Easy Giving

Christmas Ideas

Easy Giving

In the last few days leading up to Christmas, you may still have one or two people on your list that you want to give a present to. It could be the neighbors who took in your mail while you were on vacation or the hostess whose party you’ll be attending in a day or two.

Whatever the need, look to the dollar store to help you put together lovely last-minute gifts of any size while keeping spending in check. Here are three easy homemade Christmas gifts to consider.

Packing a food gift basket is an easy way to gift a couple or a family. This one includes crackers, napkins, hot chocolate mix, cookies, mineral water, a canned ham, olives, two chocolate bars and a box of chocolates. The approximate cost for something like this is around $16, including the gift basket, but you can do whatever your budget will allow.

When your gift is arranged pleasingly with you choices, you can fill in any empty spots in the basket with small wrapped candies or fun ornaments and finish off with basket wrap.


The hard-working hostess will appreciate this cute little fellow filled with hand soap and packaged with a Christmas hand towel. Another idea along the same lines would be to pack a tea towel with any pump hand soap and some hand cream to sooth hands after the washing up is done.

Here’s a gift idea for the martini lovers on your list, consisting of two glasses, a package of cocktail napkins, some fancy cookies and a jar of olives. Then fill out the basket with a small keepsake like a candle holder and tea lights and a decorative pick.

If you wish, you can use a larger box or basket and add the recipient’s favorite gin.

Use these three easy homemade Christmas gifts as a guide for making gifts that are sure to please.