DIY | 7 amazing gifts to save your Christmas shopping

With only a week to go, Christmas is almost here. Have you sorted all your Christmas gifts yet? If you are still looking for the perfect gift, but don’t want to spend a fortune and prefer to give something personal this year, we have some good ideas for you. Check out our top 7 best DIY Christmas gifts:

1 Brownie Mix in a Jar

Campervan-MoodlightThis brownie mix looks so tasty and it’s very easy to put together. It’s also a great activity to do with a child. Simply layer the dry ingredients in a large mason jar and decorate with baker’s twine, custom labels, a gift tag, and baking instructions. For more information click here.

2 Guess Who? Gamediy-guess-who

What a genius idea! Board games are always a crowd pleaser, but with this popular classic, you also add a very personal touch to it. This is also a gift which should be fun making with the kids. The other great thing, it’s a long-lasting one. The idea was published by Molly from the website Almost Perfect.

3 Homemade biscuitshome-cookies

Home baking is hugely popular, not just during the Christmas period, and it offers a perfect opportunity to sort out your presents at the same time. The website “Balancing Home” has some really simple and yummy recipes in store for you to make some Secret Almond Cookies, Double Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies, Hershey’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Heath Bits Peanut Butter Blossoms. You can find all the recipes here.

4 Cozy Gift Slippersslippers-gift-for-men-pin

This is the perfect gift for the men out there. Compared to the other gifts this requires a bit more “shopping” but it’s still a very personal gift and the great thing is you can choose little presents which suit the receiver. The slippers are not only an ideal Christmas gift but also perfect for Father’s day. Find out more about this lovely idea here.

5 Fimo Tube Necklacesdiy-tube-bead-necklace-marble-gold-craft-homemade-gifts

If you rather fancy giving some jewellery this year, but either can’t afford the expensive stuff or prefer to do it yourself – or both – have a look at these beautiful looking necklaces from the website “The Lovely Drawer”. All you need to get them done is a few affordable materials and some tools (e.g. scalpel). For instructions visit the Lovely Drawer website here.

6 Mason Jar CocktailsSomethingTurquoise-DIY-Mason-Jar-Cocktail-Gift-0002

Everyone likes a cheeky drink over the Christmas period. With these original cocktail jars you’ll surprise your friends and family. A very simple and quickly gift to make and with some beautiful designed tags, they become very personal. Find out what’s your loved ones favourite drink and surprise them with these little jar cocktails. For full instructions visit the Something Turquoise website here.

7 Terracota VotivesDIYCandles5-1

Lastly something beautiful for the home. Ideally, in the dark season, these little candles make your house much cozier. They produce a warm atmosphere and can be made in any size. They are also ideal for adding a beautiful glow to an outdoor area. Best of it, the votives are very cheap to make. We found them on the website Sugar and Charm here.

Doors blown wide open on local storage company

The term ‘self-storage’ means different things to different people. To some, it represents a junkyard for forgotten belongings, to others it acts as a lifeline during periods of transition for both domestic and business users.

Whatever your current perception, Stashed Away will debunk common myths and reveal the truth about their self-storage facility.

You do not need to commit for 6 months unlike renting a house, storage is available for as a short time such as 4 weeks or for as long as it’s needed. The modern facility with steel individual units and temperature controlled storage provides a pleasant facility to use.

You can keep almost anything in the unit from a stamp collection to business stock, we offer a range of sizes so you can choose the right one for your budget only paying for the unit for as long as you need it, keeping costs as low as possible.

Security is taken very seriously such as CCTV camera monitoring, alarm systems, coded key fob entry and your unique unit cylinder lock providing only you access to your belongings 7am to 7pm seven days a week.

  • Here are some typical reasons for self-storage
  • No room at my residence
  • I’m moving and I’m between properties at the moment
  • I need to declutter giving me the best opportunity to sell my home
  • I run a small business from home and need extra storage space
  • I’m separating or divorced and need a place for my belongings now
  • My home is being renovated, I need a place clean and dust free

Stashed Away is a family run business and can be more flexible to suit your needs, we can also provide you with a van. Just off Muller Road, and servicing Lockleaze, Horfield, Bishopston, Ashley Down and St Agnes, this door stop storage facility means that it’s easy to pop in – when you are passing come in and have a look around or go to our website we even have a video.