Homemade Christmas presents.. Give me IDEAS!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Kathryn4629, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2010
    Colbert, WA
    Ok, so I am having a hard time coming up with christmas presents. I usually try to put together a mixed bag of goodies. Last year I did homemade bath salts, soap, candles and cookies.

    So far my ideas for this year are. (all homemade)
    *beer/soft drink koozies. I am thinking that I could sew different designs for each person.
    * Wine glass charms. I make twisted metal, bead earrings, so I have all the supplies.

    Other than that I am lost!

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Some jewelry pieces are easy to make. You can visit the learning center at www.artbeads.com for ideas.

    I do the bath salts and candles too. Yesterday my SD and I made a huge batch of lip balms for her to give as presents to her friends.

    This site has lots of gifts in a jar ideas:


    Hope this helps [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  3. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2010
    Berry Creek, Ca
    BYC was down for a short time the other day and it gave the link to the sister sites! I ended up on suffucientself.com and found this! [​IMG] I was pretty happy.

    Share your ideas for Holiday Gifts! 11 pages of gift ideas!
  4. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    I'm making all kinds of candies and treats for my gluten free family, like peanut butter cups, hard candy, and all kinds of fun things like that.
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Edible Treats!
  6. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2011
    Last year my sister showed up with a laundry basket full of home made goodies... A LAUNDRY BASKET!!!!!!!
    OMG I was eating Christmas goodies for weeks and weeks...
  7. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    Yucca Valley
    I like to make goodie baskets of the personal sized homemade loafs of pumpkin, banana nut, and zucchini breads. I also make fudge, cookies and usually add packets of fresh coffee beans. This is a fairly inexpensive way to cover a lot of people and I can usually enough baking done for 20 people in one day!
  8. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    I make pepper jellies and make baskets with them for christmas
  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    This year, I'm going to give away some home made goodies. Another member mentioned that you could put the ingredients for a quick bread in a jar, along with a bottle of club soda, or a bottle of beer (for those 21 and over). You could put the dry ingredients, plus the beer or soda into a loaf pan if you wanted to spend a bit more.
  10. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I usually made homemade sweets [​IMG]
    This year, I'm also making personalized pillows and quilts.
    One of my favorites is my "smelly jars." They are mason jars filled with a short string of lights wound around potpourri. The top is closed off with a doily instead of the cover so that you can thread the cord through. They are very pretty when done.
    I also like making people small wall quilts (like a large 9 block pattern) or lap blankets. They don't take very long.
    One thing I plan on doing this year is buying some cute oven mitts and putting together some simple recipes with the ingredients, and putting them all in the oven mitts.
    Hopefully you'll get some good ideas.
    I like homemade gifts so much more than store bought.

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