Posted on 20 Dec 2019
As the holidays draw near, the pressure to provide personalized gifts to family, friends, and acquaintances ramps up. How do you let your boss, your colleagues, or your child’s teacher know how important they are to you without breaking the bank? In a community like Reunion where your neighbors are your friends, you quickly learn how to maximize your holiday seasonal giving. We’ve put together a list of our favorite affordable gifts — with heart, of course — that will let your entire network of loved ones know how important they are to your life.
Homemade Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies with royal icing are a holiday staple, and no one does it better than Martha Stewart. On top of being a delicious gift, these cookies are also a tasty way to bring the family together. Set the whole crew to mixing, rolling, and frosting — just don’t fight over who gets to lick the bowl!
Do you know any gardeners dreaming of spring? These homemade watercolor planters are beautiful and simple to make. However, you’ll need to protect your space where the paint may drip — in a pinch, we recommend grabbing a tarp or newspapers.
Rum Spice Aftershave
Crafting masculine gifts can be a challenge, but a bottle of homemade aftershave is a wonderful way to show you care. What’s more, you can make a large batch and spread the love out among multiple people. Bonus: You’ll find many of the needed ingredients around the house!
Woodsy Beard Oil
But what about beards that don’t get shaved? This beard oil is made by infusing grapeseed oil with essential oils like rosemary, frankincense, cedarwood, and white fir. If your bearded loved ones prefer a different scent, you can try out other combinations — like peppermint or lavender.
DIY Taco Stand
Who doesn’t love tacos? This DIY taco stand is the best serving platter that the gourmands in your life didn’t know they needed. Want to really knock it out of the park? Pair it with the included recipe! Remember: The fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.
A Gift Card for the Reunion Coffee House
Give the gift of warmth and friendship by treating your neighbors to a gift card at the Reunion Coffee House. You’ll find a cozy spot to settle in and catch up over the best cup of coffee in town, plus plenty of space for crafting with the kids. While you’re there, check out the beautiful local art hanging on the walls — yet another perfect gift option for your loved ones!
Are you crafting your gifts with care this holiday season? We want to know about it! Share your seasonal crafts by tagging @ReunionCO on Instagram.