DIY gift ideas

If you are reading this it means you are probably in a mad panic to get a Christmas gift together at the last minute but woe is you for all the shops are closed today except maybe the local grocery store.

It is time then to roll up your sleeves and put your human ingenuity to good use by making something.
Don’t roll your eyes because this is your last resort. You can do it because we believe in you and if you don’t you are definitely not getting invited to that amazing new years party everyone is going to because you were the jerk that did not bring any gift to the Christmas party.

Scented candles

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A little old school still but definitely a good choice. This one many take a few hours so if you want to go with this one get started right away. For detailed instructions visit http://www.sheknows.com/home-and-gardening/articles/1039793/make-your-own-scented-candles

Build a fort kit

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The nostalgic joy of building a blanket and pillow fort. This one is great for children to spend some quality time with parents while they construct it together. Lets be honest here you are going to gift it to your best friend and make them bring it to the new years party. Check out http://cinnaberry-suite.blogspot.co.za/2012/08/ohmy-suite-fort-kit.html to find out what the kit needs.

Christmas cookies

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What better way to share the love than a tray full of colourful cookie and if you have a knack for baking then what easier way?
Christmas decorated cookies can come in all shapes and sizes. Here are a few ideas from Delish http://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/christmas/g2177/easy-christmas-cookies/

There you have it, just a few ideas to get you out of the present panic on December 25. Maybe something to keep in mind next time you forget someone’s birthday as well.

  AUTHOR
Clive Dorrington
JOURNALIST/PHOTOGRAPHER

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