Top 4 Easy & Creative Gifts for the Holidays

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It’s that time of year, well duh, we are literally 1 week away from Christmas!! I know I’m not alone when I say…the excitement kind of goes away when you’re an adult. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the holidays. Spending time with family, starting new traditions, the Holiday movies, and of COURSE the gift giving!!

Let me take back my first statement, I LOVE giving all year, but for Christmas, it’s a little different. Now, you can save and shop on Black Friday, Cyber week and so forth. You can Amazon your way through your Christmas list, or you can simply pull out your creative hat and just BE CREATIVE!

Now, I know some of you aren’t as creative as others, however, between YouTube, TikTok, and good old Pinterest, there is something you can definitely find to tackle your holiday list. Here are just a few examples I have found…

Top 5 Creative Gifts for the Holidays

  • Sangria for Friends: from, this is a simple gift that can be used over and over again. Favorite Drink, add fruit, stirring utensil, and a note. How cute is this!!!
Sangria and Friends
  • Hot Chocolate Bombs: from, this is the cutest idea and easier to make than it looks. Follow these steps:

1 Cocoa powder, Hot

1 Peppermint candy, soft

Other Mini marshmallows (fresh or dehydrated work!)

1 hour · Serves 3 · A Hot Chocolate Bomb is a hollow, chocolate shell filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. Place in a mug, pour on hot milk and watch the marshmallows float to the top! Give it a quick stir and you’ll have a cozy warm cup of chocolatey goodness.
  • Lottery Ticket Ornaments: honestly, who doesn’t like money? If you give them a chance to WIN BIG, they will love you for a lifetime. This simple, inexpensive gift is super easy to make. Go to your local craft store, purchase a clear plastic ornament, add the lottery tickets inside, tie a bow and BOOM…
  • Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub: from, this super easy scrub is perfect for anyone on your gift list.
Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub -


1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 – 3/4 cup of coconut oil

Pint size mason jar(s)


In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until you are happy with the consistency. I mixed all the dry ingredients and gradually added the coconut oil (melted or use liquid coconut oil for cooking) until it felt like a good consistency. You don’t want it too oily but you definitely don’t want it dry. Mix it to your own personal taste. Pour into a pint size jar and wrap it up for a gift or treat yourself to a hot bubble bath.

There you have it! Easy and creative gift ideas for anyone on your Christmas list. Well, except for kids, but hey, switch up a few items and just BE CREATIVE!!!

If you just don’t want to do the creative thing, check out our online store at or if you want to be a little Naughty this Holiday try I mean, hey, Valentine’s Day is around the corner…wink, wink.

Stay Dope!!

XO, Dope Chic

Published by shesjustdope

Wife-Mom-Entreprenuer Living and Loving life on her own terms. Stressless, learning lessons, and living life like a Boss. Life's little hacks with style to make life a little easier.

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