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Homemade Gifts

Tips and Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts


Most everyone loves to receive a homemade gift for the Holidays … especially an edible one ♥

Speaking for myself, I appreciate the time and effort that that someone put into making the gift for me. It’s like an expression of loving care.

I like giving homemade cookies and candies as Christmas gifts. Many times, several gifts come from one batch of your recipe. This tip can save time and money …  a win–win scenrio.

In the past, I’ve made homemade Hot Cocoa Mix and paired it with a holiday theme mug. Giving mini loafs of pumpkin or banana bread has always been a hit.

This year I’m making layered mason jar mixes. I was thinking about doing the basic tollhouse chocolate chip recipe (who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies??) but then I thought, hmmn, lots of people make a New Years Resolution to eat healthy, so I decided to make some bean soup layered jars. I think it will be a great way to keep warm and be healthy during the long winter months.

I also like doing crafts, and I like giving some of my completed projects as Christmas gifts. There is a long list, but here are some of my favorites: knitted scarf, handmade cards, ornaments, or earrings 🙂

The library has tons of books for homemade gifts, as well as, Pinterest. I’m sure your family and friends will love getting your heartfelt homemade gift ♥

Christmas Holiday Treats

Ten of My Favorite Christmas Holiday Sweets & Treats

During the Christmas holidays, I love to indulge in seasonal sweets and treats  … I’m sure I’m not alone 🙂
  • Egg Nog –plain, without alcohol
  • Hot Cocoa – with lots of whipped cream
  • Peanut Butter Cookies – thin and crispy        
  • Ande’s Candies Chocolate Mint Pie – partially frozen  
  • Sugar Cookies – frosted but without sprinkles
  • Fudge – with walnuts 
  • Candied Nuts – I like pecans the best 
  • Trader Joe’s JoJo Cookies – dipped in white chocolate  
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels – white chocolate with dark chocolate drizzles 
  • Peppermint Bark – and lots of it 🙂 

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