Easy And Cheap Gifts For Mom, Dad, Grandma And Grandpa
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Easy And Cheap Gifts For Mom, Dad, Grandma And Grandpa

Easy And Cheap Gifts For Mom, Dad, Grandma And Grandpa

Christmas is right around the corner, and you do not want to be stuck running to your closest drug store on Christmas eve to scrounge up last minute gifts! Try these easy D.I.Y. gifts that are homemade and from the heart! 

1. Mugs for Mom. This gift is great for any moms who are coffee, tea, or hot chocolate drinkers! You can buy light colored, oven-safe mugs from mostly any store -- even the Dollar Store! Use sharpies to decorate and customize the mug with any patterns or messages of your choice. Allow the ink to dry for about 24 hours. Then place the mug in the oven and let it bake in 375 degrees for 30 minutes. This will make the designs permanent so they won't wash off. Let it cool and you are all done!

2.  Shaving Cream for Dad. High-end shaving cream contains anti-freeze, and other chemicals, and on top of that, it can be pricey. Cheap shaving cream may cause bumps and knicks. You can whip up a quality, all natural one, that is perfect for any skin type! You may even already have these ingredients at home in your kitchen.     


2/3 cup shea nut oil or shea butter 

2/3 coconut oil 

1/4 cup olive oil 

2 tablespoons of baking soda 


Over very low heat in a pan, melt together the shea butter and coconut oil. Remove from heat and add olive oil. Transfer it to a jar or bowl, then place it in the fridge until it solidifies. Remove it from the fridge so it can slightly soften. Add the baking soda. Use a hand mixer or electric mixer (recommended) for two to three minutes, until it’s soft and fluffy. Now, scoop your shaving cream into a clean jar and seal it. For extra decoration, you can design the jar like the previous gift before creating the shaving cream.

3. Photo jars for grandparents. Grandparents love photos and memories to display. This gift is inexpensive and easy. It is a perfect personable decoration for the home! 

What you need


Glass jars (saved from peanut butter, applesause, salsa, etc. An assortment of different styles and sizes looks better than using all the same 

Ribbon (optional)  


Clean and dry the glass jars. If there are labels on them, you can soak them in hot soapy water and they will peel off. Once they dry, fill the jars with assorted photos and decorate with ribbon!

Happy gift giving!  

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