It’s that time of year again: the season for giving and receiving. You’ve probably begun thinking about your lists but still aren’t quite sure how you’ll be able to share the love with everyone without putting a major dent in your wallet. Since it’s a well-known fact that the way to the heart is through the stomach, we recommend trying some of these easy do-it-yourself gift ideas that are inexpensive, delicious and will be appreciated by just about everybody.
Cookies In A Canister: With an empty Pringles container, some fancy paper and a fresh batch of cookies, you can create an instant crowd pleaser. In the spirit of the season, be generous and fill these canisters all the way up so your treat will be the gift that keeps on giving. You can personalise it to your liking, but here is a guide to get started. Click here.
Sangria DIY Kit: You can literally share the holiday spirit this season with a boozy kit. For wine lovers, there is no better treat than a package with all the ingredients they'll need to make their favourite drink. Of course, you can switch the kit up based on preferences whether it be rum, vodka or Irish cream cocktail kits. Here’s an idea for this concept.
Ornament with Candy: These are fun and multi-functional. Choose your loved ones' favourite candy to fill up the ornament and then add a personal touch on the outside for décor aesthetics. After they’ve enjoyed the treat, they can keep the ornament for years to come. It’s a simple but impressive way to leave a lasting impression, especially with children. Here's some inspiration. Click here.
Jars of Jelly: You’re likely attending a few holiday rendez-vous and will need to bring the host something nice. Homemade jam never fails. Use a mason jar or glass jelly jar for a more refined package, complete with personalised label and ribbon. Who doesn’t want a gift jam-packed with love? Try this easy Sorrel Jam recipe (perhaps you can add a bit of ginger for a little spice!)
Traditional Fruitcake: Why not indulge them in a traditional fruitcake? These cakes have been staples for every household since the beginning of time, and you can never have too much of it. This year, make your packaging extra charming so you can set your gift apart. You can opt for clear wrapping paper with a big beautiful bow or go for a brown box, wrapped with a stunning bow and decorated with holiday motifs. You will certainly have a winning number with this one. Here's a Traditional Jamaican Christmas Cake Recipe to try.