The holidays are quickly approaching which means it’s time for festive movie marathons, hot cups of cocoa, and decorating EVERYTHING in sight. If the scramble to find presents for all the special people in your life is dampening your holiday spirit, don’t worry! For those short on creative gift ideas and cash we have three unique and thoughtful DIY gift ideas perfect for anyone on your list!
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1. Sundae in a Jar
Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth (which is everyone), this DIY gift idea is a guaranteed hit! All you need is a jar and all the non-perishable toppings one could possibly dream of mixing into their ice cream. Feel free to get creative with this one — the contents are really up to you! We love this gift idea because all materials can be found in one place and it only takes minutes to put together! You can even curate the toppings to the preferences of whoever is lucky enough to receive your present so they’ll know thought and care went into your delicious creation! What would we put in our Sundae in a Jar, you ask? Here are some ideas to get you started: chocolate syrup, caramel, gummy worms, sprinkles (rainbow and chocolate), candy bars to crush in, and whipped cream. But go as crazy with your jar as you’d like! Once all the toppings are inside, wrap a festive holiday bow around your jar and it’ll be ready for gifting just like that!
If you decide to go the binder route, be sure to check out this tutorial.
2. Handmade Recipe Booklet
Grandma, mom, or any budding chefs in your inner circle will be sure to appreciate the sentimentality of this gift. Gather cherished family recipes and add some new ones from your favorite cooking show or blog — the more, the merrier! For some ideas to get you started, check out all of our delicious recipes. If you’re confident in your handwriting skills, feel free to hand letter, or you can always turn to the internet to help beautify your book! There are plenty of printable recipe cards or calligraphy styled fonts out there to add a little extra flair. Once you’ve gathered all the recipes you want to include (we’d suggest collecting at least 10) you have a few options: bind your own recipe book, gather them in a binder/photo album, or put recipe cards in a classic tin recipe box. For a binding tutorial, we recommend this one.
Need more ideas to decorate the outside of your box? Look at this tutorial!
3. Coffee Basket
For the person who swears they’re not addicted to coffee yet can’t interact with others until they’ve had their morning cup of joe, try this DIY gift idea. Snag a cute wicker basket from your local crafts or dollar store and gather together all of your contents. Our ideal basket would include a mug (this mug specifically 😉), a variety of creamers, sugars, and spices, a stirring spoon, and our Barista Collection of course! With flavors like White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha, Triple Shot Espresso, and Pumpkin Spice Latte, you’re able to include a creative (and did we mention delicious?) addition that’s not only festive, but is the perfect treat to satisfy any coffee craving!
So there you have it — our top three ideas to help you master the art of gift giving. Take advantage of all the season has to offer by having fun crafting these presents and spending time with loved ones. Happy holidays!
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