Holiday House Warming Gift

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You guys know how much I LOVE cute and inexpensive Gift ideas, right?! If not, just scroll back through the last month and you’d see that I’ve been sharing loads of ideasย on the site to make sure that you had TONS of inspiration this holiday season.

Today’s post is no different. I’m sharing a super cute and simple Holiday “House Warming”ย Gift using some of my favorite Better Homes and Gardens products at Walmart. Now, it’s not really a “house warming” gift for those that just moved into a new place, but it’s more of a gift for anyone that loves the smell of the holidays using some wax warmers. Get it? House warming? It’s a play on words. I know, just silly, but I thought it was fitting at the time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I’m trying to come up with gift ideas for others around Christmas time, I often think about the things I like to receive and use. Usually, my favorite gifts are the ones I already buy myself because that means I obviously like them. These Wax Warmers are my favorite, and the holiday ones are just so darn cute. Add in the scent of Vanilla Cookie Crunch, and I’d be beyond ecstatic to get these for a gift. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to make this gift set hoping my friends are the same way and love the warmers and the scents of Christmas.ย 

If you’d like to make a gift like this too, here is what you’ll need:


–ย Better Homes and Gardens Plug-In Warmerย – $10

–ย Better Homes and Gardens Full-Size Wax Warmer,ย (I bought the Glow Pattern)ย –ย Range from $12-$15

–ย Vanilla Cookie Crunch (small)ย – $2ORย Vanilla Cookie Crunch (Value Pack)ย – $4

–ย Better Homes and Gardens Small Galvanized Binย – $7.47

– Paper Grass

– Tulle/Ribbon

– Ornaments for fillers

– Vinyl Dots (optional)





1. Begin by gathering your supplies. The warmers are available in STORE and also online. Theย Better Homes and Gardens Full-Size Wax Warmerย are $15 and the Plug-in Warmers are $10.

They have a HUGE varierty of Wax Cubes that range from $2 – $4. This Vanilla Cookie Crunch is one of my favorites. It smells like you’ve been in the kitchen baking all day, which reminds me of Christmas time.


2. Then I added some filler grass paper to the bin so that the gifts sat up higher.


3. I filled the basket with my goodies along with some inexpensive ornaments to fill the spaces and make it look more festive.


4. To top it off I added some vinyl Polka Dots which make it look even more festive. What’s great is they are easy to remove so the recipient can keep them on or take them off depening on what they like. I then tied on some glitter-y red tulle just for that extra holiday touch.

I love how it turned out.


I think my mom or sisters would love it.

And I know my daughter’s teacher would love getting this too!!

CUTE and SIMPLE Holiday "House Warming" Gift idea on { }

CUTE and SIMPLE Holiday "House Warming" Gift idea on { }


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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and Iโ€™m the mom of SIX stinkinโ€™ cute kids and the wife to my smokinโ€™ hot hubby, Lo. My momโ€™s maiden name is Luna, and Iโ€™m one of the many crafty โ€œLilโ€™ Lunasโ€ in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. I love the family time we have together. Working at a school, I have the time between Christmas and New Year’s off. Luckily, my husband also gets that time off from work!

  2. My favorite part of the Christmas season is seeing the joy and excitement in my son’s eyes. He loves everything Christmas, and it makes me so happy!!

  3. This is such a cute basket idea! I will have to file this one away;) I love how excited the kids get setting up the Christmas tree!

  4. As corny as it sounds, I really love the extra quality time I get with my family. Between my husband and I, we have a lot of brothers and sisters we spend more time with during the holidays. Makes the Christmas Spirit that much stronger.

  5. I love the whole atmosphere that comes with the holidays. The look of everything, the smells, the company of your family and friends. My mom, my sisters and I always do a ton of Christmas baking, and then put all the yummy treats in cute tins and then hand them out to our family, friends and people who might be in need of their day being brightened. Christmas is my favorite holiday, not because I get presents, but because of everything else that comes along with it.

  6. Thanks for the chance! I love the memories this time of year creates with my family the most while we decorate, bake cookies, wrap presents, and just spend time together.

  7. Spending the holidays with family. Catching up amd reminiscing about those family members that have passed away. Oh and good food haha

  8. I love all the Christmas candy making and all the new recipes to try, just so hard to narrow them down to
    Not more than 100!!

