Easy DIY Gift Ideas for Friends and Neighbors

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During the holiday season, I like to give gifts to everyone around me on a regular basis.  That can add up and get pretty pricey.  Here are some nice and frugal gift ideas for friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

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Santa Mason Jar:  This is so cute and so easy to do! If you are going to give out a treat, might as well dress it up a bit.

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Hot Chocolate Kit:  This is such a fun idea.  You can buy these tubes on Amazon or at a craft store.  You fill one with hot chocolate mix and the others with mix-ins.  Then you add a ribbon, some greenery, and even and ornament.

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Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream:  This is so simple and can be made in large batches for all of your loved ones.  It tastes awesome in coffee and hot chocolate (ADULTS ONLY).

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Christmas Potpourri Mason Jar:  This is nor your grandmother’s dehydrated potpourri.  This involves orange slices, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and spices.  Your friends and neighbors actually pour everything into a pot of water on the stove and heat it.  Their home will smell heavenly!

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Homemade Vanilla Extract:  Real vanilla extract is what makes home baked goods taste fantastic. This is definitely a gift that anyone would appreciate.

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DIY Homemade Foaming Hand Soap:  This is one of those ideas you will want to make for others and keep a couple for yourself.

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DIY Cork Coasters:  These are fun and can be customized to the interest of the gift receiver.  Examples: comic books, favorite tv show, music album covers, photos, etc.

Here are some more ideas that will come in handy this holiday season:

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