The holidays can get expensive as you begin to check people off your gift list, from your sister’s latest boyfriend to your summertime landscaper. Purchasing a gift for everyone on your list can be time-consuming, pricey and nearly impossible. A great way to help solve this difficult situation is to consider making special, handmade gifts from home.
When most people think of homemade gifts, they tend to think of cheesy, cheap-looking presents that are impractical and unappealing. Unfortunately, gifts like those quickly make their way to the trash, and eventually landfills. There are plenty of ways to create useful and meaningful gifts that can be perfect for just about anyone. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and tailor your gifts to each individual on your list. Here are some helpful suggestions to get you started.
For the baker: Cake stands can be a great way to show off the beauty of homemade goodies. Glue together secondhand plates and candleholders found in vintage or thrift shops to personalize your own cake stand.
For the cook: Who doesn't love an easy dinner? Create dinner in a jar using a homemade rice mix or Simple Truth Organic Quinoa with a variety of Simple Truth Organic spices. Attach a simple recipe that your recipient can follow for an easy side dish.
For the kids: Kids love to finger-paint! Make handmade finger paint in jars. In a small saucepan combine 3 tablespoons sugar, ½ cup salt, ½ cup cornstarch, 2 cups water. Warm until thick and pour into small jars. Add food coloring to create desired colors.
For him: Help him get more organized by making an unusual tie or belt holder using a board and mismatched knobs and hooks.
For her: Let her relax this holiday season by making a homemade peppermint sugar scrub. These scrubs use minimal ingredients and make a perfect gift for just about any hostess. Check out this easy recipe for peppermint sugar scrub on our Simple Truth Pinterest Handmade Gift Board.
Would you be satisfied with a homemade gift? If so, what would you like to receive?
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