Low-Cost Christmas Gifts: Part 2

I can’t believe the year is almost over, already. My boyfriend and I were out putting together a few more things for our Christmas list last weekend, and we were stuck on a few recipients. It’s so hard to pick out presents for some people, especially when you have no idea what other people are getting them. This week, you’re in for another set of inexpensive Christmas present ideas, and we hope you like them!

Succulents

Now, you might be worried about gifting plants, because so many people are terrible at keeping them alive. But depending on the succulent you get, they’re ridiculously hardy! Hens and chicks and fairy castles are among two of the hardiest succulents out there, and as long as you pot them in a good pot with proper drainage, succulents make gorgeous presents suitable for anyone from teens to grandparents.

Pillow Cases

Pillow cases are one of the easiest things in the world to sew, they’re just two rectangles (or squares) that you stitch on three sides. I like going to thrift stores to find gorgeous prints on duvets and sheets, or to craft stores when there are great deals. If you start early, it’s easy to make several of these before Christmas comes around—I don’t always use cushion forms to fill them, sometimes I just use stuffing and give them already filled!

Hot Chocolate in a Jar

I love the Domestic Geek, and last year, she put out this great video on how to make hot chocolate mixes for mason jar presents. I gave a couple of jars of hot chocolate mix to my boyfriend last year, and he loved them so much that we started making bigger batches of the stuff for him to use instead of the store-bought stuff.

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