Easy and Affordable DIY Christmas Gifts: No Bake Sweet Treats

How is your Christmas gift shopping coming along? My friends and I went to Divisoria two weeks ago to avoid the Christmas rush and buy gifts for our godchildren and loved ones but ended up shopping for ourselves instead, haha! The prices were irresistibly low and it took a lot of self-control not to buy every cute little thing. Of course, I knew the temptation would be too great so I only bought just enough money, hehe. I love giving gifts but to be perfectly honest, I kind of dread Christmas because of the sheer number of people I want to (and should =p) give gifts to vis-a-vis my very little budget (who’s with me???). It would be awesome if we had unlimited budget to buy all the gifts we’d want to give every Christmas but that is not the case for many of us so we need to be a little more creative. For me, that means preparing homemade sweet treats to give away come Christmas time. It also becomes really helpful for when we get unexpected visitors so we always have something to give away. I know this requires a little more effort but it will save you a lot of money overall. To make it really easy for you, I am sharing with you four of the easiest possible recipes out there so you won’t really have a hard time making a lot of these. More importantly, you’ll be sure to make your loved ones feel special with these Do-It-Yourself Sweet Christmas Gifts. After all, that’s the essence of gift-giving right?

By the way, please don’t dare go to Divisoria around Christmas time. We did last year and I promise not to do that ever again!!! We went there the day after Christmas to buy ingredients, thinking there won’t be any more crowd but we were so wrong!!! My husband and I got separated in the streets and I got lost in the crowd of people. People were elbow to elbow and I did not know what to do. I was too scared to ask for directions, look clueless or bring my phone out. I was so helpless that I just allowed myself to be led by the movement of the people whilst fervently praying. Thank God that I was led right to my husband who was waiting at the store where we buy materials. Phwhew! I will never forget this experience!

DIY Christmas Gifts: No Bake Sweet Treats

Oatmeal Caramel Bars


You can never go wrong with caramel and chocolate so this will be a sure hit to your family and friends, especially the kids!

Energy Bars

Homemade Energy Bar

This is for the health-conscious loved ones or those who would love to indulge but can’t.

Cereal Crispies


This may not be a familiar treat but I assure you it’s going to be a crowd-pleaser as well. All your inaanak will love you for this!

Dulce de Leche


Last but not the least, this is the easiest of the lot! Get the privilege of levelling up all of your loved ones’ Christmas desserts with this awesome sweet treat.

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