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Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends

December 22nd, 2013

If you’re wondering what gift to give your neighbors, friends, and your kids’ teachers, there are plenty of aquick and easy ideas to help you out! From baked goods to fun Christmas cards, these Christmas gift ideas are perfect for a delightful treat to your neighbors and friends!

Tasty Treats

Baked goods are always a great Christmas gift idea!

Four baked goods holiday gifts boxes

This year, I prepared a baked goods box for my teacher gifts and friends. The biscotti and cookie treats are my own recipes, while the chocolates are from Costco.


Four baked goods holiday gifts boxes

The boxes are from Martha Stewart crafts, and I bought the ornaments are from my favorite local shop, Marybeth’s.

Handmade Christmas Cards


Handmade Christmas Card on brown paper with white pen

Here’s an adorable handmade card I received, from my friend, Amanda, along with coffee―another fantastic Christmas gift idea! It’s simple and heartwarming.

2 handmade Christmas cards wrapped in baker's twine

For your handmade Christmas cards, you can use a white pen and decorate them with baker’s twine for a fun, finished look! These cards are also great gifts for your kids’ teachers, especially if the children help out with making them!

Make your neighbors and friends smile with these simple and sweet Christmas gift ideas!

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Jennifer Lutz is a design and decorating enthusiast who has over a decade of experience staging professional home décor photo shoots. Her expertise also includes home design for special events such as holiday gatherings and family celebrations. She collaborates with clients and other design professionals to transform ordinary rooms into stunning spaces.

A mother of four lively children, she has quickly become a shortcut guru, making each holiday (Christmas in particular) a special, memory-filled event while staying within a budget and balancing a very full life. How does she do it? With creative, affordable, quick and easy projects for the holidays and the home.