Last Minute Holiday Gifts


Written by Sarah Murtaugh and River Stone

Calling all procrastinators, it’s that time of year again! Every holiday season you put off buying your gifts until the very last minute, but there’s no need to worry. Here are some gift ideas guaranteed to bring holiday cheer.

Hot Chocolate in a Jar:
Give your friend this twist on the classic winter drink in a personalized jar.
What you’ll need:
1 3/4 cup dry milk powder, 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, mini chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, mini marshmallows, one mason jar with lid, festive ribbon
Pour each ingredient into mason jar one by one, forming six decorative layers. Secure lid tightly, and top the gift off with festive ribbon.
Instructions for User:
When ready to use, mix ingredients in jar evenly throughout. For a single serving, add 8 ounces of boiled water to 1/2 cup of hot chocolate mix. Stir in heat-resistant mug. Enjoy

Winter Cold Survival Kit:
Help your friend beat the winter blues with this cozy care package.
What you’ll need:
Basket or tin, festive ribbon
Decoratively arrange items of choice in basket or tin and tie it all together with a festive ribbon!
Item Ideas:
Box of tissues, fluffy socks, candy of choice, hand warmers, can of soup, cough drops, chapstick, honey, hand sanitizer, bath salts

Other StockingStuffers:

Fluffy socks
Hats, scarves, gloves
Cozy PJ’s
Tea Bags
Gift Cards
Short on Money???
For friends, try printing out pictures of the two of you together. For relatives or grandparents, make a nice homemade card.