Christmas is a time for giving and receiving, but we’ve all had that awkward moment when someone has given us a present unexpectedly and we’ve had nothing to give them in return.
Well, that awkwardness is now over.
We’ve put together a list of the best things that you can keep around at Christmas time, in your car or hidden in the house, for the moments that someone gives you an unexpected pressie. Enjoy the Christmas season without worries, we’ve got you covered!
1. Christmas Cards
It’s always good to have Christmas cards on you around the holiday season, because even when someone doesn’t give you a present, they’re almost sure to give you a card. Do yourself a favour and buy a big pack of Christmas cards and on the inside write your little Christmas message and sign your name. Just leave a blank space where the other person’s name should go. Keep some cards in your handbag or in our car’s glovebox and when someone gives you a card just say “Oh let me grab yours” and then quickly write their name in. Foolproof!
2. Mason Jar Treats
There are so many things you can do with mason jars, and if you’re looking for inspiration, pinterest is the place to go. We love the mason jar recipes, which involve putting the raw ingredients (dry) into a mason jar with instructions on what can be made. You can do this with cookies, or even with a Christmas hot chocolate. Yum! Of course you can’t go wrong with mason jar treats, which basically involve putting some of your favourite treats in a jar, whacking some ribbon on top, and handing it off to whoever it’s going to. Extra points if you find Christmas coloured treats, or you take some time to give the outside of the jar a little decorating as well. If you’re looking for the jars, you’ll find them in your own recycling bin (wash thoroughly) or at dollar stores.