3 Christmas DIYs + 7 Sweet Gifts Under $30

3 Christmas DIYs + 7 Sweet Gifts Under $30 is a collection of inexpensive-to-execute yet festive ideas for your holiday home. Plus, you’ll find a gift guide with items I own and love and some new quotes to pin. If you’re not quite ready to think past Thanksgiving, PIN THIS POST to save it for later. Enjoy!

3 Christmas DIYs + 7 Sweet Gifts Under $30

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1. Fragrant, Lovely, & Memorable

I discovered Tocca products (and in particular, Cleopatra, my favorite) when I was a guest at the luxurious Elysian Hotel (now the Waldorf) in Chicago’s Gold Coast. The Elysian Spa smelled like Cleopatra, and the fragrant body wash was at every sink for hand soap. That was many years ago, yet I still have Tocca’s Cleopatra body wash at my own bathroom sink.

Here is a sweet way to experience several Tocca fragrances with hand softening cream:

2. Delightful from a Danish Design Brand

If you have yet to discover the quality and charm of Maileg…oh my goodness!!! It was Monika of the Seattle-based Splendid Avenue who introduced these creations to me in 2010. Because they are always limited release, they will always become collectible.

Adults and children alike will be smitten!

Encouragement quote on Hello Lovely Studio - focus on step in front of you, not whole staircase. #encouragementquote #strugglequotes #personagrowthquotes

Christmas DIY Idea No. 1: Handmade, Minimal Easy Scandi Decorations

It was the felt star garland that got my attention since I have hand-sewn my own little ivory felted stars. See my own Christmas home tour HERE. But these are made simpler with hot glue.

3. Because STRESSED Spelled Backwards is DESSERT

Who wouldn’t appreciate a bit of truffle goodness? And it need not be wrapped.

Funny quote about Grandpa Joe (Charlie & Chocolate Factory) on Hello Lovely Studio.

4. Not Just for the Holidays

The colors are so gorgeous, and the theme is sooooo not in yer face Christmas that it will look lovely all year round.

Christmas DIY Idea No. 2: Upcycled Thrift Store Finds for Holiday

I picked up a few tips from She Holds Dearly in this frugal romp, and her cozy little window seat reminds me of my own!

Funny aging humor on Hello Lovely Studio about how 30 years ago feels close, and it was in the 90s! #midlifequotes #agingquotes #funnyquotes #menopausequotes

5. Sweetly Different Than Other Recipes

Ravneet Gill charms with unusual flavor combinations inside SUGAR, I LOVE YOU and her fresh writing voice.

Sugar, I Love You Ravneet Gill book cover
Sugar, I Love You (Pavilion, 2021) by Ravneet Gill

“When I eat something beautifully sweet, I feel like time stops.” -Ravneet Gill

6. Luscious Lip Smackers

Funny quote about November on Hello Lovely Studio. #fallquotes #winterquotes

Holiday DIY Idea No. 3: Decorating the Kitchen With Citrus & Cedar

Hers is a simple, cheerful, white kitchen just right for decorating seasonally. I’m always in awe of homeowners who get into the spirit of each season by styling their shelves and thoughtfully accenting with natural touches. (I have not decorated for the holidays a lick yet!)

7. Organic 12 Calorie Glory in Precious Round Tins

I never tire of the Pink Grapefruit & Tupelo Honey, but I actually love all of Torie & Howard’s offerings so don’t hesitate to give any flavor this Christmas. I keep a tin in a bedside drawer (shhhhh!) as it is healthier to satisfy a sweet tooth this way at 9 pm (when I am considering the chocolate cake in the frig).

Encouragement quote about healing on Hello Lovely Studio. #encouragementquotes #healingquotes #personalgrowthquotes #selfcarequotes

Bonus Ideas for Holiday Gifts

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing