DIY Holiday Gifts for the Gal on a Budget

15th Nov 2016 / By Guest Contributor


Holiday shopping can get seriously exhausting. Between the endless online options and the serious shopping mall craziness, it can get tough choosing the perfect gift. And when you’re planning to pick up some pretty little things for friends, family, and co-workers, things can get even more difficult. The solution? DIY instead!   

Scroll down for tips on creating the most adorable (and thoughtful!) mason jar gifts for the holidays! And whether you’re looking to create a peppermint body scrub for that friend in need of a little relaxation, or whip up some homemade hot cocoa for your east coast-based aunt who’s been complaining about the cold, there’s a present everyone in your life will love!

The gifts below are so good, you’ll want to keep ‘em for yourself!

Perfectly Peppermint Body Scrub
Invigorating and yummy, this cooling body scrub is perfect for the holidays! Tie some red twine and a candy cane around your mason jar for an extra-fun finish.

DIY Holiday Gifts for the Gal on a Budget

What you’ll need:
1 cup granulated white sugar
½ cup mild-flavored oil (grapeseed or avocado oil)
8-12 drops peppermint essential oil

What to do:
Stir ingredients until combined. Then transfer the mixture to the mason jar and add the cute details!

Creamy Cocoa Mix
Layer the ingredients for this classic cocoa mix for the most beautifully decorative gift. Attach a tag with some twine that says “Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, put ½ cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water.”

DIY Holiday Gifts for the Gal on a Budget

What you’ll need:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup powdered milk
½ tsp salt
½ cup mini chocolate chips
½ cup mini marshmallows

What to do:
Layer sugar, cocoa powder, powdered milk, salt, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.

DIY Holiday Gifts for the Gal on a Budget

Are you going to be whipping these pretty ‘lil things up for the holidays? We hope so!

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