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Guerrilla Guide to the Holidays: 8 DIY Gifts that they Actually Want!

Guerrilla Gift Guide from LearnVestFrugal Holiday Gifts from LearnVest

LearnVest, as you know if you read my posts often, is one of my favorite sites. I love that they make financial news relevant to my life, and easy to understand. I love that they share some of the most helpful, totally do-able, frugal tips and tricks each week. And my favorite is the “fun” posts – with great information like how to save when building a wardrobe, which beauty products are worth a splurge, and today’s article – how to make DIY Christmas Gifts this year that as they say, “Don’t Suck.” Lol. This is part of their on-going series, Guerrilla Guide to the Holidays – which has been packed full of fun & frugal tips. Love it.

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8 DIY Gifts:

I’ll give you an idea of what you’ll find over there – and you can head on over to get the instructions for each gift if you’re interested. Sign up for their email updates – I promise you’ll love ’em!

  • Biscotti: These delicious twice-baked cookies (biscotto is derived from the Latin for twice baked) keep for long periods of time, making them a sweet gift that will last past the season. Pack them in an airtight container, and wrap it with a bow. {Get recipes on LearnVest!}
  • Photobooks: If you’ve got a smartphone with the Instagram app and have taken some downright pretty photos, you can create a beautiful and very personalized gift. Using—a site that prints and binds your Instagram photos—you can make a minibook of trip photos for a vacation buddy, or a “Tinybook” of oldie but goodie family photos for relatives. This teeny booklet even has a magnet, so it will stick to the fridge.
  • Infused Vodka: It’s colorful, festive and utterly customizable, so you can choose the perfect flavor for friends. Besides, infused vodka is one of the simplest flavored liquors you can DIY: It literally takes ten minutes to make, but you’ll have to start early since the flavors need a week or two to infuse. {Get the recipes on LearnVest!}
  • Handmade Bath Salts: Homemade bath salts are a simple luxury that anyone who likes at-home spa treatments will enjoy. And you can handpick an aroma you know your recipient will love. Also, the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you want to make a large batch. {Find instructions on how to make homemade Bath Salts on their site!}
  • Granola: This simple, not-too-sweet granola is delicious and keeps for months. People especially appreciate it because as long as it lasts, they always have a healthy breakfast on hand for those mornings that are too harried for cooking. Just be warned: It will also inspire them to request refills when their supply runs out! {Find the homemade Granola recipe on the site!}

There are more too!

Check out the LearnVest article, Guerrilla Guide to the Holidays: 8 DIY Holiday Gifts that Don’t Suck to read the rest of the ideas. Plus, if you sign up at their site, you get access to all of the forums, tools {like financial bootcamp!}, and more – so you can log-in to the Holiday Tips section, read the ideas other readers have submitted, and add your own too! If you’re not a member yet, join up. I get SO many great tips from them!



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