Let’s face it, holidays are expensive. I don’t know about you, but I like to put together a list of everyone who I need to give something to in November, just so I can cross off the names along the way. But this list is also pretty depressing, as these names soon turn into dollar signs.
So, I am trying to be more creative, thrifty and crafty this year with homemade presents. I will admit that I am not at all one of those people who can sit down with some felt, glue and glitter and make something beautiful, so I am going to the internet for help. Here are a few of my favorites!
2) For the person who always has to be the host- a chalkboard serving tray! All it takes is some chalkboard paint and an old baking sheet. So creative! I think my mom would really use this for appitizers…now guests won’t have to blindly guess as to what cheese they are eating. Check out all the info at Hello Lidy.
3) For the family – Instead of buying your aunt, uncle and three cousins each individual gifts, think about a gift that everyone can enjoy! I love this DIY pillow. It would be great with a fun, family photo of all of them…and it seems pretty easy to make (but looks like it took a lot of effort)! Check out the how-to at Better Homes & Gardens.
4) For the person always losing the remote – Now this one looks a little more difficult to make, but it would definitely be a crowd pleaser. I think my husband could really benefit from always having the remote in the same place. Take a look at how to make this at Blessings Overflowing.
5) For the foodie – cookies in a jar! Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey, homemade chocolate chip cookie? Not only do these look neat, they’re pretty easy and straightfoward to put together…and they have do to all the work! Check out this delicious looking recipe from Meals.com.
I’m pretty excited about all of these gifts to make this year! Not only will this help me save money, but this is a really thoughtful way to show that you put some love and effort into their present.
What can you add to this list? Let us know below?