Cheap and easy DIY Christmas gifts???

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

This is a helpful site

https://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/cheap-and-easy-last-minute-diy-gifts-theyll-actually-want?utm_term=.ur0Oz4NEz#.tePVkBOMk

The cupcake in a jar, homemade bubble bath or gold initial mug could work perfectly for you. In Christmases past I have made bath bomb, similar to Lush, for co-workers. Very easy and inexpensive. Shhh.. even my manly man husband enjoys a good bath so they can work for men too.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would pick an easier cookie, or do candies.  My sister does chocolate covered pretzels or almond chocolate candies and puts them in a holiday baggie.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Rice Krispy treat tree, and you can melt chocolate and do a little drizzle over it. I did them for valentine’s day and they were very easy 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

llevinso :  DIY soap or candles, Bath Bombs, Bag up some cookies, Jar of Hot coco mix

Post # 6
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Worker bee

My sister makes us homemade chilli or chicken seasoning! She purchases everything at Bulk Barn, and scales the recipe WAY up. Then she divides into mason jars and voila: cheap Christmas presents. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Honestly, one of my favourite ‘diy’ gifts was a family recipe! If you handwrite all of them it’s still a lot of work, but it was really special to me.

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sugar Scrubs. Super easy to make. You need basically sugar, coconut oil or something  simillar and essential oils.  Mix and put in mason jars. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Cook a big batch of apple sauce or cranberry sauce and give away in jars. Cranberry would be simplest, virtually no prep (rinse them?) and like a 2 ingredient total effort that boils by itself. Use a ladle with a spout or a cone with a wide opening to avoid a mess when you fill the jars.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

One of my aunts gives away jams and homemade salsa every year! I love getting those homemade canned goods from her. 

I also have done infused vodka before in cool little jars, one year I did cranberry lime vodka and it was amazing. I bought all the cranberries on sale after Thanksgiving and found some cool jars at thrift stores and world market. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Inspired by PP infused olive oil is super nice and easy. You can use herbs or chili etc.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Bath soak: get small jars from the dollar store, large bag of epsom salts, add some dried flowers like lavendar and some essential oils.  Voila!!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

This is not totally DIY but it’s a scaled down version of what we did for a few couple friends last year. 

Grab a few cheap holiday movie DVDs (Walmart for 5.00 or dollar store or wherever) a pack of candy canes, and a box of microwave popcorn. Put a couple candy canes, a bag of popcorn, and the holiday movie DVD together in a little gift bag or clear wrap and tie with a ribbon for a cozy movie night in a bag. 

ETA: just saw that you wanted to make 30, so this may not work unless you can get them at the dollar store, or even get one of the 5.00 4 packs at Walmart and just get DVD paper sleeves to split them up. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Jam, salt scrub, sugar scrub, candles, rice heating pads with lavender. Just a few ideas.

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