I don’t know about you, but for me, Christmas shopping for kids is not as easy as people make it seem. Now, I’m not talking mini’s – they are extremely easy to shop for, I’m talking kids that are of the 7+ age group.
You’d think that working in a school I’d know a little about what is “hip” and what is not in the kid community, but to be completely honest, I see some things on the shelves or that students bring in and I am left puzzled and confused about not only what things are, but why they are even a thing in the first place.
With an over-abundance of kids in my extended family, I didn’t quite know which way to turn. However, after much debate, I eventually got there – a DIY gift filled with candy and other goodies that can be personalized to each kid’s specific likes and dislikes!
To create these presents, the things you will need fall on a list so short you might think to yourself, *wow, I’m not the most creative, but even I can do this!* . . no, seriously.
DIY Christmas Gift Jars
- Mason jars – any size!
- Hershey kisses
- Gift tags – preferably ones that you can string through a piece of ribbon or yarn, and can write on yourself
- Small toys/goodies (e.g. nail polish, Chapstick, mini Lego sets, surprise bag sets for different characters. . My Little Pony, Despicable Me, Paw Patrol, etc. – the list really could go on and on and on)
What to Do
First and foremost, take a nice swig of coffee- it’ll really get you going and in the spirit to create!
Next, open the Mason jar and fill with Hershey kisses and little goodies. Then, simply close the filled Mason jar.
After the jar is filled and closed, take a gift tag and simply write the child’s name followed by “Merry Kiss-mas!”
String the tag with decorative ribbon or yarn and tie around the Mason jar.
Find your kiddo and give them this easy, cute gift! (Names crossed out to keep a secret until Christmas!)
What are some DIY gift projects that you absolutely swear by with each passing holiday season?! xoxo.