Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

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Quick Tip Monday!!!

Looking for some last minute Christmas gifts ideas?

Have you considered a DIY gift?

I know gift cards are easier, but DIY gifts are thoughtful, more budget-friendly and less time-consuming than you might think.

And consider this. After all the gift cards have been used and disposed of they’ll still have your gift to look at and cherish for a long time to come.

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So, if you’re tired of giving the same old thing and would like to be just a little more creative this year, then look no further.

Lets Get Started: (click link for more gift ideas)

Moisturizing Kitchen Hand Scrub

Ingredients:
1 1/2 c sugar
1/3 c kosher salt
zest of 1 extra large lemon (or other citrus)
1 c olive oil
1/4 tsp pure lemon extract, optional

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. If you would like a slightly stronger fragrance, add the extract. Spoon into a pretty jar, tighten the lid. Wipe any spills or drips from the outside of the jar. Alternatively, you can use orange or lime zest for a different fresh citrus smell. For an extra touch, tie a pretty bow around the jar if you plan to gift this scrub. This makes enough for a 1 pint canning jar.

The Perfect Winter Mix

 

Things Needed:
Small Latch-Top, Seal Proof Jars (Mason Jars)
Hot Cocoa Mix (Can be purchased in bulk as well)
Mini Marshmallows
Some Red, or Green Linen Fabric
Some Red, Green, or Color Ribbon
Candy Canes
Chocolate Hersey Bars or Chocolate of choice
Labels

Directions:
Open up the jar, add in layers the cocoa mix (about halfway full), chocolate squares, crushed or pieces of peppermint and marshmallows inside. Cut the linen cloth into squares and add a piece on top of the jar before closing it up. Tie a piece of ribbon around it, add a label and you’re all set.

Optional: You can also take two mini candy canes per jar and hot glue them in the shape of a heart on top of the jar.

Candy Cane Play Dough  (a gift idea for the little ones)

Play dough recipe:
2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of salt
3/4 cups of cold water
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
3-5 drops of peppermint extract 

In a bowl combine the flour and salt.  Then add the other ingredients and mix well.  Continue to knead until the play dough is formed.  If the dough is a touch sticky add a bit of flour.  If it is dry add a touch more water.

Once the play dough is formed divide it in half.  Color one half red using food coloring or washable watercolors.  Watercolors will give you a richer color.  If using food coloring you will need to use a lot of it.  Once the dough is colored marble the red and white play dough together to create a candy cane effect.

Peppermint Brownie In A Jar:

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup Andes peppermint crunch baking chips (or chopped Andes mints)
1 1/4 cup flour (carefully add this layer as some of it will sink into the mints)
a pinch of salt

Note: Layer ingredients in a mason jar. Tie with ribbon and download printable tag with instructions. Place the circle instruction cut out on top of the lid and wrap Peppermint Brownies tag around the jar. Add a piece of linen cloth on top of the lid and tie with a piece of ribbon.

Printable Peppermint Brownies in a jar and recipe and labels

Tin Cookies

Things Needed:

Tin containers (you can purchase at the dollar tree)
Your favorite homemade cookies

Directions:

Place your favorite homemade cookies into the tin container, wrap with a piece of ribbon add a label and you’re all set.

Are you feeling excited about the wonders of Christmas DIY’s?

Great!!! Lets get moving.

Here’s To Your Health!!!

Stephanie B. Davis
Certified Natural Health Professional
Social Media and Marketing Director for Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries
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