Let's celebrate Christmas in July with these fun ideas for making homemade gifts and for getting a jump start on purchasing gifts for family and friends.
Christmas in July
Did you know that Christmas is exactly five months from today? That's right...we'll be celebrating Christmas.in five months. July is the perfect time to start planning ahead for the Christmas season and getting a few gifts prepared ahead of time.
I put together a great list of DIY gifts in mason jars, crafts and even a fun shopping list to start working on now in July so we're all ready for Christmas. You know come December you'll be way too busy to put together homemade gifts, so let's have some fun now and celebrate Christmas in July by planning ahead now during the summer.
And make sure you check out my Shopping List at the end of the post for where to purchase my favorite mason jars and tags that I love to use for projects.
Christmas Food Gifts
Homemade Pancake Mix - this is something FAST I put together last year to give as gifts for a few family and friends. This is the bulk pancake mix recipe I've been using for years. Homemade pancakes are easy to make when you have the dry ingredients all ready mixed together. All you need to do is add the wet ingredients.
Printable tags and labels are available too!
Mason Jars filled with Candy Gifts from Simple as that Blog. There are even free printables for you to use for these great gift ideas in a mason jar!
DIY Christmas in July Mason Jar Crafts
Let's get crafty NOW in July for Christmas! These are really pretty easy Christmas crafts you and the kids can do now during the summer to get a jump start on Christmas gifts for teachers, bus drivers, neighbors and grandparents.
- Christmas Snowy Mason Jar from Deco Art Blog
- French Sheet Music Christmas Candles from Confessions of a Plate Addict
- White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries from Ginger Snap Crafts
- Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries from Maison de Pax
Shopping NOW for Christmas Gifts
Here are a few of my favorites that would make GREAT Christmas gifts or hostess gifts and the good news is you can purchase them NOW in July. That way you're ahead of schedule 5 months from today.
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Snow Much Fun Serving Dishes - these are so cute! I have the nesting bowl set and I love them!
I love this beautiful Cheese Board. How pretty would this be to use over the holidays?
Check out last year's Christmas in July Mason Jar Craft Ideas: