A Christmas Tree Decorated As A Promotional Campaign
An employee poses for photographs with a Christmas tree decorated with gold accessories, as a promotional campaign of a gold store ahead of the Christmas, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province December 22, 2014. According to the store, about two kilograms (4.4 lbs) of gold accessories were used to decorate the tree. Picture taken December 22, 2014. Reuters/Jon Woo

Christmas is just around the corner, and it's too late to start searching for the perfect gift for your significant others. Gifts are something that everyone likes to receive. It is the token of love that can spread happiness and warmth. At the same time, one must keep in mind that a thoughtful gift is appreciated more than an expensive present. Here are top 10 affordable Do-It-Yourself Christmas gift ideas to make your loved ones feel special.

1. A Christmas cake, cookies or chocolate: Nothing is better than baking a Christmas cake for someone. Hundreds of simple recipes by experts are available on the Internet. Just pick one to delight the taste buds of your loved ones. This is an affordable gift idea that will definitely be cherished by those who receive it. One may even opt for cookies or chocolates.

2. Christmas greeting cards: Greeting cards are the best way to express love and gratitude as well as extend wishes. So put your creative hats on and make a greeting card that they can store in their memory box. Don't forget to pen down a heartfelt message in it.

3. Christmas candles: Light up their lives with homemade Christmas candles. Candles make a perfect addition to Christmas décor. All you need are some jars, wax and wick. For scented candles, one can use fragrance oil. For those who don't want to invest time in candle making, they can grab some white candles and decorate them with glitter, motifs and other craft items.

4. Homemade beauty products: Beauty products are wonderful gifts that make them feel you care. In winter, lips are extremely prone to dryness. So present some healing homemade lip balm to your loved ones. All you need is beeswax, few drops of essential oil, cocoa butter and honey (optional). Melt beeswax and then add cocoa butter, essential oil and honey to the mixture. One can also add vitamin E capsules to it. Store the mixture in a container and let it cool. You can also prepare organic soaps or facemasks at home.

5. Sharpie mug: Everyone loves a cup of coffee or tea. Present them a memorable gift with personalised coffee mug or a tea cup. All you need is a plain mug and a Sharpie pen to scribble or draw some designs on the container. If you can't draw, just simply pen a special message for them. Rest assured, they'll think about you every time they sit down to enjoy their favourite beverage in their mug from you.

6. Help them decorate: Reduce their work load by helping them decorate their den. This will definitely make them feel you care and love them.

7. Knitted goods: You can literally spread warmth by gifting them a pair of knitted socks or a muffler. This gift is definitely affordable and something they can savour forever.

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