DIY Mini Sugar Scrub
We love these tiny jars of sugar scrub from Love Grows Wild! What’s so great about these is how inexpensive and child-friendly they are to make. You’ll need…
–Green Food Coloring
…and of course…
–Twine or String
Yes, that’s it.
This sugar scrub is so simple to make, since it’s all about preference and not at all about measuring and weighing! Just put your preferred amount of coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl and nuke it for ten to fifteen seconds–from there, add your sugar, green food coloring (just a few drops at first), and as much peppermint oil as you want! If you you’re looking for a more moist concoction, add more coconut oil; if you want it more dry and crumbly, add more sugar! Easy peasy. Stir until well combined, and spoon into jars! Last but not least, lid it up, wrap twine or string around the top of the jar and slap on a gift tag! This is a perfect stocking stuffer for moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters and cousins! (And you can make a lot for just a little investment!)
This idea comes straight from blogger Pretty Providence–it combines everything a winter night calls for! This is great for moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas, since it’s so versatile and thoughtful! What you’ll need…
–A Pair of Slippers (In the Proper Size for your Recipient)
–For Moms and Grandmas:
–For Dads and Grandpas:
Tiny Shaving Kit
Beard Wax (For our decidedly furry fathers out there)
Assembly is super simple–stuff those slippers full of goodies for your chosen recipient and tie them together side-by-side with a matching ribbon. Kids will have a blast picking out personal items for their Nana or Papa and filling the slippers up! This one may be simple, but it’s oh so sweet! Another bonus–this gift is super personalizable!
Personalized Coffee Mugs
These are so sweet for grandmas, grandpas, teachers and much more! This idea comes from Two Shades of Pink, and we’re obsessed! They’re so easy and sooo adorable! All you’ll need…
–Ceramic Mugs (You can sometimes find these at Dollar Tree, but a better bet is Target)
–Ceramic Paint Pens (In a variety of colors–you can find these at Michael’s)
It’s very simple–let your kids write or draw a special message on the mug! Your kiddos will have a great time making these special mugs for everyone on their list and letting their imaginations run wild! After they’re done, wait 24 hours, then bake the mugs at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. This will set the paint and make sure they stand up to the elements! (NOTE: it’s a good idea for you to write the date on the bottom!)
For an added bonus, you can pack the mugs full of Land O Lakes gourmet hot chocolate mixes, candy canes, and chocolate kisses!
Nifty Mom from Saint Louis came up with this sweet idea for her boys to make–these handprint tote bags are perfect for a grandma, aunt, teacher, or even big sister! (You can also buy cloth drawstring backpacks for brothers, uncles, dads, etc…). Decorated with handprints, this is an adorable way to remember what those chubby little hands and feet looked like once upon a time! Plus, the handmade thoughtfulness of this gift will make it a treasured keepsake for years to come! Your kids will love getting messy to make these, and you can make any design you want, so the only limit is the imagination! Here’s what you need…
–Canvas Tote Bags (Or Drawstring Backpacks)
–Cardboard, Paperboard or Cardstock
–Hands and Feet!
Stick the cardboard, paperboard or cardstock into the bag (so the paint doesn’t bleed through to the other side) and set your kids loose! Encourage them to write a sweet message or paint a special picture for their intended recipient–make sure you get some handprints on there! What’s even better, is after they dry, you can use them to package another present! You could make a kit for an older sister, complete with bookmarks, journals, pencils and a favorite novel…or you could make grandma a gardening bag, full of homemade seed bombs, seed packets and new garden gloves!
Polymer Clay Magnets
Polymer clay is awesome–you can make darn near anything out of it! We thought it would be adorable to make polymer clay magnets for your friends and family–you make make a bunch for cheap, and the options are literally endless!
–Polymer Clay in Many Colors (We Prefer Sculpey)
–Super Strength Magnets
–Cookie Cutters (Optional)
–Rubber Stamps (Optional)
We recommend making miniature picture frames out of the polymer clay, but you can make whatever you want! You can cut shapes from the cookie cutters, or just hand-shape your frames out of any colors that you like! Consider using rubber stamps to press a message or pattern into the clay. Simply bake the magnets according to the instructions on your clay package–once cooled, you can seal them with a matte or gloss glaze, and use hot-glue to attach a photo and a magnet to the back! Grandma can stick hers to the fridge while dad puts his on his toolbox at work!