10 DIY Christmas Gifts That Are As Affordable As They Are Adorable

10 DIY Christmas Gifts That Are As Affordable As They Are Adorable

Who doesn't love a homemade gift?

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It's the season of giving and it's the season of... well... spending money.

If you want to spread the Christmas cheer without breaking the bank... you're in luck! DIY gifts are not only adorable but they are an affordable way to gift this holiday season. All you need is a little bit of creativity and you're ready to be the ultimate Santa Claus of your friend group!

1. Painted Snowman Mug + Chocolate Spoon.

DIY Painted Mug Gift Idea

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You can never have enough coffee mugs! This adorable snowman mug just needs some special markers and a plain mug.The chocolate spoon is optional but it is a sweet touch. This DIY can be found here!

2. Mini Snow Globe Ornament.

DIY: mini snow globe ornament

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Who doesn't love a homemade gift they can hang on their tree? This snow globe style ornament is the perfect little something special to give to your someone special. This Christmasy DIY can be found here!

3. Peppermint Mason Jar Candles.

DIY Peppermint Mason Jar Candles

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Light up the holiday season with this Christmas smelling candle. Plus, who doesn't love a good mason jar? This DIY can be found here!

4. Christmas Planner.

DIY Christmas Planner

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Help make this Christmas a memory to last forever! This would be cute blank or filled! Check out this DIY here.

5. Gingerbread Cookie Mix.

Gingerbread Cookies Mix

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Warm up the oven because everybody loves Christmas cookies. All they'll need to make these cookies is some water, eggs and a whole lot of love! You can find this DIY here.

6. Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub.

Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Who doesn't want soft skin this Holiday season? This super cute gift is festive and much needed. You can find this DIY here!

7. Santa Wine Glasses.

Christmas DIY * Santa Wine Glass

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If you love to paint, this is the DIY for you! Check out how to complete this masterpiece here!

8. Giant Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows.

Giant Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows

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Something little sweet to find under the tree! Not only is this so easy, but it's so cute! Check out this DIY here!

9. Colorful Pine Cone Wreath.

DIY Colorful Pine Cone Fall Wreath

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This colorful wreath is a great gift to brighten someones home! Check out the DIY here!

10. Fresh and Woodsy Winter Forest Soap.

Fresh and Woodsy Winter Forest Soap Recipe

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Everyone needs some good smell soap! Check out this DIY here!

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'That 70's Show' Christmas Episodes, Ranked

Holiday classics ranked for your bingewatch convenience.

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Last week, I ranked The Office's Christmas episodes, so this week I'm going to rank the episodes from That 70's Show, my favorite show as a teenager. Still with the highest number being the best because of how this website works.

1. Winter (Season 7)

The show peaked in seasons 5 & 6, so while this episode has some great moments, it just doesn't measure up to the others on this list. Not to mention the Jackie & Hyde drama was a real downer.

2. The Best Christmas Ever (Season 1)

The first season's Christmas episode also has some classic moments, but the comedy just wasn't as strong in the earlier seasons.

3. Hyde's Christmas Rager (Season 3)

The Christmas party at Hyde's place was great, however, the Jackie & Donna plot feels a little lacking compared to some of the other Christmas episode plots.

4. An Eric Foreman Christmas (Season 4)

I tend to skip season 4 because Eric and Donna's breakup was hard on me, but this is a really good Christmas episode. Not to mention, Kelso's Christmas special is everything.

5. Christmas (Season 6)

This episode has everything. Red as Santa, Jackie and Hyde being adorable, the school dance, Eric finally being popular, Donna's bacon, and Fez with the bullies. And the TNT scene. Everything a Christmas special should be.

So there you go. Enjoy your holiday bingewatch!

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Christmas Of Remembrance Series: My Last Letter

Christmas time is not about the gifts... It is about something far, far more special.

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Dear Reader,

Thank you for your time.

This is a series that I have dedicated to those I have loved and lost. It was merely a thought, then an idea, and now a realized creation. Christmas time… all winter really is a hard time for me. It holds this duality in my life of being both my favorite and also my least favorite and difficult time of year. It has been that way for years now.

In a way, this series aids my closure and healing further, and it allows me to tell my story in a way that, to me, is less scary (one of the many great facets of this platform). It was never my intention to write this in order to reach people, or encourage people, or serve as an inspiration to anyone. This was for me and only me. No one else. But, if these pieces of writing do impact someone, somewhere, or make them feel encouraged or inspired in some way or another, or just simply make them feel, then I hope you have enjoyed them. If I can make someone feel, then I guess I have done my job.

The life of an artist is often an uncertain one. The life of a human is a trying one. But life is a journey, and all journeys have their trials. Their tests. Their triumphs and rewards. And they all have their losses. What matters most is what you make of all of it. What lessons you learn. What changes you make. What life you create for yourself. What art you create because of it all. It can be very, very hard. But it can all be glorious at the same time.

At the heart of this series, my words, there is this deep and valuable belief of mine: Christmas (or the Winter Holiday that you may celebrate) is so much more about presents and cooking and shopping and all that other bullshit… it is about family.

The family that is related by blood. The family that surrounds your heart. Your Mom. Your brother. Your dearest friends. The bonds that make life valuable. Worth living. These bonds are soulful bonds, ones that are far more special than any mere trivial object. So… be with them. Forgive. Forget. Heal. Mend what is broken. Reassemble what has been shattered. And stop worrying so much. Laugh together. Cry together. Heal on another. Heal together. And may your new days be better, brighter, and full of love.

Happy Holidays.

Ty


A song for you...

"Sense of Home" — Harrison Storm / YouTube

If you liked this series, I invite you to check out my previous article below…

To My Fellow 孤, The Sons Without Fathers On Father’s Day

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