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Affordable heartwarming gifts

By: Autumn Kinner

With the holidays coming around the corner, money is spent like crazy . Luckily, with the help of these heartwarming affordable gifts,  you can make the holidays even more fun.

One easy holiday gift is to create Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix in a Mason Jar. It can be easily constructed by including non-fat dry milk powder, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, mini chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, and marshmallows, all stacked in a Mason Jar. This is a perfect and easy holiday gift for people of all ages.

      A gift that can be easily made is  making homemade peppermint soap bars. All you need to do is cut the soap base into cubes, place them in the measuring cup, and melt them in the microwave for 30 seconds. After, stir well and make sure that the soap is fully melted. Add a few drops of peppermint oil and mix well to make it special for the holidays. Then, pour the melted soap into the mold and top it off with a few drops of red soap colorant.

         A third homemade gift idea is a homemade cinnamon spiced candle. To start off, pour candle wax into a microwave safe bowl and place three warming wax cubes on top of the wax pellets. Microwave for 3 minutes.While the candle wax is melting, grab a mason jar and pour a little bit of corn syrup into it. Spread the corn syrup around with a paintbrush or your finger. Quickly poured sprinkles on top of the corn syrup. Grab a wick and dab a dot of corn syrup on the bottom and firmly press to the bottom of the mason jar. Once the wax is melted remove it from the microwave and quickly pour into the center of the mason jar, being sure to avoid the sides. Allow to set for about an hour before using, trim the wick before lighting.

  With these gifts, you are sure to have a great holiday!