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DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas can be an expensive time of year, so why not get creative and make your own personal gift for someone special. What’s more, it often means so much more that you’ve taken the time and made the effort to make something special for a loved one.

Hampers

giftsHampers are ideal for those who want to spend time and love putting together their gifts this Christmas. Find all of your recipient’s favourite things and fill your hamper with a wonderful array of products you know they will love. It doesn’t have to be food – you can create hamper using beauty products, wine, baby gifts,  or even underwear! If you do choose food why not have a themed hamper using cheeses, chocolate, breads and cakes or world foods. To make your own gift hamper all it takes is a wicker basket, some tissue paper and coloured cellophane. Finish it off with decorative gift tags and some festive ribbon.

Hot chocolate

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Deliciously easy edible gifts are the way forward this Christmas. Why give socks when you can make your own home made hot chocolate in a beautiful mug. You can also make your own homemade Baileys Irish Cream as a little something extra. Simply get a jar and fill it with layers of good quality chocolate cocoa powder, icing sugar and marshmallows. The layers look fabulous and you can tie it up with a lovely gift ribbon.

Holiday cookie box

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The Great British Bake Off phenomenon has resulted in a huge interest in baking among men, women and children. With more people on the lookout for products that have featured in the show or attempting their own creations, this holiday cookie box is perfect for those aspiring Mary Berry’s to get creative!

Christmas Tea Trees

giftsWe all know a tea lover or a ‘tea Jeanie’ as we like to call them in Scotland. Make someone smile with a homemade Christmas tea tree gift. Finish off with a wrap of cellophane and a large bow. Find out how to make it here. 

DIY Sharpie Dinnerware

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Did you know you can write or doodle on dinnerware with a Sharpie marker and bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and the design will stay permanently? Personalised Dinnerware would be the perfect handmade Christmas Gift and you can get really creative with your own stencils too. It’s a great activity to do with the kids so you can give the grandparents something personalised.

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