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Any ideas for homemade Christmas presents?

I'm a SAH-BF-M with no income. My husband makes enough to pay the bills and save a little to buy a house. I have a couple ideas. Like I save large glass honey jars and I'm gonna layer dry ingredients with a cute decorative tag that says what to add and how long and what temp to bake to make cookies. This will be a good gift for my SILs (I have 5) and my mother and MIL. And for my FIL I think I will just bake his favorite cookies. But anyone have other good ideas... (We have 32 nieces and nephews all different ages)

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marchma2b

Asked by marchma2b at 6:19 PM on Oct. 25, 2009 in Holidays

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  • I love this site:

    http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/christmas-gifts-cards-decorations/homemade-christmas-gifts/

    and this one

    http://www.budget101.com/christmas.htm

    Homemade gifts are often the best gifts! Plus you get the fun of making them with (or without) the kids!
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 6:28 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • If you have a kid, or kids to help make stuff. I was thinking about making clay inprint's or decorations for christmas. The clay you bake, then it's harden'd. Make some with hand print's-foot print's, little figurines, etc. bake them, paint them, add sparkles. etc. I think i'd be cute, and different. It aslo makes good keep sakes. expecially for relitives.
    ness_033

    Answer by ness_033 at 6:38 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Wow - are you expected to get gifts for ALL 32 nieces and nephews?

    If so, it might be time to suggest a name drawing for the extended family. That's what we do, and it saves a lot of money because we can just focus getting one great thing instead of million little things.
    mogencreative

    Answer by mogencreative at 6:57 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • There are also groups on here that deal with just crafts try some of them out and see what ideas they have. Just type in crafts 32 nieces and nephews are alot to buy for how old are they? Would you consider cutting them out? If not you'll have to come up with cheap gifts
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Gluesnowman.shtml ......this makes a cute snowman neckalce out of glue. Type in cheap Christmas crafts on the internet also
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 7:00 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • It's time to start the tradition of picking names. Let them all particupate even it it's the parents that have to give.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:02 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • make it yourself dolls that you have cut the pieces for would be really cheap and fun. candles are great.
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 8:26 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Do you sew? You could make crayon rolls for them- make them hold only 10 crayons each, and then buy some big packs of crayons from the dollar tree. Stuff the crayon rolls and give them with a cheap coloring book.
    http://chocolateonmycranium.blogspot.com/2008/04/crayon-roll-tutorial.html

    Or you can make these art smocks: http://www.clevernesting.com/2009/10/childrens-smock-tutorial/
    Stuff the pockets with one or two cheap art supplies and your set. I know that my walmart has left over school supplies on sale for cheap- 10 cents for glue, a quarter for kiddie scissors.

    With 32 to make something for, you better get started soon- LOL!
    ave.maria.

    Answer by ave.maria. at 9:12 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Each family on our christmas list this year is getting a cookbook that I am making. I love to cook and have choosen 20 of my families favorite recipes, typed them up on fancy christmas paper, printed them out. Then I put them in a see through plastic report cover. They will be wraped up in pretty paper. I've got 40 to make and figure that each one will average about $1.25 with printing, paper, wrapping, etc.
    puddleybug

    Answer by puddleybug at 1:33 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

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