With the holidays coming up, I’ve definitely started thinking about gift giving. With a tight budget, it’s hard to know how to use our resources wisely. In the past few years, I have learned to crochet, knit and sew. These skills have come in quite handy when it comes to the holiday season… my downfall however, is not planning well and then getting overwhelmed with trying to finish it all.

Look for ways to involve your kids and your spouse in the gift making process. Here are a few of my favorite homemade/ handmade gift ideas:

Cookies!- Have the family work together to make some yummy cookies. Let the kids decorate some brown lunch bags to put the cookies in. Who doesn’t like cookies?

Gifts in a Jar– Google gifts in a jar and you’ll come up with TONS of ideas. You can layer all the dry ingredients needed for soups, cookies, cakes, etc… stick a bow on top of the jar and tie the directions on with a pretty little ribbon… Tada… another gift. The kids can help with this one too… let them help measure and pour.

Ornaments– perfect for grandparents!

Last year we made monogrammed burlap pillows. Even my youngest got in on the action.

The possibilities are endless!

What are some of your favorite homemade/ handmade gifts?

Money Saving Monday- Homemade Gifts

One thought on “Money Saving Monday- Homemade Gifts

  • October 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    These are great ideas, and I really like the idea of making homemade gifts. I probably need to start now so that they’re ready in time for the holidays. We just had a baby, so it’ll be fun making homemade gifts for the grandparents!

    Also, I just want to say that those burlap pillows are super cute. I love burlap, so maybe I can figure out how to make some gifts with it.


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