I enjoy gift-giving. I love the idea of matching the perfect little thing to the person. I love doing things with my hands, and always think, “I am sure I could make something so much cooler than I could buy in a store”….but then, when it comes time to actually whip something up….BLANK.
But, thank goodness for the interwebs that give us access to the ideas already created and blogged about.
Here, I am rounding up a smattering of some really good ideas that I found.
Look through the list below if you need ideas for neighbors, cousins, friends, coworkers, teachers, etc, and enjoy going the homemade route. I saw many, many homemade cookie mixes, or hot cocoa mixes, etc, as well as things like homemade bath bombs or bath scrubs. I decided not to go with any of those for my list, because unless you know someone very well, they may either have a food or skin allergy to any number of common ingredients, and they just may get skeeved by the idea of using an unsealed food item. I would absolutely gift my best friend a homemade cookie mix, but certainly not my postal worker.
Some of these are labeled as specific to Christmas, or to a specific person, like teacher or bus driver, but with some creativity, you might find yourself able to customize these ideas to the specific people in YOUR life and to other occasions.
Ball Jar Teacher Gift – this just may be my favorite
Button Headband – My little girl is SO getting some of these!
Realtor Thank You Gift – though not necessarily only for realtos
Bus Driver Gift – or Crossing Guard
There were honestly SO many good ideas, but I decided to stop here, and possibly do a second post later. Have fun perusing these ideas, and now you know what I’ll be spending my weekend doing 🙂