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Christmas is approching...

Now with the new baby and less income, I have to come up with some more creative ideas for Christmas gifts. I was thinking of giving gift baskets with homemade things in them. I have made homemade gifts before and ended up feeling like I spent about the same amount of money I would have if I had just bought gifts. Any ideas on what to put in the baskets while keeping the cost down?

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HaydensMommy708

Asked by HaydensMommy708 at 7:47 PM on Nov. 13, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Pictures of your family in a cheap frame, quick and easy holiday candy & cookies
    heather.huckaby

    Answer by heather.huckaby at 8:18 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • make everybody cookies thats a good idea. i dont think im buying any presents at all since we have the baby coming right before christmas
    Butterflysky_24

    Answer by Butterflysky_24 at 11:28 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • baked goods,bake some bronnies only put a few in the basket,bake some coockies put a few in it too,and so on.u could buy the colored wrap to make it nicer
    angelairelan

    Answer by angelairelan at 8:40 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • You could fill canning jars with the dry ingriedents, and then just print little tags to tell them the wet things to add. Saves the time of baking and the hastle of cleanup. Ornaments with your little ones picture are also inexpensive and a great gift.
    prettyeyedmommy

    Answer by prettyeyedmommy at 9:25 AM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • I would say pictures of that precious new baby (that is what I would want)! You can get frames relatively inexpensive - especially if you catch them 1/2 off like at Hobby Lobby or somewhere. The other suggestions are great too...especially depending on who the gifts are for. Another suggestion for close friends and relatives is a coupon book for things you would be willing to do for them. Nothing better than the gift of time. :-) My DH would say, give them coupons to redeem to hold/babysit the baby! HA! Best wishes. I am doing homemade gifts too.

    Here are some web sites that might give you easy ideas:
    http://www.rightathome.com/Default.aspx
    http://www.marthastewart.com/
    Google search: http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&q=homemade+gifts&btnG=Google+Search
    SassyJulie

    Answer by SassyJulie at 6:07 PM on Nov. 14, 2008

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