How’s it going? Are you in the mood yet? No, silly, I’m not talking about that… 😀 Christmas is coming! It’s right around the corner actually and I couldn’t be happier. I love love love Christmas. I enjoy giving presents to my loved ones, thinking over who gets what, I adore baking delicious sweets and see smiles of joy on the faces, so I love it all!
On the other hand, I’m also aware that there are people who have a hard time finding a gift that’s creative, useful and fitting for the person who’s meant to get it. When I say that I like giving away presents, I mean things that don’t end up in the waste bin after the holidays. It sounds difficult to find something that fits the criteria but I promise you, it’s easier than you think. I’m going to go through a couple of ideas that work every time and as my christmas gift to you, I’ll link some of my favourite holiday tunes also to get you in the mood even more. Enjoy!
Step 1: Find a mason jar (for hungarian friends: “dunsztosüveg” 🙂 ) or for a cheaper option, go to IKEA and find a glass container in the desired size. You should look for this at the kitchen section. A jar is ideal because it’s something they can use later. Who doesn’t need an extra container in their kitchen, right?
Step2: This is where you get creative. The way you fill your jar depends completely on the gender and the personal preferences of the person you’d like to gift it to. Is it a boy or a girl? Do you know their favourite colour? I like to make cookies or some sort of sweet treat because I literally bake my heart into them and it can’t get more personal than that. My go to cookie is the good ol’ peanut butter one but you can fill it up with simple sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, snicker doodles or if you’re more adventurous you can also prepare toffee or chocolate bites….the list is really endless.
If you don’t want to put edible stuff in your goodie-jar, you can think of themes. Whenever I’m going for a themed mason jar present I like to create a “spa-in-a-jar”kinda thing which I think looks absolutely adorable and it’ll surely make your loved ones feel precious and it’s a great way to show them new products that they might want to use in the future and it also sends the message that “I care about your wellbeing, treat yourself”. I suggest putting travel-sized lotions, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, a pair of warm and fuzzy socks or makeup in it like eyeshadow, lipstick lipgloss, mascara or nail polish. These are all small enough to fit in there. You can even pop a granola bar or a couple of teabags, scented tea candle or aroma oils to make the “spa” experience even more extraordinary,
The selection of themes is really endless. You can create a health-jar (stevia, detox teabags, face mask, a couple of tangerines for example), study-jar (add a nice pen, a notebook or journal, ginzeng/gingko biloba or green tea) or whatever your heart desires. It’s good to know what’s going on in the person’s life at the time to get an idea what they might need the most.
Step 3: Decorate! When you go christmas gift shopping, think of a colour scheme for each person and try to select the items in those colours. Buy some ribbons, small ornaments or even festive tape-labels and prettify your jar in any creative way you want. The great thing about mason-jar-based gifts is that you can personalise them however you want without spending hours and hours by messing around with wrapping paper (although I love cute wrapping papers, it takes a lot of time for me to wrap the gifts nicely 🙂 ).
So these are my last minute tips and tricks. Your friends and family members will it!
I hope you find these ideas helpful and I want you guys to feel holly-jolly too so here are my favourite tunes for the season. Have a wonderful Christmas, guys!
Love and hugs,