Last Minute DIY Christmas Gift

Need a couple cute gifts on a budget?  I think I have a solution.  I made these Christmas mugs for Peyton’s teachers.  They were super easy and cheap!

I hit up the dollar store first and picked up the mugs, candy canes, shred and chocolate candy.  I spent about $6.  I picked up the 6 packs hot cocoa at the grocery store. They are sold individually for about $0.65 each.   I put three in each mug, but two would be fine.  If you have a lot of mugs to make you can also buy a box of hot chocolate mix packets.  Individual wrapped teas would be a nice touch.  
I put a little of the shred at the bottom of the mug and tried to place the 3 packets of cocoa mix in the mug as nice as possible.  Then I put in the chocolate and candy canes.  I topped it off with a gift card to Starbucks.

Tie some ribbon around the mug and there you have it.  Super easy, cute and cheap!  This is a great idea if you are hosting a holiday party for guest to take home, just skip adding in a gift card.

What is your go to gift on a budget?

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8 Comments

  • Reply Ashley Ellis December 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Very cute idea! I remember doing something similar when I was in school. 🙂 I really like getting items and making gift bags from Dollar Tree, especially from the beauty items.

  • Reply tasha December 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Very cute and simple. Nice gift to give to teachers, doctors or even the mail lady

  • Reply Tiffany Style Blog December 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Such a cute idea!! And so thoughtful!! xo

  • Reply LA Lynn's December 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I do the same thing… Quick, easy, and priced just right! lol

  • Reply Laurie @ Disney 'n Diapers December 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Great gift idea!! I’m doing something super similar but with tumbler cups and chocolates:)

  • Reply frostingsandstyle December 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Very cute idea. I’m doing similar for my kids daycare teachers.

  • Reply Rhonda December 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Yes I will be copying! thanks! I have a lot of projects lined up!

  • Reply Tiffany C December 19, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Love this! So super simple, I mean really!! good job!

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