  9. I love decorating my house for the holidays. Cookie making is up there too, but I always make so many I end up eating way too many

  10. I love everything about this time of year… Especially the things that bring families together. I love the smells, tastes & caring.

  11. I love giving! I give to others throughout the year, but I always try to go a little above and beyond at Christmas – for my kids, family, friends, and strangers. =)

  12. I love that I get to spend time with my parents and siblings. None of us live close to each other so I look forward to the holidays for that reason.

  13. I love the cheery peppy joyful feeling of the holidays! Makes me happy even when 3/4 of the family has a cold… Not fun but at least it’s christmastime!

  14. Favorite thing about the holidays. …the amazing giving, humble spirit people seem to have more of this time of year. All the yummy treats are pretty good too though!

  15. What I love most about Christmas is making others happy whether it’s baking cookies, watching movies, or spending time with my family!

  16. I love family traditions like cookie decorating, looking at Christmas lights and breakfast on Christmas morning. My favorite time of year!

  17. I love the spirit of Christmas that puts people in good moods. The smiles, just the whole overall feeling we get during this glorious season!

  18. I love it all, the time spent with family, the beautiful decorations, the memories, the traditions, and the important word, “BELIEVE”!!!!!

  19. The thing I love the most about the holidays is that special “Christmas feeling” that seems to be in the air and makes everyone be a little kinder, a little more compassionate and loving.

  20. There is so much I love about the holidays. We used to live close to all our family but we are so spread out now. Christmas is the one time of year where we all get together. I love Christmas music and celebrating the birth of Christ. I love the excitement of children, decorating, advent activities. I wish the holiday spirit lasted all year long!

  21. I love making Christmas Cookies! It brings back so many sweet memories of making them with my Grandma and now I make them with my 2 Grandson’s ๐Ÿ™‚ P.S. I just love this idea for gift giving! Thanks for the incentive <3

  22. Having my kids together for the holidays. My son and his wife and their kids. Which are Twins! I love my grand twins! Plus my daughter who lives in California. There is nothing better than spending time and enjoying meals together. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  23. I love the basket!! The red vinyl dots add the perfect touch!! Growing up, Christmas season was the only time there was peace in my house where every got along and no fighting. It has always been a special time of year for me. So, my favorite part is being with my family ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course, I love the decorating, wrapping gifts, shopping, baking, watching Christmas movies while snuggling on the couch, tree, etc….I love everything about Christmas!!

  24. Spending time with my family. The oldest will be coming home from school for a month. So excited we will all be together.

  25. Gosh, I love so much. I feel like Christmas is just magical. I love leaving church on Christmas Eve and you can feel the excitement in the air. Love the lights, egg nog, marshmallows, fire, the tree and Jesus!

  26. I love giving!! It’s so hard for me to keep a secret when you find that perfect gift for someone! The part I have started to love the most is trying to craft/create something unique and personalized for those MANY special someone’s in our life from Teachers and Co-workers to Family. Personalization is a great way to make gifts feel that much more meaningful. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m loving my Cameo Silhouette…it’s the perfect way to put a personalized touch on a fairly inexpensive gift when you want to give something to all those that mean so much to you! ๐Ÿ™‚ My boys daycare alone has 13 FANTASTIC ladies that love them and every year I wish I could give them each the world! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. The best thing about the holidays are the excited looks on the grandkids faces when the decorations are finally up and the outside is decorated and the house is all lit up. It’s always so magical. The other most wonderful thing about the holidays are the smells of cookies baking, candy being made and the love on the faces of my family. I guess that’s 3 favorite things!

  28. I love seeing the look on my son’s face when he gets to stack presents santa left. He loves making sure everyone has a stack

  29. The spirit of Christmas always makes me think of others before myself. I am afraid that throughout the year sometimes I let that slip away but Christmas always makes me thankful for what I have and to think of those who are less fortunate.

  30. Being with my family. All the food & desserts. Putting up the Christmas tree. Seeing all the lights & decorations around town. Watching my kids open their gifts. Here’s wishing you & yours a very Merry Christmas!

  31. I love spending time with my family. My husband, sons and I make hard tact candy and buckeyes every year to hand out to friends and the extended family.

