Give gifts on a budget

Kelsey Roehrich

If you are running short on cash this year, Pinterest is here to help you with all of your holiday gift giving.

Pinterest has thousands of great ideas for inexpensive homemade gifts, such as this: cookie mix Mason jars.

This gift is perfect for those on a tight budget because you can create it using things you may already have laying around the house.

Your first step is to find an empty Mason jar. The jar should be clear and relatively large.

Next, think about the person you are giving the gift to; what is their favorite type of cookie?

Look up the recipe for these cookies and then search for the dry ingredients in your home, such as; sugar, flour, chocolate chips, brown sugar, oats, etc.

Measure out all of the dry ingredients and pour them into the Mason jar, layering them in an order that will look appealing. You may have to lower the recipe amounts based on how large your Mason jar is.

Once all of the ingredients are placed in your Mason jar, your last step is to decorate the outside of the jar.

You can make it holiday themed or decorate it in a way the represents the person you are giving the jar to.

You can use supplies such as ribbons, stickers, fabrics, cards, bows, glitter and whatever other fun things you can dig out of your craft supply drawer.

This gift is perfect for those on a budget this holiday season. It allows you to be creative, make a gift personalized to each person, give something that you know will be used, and best of all, save money.