Free Christmas Presents

November 12, 2014

When it comes to Christmas, the gifts choices can be overwhelming and the costs soon add up so this year why not look into homemade and free Christmas presents? Making something for your friends or family is often better than a bought gift as they take thought, a bit of effort and they really do show you care. Anyone can pop into a shop and purchase a gift set but investing your time and doing it yourself is much more in keeping with the festive season and guaranteed to be a hit.

Edible Gifts

Whether you are a star baker or just about scrape by in the kitchen, nothing screams “made with love” like an edible treat. This Vanilla Fudge is made with just five ingredients and is easy to throw together, producing a smooth professional finish that looks amazing. Or if you are feeling adventurous try these Hot Chocolate Sticks for a tasty and warming treat this winter. Be sure to make extra for yourself as they are so delicious you will want to try one straight away!

Pampering Presents

Shower and bath products are big sellers all year through but especially at this time of year so have a go at making your own with these simple ideas. Bath bombs or fizzers are great fun, are so easy to make and you can vary the scent to suit; lavender to relax a stressed out mummy friend or try a citrus fragrance to perk up your sister on a cold January morning. For totally free Christmas presents, look in your cupboards! For a basic sugar scrub all you need are sugar and oil, two ingredients most people have in stock already. Save those jam jars and you can whip up a gift completely free, just add a square of pretty fabric over the lid and a handwritten tag for a cute finish.

Show Off Your Talents

Can you crochet? Even if you are a beginner there are some fast and easy to learn patterns. This Crochet Mug Cosy uses just one stitch that is easy to pick up and only a small amount of yarn so it’s a great free Christmas present to make if you have leftover wool. If you have a bit more time this Infinity Scarf would make a great gift boxed up with tissue paper.

Only you know your recipient well enough to choose what they would appreciate the most, so take time to think about their interests and what will suit them, it make be as simple as their favourite colour. Send the kids over to Grandma’s house, put on some music and remember they don’t have to look perfect so relax and enjoy making these from-the-heart presents!

 

 

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This post was written by Dr Amanda Gummer

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