Homemade Christmas Gifts for The Poor Student
Christmas is probably the most expensive time of the year. So I’ve gathered a collection of six D.I.Y. gifts that should hopefully save you some money. Besides, it’s the thought that counts, and what says that better than something you made with your own two hands?
6) Sharpie Mugs
Plain mugs come cheap, often in packs of four or more, making these a great investment for multiple gifts. Simply design each mug to suit each person you wish to give a gift. Quick, Easy and Cheap.
5)Recipes in a Jar
I’ve seen these a lot on the high-street lately at around 8 pounds or more, but they’re very easy to make yourself. Buy your ingredients in bulk and you can make plenty of these to go around. You can do this with a variety of recipes but I’ve linked a Brownie one below.(Alternatively use your own recipe)
Potato printing may have been something that you did in nursery, but paint and potatoes can make for an awesome customization. Buy a bunch of cheap, plain items and decorate them yourself for a fashionable present that’s completely unique.
Candy canes, chocolate bars and sweets. What’s not to love? Most of the materials for this D.I.Y. can be found in big bags from stores such as Poundland, which you can make multiple gifts from.
2)Space Invader Ornaments
For the geek in your life. Or perhaps someone different, using another design. You’ll all have probably tried these at some point as kids, but the iron beads we loved can still be re-purposed now to make your own gifts. Plus they’re reasonably cheap and you get heaps of them!
Unused notebooks from this semester? Yes? No? (We all know you do) Washi tape is growing in popularity and is a great way to decorate stationary -or anything else for that matter- on the cheap. Got a writing friend in your life or perhaps someone in your class never makes notes, then these would be the perfect gift!
For more inspiration check out websites such as Pintrest, or maybe you have your own suggestion?
Let us know!