This year I already have my homemade gifts picked out and I’m working on getting them all finished and ready for the holidays. I don’t want to go into details because my friends read this blog so I thought I would throw out some easy suggestions so you can think about making your gifts this year.
~ Use one of your skills to make your gifts like crocheting, knitting or sewing. Crochet or knit some scarves, dish dowels, washcloths or face scrubbies. Pair with some pretty bath soap or body spray in a cute decorative bag. Last year I made face scrubbies and put them in zippered bags that I had sewn together. I added lotion or soap and gave to the ladies. It was just a simple gift that I made with my hands for the people that mean the most to me.
~ Buy a basket and fill it with simple treats. Those baskets are expensive when you buy them premade at certain stores so why not make your own. Hit the Dollar Store for baskets or gift bags and think about something fun to fill it with. Crackers, peanut butter and mints or popcorn, salt and cookies or a loaf of bread with some homemade cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on top! There are so many ways you can fill a gift basket for everyone without going into debt.
|I made this basket for Superdad one year for our anniversary.|
|I made up this big sand bucket for my niece's birthday one year.|
~ Bake some Friendship Bread to give out in mini loaves or muffins!!! Pass along a starter as well!
Don’t forget the letter from Santa! Here’s a wonderful place, Merry Mailbox, that will send your child/ren their very own personalized letter!!! I love this idea and I’ve done it many of times for my children!!!
So, instead of spending all this money on gifts think simple, create and use your hands this year! If you have any Christmas gift ideas please comment below!