Monday 18 November 2013

Christmas Gifts

Ok you can't deny it any longer, Christmas is coming, so it might be an idea to start the present shopping.

This is something that I almost dread every year because the cost of buying Christmas Gifts is always on the rise and the list of people that I need to buy for is forever increasing!!

So this year I was trying to think of items that I could maybe make myself, this way I could maybe make it less expensive and lets be honest, the personal touch is always better, well in my opinion it is.

For alot of people I tend to buy some sort of sweet or chocolate, normally a variety of selection box, so I thought why not make my own sweetie jars.

I managed to find a bargain on Ebay, 25 sweetie jars for just £17.

I then got myself down poundland and spent £8 on an assortment of different sweets, including the all important flying saucers and sherbert sticks.

Then came the task of filling up 25 jars with lots of sweeties, I tried to make sure that all jars had roughly the same amount in.

All that was left to do was tie some ribbon around each jar and pop a bow on them, this I had left over from last years presents so didn't cost me a penny.

So there we have it I spent the grand total of £25 which might seem like alot but when you break it down there are 25 jars so that has cost me £1 per jar, now to try and not eat all the sweets whilst I wait for Christmas to get here :)



  1. Great idea! I bet the recipients will love them. x

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    1. My thinking was that I would love receiving something like this so fingers crossed others will too :)

  2. They look fab! What a great idea!!

  3. Thanks for sharing, yes I think we all need t find nice, original presents, and what better than colourful and handmade.


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