  32. The holidays are the one time of year where people in general are actually nice to one another. It’s like there is something in the air, like the whole world is new and bright and even when bad things happen, we can keep on because there are people surrounding us to help – family, friends and even perfect strangers.

  33. I love how excited my son gets for everything Christmas! He loves putting up the tree, singing Christmas carols, and driving around to see all the lights!! It just melts my heart!

  34. We love to drive around an look at lights, watch Christmas movies together as a family with some hot cocoa, we love to make a whole bunch of cookies an goodies for the kids teachers, an love the cozy warm house filled with Christmas Decorations while playing games and making memories !

  35. Ooooh what isn’t there to love about about the holidays. I love decorating my house, listening to Christmas music, having a pj day with a Christmas movie marathon, advent calendars with my kids and shopping!!

  36. Hello. My name is Tijuania. I want to tell you that I think you really creative. Thanks for creating this blog, it has been extremely helpful with giving me ideas to do for my children.

  37. My favorite thing about holiday season is enjoying my first cup of morning coffee while sitting by the Christmas tree. It’s dark here in the Pacific Northwest and there is something very calming about the quiet, sparkling lights and solitude before the busy day begins. Happy Holidays!

  38. hi,what i love most about the holidays is getting together with family to bake lots of goodies to give away & then having a big meal together, then watching the little ones open gifts, so blessed, thanks so much

  39. What’s not to love about the holidays?!
    I โค๏ธ CHRISTMAS! I love the…
    Christmas spirit of giving
    Christmas decor
    Christmas cheer
    Christmas songs
    Christmas movies
    Christmas lights
    Christmas cookies
    Christmas stories
    Christmas carols
    Christmas presents
    Christmas Nativity
    Being home for the Holidays with family!

  40. I love that friends and family seem to draw closer together and express their love and appreciation for each other. It’s not that we take each other for granted during the year but it is so easy to get busy and involved in the day-to-day and forget to say how thankful we are for those we care about. The very essence of Christmas provides us with the perfect opportunity to focus on those we love most.

  41. What I love most about the Holidays is spending time with my family, stuffing our bellies with homemade favorite dishes, while talking about how we are doing. These days are super busy with college, work, and kids so everyone are sometimes too busy to slow down for family dinners but when we do, we make it BIG and FUN. So yes, that is what I love about Holidays!!

  42. I love the extra time off work to spend with family and friends!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  43. Relaxing in my chair at night with just the Christmas tree lights on.
    But most of all I love watching my grandkids open their gifts.

  44. I love the feeling of love and family! Family is what it’s all about during the holidays and especially Christmas!
    Such wonderful memories of times when I was young to times we experience today, Christmas ALWAYS brings happiness in my heart!

  45. We don’t celebrate the holidays… but, I love the fall/winter season. The sites, snails and food. The sales are pretty good too!

  46. I love getting to see all our family, especially my in-laws. I got super blessed with marrying into an amazing family and I really enjoy spending time with them!

  47. For me, the prep is as much fun as the day itself. I always enjoy decorating the house, setting up the nativity with my kids, and finding just the right gift for the special people in my life.

  48. My favorite thing about the holidays is getting all of my nieces and nephews together and making them pose for crazy pictures.

  49. I love spending time with my family. And the look on my childrens faces when they see all of the wonderful Christmas decorations.

  50. There is just something about going out on Christmas Eve and seeing all the beautiful lighst with the snow glistening and hearing the beautiful music and all the joy the it gives and makes one feel so grateful for what we have and the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  51. What I love most about Christmas time is all of the family time. I love decorating the tree, crafting gifts for people, making Christmas cookies and giving them away, cozy-ing up by the fire with my sweetie, and enjoying some Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra Christmas music. It’s pure bliss.

  52. I love that my great friend bakes all sorts of goodies for my family because I am a terrible baker! I am very blessed to have such a good friend!

  53. Decorating and seeing family are my favorite part of the holidays. I hold firm in that Christmas lights are the perfect level of lights. Everything looks pretty with them on ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. I love the anticipation of traditions that we do every year. There is such great joy and comfort knowing that we’ll be making the same Christmas cookies (and trying a few of your new ones!!), listening to Nat King Cole Christmas album, and even though I’m 30– still feeling like a little kid on Christmas Eve when I go home to my parents’ house. I love being the parent now to my 3 little girls and sharing the wonder of Christ’s birth with them.

