There are so many people to be grateful for it's hard to by something for everyone on the Christmas list. Now you can give in abundance with these perfect, easy Christmas gifts for your neighbor, teacher, friend, bus driver, and all the rest who need a special Christmas gift this year.
As Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching, I am sure you are thinking about all the wonderful people who you are grateful for this year.
Maybe there was the teacher who gave your kid some extra time to help them past a big test. Maybe there was a neighbor who helped you pick up the trash when the wind blew it all over the yard. Maybe it was the friend who watched your kids when you needed a moment to breathe. Maybe there was the mailman who went out of his way to bring the special package to you.
There are so many people who touch our lives every day.
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So when it comes time to sit down and make a list of every one we want to share a Christmas gift with this season, it can get a little long and hard on the budget.
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I found everything you, and I, need to make the perfect neighbor Christmas gift, Teacher Christmas gift, or Friend Christmas gift for a family on a tight budget this holiday.
Start by running to Dollar Tree or stopping by DollarTree.com online. While there grab
- glass mason jar
- tissue paper in holiday colors
- ribbon in holiday colors
- fun size Snickers candy bars
- fun size MandM candy bars
- Starburst candies
- Jolly Rancher candies
- fun size Almond Joy candy bars
and if you don't have them already, grab
- pair of scissors
- 8.5 x 11 inch paper
- glass cereal bowl
- hole punch
Now you have everything you need to make the perfect Christmas gift.
Start by placing all the candy in the glass mason jar. I love these jars because they are a small size and have no writing on the outside. That lets the candy be the star of the show.
You can put one of each candy bar in the jar, or several of each. It all depends on how full you want your jar.
Use the glass cereal bowl as a template to cut out a round circle from the tissue paper. I ended up using 2 sheets of the paper because I liked how the paper ruffled out. It might be cute with more if you want to try that too.
Place the top base of the lid on the candy jar and then center the circle tissue sheet on to the top of the lid. Carefully screw the rim of the jar on top of the tissue paper and jar.
Cut a long piece of ribbon and tie it around the top of the rim. I settled it down inside the groove of the jar lid rim. Then tie a knot to secure it in place.
Print out the Christmas Candy jar tag below and cut into tags. Use the hole punch to punch a hole in the top of the corner of the tag. Thread one end of the ribbon through the hole and tie another knot to secure it to the jar.
Have a holly jolly Christmas filled with bursts of joy. Hope it's filled with Many Marvelous Snickers for every little girl and boy.
(Tag poem written and copyright by DIYPartyMom.)
Cut out a few other pieces of ribbon and run along the edge of the ribbon to create curly ques. Tie those ribbon curls inside your ribbon knot and curl the end of those ribbons.
Now you have a perfect cheap but amazing Christmas gift for your neighbors, friends, teachers, baby sitter, mail man, carpool gang, grocery check out salesman, or hair stylist. There are very few people who don't love a jar of candy for Christmas, and with as great of prices there are at Dollar Tree, you can make these Christmas gifts for everyone.
(in Oprah voice) "You get a Christmas Gift. You get a Christmas Gift. Everyone gets a Christmas gift!"
Thanks Dollar Tree for making it so easy to complete my Christmas shopping.
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