10 Simple Ways to Get in The Christmas Spirit
With just a few days left until Christmas, it's time to get in the mood. From DIY gifts and festive Nespresso capsules, here's how you can bring the holidays home...
Homemade scented candles
What says Christmas more than a room filled with the sweet scent of cinnamon? Make your own scented candle; all you need is a big jar, a wick and leftover wax as well as the fragrance of your choice. Melt the wax, fill the jar with it and add the wick and fragrance when the wax is still runny.
It's time to watch all the Christmas movie you have saved all year to watch in December. Now that it is Christmas, which one to watch first? This list will help you out.
Hot Cocoa Reindeer gift
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This adorable Christmas gift is easy to make and sure to melt every heart. All you need is some cocoa powder and marshmallows in a transparent triangular bag and a few pieces of white, black and red cardboard or permanent marker to add a face to this adorable little reindeer gift.
There is no Christmas unless you bake some cookies. The scent of fresh baked treats and the decorating will get the coldest of hearts in the spirit. Mix together 225g softened butter, 200g sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 340g self raising flour until smooth and spread spoon-sized shapes on a baking tray, bake them at 190°C for 10 minutes, and let them cool on a wire rack.
Wrap yourself in a Christmas sweater, preferably a very ugly one with hideous snowmen or ridiculous colors, and enjoy rocking a look that works no other time of the year. Those crafty ones among you may get some knitting equipment and use the holidays to make your very own, custom-made Christmas sweater that will keep you warm (and looking absurd) for the rest of the winter.
Easy DIY decoration
Now that we have made Christmas sugar cookies we won't be tossing the cookie cutters. With a bit of tinsel or ribbon the shapes become beautiful ornaments or beautify your Christmas gifts. This rustic decorating tip looks good on even the most basically wrapped present.
Jumbo in Zamalek
Jumbo adjusts their decorations to whatever is going on at the time. Around Halloween they will have a scary display, and in summer the windows will be featuring a fresh breeze. And yes, you guessed it, their Christmas decoration and theme will exceed all the others. Head to 26th of July Street in Zamalek to get inspired, and buy your seasonal goodies at the same time.
Christmas bazaars are a very easy way to surround yourself with a variety of Christmassy themes. There are gifts to be purchased, holiday drinks and foods to be enjoyed, and sometimes Santa makes an appearance.
Spread the love
Give someone a hug! Nothing says "Merry Christmas" more than a good old hug, a peck or a smile. It's the time of love, caring and sharing. So share that heart of yours and warm another... or buy a gift - that also works!
Christmas in a cup
Even Christmas morning will need a caffeine boost, however, thanks to the new Nespresso Variations you can make even the basic necessities such as your morning coffee a Christmassy event. The new limited edition flavours include Mint Chocolate, Apple Pie and Hazelnut Cookie and were released just in time for the festive season. We have searched for Christmas in a cup for a long time and are glad we found it. Buy your own Variations here.