It’s officially November! Most people are probably thinking that the holidays are far away…But in reality, Hanukkah and Christmas are coming really quickly. In fact, this year Christmas and Hanukah actually fall on the same day. And if you don’t have any presents to give to your friends, family, and other special people in your life, then you might not be able to enjoy the holiday season as much! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The Viking Voice has some great gift ideas for every person out there that will make everyone’s hearts happier and open to the holiday cheer! Now, who’s ready for some holiday spirit?

Good gifts to give to your friends:
Good friends should always be there for you when you need them. Sometimes, the best way to show this is by giving them a great gift that will show them your thanks. We’ve looked and here are our favorite gift ideas:

Mason jar Gift Idea:
This gift idea is great if you and your friends have many great memories, and want to write them all down! What you will need for this gift idea is:
1. Mason Jar
Pieces of scrap paper (different colors are optional, but red and green or blue and white are super festive!)
On these pieces of scrap paper, you can write down all the memories you and your friends have, or write down why you like them. Lastly, put it in a mason jar, attach some pretty ribbons and a candy cane and you’re done! This is a great gift idea if you want to show your friend some love and want to throw together something really quickly.

Baking Treats:
Most people love sweet cookies or candy, or for that matter, any desert! So why not bake some cookies or other desserts just for your friends to show your sweet feelings for them! You can bake it on your own time, or even run out and get something. Either way, we have some really great ideas for you to try!

Some good sweets to wrap up are:
Chocolate chip cookies
Rainbow cookies
Gingerbread cookies
Snicker doodles
Chocolate fudge brownies (with or without peppermint)
Line paper plates with inexpensive paper doilies, arrange your sweets, and wrap them in clear plastic wrap. Add the finishing touch with curly ribbon. Voila, ready to gift!

Whatever you choose to give this holiday season, make sure you give the gift of gratitude. While things could always be better, they could always be worse. Holidays should remind us of the simple joys of life, like family and friends.