Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Everything I do is last minute. I’ve tried to remedy this, but now I’m thinking I should go all Oprah on it and just accept and love that part of me. It’s a beautiful thing, really. Procrastination. Right up there with goodness, compassion, and shiny sinks.
So says Oprah.
Anyhow. Today found me and the tots tying the last few strings on our neighbor gifts. Around here, neighbors don’t give gifts. What’s up with that? But, I’m a Utah girl. And in Utah, neighbors give gifts. Homemade gifts. Homewrapped gifts. Clever little nothings all littered on the countertop for the holidays. You can’t get that out of your blood.
So, while the UPS man delivered giant boxes of childrens games from our gay uncles in DC, and the kids ran around screaming with excitement, “Operation! Operation! Operation!” I tied the final bows on this very simple gift idea that will be handed to and fro amongst the neighbors.
See? Things always get done. Even if you do them ten minutes before the death knell of Christmas. Ribbons. Stickers. Wonderment. Let the holidays begin. Or is that end?
$3 bottles of Whole Foods Italian Sodas were wrapped with $1 packages of poppers purchased from the Dollar Tree. Seeing as how everything from the Dollar Tree makes me feel dubious about it’s actual quality, we shot off a few poppers in the kitchen today and discovered that even dollar poppers make a mess of confetti, just like the expensive packs of poppers do. Yes. That was a run-on sentence.
I also purchased a pack of the 2 1/2″ brown kraft paper Avery labels and made these cute little stickies for each pack. You can nab the pdf of the project here, if you’re procrastinating like me and need yourself a quick gift.
Once you print it out, the stickers will look something like the preview sheet above. Cuteness.
Allright. Off to pop open a bottle for ourselves. We’re celebrating the New Year tonight. I figure it’s never too early to stop procrastinating. XO.
Looking for other last-minute holiday gifts? Check out the Cheeky Kitchen Holiday Gift archives, as well as the Quick Treats archives. Both are chock-full of simple, fun ideas that can be pulled off in the snap of a dollar-store popper.