Do you need inexpensive ideas for gifts for the people in your family? I have five fantastic, unique ideas that everyone will love.
If you have a baby in the family, a great gift is the gift of warmth. Knit a pair of booties, mittens, or a hat to keep baby warm this winter. For a gift they can use all year round, knit a blanket. The baby can use it to keep warm or use it for play time any time of the year. My daughter is now a toddler and she still sleeps with the blanket her great grandma knitted for her when she was born. Knitting a gift for someone is very inexpensive. For free knitting ideas view an article I wrote earlier here.
Another example of knitting for someone, only this time a little older, I’ve found that a lot of girls of all ages love to have hand made knitted scarves. They’re great for co-workers! Find out what colors each co-worker likes the most or wears the most and make a coordinating scarf that they can wear anytime.
Do you have a group of cooks on your list? Do people always ask you for recipes? How about creating a cookbook? You don’t need to worry about publishing and stuff like that if you’re going to just provide it to friends and family. Simply print it on regular printer paper. Use clip art for some fun pictures to dress the pages up. You can find spiral bound report covers at Office Max. To add an extra touch you can make one of the recipes in the cookbook to go with the gift. Lasagna, casserole, chili, cookies, pie, tea, jelly or jam are all great ideas to give with the cookbook. If you don’t have time to make a lot of food to go with your cookbooks, you can stop by the Dollar Tree and pick up a few mixing spoons or other utensils, tie these to the outside of the package with raffia or pretty ribbon.
Photo gifts are great for parents and grandparents. Walgreens, and Wal-Mart, both have a huge selections of gifts you can add photos too. I’ve bought my husband a tie with our daughter’s first picture on it, a coffee mug and a travel mug. Our parents like receiving photo mugs and photo books of their grand daughter. They even have charms for necklaces or bracelets.
Another idea would be to make or buy Christmas tree ornaments. My husband’s work does an ornament exchange instead of the typical Christmas present exchange or secret Santa. You can find ornaments in just about every store and unique designs to fit everyone’s tastes. Kids even love ornaments because they get to hang them on the tree year after year. Some you can even personalize with a name or the year.