Easy but Thoughtful Last Minute Gifts//blogmas day 8

Hey Readers,

It’s day 8 of blogmas already. Christmas is literally right around the corner! Wow time flies! Today I’m sharing some easy last minute gifts that seem like they are worth more than they are.

 

1. Thankful deck of cards

all you need is:

a deck of cards

a sharpie

paper, glue, and scissors

binder rings

 

Directions

cut 52 rectangular pieces of paper that fit on the card

glue them onto the card and start writing!

 

Here’s an example

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Perfect for:

A loved one like your mom or dad to show your appreciation

 

Easy peasy lemon squeezy

 

2. Cool CoastersDIY-Faux-Agate-Coasters-6-final-A-.jpg

Check out the simple instructions here!

Perfect for:

The cool high fashion college student in your life!

 

3. DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

I made this recently and love it so much! this is a great holiday gift for anyone who loves to pamper themselves.

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What you need

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil (or other carrier oil)
  • ¼ cup almond oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp all spice
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • Mason-style jar with lid

It seems like a lot but i promise that most of these are in your kitchen cabinet right now! If you don’t have coconut oil, you can use any other oil with a natural smell and origin. I love jojoba oil as well as avacodo oil!

Directions
  1. In a medium sized bowl combine all ingredients except oils
  2. Gradually add coconut & almond oil until scrub reaches desired consistency (you may use more or less of stated amount)
  3. Scoop Gingerbread Scrub into mason jar
  4. Print Sticker Labels for the front of the jar and add with a bow to gift (I used a full sheet of sticker paper and punched out the circles with a scalloped edge paper punch)

Adapted from mommy’s musings! Check her out!

Perfect for:

The beauty queen in your life!

 

4. Cute Notebooks

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Check out instructions here!

Perfect for: 

The listmaker in your life!!

 

5. Dipped Utensils

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What you need:

  • Acrylic Paint in Your Choice of Colors
  • Modge-Podge in Your Choice of Finish (Matte or Glossy)
  • Wooden Kitchen Utensils
  • Brush
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate
  • Pencil

Use a pencil to draw a line where you would like the paint to start.  It’s easier than painting the line freehand.  Squirt a dime sized dollop of paint in each color on the paper plate.  Start with the lightest color first and paint the handle using thin, even strokes.  I wiped off my paintbrush with a paper towel and proceeded to the next lightest color.  Follow this process until complete.  By now, the first one painted is done.  I repeated so that each handle received two coats of paint.  Now add a coat of Modge-Podge, making sure you cover all the painted surface.  Allow to dry.

from Peonies and Pears

Perfect for:

The savvy chef!

 

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed my post! Let me know which one of these gifts you are ready to DIY for the holdiays! Check out my other blogmas posts too if you like this one!

 

xoxo,

californiangirl

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