Nifty Gifty

Christmas time is here…Happiness and cheer… Charlie Brown anyone?! It’s that festive holiday season and I’m sure most of you have your shopping well underway. No? Haven’t even started yet?! Well, that’s ok. I haven’t either. Shhh – Don’t tell! 😉

I’m planning on making a few gifts this year, actually.  We have a budget that we’re wanting to stick to, yet, I have so many gifts I want to give! All I can say is, “thank goodness for Pinterest!” I have found so many great, creative ideas that have piqued my interest. They all seem relatively inexpensive and most of these DIY’s can be whipped up in no time! They’re great for stocking stuffers, for teachers, neighbours, etc…I wanted to share a few of my favourites with you!


Grown Up Hot Cocoa Kit:

Grown up hot chocolate

Have mason jars laying around? Buy a couple bags of marshmallows, a few boxes of hot chocolate and some mini bottles of Baileys. Fill the jars, and tie the bottle to the lid with twine. You can even create tags if you want to personalize these gifts. Voila!

  Homemade Hand Scrub:

Homemade Hand Scrub

“A re’NEW’ing kind of gift” is what the blogger on the link refers to it as! 😉 I like it! In the Winter, my hands can get so dry. It’s an easy and thoughtful gift. All you need is a bag of sugar, couple bottles of Dawn Olay dish soap and some jam jars.

 Spa in a Jar:

Spa in a Jar

This is a cute, girly gift idea. Fill a jar with a nail polish, mini nail polish remover, cotton pads and a nail file. Most of these items could be purchased at the dollarstore. Add a bow/make a bow and there ya go! Just a nice gift to let someone know you were thinking of them and their “mistletoes” 😉

Thanks a Latte:

Thanks a Latte

This is more of a unisex gift, which is nice, as I’ve found a lot of these DIY ideas tend to be more geared towards women. Print off a design from Picmonkey on cardstock, get a bunch of cup sleeves and buy a couple gift cards and treat people to a Starbucks bevy.

Cleans Up Well:

Mens Pamper Gift

Grooming gift for men! Fill with products and tools. The blog link also includes printable labels for the jar.

 Christmas Hugs:

Pretzel Hugs

Pretzel hugs are a quick to make (and tasty to eat!) sweet and salty gift idea. Link includes printable tag for your jar!

 We ‘Whisk’ You a Merry ‘Kiss’mas:

Whisk you a merry Kissmas

I love the play on words. Just another thoughtful, quick and inexpensive idea. Whisk, Hershey’s kisses, cellophane and a bow! Let your neighbours know you appreciate them this year. 🙂

 The Gift of Baked Goods:

Gift of baking

Doing any holiday baking this year? Why not share some of your treats? I just love how these cookies are wrapped! Cute thread, wax paper bags, tag and mini clothespin seal the deal.


I hope those ideas spark some gift giving inspiration in you! Being generous can be so rewarding, yet is often so expensive.  Consider thoughtful DIY gifts this year. Let’s give generously this Christmas season and spread Christmas cheer!

Stay tuned next week when I share stocking stuffer ideas for men!

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3 thoughts on “Nifty Gifty

  1. Maybe this won’t be the year I do anything like this (my crafty-ness had been totally blown on that one burlap wreath I made back in October!) but it’s the year I mentally prepare for next year 😉
    Love these ideas thank you. I’m going to look for your Pinterest boards now 🎄

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  2. Pingback: Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men! | onelovelylittlelife

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