This holiday season, I (or should I say Mr. LH, mostly) made 18 Santa and reindeer cocoa cones to give to colleagues at a fraction of the cost compared to last year’s mason jar gifts. The outcome was adorable and inexpensive gifts. I received lots of compliments on them, especially the Santas, which were more difficult to create.
Similar to last year, my plan is to make gifts for colleagues, send a family gift or two to close relatives, and donate items to the needy. Last year I created Mason jar hot cocoa gifts and participated in a cookie-swap that generated a few cookie-inspired gifts.
This weekend, we (ha, ha, ha….Mr. LH!) spent only one hour creating a total of 5 mason jar gifts; we’re calling them Mrs. Claus’ Cookies, but it’s really just a variation on Cowgirl Cookies from Bakerella. These gifts were easier to make, about the same cost (maybe less), and didn’t require any baking at all.
Shopping online can often give you great deals that aren’t available in stores. This holiday season, you can save lots of money if you do the bulk of your holiday shopping online.