Christmas is getting closer and just about this time of the year people really start thinking about what to get all the people in their lives. With the economy the way it has been, many are turning to alternatives to expensive gifts. For this reason, they choose to make their own gifs to save money. This does not mean that the gifts are not great; in fact, the following is a list of the three best handmade gifts for Christmas.
• Candy – There are very few people who do not like candy. Chocolate is always a favorite and you can make your loved ones their very own hand made truffles easily. All you need is some almond bark, a double boiler and assorted nuts and toppings. Once the candy is made, put them in boxes and tie with a pretty bow. This is cost effective and if you know the persons tastes, you can customize their truffles just for them.
• Tee Shirts – Everyone loves a customized tee shirt that says something about them or something that they like. You can find tee shirts for just a couple of dollars and all chain stores sell iron on transfers. For just a few dollars, you can make a gift they can enjoy for a long time after the holidays are over.
• Cookie Dough – This may sound strange, but if you know how to bake and make cookies that everyone wants the recipe for, you do not have to give away your secrets. Instead, whip up a bunch of cookie dough from scratch and put it in decorative bowls with lids. Keep the dough chilled until it is gift giving time and watch their eyes light up when they see the generous gift you gave them. Make sure to include baking directions on the gift card.
Gift giving at Christmas does not have to break the bank. In most cases, homemade gifts are a treat for those who receive them. It is always great to receive a gift that had thought put into it. This makes the receiver feel extra special and like you have been thinking of them.
If you’re looking for something good to give someone special on your list, then these ideas might help you get the job done. The holidays are about more than just getting the hottest new gadget on the market today. It’s about showing them that you care about them in a special and personal way.