DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser Tutorial from Homedit. With a few ingredients like glycerin (used also in snow globes and available at drug stores) and essential oil you can make a beyond simple gift. I only give gifts like this to friends I know really well – like J loves the smell of peppermint and M likes lavender.
DIY Sharpie Mugs Tutorial from Fancy Frugal Life here. I’ve seen tons of sharpie mug projects done to death, but I liked the idea of kids drawing designs on them (and yes, I’d be really careful and roll up their sleeves and put an art smock on them or something to keep permanent sharpies off their clothes!). Another reason I haven’t posted the sharpie mugs is that you should only hand wash them (a pain) but I figured that the mugs could also be used as pencil/pen holders too.