I thought today, on the EVE of official Christmas season (but let's face it, it's been Christmas season on this blog since mid-November) I would share some cheap and thoughtful gifts for family and friends! All of these gifts are easy to personalize to people's tastes and you can add your own labels, stamps, etc to make it look unique!
1. Homemade Sugar Scrubs
Look at how cute these are! I got this recipe off letbirdzfly and lemme tell you, I hit the jackpot on that blog! She did a total DIY Christmas last year! Imagine how sweet these would look with personalized labels?
2. Homemade Ornaments
3. Homemade sauces/jams/spices/salsas
Are you crafty in some way? Why not handmake a scarf or a hat for someone? You can often get materials on sale and people will appreciate the effort you have put into their gift! However, you have to be a pretty fast worker...my scarf above has been taking me months and it still is not long enough to warm anyone's neck! It might not make it under anyone's tree this year!
Everyone likes food! Gimme a bowl of cookies for Christmas and I will high five you and love you forever! Same goes for fudges, cakes, squares, and all sorts of other goodies
6. Teas or a Hot Chocolate Kit
7. A Picture Book
Websites like Blurb allow you to make seamless photograph books at home, but you can also have these made at places like Walmart. Or you can print your own photos and go traditional with an old fashioned photobook. These are surprisingly affordable and worth looking into!
8. Homemade Playdough
9. Do a little DIY!
10. Coupon Books!
'Tis the season of giving, right? I think that includes giving ourselves to each other: heart, mind, and body. Not just our wallets!
Let me know if you have any other great ideas for homemade gifts!