I enjoy giving gifts to all my friends each Christmas. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t seem to enjoy it as much as I do. Homemade gifts to the rescue. Homemade gifts, especially food gifts, allow me to show my love & appreciation to everyone on my list without straining my budget. I really do believe that it’s the thought that counts. Homemade gifts show that we thought enough to take the time to make something very special for those on our gift list. Stumped for ideas? Midwest Living can help you out with their list of 35 homemade gifts & fabulous ways to wrap them. Enjoy the season, share the love & fill your life with Simple Joy!
My family puts a lot of thought into Christmas gifts. Well, into gifts of any kind. Some of our most precious gifts are the ones that didn’t cost much money. The Child returned from an event on Friday with gifts: a Batman shirt for Mr. D (who loves to glare at us while saying “I’m Batman!”) & a small Minion figure named Dave for me. I just LOVE those little yellow guys. Doesn’t matter how much they may have cost. Katy put a lot of thought & effort into getting gifts she knew we would like.
Some of the best gifts don’t even come from a store. Homemade items mean a lot to the people receiving the gift. They show you spent time creating something just for them. Homemade gifts allow you to share the Holiday spirit with a longer gift list without worrying about the cost. Browsing thrift stores & yard sales allows you to pick up unwanted items & turn them into a beautiful & unique gift for someone special.
Now is the time to get started on your homemade gifts. To help you make your list or just get your creative juices flowing, Good Housekeeping has put together a list of 10 simple & unique homemade gifts. Some so easy, your kids can create them for teachers & family. Remember, the best part about homemade gifts is the love you put into each & every item. That’s a Simple Joy that keeps giving all year long!