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With finals coming fast, we can forget about others things in our lives like presents for the holidays. Holidays can be hard for students due to our lack of time and funds (college student finances are no joke), so I thought I would share some quick, cheap and easy Do it yourself holiday gifts!
- Survival Kit. This is one of my favorite gifts to give. You can make survival kits for everything! For example, a student survival kit may consist of snack foods, ibuprofen, pencils, and if your friends are clumsy like me, band aids. This stuff will definitely come in handy for next semesters late night study sessions – don’t forget to give them some “chill pills” (also known as Skittles) to give them a little laugh too.
- Sharpie Mugs. I have given this as a gift to so many people I have lost count! I absolutely love this! All you need is a plain ceramic mug (I get mine from the dollar store), Sharpies and an oven. Write out a saying or a cool design on the mug with the Sharpies and bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. For an added bonus, when done, put some goodies (candy, tea bags, hot chocolate mix) to give them as gifts!
- Money gifts. Now these you can get super creative with! Get the cash and put it into something (such as a tissue box) and watch as your friend keeps pulling and pulling the tissues (cash) out. Or another favorite, take a bill and put it in a picture frame with a “break in case of emergency” sign.
- Amazon gift card. While it may not be a DIY gift, it is one of the best gifts to give. You can get virtually anything on Amazon from food, electronics, and even textbooks!
For more ideas, check out this list here.
I hope these gift ideas will help take a load off your shoulders so that you can focus on your finals and not be stressing over what to get your loved ones this holiday season!