The Christmas season is upon us once more! When you want to take a little extra time and effort to show your appreciation for the special people in your life, check out these do-it-yourself ideas.
1. Themed Gift Box
Find a decorative box or basket and fill it with goodies. Taking the time to curate a collection of the recipient’s favorite things is sure to be a hit.
Visit Sugar and Charm for gift box inspiration.
2. Cookie Snow Globes
These adorable cookie snow globes are sweet treats for friends and could even work as party favors at holiday dinners. Be the star of the jar!
Get the recipe and instructions at I Heart Naptime.
3. Christmas Tea Tree
Know a tea lover? Make him or her a tree from individually wrapped tea bags in pretty colors. This is great opportunity to treat the recipient to unusual tea brands or flavors.
Read detailed instructions at Thirsty for Tea.
4. Infused Vodkas
Cheers to Good Housekeeping magazine sharing the secret of making favored vodkas. Talk about the Christmas spirit! An infusion is a great gift for a budding mixologist or your favorite foodie. You can even recycle interesting vintage bottles.
Read recipes at Good Housekeeping.
5. Indoor Herb Garden
What a cute addition to a kitchen! Recycle colorful tin cans or other metal containers by adding gravel, soil and herbs. These small containers can sit in a window or attach to the refrigerator with the addition of a store magnet.
Christmas gifts don’t have to be expensive. Creativity and care are priceless.