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Yeah. I’ve been totally AFK for a couple weeks. Thanksgiving happened and then we battled a mild cold for a few days here. I hated seeing my little one with the sniffles but thankfully the pediatrician says he’s A-OK.

Now, that we’re officially in December and the countdown to Christmas is ever-looming, I want to showcase some great DIY gift ideas for today’s pins. Let’s go to it!

Remember my practical housewarming gift? Well, here’s a holiday spin on the idea from Better Homes and Gardens! I love the use of the ornament and cheerful ribbon to bring a more festive touch to the gift. Just use a plastic or glass jar and fill it with anything your heart desires to give. I love the idea of filling the jar with candies. Or, you could even place some craft supplies inside!

Decorated Treat Jar - Gift IdeaNow, a DIY gift idea for those grandparents! And, I don’t know of any grandparent who wouldn’t love this gift. Just take a piece of wood, paint a cute saying, and attach small clothespins to hold pictures of all the grand kids. Easy and pretty inexpensive!

Grandparents Gift IdeaAnd, for those neighbors or random people you’d like to give to? How about this quick and yummy jar of festive holiday candies? Just save glass jars throughout the year, remove the labels (and all that darn stickiness), add some candy (mmm, M&M’s!), and add your own fun label/tag. This is a great way to recycle, too!

Neighbor Gift Idea - Glass Candy JarsWhat about those guys that are hard to shop for? I’m loving this idea from How-Do-It’s site of using a mason jar filled with hot chocolate ingredients and a small container of Bailey’s attached – very seasonal and inexpensive. Hmm, there may be a theme here.

Man Gift Idea - Hot Chocolate and Bailey'sLastly, for those teachers who so deserve a thank you this time of the year, how about a simple treat bag filled with mints? I’m digging this idea from Serving Pink Lemonade’s blog.

Teacher Gift IdeaThe theme is obvious – cheap and simple. Hey, I don’t know how you moms do it! I have a 1 month old and I can’t even find the time to shower every day. Gross admission, I know.