Christmas is the season of showing love, care, respect and those feelings which can never be describes in words. Often, we thinking of buying gift to show our feelings and we try to get the best gifts. Gifts we buy from our supermarkets are undoubtedly good but what if you try something homemade this season. So, take a break from the usual gifts and amaze your friends and family members with hand-made gifts. This article will be helping you with various homemade Christmas gifts.
I assume that everybody will agree with me if I say that we like gifts which are homemade and made with great effort and time. Homemade gifts should be preferred as they show that you have spent your time in making them. I am sure your friends and family members will appreciate that you have made something unique for them.
One big advantage of preferring homemade Christmas gifts is that they do not make a big hole in your pocket. I am sure that you are thinking about those homemade gifts. This is the reason why I am going to list down few gifts which are homemade and easily affordable. I am going to start with craft ideas and I hope you will like it.
This is what which very simple idea is. You just need to buy few candles of different colors and metal star which are easily available at craft or stationary shops. You need to press metal star in candle leaving some distance from one another. Spray perfume on it and wrap it with printed ribbon to give it a pleasant look. Isn’t it so simple?
You can decorate candles with hot glue cinnamon sticks. You need to buy pillar candles for this project because hot glue will be poured onto the candle. Tie a bow with a stud metal to make it more presentable. Wrap it with costumed ribbon saying ‘Merry Christmas’.
Why don’t you make your Christmas cake yourself? If you are ready then you need to bake it for at least 4 to 5 weeks before the big day. Prepare your cake dough with some tutti-frutti. You can also add some brandy to make it more delicious.
You can give any shape to your cake. Different shaped-utensils are easily available in market. For decoration, buy different types of icings and creams (vanilla, chocolate and strawberry are mainly used). Also buy some cake boxes to pack them well.
Cookies can be the best option if you don’t like bake cake. You can also try some fruit pudding and chocolate truffles and they are very easy to make. You just need to buy some different flavors of creams and fruits. Food gift are always appreciated on festive occasions. Food gifts also include decorate jars, baskets and boxes. Costumed ribbons and food plates are the best to present your dishes. Various Christmas food gifts can be:
- Hot Chocolate mugs
- Coffee and Tea mugs
- Chocolate fudge, jellies, salsa, syrups
- Popcorns (especially chicken ones)
- Chocolate brownies
- Fresh baked breads to go with jams and jellies
You can put together few of these in your basket to make it more unique and delicious.
Another very heart touching Christmas gift can be a Photo Album or you can create a beautiful collage. Edit the photographs of you with your friends and frame it for your friends. By seeing the images of them and their loved ones on the wall will bring smiles on their face for year round. Photo Collage can be a wonderful gift for anyone to show your love and feelings.
Edit your Photographs in Christmas Style
Put together your all photographs and create a s end of Christmas in background. You can make you your friends wearing a Christmas caps and boots. Take some time and think about the theme for a while before creating a picture.
Gifts To Relax
I don’t find anyone who does not like to get the gifts which make feel them comfortable and relax. Bath salts can be a unique gift you can present anyone. I am sure you must be thinking about the shops from where you can buy these but, why?
I know that there re number of stores which offer these bath salts at affordable prices but what if you get them at very cheap price. Yes, you can make at your home by your own. You can find any number of recipes on internet of making these salts. Main ingredients include sea salt, baking soda and some flavored oils. Most commonly used bath salts are Olive, Rose, Lavender, Lemon, Vanilla and Citrus. All you need is to mix all ingredients in one jar and pack them in beautiful looking small jars and decorate them with gift wrapper and printed ribbons.
Let your Kids help you as well. Christmas holidays can be utilized in making gifts for your friends and family members. Engage your kids in making photo frames, pot holder kids, framed drawings, canvas paintings and many more. Surprise your friends on this Christmas with ultimate handmade gifts. Below is the list of few other handmade Christmas gifts.
You can also try topiary tree with some dried flowers and ribbons. Use artificial flowers to decorate it and try to make a bunch of flowers around it. You can also use green ribbons to cut out leaves to make it more attractive.
Wind Chimes: You can make wind chimes with the help of cups and wires. This is very easy to make. You just need to string the cups in such a manner that they vary in lengths. Do not forget to paint the cups in an eye catching color. Decorate with red and white ribbons and sparkles.
Everyone likes humming Christmas carol on the big day so, how why don’t you apply it as an idea? Making a CD or DVD of Christmas Carols will be very creative. You can either sing or record your own voice or can download them from internet. You can also take help from your family members in singing the carols. I am sure your friends will appreciate your unique gift.
So, what are you waiting for? Select few of above options and start working on them as Christmas is not so far. Good Luck!