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National Make a Gift Day is on December 3rd, 2023!

Get together today and have some fun making gifts for your loved ones! You'll not only save a few dollars, but you'll also create some great memories!

Try out some of these homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Spice Potpourri:

Add the following items into a cellophane bag of your choosing:

1 orange

4 cinnamon sticks

1/2 cup cranberries (fresh)

1 Tbsp cloves

1/8 tsp nutmeg

***put the cloves and nutmeg into a small plastic bag together***

Decorate the bag with ribbon and gift tag. Add a card either to the inside or outside that says: Combine all ingredients with 3 cups of water and simmer on low heat uncovered. Add more water as needed.

Chicken Noodle Soup in a jar:

Use a wide-mouth pint Mason jar and put in the following ingredients (noodles last)

  • 1 tablespoon dried chopped onions

  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 chicken bouillon cube

  • 2 cups wide egg noodles

Decorate the jar with a ribbon and attach a tag with these directions:

Cook 2 cups chicken as desired for soup. Boil 3 cups of water and then add all ingredients of the jar to water. Simmer until noodles are cooked as desired, and stir in chicken. Salt and pepper to taste.

Hot Chocolate in a jar:

Use a 1 quart Mason jar and fill with the following ingredients starting with sugar and going up to marshmallows.

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup powdered milk

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Decorate the jar with a ribbon & candy cane and attach a tag with these directions: Dump contents of jar into a bowl and mix. Add 1/3 cup mixture to 1 cup boiling water in a mug. Stir and enjoy! Store remaining contents in an airtight container.

Sugar Scrub

Use 3 parts granulated sugar to one part coconut oil to make the sugar scrub

Add a few drops of essential oil if you would like it to be scented (lavender, coconut mint, peppermint orange, etc.)

For more fun add gel food coloring to make your scrub different colors! If you have several colors, this can be layered to look pretty in a clear jar.

Christmas Towels

Get some plain white tea towels (kitchen hand towels)

Have your kids dip a metal Christmas cookie cutter into fabric paint and make prints on a towel in whatever pattern they desire. You can use one color per towel or several. These turn out so cute! This also works for aprons!

Mini Tic-Tac-Toe Games

Purchase small drawstring bags. Using a ruler and a Sharpie marker, draw a thick-lined tic-tac-toe board on one side of the bag. You can then use 2 different mini erasers, different colored jingle bells, or whatever you choose for the X and O pieces. The pieces are then stored inside the bag.

More do-it-yourself gift ideas:

Baked goods or treats

Photos with homemade picture frames

Christmas ornaments (there are SO many ideas)

A poem or story about someone

Hand-painted ceramics

Cards or pictures (drawn or painted)

Framed artwork

T-shirts or tote bags decorated with fabric paint


A song

Homemade playdough

Hand and footprint art


Bath salts or bath bombs


Homemade coupon books

DIY Slime kits (assemble ingredients and instructions in a cute gift bag or box)

Homemade Chex mix

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