You can be a generous giver and spend very little money, IF you plan ahead.
To be a generous giver and not break the bank it usually takes a little of your time, but no more than if you were out shopping all day. Think of the time and gas that is spent shopping, and in all reality your gift will be forgotten within a few months.
When you choose to give generously by investing some of your own creativity and labor, it increases the value of your gift even more!
People are usually more ‘impressed’ with a gift made from the heart than most anything else, mainly because it takes your most valuable asset, your time.
You CAN give great gifts even if you are not very creative.
Planning now will save you a lot of stress later!
Even the most simplest of gifts that are packaged creatively make an impression.
Here are a list of ideas that are fairly easy to make, many you can make along with your children. We will be adding to the list on a regular basis.
Gifts for Babies
Gifts for Young Children
Gifts for Teens
Soldered Jewelry – video
Gifts for Women
Gifts for Men
Gifts for Families
Photo Block - I love this! It would be great using a family name.
Gifts for Anyone
MP3 Player/Ipod Sling for Treadmill
Gifts for Pets
Blowing Wishes -Gumballs in a Jar…cool!
Ornaments to Make – Be sure to date them so they’ll be a keepsake.
Christmas Cross Stitch – easy
Pretty Hearts Stitched – moderate
Little Hoops – I did something similar the first Christmas after our daughter died. I put her name and date on it and we have gotten it out for 24 years now!