Does Dec. 23 and 24th find you scrambling around trying to scrounge together last minute Christmas ideas for a shoestring budget? My answer is usually yes. Here’s a quick round-up of my favorite ideas of this season to help give you one last push to the finish line.
Chocolate Peppermint Molten Cakes
All I can say is OMG, cake: mouth now! Sprouted Kitchen’s Molten Cake recipe looks so f**king amazing, my keyboard isn’t working so well because of the drool puddle I just made.
DIY Peppermint Schnapps
Fill a glass jar about 1/3 the way full of the fresh peppermint and then fill the rest of the jar with un-flavored vodka. Let it sit in a cool, dark place for a week to two weeks depending on how minty you like your schnapps. Once it’s done steeping, strain into a new glass container.
Granted, you will have to tell your giftee to strain the schnapps, but it will look quite pretty now.
Beautiful Handmade 3-D Christmas Ornaments
I like my Christmas present ideas like I like my women: cheap and easy. I mean… Just kidding. Sheesh. Tough crowd. Anyway… How About Orange’s easy 3D paper ornament gives great results for very little investment.
Festive Button Wreath
I love Readymade’s Festive Button Wreath idea. I know, I know. Most of us don’t have a million buttons sitting around. My Mom does, but most don’t. I still like the idea.
Homemade Hot Peppermint Fudge
Ok, this suggestion is typical but its always a crowd pleaser. Who wouldn’t be happy with a jar of Rhonda’s Hot Peppermint Fudge Sauce.
I hope these ideas are helpful to all my fellow procrastinators out there. So come on all you Ho ho hos, get out there and finish your gift list.