and the perfect choice for a family or friend group of bookworms. Pick up a couple of Christmas novels you think each guest will like at a charity shop. 

Two books should cost around 5 pounds depending on where you go. Make them festive with gold tissue paper and finish with a bow. An inexpensive gift that can give guests hours of entertainment. It can also be enjoyable shopping for them!

8. Miniature Perfumes

Mini perfumes are fantastic Christmas favours for the table, who doesn’t appreciate smelling nice and feeling refreshed? These delightful scents can be found in various shops and department stores, offering a wide selection to choose from. 

For an added personal touch, consider tailoring the perfumes to match what your guests typically wear. This thoughtful gesture will make your guests feel extra special and cherished.

Can You DIY Christmas Favours for The Table? 

Yes, you can definitely DIY Christmas favours for the table without breaking the bank. To create affordable keepsakes, have a look at this money-saving expert page for “Top Christmas presents for under a fiver” a resource provided by money-saving experts. 

Many of these gift ideas are homemade and cost only a few pounds, making them perfect for those with some time and a larger guest list. This is an excellent option for budget-friendly and creative Christmas table favours, offering an array of cheap and thoughtful gift ideas for the festive season.

At Kents Hill Park we throw unbridled festive celebrations, from a family dinner or a get-together for the whole office. You are guaranteed to have the perfect night with us complete with exquisite food, a brilliant atmosphere and friendly staff. 

We boast adaptable event spaces in our venues which can hold between 10 and 250 people. Each space can be tailored to your needs, so speak to our team about any special requirements and we can accommodate. Get in touch today for more information or to book.

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