  55. More than anything, I love spending time with my three grandsons, Mason, Madden, and Manning. They are the light in my life and especially at Christmas.

  56. The thing that I love the most is getting to spend more QUALITY time with my friends and family. We all have such crazy and busy lives that it is hard to see each other often. Everyone always makes the extra effort this time of year. Oh, and there are usually cookies too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. I love spending time with my family! We love to watch Christmas movies, bake holiday treats, look at Christmas lights & enjoy light displays in our neighborhood.

  58. I love the warm feeling and smiles that the holidays brings! Sometimes we forget that the simple things in life is all we need to be happy like family and friends. This holiday season happens once a year and you have to make it count to add the cherry on top of another good year!

  59. There isn’t much I don’t love about the holidays. I love spending time with family and friends, decorating, shopping, wrapping, crafting, cooking, baking and all that other good jazz :).

  60. I love that Jesus is the Reason for the Season. This is usually such a happy time of year with all the festivities but I still enjoy the real meaning of Christmas, of loving others , of giving to others, and keeping the real spirit of Christmas in our hearts all year long.

  61. The holidays are awesome, I’m not sure I could pick a most favored part. Family, The music, The lights, shopping for my loves, and The Savior (the most important part and awe inspiring).

  62. I love time spent with family; also, I love to wrap presents for each one and add a special touch, like a sprig of evergreen & tiny ornament to the bow to make each box unique.

  63. I love enjoying all the lights & decorations with my 4 kids and my boyfriend. Spending time with them makes every day special.

  64. I LOVE that almost everybody is able to get time off of work, and school, and that we get to see so much family. I also just love the feeling of happiness in the air. Thanks for the chance!

  65. I love baking cookies and decorating them for the kids in the neighborhood and at church. I love getting together with family for a nice festive meal and just sitting around talking and catching up with everyone’s lives. I love opening Xmas cards – especially those with Family Newsletters and pictures. I love decorating the inside of our house and watching husband hang the lights on the outside. I love the tastes and smells of the season. And although many of my friends hate snow….I LOVE SNOW and hope we get a White Christmas!

  66. Hi Kristyn, lovely way of spelling your name. What I love about the holidays is all of the magic and wonder I get to witness in my nieces and nephews eyes! Kids bring so much happiness to the Holidays.

  67. I love the decorating! All the great lights and decorations everyone puts up, love driving and seeing the displays!! And of course I love putting up my decorations!

  68. What i love most about the holidays is the great memories i have from past years,and the new ones i am making for the years to come. Family has always been important,and it would not be the holidays to me without time with my family.

  69. My Favorite things about the holidays are spending time with family, singing christmas carols, and looking at all the beautiful christmas light displays.

  70. I love how excited my kids are. My two year old, especially! He’s at a great age where everything is amazing. I can’t wait to take him around to see all the Christmas lights!!

    1. I look forward to Christmas every year. In fact it is the highlight every year for me and mine. There is something so comforting about the Christmas tree. There warmth that it generates somehow affects me in the best way possible, the smells, the music and the family. I just can not say enough about the peace it brings to me. Seeing my children as they are raising their children just blows me away. They were all here this year…warm and fuzzy!

  71. My favorite thing about the holidays is getting to give gifts to all my loved ones (and not hearing about the money I spent afterward.)

  72. What I love most about the holidays is gathering with family and friends. It is a time of great food, wonderful fellowship, and heaps of FUN! The lights, love, and laughter add to all of the excitement and truly make it “the most wonderful time of the year”!

  73. What I like most is being able to put my crafting talent to work. I enjoy make gifts instead of buy them. So, I work my way threw the many Christmas Ideas whether its cookies, food, soap making or jewelry I know there’s something out there that will sure inspire me to create.

  74. spending time with friends & family, especially those that come from out out of town or that you haven’t seen in a while……….

  75. my husband and i are not holiday people but we enjoy having the day (or two) off work to spend together. since it is just the two of us, we just go to a movie and hang out and enjoy each other and the relief of being off work.

  76. What I most love about the holidays is the sense that you get to step out of reality for a few precious days, or even weeks. Something about the holidays makes me forget about adulthood; work, age, responsibilities. Suddenly, I’m a kid again and I’m warmed by the sense of family and gift-giving. I almost feel like it’s a clean slate and everyone is entitled to feel like they are part of a family and the responsibilities of the every day do not seem so pressing. Truly a magical time of year!

