The Dollar Store Diva: Three XOXO Gift Ideas + FREE Printable Tag

by Kaley on November 27th, 2012

in Craft Ideas, Saving money

Here is The Dollar Store Diva’s latest amazingly simple yet super adorable gift idea!

 Receiving a homemade gift like this tends to evoke the warm feeling that most of us long for during this season.

 And I have good news for you–you can make this gift ever so easily using the printable Holiday Hugs and Kisses gift tag I created for you.

Gift Idea #1

I used a small mason jar, filled it with Hershey Hugs and Hershey Kisses, attached the tag with twine and a ribbon, then slipped in a sprig of pine from my backyard.

That’s it!

Check your list–do you have a neighbor? a teacher? a friend? a co-worker still on your gift list?

Gift Idea #2

I love these boxes that are at my Dollar Tree year round. At 2/$1, they make happy packaging.

First, I slipped in red and green tissue paper and filled the box with both Hugs and Kisses.

Then I wrapped the box with red cello wrap (Dollar Store), tied it with curly ribbon, attached the printed Merry Christmas tag, and threw in a candy cane for good measure,

Now, how is this for festive presentation?!

Hostess gift anyone?

***Don’t forget to use this FREE Holiday Hugs and Kisses gift tag I created for you!***

Easy steps for creating the Merry Christmas tags:

1) Print the tags 2) cut them out 3) mat them with your choice of colored paper 4) adhere the matted X and O to the tag 5) punch a hole in the tag 6) run ribbon through the hole 7) tie into a bow

Gift Idea #3

Either of these–the jar or the box–would make the perfect wrapping for a gift card.

Just slip the card in between the Hugs and Kisses and watch the pleasure on the recipient’s face when the bonus gift is discovered!

And there you have it–three gift ideas, all overflowing with Hugs and Kisses.


For those of you who haven’t met her, the Dollar Store Diva happens to be my Mom, Nancy, who has a special power.  She can transform Dollar Store and other inexpensive finds into super fun gifts that would brighten anyone’s day!

Check out more Dollar Store Diva ideas here!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie November 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

absolutely going to make these,, Thank your mom for me and wish her a merry Christmas!


Nancy November 28, 2012 at 6:57 am

Thank you, Debbie! And Merry Christmas to you also!


Donna November 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

Thank You so much for the great—-Cute idea and the gift tag
is great. Thank you have a fun Christmas season :)


Nancy November 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Thank you, Donna!


Maureen November 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Love these and will definitely be making some for Christmas gifts! When I try to print out the gift tag, the ‘Merry Christmas’ isn’t there.
Thanks so much for posting these ideas!


Nancy November 28, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I’m sorry, Maureen–I don’t know why the Merry Christmas isn’t printing. I’m wondering if other people are having the same problem.


sandy December 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Thanks again Nancy, you are the best!, just printed the tags and am going to get the jars!! keep them coming they are fabulous ideas!


Nancy December 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Thank you, Sandy!


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