How To Give Great Christmas Gifts Without Spending Much Money.
Christmas is just around the corner and you are flat broke.
There are so many gifts to give. People you really want to
pamper, but you don't have the money to buy decent gifts for
everyone. So what do you do?
Well, you can make your own gifts.
1. The Pet Rock
Remember the pet rock craze? You can make little pets out or
Just take a large, smooth pebble. Stick on a pair of eyes. Glue
some felt below. Write a message on the felt and you have a
personalized Christmas gift.
Are you good at baking?
Well go bake several batches of cookies using your best cookie
recipes. Do a variety of cookies. Then decorate them. Some with
M&Ms some with icing sugar, some with nuts, others with raisins.
Put them into little plastic bags. A few of each type of cookie
in each bag. Tie the bag with a pretty ribbon. Make small,
pretty cards and write a personal message on each of them. Stick
the cards to the outside of that bag of cookies. Each bag of
cookies makes a delightful gift for Christmas.
3. Flower gifts
Do you have a garden? Do you live near a place where wild
flowers grow abundantly?
If you can pick some flowers, you can make pressed flower
bookmarks. I used to do those as a kid. You arrange the flowers
on a piece of white blotting paper. Put another piece of
blotting paper over the flowers and put heavy books over the
blotting paper to press the flowers for a few weeks. Once dried
and flattened, these flowers can be glued onto book marks, photo
frames and anything you might want to give as a decorative gift.
4. Handmade jewelry
You can make jewelry for the women in your family using wooden
beads or even paper clips. Bracelets and necklaces are the
easiest to make as all you have to do is to string the beads up
and tie the loose ends together. Use a strong elastic cord for
the beads so the bracelet is stretchable and can be put on or
taken off easily. As for paper clips, with a pair of tweezers
and some cheap plastic beads, you can make attractive paper clip earrings.
5. Are you good at crafts like crochet?
You can make an adorable bookworm bookmark. Start off with the
long string part of the bookmark. Just to simple chain stich
using thick wool thread until you have a 15 inch long crochet
chain. Then do 3 treble crochet stitches into each chain stitch
for the last 30 chains. It would curl up into a cute curly
bookworm. Stick on 2 eyes on the head and make a tassle at the
other end of the chain. Once you get the hang of it, you could
make these bookmarks in colorful wool to give away as Christmas
Here are some more do it yourself
gifts you might want to make from Christmas. A great way to
give personal gifts without spending a bomb.
Besides making your Christmas gifts, you can get pretty
impressive gifts by spending time instead of money. Check out
ree christmas gifts. There you pay for the gift by
participating in surveys, instead of forking out money. If you
are worried that your loved ones know that is a free gift, then
go for the free gift card offers. Use the gift cards to buy
Christmas gifts and no one would be any wiser.