7 Last Minute Gift Ideas
December’s here and you got two more weeks to do some fast preps for gift giving. As much as we want to stay on a budget, we can’t help but get overwhelmed with the upcoming expenses. Gifts need not be expensive though! Check out the list below for DIY budget and Earth-friendly gift ideas that will surely wow your friends and family this holiday season.
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- Christmas Jam
Spread some holiday cheer with this homemade jelly. You’ll love the strawberry-cranberry tandem here that can be paired up with almost any food served in your family gatherings. You can opt for other flavors such as orange marmalade, apple pie jam or mango habañero jam. Check out more Jam Recipes here and see what you already have in your kitchen!
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Are you and your girlfriends joining the tassel bandwagon? They will love this colorful statement pieces that can spice up their holiday OOTD. You can make unique designs based on their personalities. And the best part is you can make a lot of pieces since materials can be found in arts and crafts stores or the ever-so-popular Divisoria.
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- Sugar Scrub
For the beauty junkie in your barkada, they know that exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate is the key to that glowing skin! This homemade mint sugar scrub is easy-peasy to make. Just heat coconut oil then add sugar, peppermint extract, green food coloring and mix until moist, and voila! You get a minty-green sugar scrub! Your very own spa at home in an instant after a long day at work or in traffic! Whew!
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- Kitchen Tablet Holder
For the friend who loves to cook and watch DIY recipes, this tablet holder is exactly what they would love to have! All you need is an old wooden cutting board, scrabble tile holder, triangle-shaped child’s building block, wood glue, white paint and stain! Here’s a complete guide on how to assemble one.
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- Planner Cover
for the friend who likes to plan in advance, make sure to give her a really cool planner. Let our Top Ten 2018 Planners help you decide. But don’t end there; make sure to give her this DIY planner cover. You just need a folding folio notepad, marble adhesive paper and scissors! Good thing is it will not just last for a year but can be redecorated and used for the years to come!
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- Smores Kit
Who doesn’t love Smores?? For the office gal who loves to have her own cup of Smores in the afternoon, this will definitely be a hit! Just buy marshmallows, cookies, chocolates, wafer, sprinkles and candy cane plus tube containers and you’re ready to go!
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- Desk Calendar
You might say this one’s too old school but hey, some busy-bees still appreciate having one especially if it’s personalized. Check out other ways to Customize your Gifts this Season. Let the lolos and lolas be reminded of their apos all throughout the year with this DIY calendar. All you have to do is search for a printable calendar online, print out your favorite pictures of the kids with their grandparents and glue a picture per month. Easy right? And again, it’s so budget-friendly.
DIY can take up some time and effort on your part but it’s a lot of fun especially when you have a buddy to help you out. List down the materials you need and go shop asap or you can always reuse the existing ones you have at home. But whatever gifts you have in mind, always remember the reason for this season. Happy Holidays!