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5 Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

5 Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays are a time for showing others you care whether that be your family, friends, co-workers or apartment neighbors. However, if the hectic holiday season has you in a rush to find last-minute gifts, there is no need to worry. Our CTBest team has rounded up a few quick and easy DIY holiday gifts that are perfect for anyone on your gift-giving list.

Movie and Popcorn

Movies and popcorn just go together, so give your gift recipients the gift of both! Pick up a festive flick or a movie you know they’ll love and pair it with a few packs of popcorn and some movie theatre candy. Tie everything together with a bow for a cozy and effortless at-home holiday movie night that anyone would love.

Recipe in a Jar

The holiday season is the perfect time to try out a new recipe and recipes in a jar offer the perfect opportunity to do just that! For this gift, choose a recipe with primarily shelf-stable ingredients (like soup or cookies) as well as a large jar. Layer the shelf-stable ingredients in the jar and seal on the lid. Print or write out the directions and attach so the recipient can make the recipe then and have it on hand to make again later.

Sharpie Mug

Practical meets personal with a DIY Sharpie mug. Mugs are the perfect wintertime (or anytime) accessory for coffee or tea drinkers, so why not add a personal, decorative touch to it! Take an oil-based Sharpie or a dish-washer safe ceramic paint and draw or write away. Give the mug as is or fill it with their favorite candy, hot chocolate packets or tea sachets.

Sugar Scrub

If you have some extra sugar lying around from your holiday baking, create a luxurious sugar scrub that’s perfect for the dry Connecticut winter season. Combine a cup of granulated sugar, half a cup of coconut oil and a teaspoon of any kind of extract or essential oil that you think your recipient will love. Play around with extract and oil scents, adjust as needed and place in a jar or tin to maintain its freshness and fragrance.

Crafty Decor

Handmade decor is always an appreciated gift. Create a DIY holiday candle holder by wrapping a rubber band around a plain white candle, cutting cinnamon sticks or twigs to the height of the candle and then placing them underneath the rubber band till they are packed together tightly. Lastly, conceal the rubber band with ribbon to create a rustic winter candle that looks and smells great. Other craft decor items include custom picture frames or handmade ornaments. Be creative with what you have to craft pieces your gift recipient will love

If you don’t already know your CTBest neighbors, the holiday season is a great time to introduce yourself and spread some cheer with one of these thoughtful DIY gifts. To learn more about our Connecticut apartment communities, call or text Desiree for rental information at 203-223-1665 or visit CTBestApts.com.

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