Christmas is coming so here are some tips you may find useful. Can be used for any occasion, not only Christmas!
Some of them I did myself and they made the reciever very happy. Have fun with this, inspire yourself!
Bottle filled with their favourite candy
Painted mug with mug cake recipe and tiny bit of ingredients inside
mermaid blanket made from 2 blankets (it IKEA they have very cheap blankets)
Cute handmade stuffed animal (lots of easy tutorials on youtube!)
Homemade cookies in a pretty jar
Voodoo doll keychan
Succulent in painted flowerpot
Bag/backpack from old clothes
Tiny envelopes with nice messages/memories
CD/tape with your own playlist
Tiny book with small things to be happy about
Homemade skincare products (scrubs, masks)
Pillow (you can paint the cloth)
Surprise box (there are loads of great tutorials on youtube)
Cookbook with your personal favourite recipes (you can write it in nice notebook or sew your own book from quality paper)
Pretty painted invitation for a coffee/movie etc.
Using your pictures and photos:
memory game from your photos
Your photos in painted frame
Little book with pictures with your comments to them
Mug with a photo (Better than T-shirts, they usually don’t look nice)
Collage on a notebook
Puzzle from your photo (you can cut a big photo or get it done somewhere)
Go through second hands, you can find nice stuff there - then you can make for example nice winter set - gloves, beanie and a sweather. Make sure to wash them! Also don’t buy underwear or socks at second hands.
Candle set - there are a lot of nice smelling candles that you can find for a very good price, take some and with a little decorating and nice packaging you got yourself a candle set
Nail set - again, you can find good and cheap nail polishes, some file and nail clippers, stickers etc.
Art set - art supplies can be very expensive, but if your friend isn’t a professional, some coloured pencils and antistress colorbooks will are a cute gift
Bathing set - bath bombs, scrubs, soap,..
Honestly set of any kind, they can be found very cheaply and you can play with the packaging to make it look nice
Look through secondhand bookshops!
Phone case (you can also paint it)
Fairy lights (cheap at dollar store or pepco in Europe)
Add to the list if you want! Have fun with these, it’s always nice to make someone happy.
Aside from the obvious material gifts - here are some of my favourites:
- Grocery delivery subscription - Gym membership - Spa/salon gift card - Laser hair removal gift card - Airline lounge membership (they can purchase access to the lounge without being gold/platinum status) - Short course (most cities have businesses that run short courses/workshops or online courses) - Country club or yacht club membership - Visas/relocation costs - Access to Uber account - Access to Uber Eats account - Shares plus investment advice - Access to accountants and lawyers
I like to invent occasions that require a celebration to hint for these lol. Eg. Job promotion, anniversary of living somewhere, finishing a course/study, job offer, new signing.
Hey guys! Just wanted to say, if you’re looking for Christmas presents, I’ve got original paintings and prints in my shop, in a wide price range. I promise if you order now I’ll get it to you well before Christmas 😊❤️
*currently offering 2 rings for £7.50 and also happy to do bundles/combined postage on any of my items! *
🌻Resin jewellery and gifts for sale!
Available at: depop.com/jaimeepug
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Can be made in all different colours, all made to order and can include pressed flowers, gold foil, glitter, tiny gemstones, leaves, sequins, stickers, anything you’d like. Drop me a message of what you’re looking for. Average prices are -
Bookmarks - £5 + £2 postage/£2.50 international
Rings - £5 + £2 postage/£2.50 international
Pendants (without string) £7 + £2/£2.50
Pendants (+string) £10 + £2/£2.50
Crystals - £7 + £2/£2.50
Set of Earrings - £6 + £2/£2.50
One earring - £4 + £2/£2.50
Have a look on my depop/Instagram to see more photos of my work. Thank you for looking!!
As we enter the season where people buy more books for themselves and for others, a reminder: most 👏 non-fiction 👏 books 👏 are 👏 not 👏 fact-checked.
If they ARE fact-checked, it is usually because the author paid a fact checker out of their own pocket. From diet science to history to political theory. Even people who are well-intentioned can mess stuff up.
Please do not take something as gospel truth just because it’s in a shiny hardback found in the nonfiction section.