Hit the Sweet Spot With These Simple DIY Gift Ideas


A classic holiday candy comes to life as a reindeer with lots of personality — and a big, red nose.


  • Life Savers® Candy Canes
  • Googly eyes
  • Red pom-poms
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Glue or Glue gun


  1. Curl the pipe cleaner around your finger to make reindeer antlers, and twist the middle around the top arc of the wrapped candy cane. Feel free to style, bend and twist those antlers any way you want!
  2. Apply a dab of glue to the back of each googly eye, one at a time, and stick them next to one another to the short end of your candy cane.
  3. Now, he just needs his nose. Apply a dab of glue to a red pom-pom, and stick it just above the end of the candy cane. He’s ready to light Santa’s way!


Giving gifts is so sweet. Make your perfect presents even sweeter with the Skittles®-filled Candy Canes and Wrigley’s® Holiday Game Book on top.


  • Wrapping paper of your choosing (we like simple craft paper to show off candy colors!)
  • Red and white baker’s twine or any ribbon you like
  • Wrigley’s® Holiday Game Book
  • Skittles® Filled Candy Cane
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape


  1. Tip your gift upside-down and wrap with paper so that the taped seams are on the bottom. Fold in each side and fasten with tape.
  2. Tie on your ​ribbon by wrapping down around the top, crossing them over each other, and bringing up and around to the top. For the ​gum game ​book, leave just a little bit of ​room with the ribbon to tuck it in and tie a bow, cutting off the extra ends. For the ​candy ​cane, tie a tight bow around the tube, and cut the ribbon ends so they are even.
  3. And you're done! That’s very sweet of you.


Stockings give candy its time in the spotlight this holiday. Make yours merry and bright with a treat medley.

We like stuffing Life Savers® Gummies, Starburst® FaveReds®, and Skittles®-f
illed Candy Canes in with trinkets, like sweet little ornaments, to bring out all the whimsy of the season.


Punch up your greenery with a jolly red pop.


  • Hubba Bubba® Santa Bubble Tape
  • Ready-made wreath, or DIY!
  • Red ribbon
  • Extra decorations like red berries or pine cones, as desired
  • Glue or Glue gun


  1. Lay out your ready-made or DIY wreath, and attach any decorations you would like, including a big ribbon at the base, to the side or at the top of the circle.
  2. The finishing touch will be your Hubba Bubba® Santa! To attach him to the wreath, apply a generous dab of glue to the back of the pack, and affix to the center of the ribbon, where the two loops meet.
  3. Give him a few minutes to dry before you hang, and ho, ho, ho!

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