Saving money is always chic....
I've always admired a gorgeous hand crafted gift during the holidays. I remember being 8 or 9 years old and making pillows for all my family members. Although my creations could never rival a Martha Stewart design they mad my family pretty darn happy and left me feeling awesome as well.
Cookies from Whole Foods placed inside a $6 jar from Target and wrapped with some straw and a cute notecard.... Total: $15
Fast forward to my adult years with far less time on my hands, I still manage to create a cute gift here and there and I'm always amazed at how beautiful it turns out. Many of the materials and ingredients can be found right at home or may require a quick trip to your local craft store or Target.
For the Treat Lover....
Hot Cocoa & Peppermint Mix Kit
The Dish: Everyone loves to indulge in a hot cup of cocoa every now and then. It evokes a bit of childhood nostalgia and creates a personal touch for just about anyone on your list.
What You Need:
- Purchase a mason jar from your local craft store
- Box of Hot Cocoa
- Bag of Baking Chocolate Chips
- Candy Canes
Use your ingredients to layer the mason jar. Begin with sugar and follow with chips, cocoa powder and candy canes. Repeat the process twice and seal with decorative ribbon or bows. Lastly, affix a note card with preparation instructions and a little note to let them know how special they are.