Monday, December 15, 2008

TMR Frugal Living Tip #52

Today's thrifty tip is make some handmade gifts this year for Christmas. Not only does it save money, but you can give a gift that is more personal and better suited to the recipient's taste. It's also nicer since it comes from your heart. The best part is it can be anything. If you have a great talent, then use it to make gifts. If you have a loved one that has small children, then make a coupon to babysit one night or day for them. It could be a gift basket filled with items that you know someone would really enjoy. You can also make gifts in a jar like mixes and just write the directions on a nice card attached to the jar. There are many different kinds you can make from hot chocolate to soups, and even candy mixes. You can also do this with bath salts or milk bath. I made this over the weekend with my mom to hand out small samples in our Tupperware containers. All we did was combine powedered milk with a box of Calgon or store brand powdered bath. Make sure it's not bubble bath and powdered form. Just combine the two in equal parts in a container. Just be creative and it's amazing what you could come up with when you do.

5 comments:

Rhonda said...

Another idea for a homemade gift is to put together a recipe book, if you are known for your great cooking. It seems everyone I am talking to lately is looking for ideas for different things to make for dinner.

Jennifer said...

I am all for the homemade gifts, but also donations to charities in honor of a friend or family member, instead of a physical item.

Loislane26 said...

I like this idea. Homemade gifts always mean a lot more to people too.

spinningfacts said...

Great gift ideas. Thanks

sanketmani said...

Amazing post very nice.thanks..