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Old 10-18-2007, 01:13 PM
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Homemade Gift List

I'm doing mostly homemade again this year. I just find it more original not to mention cheaper than storebought.

Here's my list of possible gift ideas, feel free to add your own!

candy cane meringues (meringue recipe w/ crushed candy canes added)
candy cane bark (any bark recipe topped with crushed candy canes)
cookies, quick breads, muffins
fudge
boxer shorts
flannel pj's
felt/flannel board (plywood covered with felt or flannel, cut out shapes from different coloured felt to stick onto the board)
wood blocks (squares, rectangles, half circles, triangles etc)
playdough w/rolling pin, cookie cutters etc
bath paints (food colouring mixed with liquid soap)
foam bath shapes (cut out of sheets of play foam)
doll clothes, diapers
rice bags
eye spy bags
no sew fleece blanket
fleece hat, mitts,
no sew fleece scarf
doll house
playsilks (squares of silk, serge edges, dye with Kool Aid)
doorway puppet theatre
puppets
chocolate covered cherries
potted herb
hot drink mixes (google will give you tons of recipes)
bath salts
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:19 PM
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We are doing a lot of basket gifts this year with mostly homemade goodies like:

hot cocoa mix (regular and mint flavor)
Chocolate mint cheeseball mix
rice crispy treats - shaped/decorated and christmas tress and snowmen
Orange cranberry muffins
Chocolate filled biscotti's

Also adding a few store bought items to each basket too.
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This year all the women in my family will receive two gifts from me; 1) a homemade bracelet or necklace and 2) a small store bought gift. With us being in our home for just a little over a year and two little girls to buy for we can't really afford to buy everyone on our list expensive gifts, besides it really should be about the thought behind the gift and not where it came from or how much you spent on it, right?

Although our administrative offices-we do a gift exchange but there are a few other folks at work and neighbors will receive homemade baked cookies in festive packaging.

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-wow...these are wonderful ideas...thanks guys
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Gennifyr, Wow are you creative! I wish that I was able to do that! Amazing! Homeade gifts always mean so much more.
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Hi Gennifyr and welcome,
Would you mind sending me an IM for the bath paints recipe. Thanks so much=)
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