Are you thinking about Thanksgiving Dinner or are you thinking about Christmas shopping? Or maybe both! Have you started your Christmas shopping? YOU’RE DONE!? Flibbo-me-jibbos! OK no you are not….you haven’t started….good me neither. I love Christmas, I love to give gifts! I love it when I find the perfect somethin’. I especially like to make gifts for friends and family. I thought I would start a little series here on Homemade gifts. They are all food related of course, I think?!
My mom is the Queen of homemade gifts. She told me recently that one year when we were kids and finances were particularly tight she was able to do all her Christmas gifts for $20. Yes, that’s right 20 SMACKERS. Can you imagine? Granted it was the mid 70’s, but still. She sewed, knitted, painted, baked, and canned. She recycled old and made it new. And you know what people loved it! They began to expect it and look forward to what my mom was going to create and give. She was famous for her knitted slippers. Don’t worry we aren’t gonna be knitten around SC, so take a deep breath and let it go….unless however, you are gifted in the art of knittery then….um yeh well…let’s get back to what I was saying. So, now for the record I am not that frugal, but most of the gifts I am going to share will cost you less than $5 each to make, and they could be given to a man or a women. Great for teacher, coaches, neighbors, bus driver gifts, and anyone else you give a lil’s somethin’ to!
Make sure you give the person being gifted the directions…or you maybe getting some phone calls. I left out the part about melting 1 tablespoon of butter over the loaf of bread when it comes out of the oven…so don’t be a dopey giver like me make sure you get all the facts on there. Like so: