Christmas is by far my favorite holiday of the year. There is just something about the spirit around this time of year. People seem more kind, caring, and charitable. When I find or make the absolute perfect gift for someone I get so excited to see the reaction on their face when they open the present!
A couple of weeks ago, a random lady gave me a $10 gift card to the store I was walking into just to spread the Christmas spirit. Funny thing is that our purchase ended up being exactly $10.
The memories and experiences that I share with my family and friends is also very important to me. Click here to see some of our family traditions Cameron and I loved doing growing up.
For my friends, I love to make homemade Christmas gifts. It gives your gift a personal touch, you can mass produce them, and it is usually cheaper than buying every person their own gift from the store. If you’re thinking of doing the same thing for your friends and family this year then here are my top 5 Christmas gift ideas. I hope you find these ideas useful!
1. DIY Scented Ornaments
These are super easy to make and will make anyone happy. Who wouldn’t want a good smelling cute ornament?!
Making treats are super duper easy to mass produce which is why it is one of my favorite gifts to give. Plus you can get really cute containers and decorate them to put your treats in if you want.
Again, who wouldn’t want something in their house that smells amazing? There’s a reason why the real estate agents tell home owners to bake chocolate chip cookies when people come to look at the house right? These are easy and if you Pinterest “DIY Christmas mason jars” you can find lots of ideas on how to make the jars really cute.
Pretty much everything you buy in the store like Bath and Body Works is laden with chemicals and nastiness. Why not make some of your stuff at home and give the extras as gifts? We actually make our own cleaners too at our house but you’d be kinda weird if you gave toilet bowl cleaner as a gift.
Mix up the ingredients, pour them into a mason jar, put a cutesy Christmas ribbon around the top, and you have yourself a perfect Christmas present. I gave these out last year and is actually our recipe! We tried about 12 different variations until we came up with our secret ingredient mix.
There are several people who don’t like Christmas because they feel like it’s just a marketing holiday. People max out credit cards and stress out about getting that perfect gift. Let’s remember the true meaning of Christmas which is to celebrate Christ’s birth. When I think back on my childhood, the most important thing I remember our the memories I created with my family and not just the presents.
Keep it simple and cheap this year and make some of these homemade gifts for your friends and family.