I’ve been having so much fun taking part in this Kiwi Mummy Bloggers 12 Days of Christmas collaboration. Yesterday was Day 6 with The Fern Life talking about Santa Claus vs Sinterklaas. You can also check out Fern on facebookand youtube. You can find Day 8’s blogger at the end of this post, but for now….here’s Day 7!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a list as long as your arm of people you want to give a little Christmas gift to – teachers, neighbours, the courier drivers who facilitate your online shopping addiction AND manage to deliver when your husband isn’t home…
I love giving little gifts, but it can get really expensive which is why I’m doing Christmas in a jar this year. There are so many amazing ideas out there for fun little jar gifts. Here are five of my favourite.
1.Sock Puppet in a Jar
These are super cute! This tutorial uses little sock puppet kits, but I think it’d be just as easy to utilise that bag of lonely socks we all have stashed in our laundries, with some little googly eyes and foam cut-outs from your local ‘$1, $2, $3 shop’. I’m putting this little kit together to go in the munch bunch’s stockings!
2.Peppermint Body Scrub.
Come on now!! Who doesn’t love a little pampering? This peppermint scrub would be IDEAL after those long days Christmas shopping (or battling the Boxing Day sales).
I’m always looking for cute teacher present ideas, and this little winter wonderland in a jar won me over. Plus…there’s a free printable with a PUN!! I’m a sucker for a pun.
4.Christmas Candle in a Jar
If you want to be all fancy-pants, you could make this township silhouette candle. There’s even a printable template to make it as easy as possible.
I think that the very first gift-in-a-jar idea I ever saw was a brownie, and I’ve been loving the idea ever since. It’s so pretty, and I love that the recipient can make it up whenever it suits them.
6.Candy Cane Vodka in a Jar
Okay, I know I said that this was a list of my five favourite Christmas in a Jar ideas, but I can never resist going overboard, so here’s my ABSOLUTE favourite. (Or maybe that should be Absolut?! See what I did there?) Candy Cane Vodka in a Jar!! This is freaking genius. I’m not going to lie…when I was researching this post I ended up getting sucked in to the pinterest vortex and ended up wondering if I should have written the whole piece on Christmas cocktails. Then taste tested them all…for quality assurance of course. In fact, I think that in most test kitchens, they triple check recipes to make sure they’re fool-proof. Oh well, there’s always next year’s 12 Days collaboration!!
Make sure you head on over to Hey Little Sweet Thing tomorrow at 12pm to check out her post on Christmas Cupcakes – I’m already drooling! If you haven’t already checked out her blog, sneak on over for a peek right now….it’s crammed with lots of amazing baking and super fun crafts. You can also find her on instagram and facebook.