  77. Getting to spend time with family near and far, seeing all the homes in the neighborhood light up with beautiful Christmas lights and decor. But honestly, my favorite is getting to try out new recipes, especially the dessert!!! YUM! ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. What I love most about the holidays is the kindness. People seem to be (for the most part) in a better mood. And then i love having all my family come to our house. Its crowded and loud, but it reminds me of our many blessings of health, safety and love.

  79. I love creating memories with my children. Seeing the look on their faces when we decorate, bake, and the thought that their innocent little selves put into those fun, crazy homemade cards that we send out, it’s priceless. I hope to create a fun-filled environment that they hope to pass down, as did I.

  80. I’ve got to say that the thing I love the most about the holidays is staying inside wearing cozy clothes, drinking something warm and talking and laughing with loved ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. all the yummy things I only get to have (okay, that I only allow myself to have!) during the holidays. And family, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. I love bundling up and walking the trail of lights in our city! Finding ways to be outside even when it’s freezing- I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. I love that people take time to tell one another how much they love them, whether it be through gifts, goodies or just a hug!

  84. I love spending time with my loved ones, all the beautiful lights and decorations, and making someone happy by giving them something they have wanted.

  85. I love the holidays because you get together with friends and family to enjoy good food have great visits with memories and traditions you have created through the years. We need to remember the reason we celebrate the season and put God back in our lives. Also remember the ones not so fortunate too at this time.

  86. My absolute favorite part of the holiday season is the people. Everyone makes time for their friends and loved ones that they may not otherwise get to see. Christmas is the only time I get to see my sister and brother-in-law as well as my cousins. People you pass on the streets are just happier while in the “Christmas spirit”. And just in general, people take more time to stop and be happy and thankful. I love that the holidays bring this out in people across time and space.

  87. I love getting to spend time with my family. This year one of my brothers will be here and it’ll be the first Christmas in several years that he has been able to travel here!

  88. I probably love the family traditions that surround the Holidays the most, especially the ones that focus on the Savior. I also loved the kindness that others show, the treats, the decorations, the happiness in my children’s faces and eyes.

  89. What I love most about the holidays is the special time spent with friends and family. I love EVERYTHING about Christmas! God Bless.

  90. I have many things I love about the holidays… but this year, I LOVE that my new boyfriend will be taking leave from the Navy to come visit me! From Hawaii to Florida, he’s stealing my heart with this one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. I love the feeling everyone has/shares during the holidays. People seem to be more giving, patient, kind, and caring. I also love the feeling in the air as the seasons change! I love everything, the snow, the fireplaces, hot chocolate, snowmen, snowball fights, and the fun everyone seems to have no matter what they’re doing!

  92. I love that my whole family gets to see each other on Christmas. It’s also nice that everyone seems to be in a better mood, more parties, etc…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Jesus is the reason for the season! Advent, love the music, decorating, cooking for our family and friends. Wrapping and giving gifts. Doing devotions by the Christmas tree.

  94. I love the tradition of eating CHRISTmas Eve dinner at my sister-in-laws, then driving the short distance to my mom-in-laws house for dessert and games, hearing my mom-in-law recite the CHRISTmas story, and then we open presents from our secret santas!! Then we drive home, do the CHRISTmas pie with our daughter (tradition from my family of opening one small present in bed after drawing from the CHRISTmas pie which is an old hatbox dressed up with wrapping paper) and then CHRISTmas Day which is my family tradition which is Hollaindaise Sauce on eggs, welsh rarebit, cheese coffee cake, and roast and yorkshire pudding for dinner! And opening presents with our daughter!

  95. I love the special feeling that everyone seems to share at this time. Even though they may be rushing through the mall, there are still smiles all around.

  96. I love to spend time with my family: cooking, baking, laughing and having fun! We love Christmas. It would also help me grant some Sub for Santa wishes!

  97. Such a darling gift idea…absolutely perfect! My favorite thing is being together as a family. We are all over and don’t get to see each other as much as we’d like to, so the holidays are a good week of solid family time and traditions!

  98. I love the old ornaments on our tree. They are ones our kids made in school and Sunday school, ones my sister made for us and ones I made throughout the years. Such sweet memories in each one!