Now, more than ever, people are looking for a little cheer. And while this holiday season might look and feel a little different, we’re here to show you that it’s totally possibly to spend less money while still spreading more holiday joy. Check out some of our easy ideas for harnessing that inner do-it-yourself spirit so you can give meaningful gifts from the heart that don’t break your budget.
Sweet or Savory Recipe Jars
Have a mason jar you’re not using? Fill it with the dry ingredients from your favorite cookie or brownie recipe, tie it with a bow and hand-written recipe and voilà! If your recipient likes something a little more savory, fill translucent ornaments with the herbs and dry ingredients from their favorite kind of soup or dip for a fun and thoughtful gift.
Something about the cozy warmth of a hand-made blanket, scarf, hat or pair of mittens just can’t be beaten. Not a knitter quite yet? Do a quick internet search for easy-to-follow instructions that everyone on your list will love.
Nothing brightens up a room like a little greenery. If you’re looking for an easy, mess-free gift, air plants are earth’s little life-hacks for a gift that’s both stylish and inexpensive. Place it in a jar or vase for a present that’s both heartfelt and unexpected. If you think a more traditional plant is the way to go, Snake Plants, Ferns and Philodendrons are cheery, inexpensive and super easy for anyone to take care of. Sometimes you can even snip a clipping of your own plant to share with a friend.
Best of Beauty
What no one tells you about that fancy French soap? You can make it at home for free. It only takes a little digging around to find the ingredients for a luxurious body scrub, bath bomb, lip treatment or homemade body butter. We love these ideas!
Make it a Cakewalk
Who knew that a DIY cake stand would be the gift that gets the most oohs and aaahs. All you need is a large plate, a wide candle holder and some Gorilla Glue. Simply glue the candle stick to the bottom of the plate, let it dry, and bask in the fact that you just created a showstopping gift that looks like it came straight out of a pricey department store (but better!). Consider using matching colors, or mix patterns and textures to make something truly unique.
Whatever You Do, Put Your Heart in It
It shouldn’t take a ton of time and money to show someone you care this season. You can even do a safe, no-contact Santa delivery where you simply drop a special gift on someone’s doorstep to make any gift feel extra special. So, get crafting, get saving and get back to all the fun the holidays have to offer.
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