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Homemade Christmas

I don't have much money and I need ideas for cheap nice gifts for family members; aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, brothers, sisters, and kids.

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Asked by 2kidsandtired at 1:40 AM on Oct. 27, 2010 in Holidays

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  • We're putting together baskets with homemade soap, bath salts, and various mixes in jars (cookies, cocoa, tea, and soup) for presents this year.

    Answer by ruthie11617 at 1:59 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • If you can find a good receipe for soup or something of that sort...measure out all of the ingredients and put it into a jar, seal the jar, put a ribbon around the top, and print the cooking instructions and glue to the front.
    Along the same lines for kids...Hot chocolate mix.You can measure out 1 1/2 cups skim mlk powder...1 1/2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cup of cocoa powder...& 3/4 cup nondairy creamer. Mix all of this in a bowl and then put into jars. Instructions are to a 2-3 spoons to a cup of hot water and stir. You can add small marshmallows if you want.
    The good thing about these are you can buy the ingedience in large quantitiesand break them down for each gift, so it doesn't cost much.

    Answer by dmbutler at 2:08 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • We are making a complication dvd of Ade moments and giving one to each family member household.

    Answer by adelinasmommy at 2:10 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Scrap books are great. Just some colored paper, some markers, glue and lots of pictures. If you're artsy you could glue on little sparkly jews, stickers whatnot. If you have all your pictures on your computer, you can upload them all to and pick them up at your local Walgreens. It's really awesome. Takes a little bit of initial investment (buying the scrapbooks, papers, stickers and whatnot) but if you divide the price by the amount of people you give them to, it's relatively cheap.

    Answer by fireeyes81 at 2:51 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • *jewls* not jews. Sorry hope I didn't offend with my spelling error. :D

    Answer by fireeyes81 at 2:51 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • There are sites online that give you all sorts of ideas for gift jars, from desserts to soup ingredients in a jar. You can bake homemade candy and cookies and get heavy duty Christmas themed paper plates to put them on. Go to the dollar store and get coffee mugs and then those tiny bags of coffee to put in each one. If it's a gift for a family put some packets of hot chocolate, marshmellows, bags of popcorn and a tiny christmas decoration in a little basket for each of them. If you have kids, buy inexpensive frames and give them each a framed pic of your kids. Have the kids make the grandparents something. Another idea is that the dollar store has candles, maybe get them each a candle and a small box of candy. Christmas doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Good luck to you

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 4:23 AM on Oct. 27, 2010


    Answer by SophiaofLight at 4:25 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Any time we had a tight Christmas, we would go get portraits done. Usually would spend between 30 and 60 dollars, and everyone would get a picture.


    Answer by Crystal750 at 6:16 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • maybe cakes, cookies?

    Answer by san78 at 7:25 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • If you dont have a lot of money, skip them all together. No need to spend money you dont have. We strictly buy for the kids. Our kids and neices and nephews. That's all, it would be irresponsible to do otherwise when you dont have it.

    Answer by CCMami at 8:42 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

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