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Homemade Christmas Gifts

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Don't have a lot of money for store bought Christmas gifts? Don't despair! There are plenty of homemade Christmas gifts that will brighten the holiday for your loved ones.

Make your way to the kitchen

Sometimes people get a little squeamish about making homemade Christmas gifts because they're afraid the people who get them will think they're terrible. They picture crooked reindeer ornaments and too sweet fruitcakes. Trust us, not all homemade Christmas gifts are like this.

When you're considering making homemade Christmas gifts, think food. Food is one of the most popular holiday gift ideas and it's easy to put together. You don't even have to be a cook because you can put mix ingredients that the gift's recipient can put together. One great idea is unmade Christmas cookies. Now, don't give them a bunch of raw cookie dough. That might not go over very well. But, you can give them uncooked and unmixed cookies.

Take your favorite cookie recipe and gather all the dry ingredients. Next, find a unique medium to large glass jar. Put all of the dry cookie ingredients in the jar starting with the white ingredients (flour, baking soda, white sugar) and moving to the more colorful ingredients (chocolate chips, nuts and brown sugar). Then, write the recipe out on a gift card and attach it to the jar. To complete these homemade Christmas gifts, place a bow around the top of the jar. When the gift recipient gets the gift, all they'll have to do is throw in some butter and a few eggs to make the cookies.

If you don't want to give them cookie recipes in a jar, make a variety of different cookies and then place them in a Christmas tin or put them in a little basket that's covered in clear Christmas wrap. Anyone will love getting homemade Christmas gifts that include chocolate and sugar.

You can also find a hot chocolate or spiced tea recipe on the Internet and wrap the contents in a nice container. Don't forget to put the directions on the outside of the container or your homemade Christmas gifts won't turn out right!

Light the flame

You don't have to make food for Christmas if you don't want to. If you're afraid of the kitchen or your relatives are on a diet, try some homemade Christmas gifts that don’t include the digestive tract! Candy cane candles are a great option. All you have to do is buy white, red or green candles. Then, buy some candy canes. Attach the candy canes around the candle using glue or ribbon. If the people you're making the gift for don't like traditional Christmas colors, find some candles and matching candy canes that fit their Christmas theme. Your homemade Christmas gifts will be a bigger success if the recipient actually puts them in their house.

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