Just a few short days until Christmas, so I wanted to pop in and share a few last minute gifts, recipes and tips with you.
LAST MINUTE GIFTS
These $5 Magazine Subscriptions (available for a short time!) make a super easy gift especially for friends and family you need to mail a gift to. You can buy one copy of the magazine then roll it and tie it with a ribbon. Attach a pretty card notifying the recipient of the subscription.
Click HERE to see all of the available titles.
Trail Mix Bark
Make this super easy Trail Mix Bark for a relatively inexpensive gift that’s also delicious! Package it in a cute tin or a craft paper decorated box as shown above.
Candy Cane Bath Salts
Grab a mason jar or other decorative jar and fill it with these Candy Cane Bath Salts for a relaxing gift. I even have a cute printable label for you to add to the jar.
You can add a loofah and some soft slippers to make a gift basket.
You can also use my DIY Gift Basket Tutorial to create stunning gift baskets for a fraction of what you would pay at the store.
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LAST MINUTE RECIPES
I just love how special foods make the holidays more of a celebration. If you need a few quick ideas, try these.
This Cherry Chocolate Chip Bread is so scrumptious! If you can avoid eating it, it makes a great Christmas gift when included in a cute basket with a dish towel or some hot cocoa mix. (Click here for my DIY hot cocoa mix recipe.)
You won’t believe that these Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars are actually gluten free. Yum!
Last Minute Fun
Now’s the time to enjoy all of your preparations and have fun with your family. Here are a few ideas to help you enjoy the season:
Make these Easy Reindeer Donuts with the kids.
Create simple Mini “Gingerbread” Houses.
Make these easy and delicious Fontina Monte Cristo Sandwiches for Christmas Breakfast.
Put together a Make Your Own Snowman Kit for neighbors or friends (or just enjoy it with your kids!)
Add lights to everything!
I hope these ideas help you to enjoy a stress-free and joy filled Christmas this year.
I’d love to hear YOUR ideas so leave a link or a comment below.
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