Christmas is just around the corner. By this time, many people are fussing over on what to give their loved ones. It is easy to get gifts for your family and friends. However, it might not be the same case with your relatives, especially if it has been a long time since you two saw each other. Coming up with Christmas gift ideas for aunts, uncles, and cousins may be a tricky. But don’t worry; this list will help solve that problem.
Gifts don’t have to be expensive, but that does not mean a Starbucks gift card will do! There are other items that are better given as gifts. Take a look at the list below and, hopefully, gain some inspiration from it.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Aunts: What to Get for Mom’s Sister
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It’s actually easy to get gifts for aunts. Think of them as your second mother! If you are not too familiar with your aunt, then ask some tips from your mom or grandmother. If you are brave enough to risk it, then let this list help you decide what present you’ll wrap up for your aunt.
Personalized Tote Bag
If your aunt is the type of woman who always goes out, then a tote bag may be the perfect gift for her. Tote bags come in a variety of sizes and colors. Choose one that may suit your aunt’s personality. You can also personalize the bag if you wish! Buy a plain colored bag then have your aunt’s name embroidered on it. Or you can get creative and use fabric paint to draw the designs. Feel free to use your creativity with sequins, ribbons and fabric flowers as well. Your aunt will appreciate the personal touch on the gift.
Scented Candles or Potpourri
Scented candles and/or potpourri are perfect gifts if your aunt is into house decor or aromatherapy. There are a lot of stores that sell these items but you can also make them on your own! What’s great about making your own is you can personally mix and match the scents and control the amount of essential oils. Try to use herbs like lavender, lemon, and peppermint to go with the holiday theme. WikiHow provides a great step-by-step tutorial on making scented candles if you need some tips.
Is your aunt someone who loves to pamper herself? Give her a homemade soap! It is easy and the ingredients are almost always found in your grocery store. A House In The Hills blog provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to make grapefruit lavender and coconut mint soap. But if you want to go the extra mile, BuzzFeed has a tutorial on how to make a soap that looks like a cup of latte! That’s extra bonus points if your aunt is a coffee lover.
Christmas Gift Ideas For Aunts: From the Bottom of the Heart
There is a reason why do-it-yourself projects are trending. They are easy to make and the products always show that the creator makes an effort for the recipient. Christmas gift ideas for aunts should be like that: heartfelt and with love. However, if DIY projects are not your thing, then look for a gift that will your aunt will appreciate and remind her of your thoughtfulness this Christmas.
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— Amanda Lee (@amandarachlee) December 7, 2016