Hey all! Thank you for the kind comments on our Christmas kitchen! All of the spaces shared in the holiday blogger tour this week have been so beautiful, I encourage you to check them all out!
Today I'm sharing some super simple gift ideas and I've got a little something for one of you at the end. :) Tis the season of giving and I absolutely LOVE figuring out fun, expensive gifts for friends and special people in our life.
I work with Better Homes and Gardens throughout the year to share some of their products and this month my mission was to show you just that -- a great gift idea. Of course I couldn't just pick one thing -- I like to think of ways to make the items work for specific people in your life.
So that I did. And I want every one of these for myself. :) First up, I came across these BHG wood lid containers and knew I had to incorporate them somehow. They are too cool, I love the wood lid! By the way, the lid seals well and these come in three different sizes (they would be great for baking supplies on your counter!):
I got to thinking about those in my life I'm giving to this year and came up with a few inexpensive treats for each of them. First up, for my sister, the new mom:
Hello…who doesn't want to relax in a soothing hot bath, especially a new mama? I love each one of these items myself (we use the lavender Epsom salts all the time) so I gathered my supplies and put them together in the jar:
This is the small jar and it's plenty big to hold all kinds of stuff! And…it's just adorable:
You could make this stuff go a long way -- one bag of the salts and a box of the beads would make quite a few gifts. You would just need poofs and a container for each one.
By the way, I didn't buy plastic bags to make this look cute, I just cut the top off my Ziploc baggies:
Then tie them shut with twine. Easy!
The second one is for that person you don't know quite so well, but want to gift something nice. Of course I went with the wax warmers again because they are awesome!:
I know, I've professed my love for these a few times but it's because they come in really beautiful designs and they work well. I also love that they work as a lovely nightlight because they glow. :)
I took this one out of the package and it fit perfectly, even with a few sets of wax cubes added:
Perfect for the teacher, coach or bus driver!:
And finally, one for the friend -- use it as an excuse to sit down, talk and have some hot chocolate together:
Those stacker marshmallows works so much better in your hot chocolate because they take longer to melt. :) And I'm not even a mint fan, but one peppermint Hershey kiss dropped in a hot chocolate is my absolute favorite -- it's just a hint of mint!
This is such a busy time of year and it's easy to let life get crazy. What a nice way to slow it down for an hour or so:
You could easily fit a cute mug in here too! The possibilities are endless with these jars -- and I love that they'll have it to keep and use anywhere in the house:
So easy, so fast! And the price is good too -- the small jar is less than $10, and the most I spent on a gift was $26 (for the warmer ($10) and wax cubes ($2). Again, the hot chocolate and relaxation gift could be spread out to quite a few people, so you could make each one for less than $15.
Here's a handy image to pin for later if you'd like:
And now the really fun part! Better Homes and Gardens are giving away a $100 gift card to Walmart to one of you so you can buy ALL of these for yourself! (Or whatever you want to get.) :) Just leave a comment here to enter -- what would you spend it on? (I say it's totally OK if you spend it on yourself!) Please include your email so I can contact you if you win!
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