The holiday season is a joyous time for many. It’s an exciting time of year full of loved ones and special memories. But, it isn’t a secret that some stress can come along with this season,1 too. Getting gifts for everyone on your list can be difficult. If you’re still looking for gift ideas, try taking the DIY approach. It can save you some money, but also provides a meaningful, personal gesture for your loved one. Here are a few at-home ideas to get you started.
Create a photo collage
Show off some of your favorite memories with a friend or family member by creating a photo collage. Print off a few photos or use some you have collected over the years and arrange them into a creative design. See if you have a frame and materials to use around the house, but if not you can search for affordable supplies at the store.
You can make sweet-smelling creations with many of the common ingredients you already have. Treat the beauty fan in your life to your own versions of soaps, bath bombs, body scrubs and fragrances. Pinterest® is full of easy instructions to make your own at-home products.
Do you have a friend that loves jewelry? If so, you can make a one-of-a-kind piece for their jewelry box. If you have some pieces you no longer wear, you can repurpose them into a unique creation for someone else. Or if you happen to be crafty and already have a stash of trinkets, use some of those pieces as well. If you need a few things to complete your piece, visit your local craft store.
Baked goods, candy and treats
Who can say no to some tasty treats? If you love to bake and cook, whip up some special holiday goodies for your loved ones. Indulge their sweet tooth with candy, cookies, cakes or whatever their favorite sweet is. Your loved one will surely appreciate you taking the effort to create one of their favorite things.
Please the foodie in your life with some exciting new tools for their kitchen. Make their cooking space pop with paint-dipped utensils, marbled mugs, painted wine glasses and customized cutting boards. Browse the internet for easy how-to guides. Many of these projects only require a few steps.
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1Moss, Jennifer. (2018, Dec 18). Retrieved from: https://hbr.org/2018/12/holidays-can-be-stressful-they-dont-have-to-stress-out-your-team