Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DIY Christmas Gifts: Hot Cocoa, Cake Pops, and Christmas Mugs Oh My!

It's that time of year.... When I realize I'm poor. I have just enough money to spend on my mother, father, brother, and nobody else. The life of a twenty-something I suppose, or maybe it's just that throughout the rest of the year I splurge too much on myself. 

However, I have fabulous friends who buy me fabulous gifts for my birthday, holidays, and any other day that might seem gift worthy. In all honesty, I really stink at returning the favor. Mostly because I have a terrible memory and important dates sneak up on me like that.

This year I've decided to make a change. Ever since starting this blog I've discovered that I do indeed have a bit of a crafty side, and so in an honest attempt to make up to my friends years of forgotten gifts, I've embarked on a DIY Christmas gift challenge. And while these gifts may not be very extravagant, they are made with love. If you ask me, that's a pretty sweet deal. Check out what DIY gifts I'm loving right now!

Mani/Pedi Kit!

All of these are thoughtful and kind gifts that can be given to family members, friends, and teachers. Many of them cost less than $10! Perfect for the girl on a budget. And the best part of DIY gifts? You can make them all your own! That scrap ribbon tree ornament? You can count on mine being pink, not green. 

For my girlfriends, my go to would be the mani/pedi kit! All you need is a mini mason jar, mini nail polish, cotton balls, a small nail file, and travel-sized nail polish remover. Voila... The perfect gift for a girl's night in!

Happy gifting loves!


Lauren said...

I would love to follow each other! Just follow me and let me know and I will be sure to follow you right back :).


Emily said...

If I've done everything correctly, I've followed you on both bloglovin and blogger!

Thanks Lauren!

Melissa said...

I actually made the peppermint cocoa favors for my upcoming wedding, and they are SO cute! I think DIY gifts are by far the best :)

I'm your newest follower via GFC and Bloglovin!

Emily said...

Aren't they? Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Thanks for the follow on Bloglovin, I've followed back :)


Arden said...

These ideas are amazing... And seem quite easy to make even for those of us with little time on our hands. I would love to receive any of these any day! xx

Emily said...

Thank you! I was so surprised how easy they were to make too, and cute!