Christmas Gifts

The word “Christmas” can bring lots of different images to mind: Kisses under the mistletoe, decking the halls, caroling from house to house, and decorating the tree as a family.  Christmas is supposed be a time for love, family, and holiday cheer, but with Christmas shopping for Christmas gifts, Christmas meals, Christmas decorating, and Christmas parties, December can quickly become a stressful month. Add on top of that the challenge of finding unique and personal gifts for everyone on your list, and you could easily be on the brink of a breakdown!  Remember the true spirit of Christmas this year, and don’t forget that the most important thing is that you spend time with the ones you love.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

  • Treats in jars. Make holiday treats easy by putting the dry ingredients to your favorite treat recipe in a jar. Layer each ingredient, one by one, into a mason jar. Screw on the lid, string on the recipe, and tie a cute bow. It makes baking cookies, brownies, or cupcakes easy and fun, and it’s the perfect Christmas gift idea for the sweet people in your life.
  • Handmade ornaments. There are so many different ways to make your own ornament. Cut up pictures or phrases into strips, curl them around a pencil, and put them into a clear ornament. For kids, make salt-dough handprint ornaments or picture ornaments with the year written on them. Put a baby’s handprint onto the side of a white ornament for a sentimental keepsake. String buttons into a circle to make a mini wreath ornament. The possibilities are endless, and Christmas gift ideas like this will be used year after year.
  • Homemade sugar scrub. There are lots of recipes online for different scents of sugar scrub. Coconut, lemon, pumpkin, vanilla, peppermint, or orange. It’s a cheap, simple idea that will leave hands and feet silky smooth. A great Christmas gifts for cold, winter weather that leaves hands chapped and dry.
  • Scarf and mitten set. Going outside in the winter is unavoidable, so making sure you have a warm (and cute!) scarf and mitten set is a must. Whether you make or buy this Christmas gifts doesn’t matter, because the recipient will love it and stay warm while playing in the snow.
  • Christmas cookies. We couldn’t make a Christmas gift list without including cookies. There are hundreds of cookie recipes out there, and baking them as a family makes this idea a gift both for you and for whoever gets them in the end.
  • Game or movie night set. Putting together a kid for a game or movie night is a great gift for couples, families, friends, and neighbors. Include either a game or family movie and a bag of popcorn, and you’ve just created a Christmas gifts that will provide hours of entertainment.  
  • Microwave heating bags. Fill a small cloth bag with rice, beans, corn, oatmeal, or seeds and sew up one of the ends. Just a quick minute in the microwave and you’ve got a homemade heating pad. This Christmas gifts idea is an especially great Christmas idea because it will help keep you warm and toasty and can help soothe sore spots.
  • Slippers and pajamas. The classic Christmas gift, this idea is perfect for men and women of all ages and sizes. You can get flannel pajamas, footie pajamas, silk pajamas, or knit pajamas. This gift will please anyone who likes to be comfortable.

Whatever you give your friends and family for a Christmas gift, remember what Christmas is really about. Do things to help others feel the Christmas spirit, but don’t forget to feel it yourself! Avoid getting stressed and worrying about the little things. As long as you are with the ones you love on Christmas, your day will be worth remembering.  For other holiday to share with loved ones, don't forget to see our fun Valentine's Day gift ideas too.