With the economy stretching us and our dollars further than we'd like to be stretched these days, homemade or DIY gifts are rising in popularity, and why not? They show more heart than most pre-made purchased gifts do because you know the heart that went into the time and effort of the creation.
If you're thinking about going homemade with Christmas gifts this year, there are a couple of resources that will be invaluable to you as your search for just the right thing to create for those special people on your list. (Don't have a list? Download a free one here.)
Homemade Christmas Gifts
This kindle book by Toni Anderson is packed full of anyone-can-do-it ideas and just $2.99 on Amazon, but for a limited time (Nov. 20-21, 2014) you can get it FREE! Double check the price before your purchase because when they say limited time, they mean it!
Homemade Christmas gifts don’t have to look like they came out of your 3 year-old’s Sunday School class. There are some amazing homemade gift ideas that can be made by real-life moms on a real-life budget! In this book you'll find step-by-step instructions for sixty gifts that you can make using easy to find items and you don't have to be an expert crafter to do it!
Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make for Others
Want to get your children in on the fun? Here is a list of over 120 gifts kids can make for sisters, brothers, parents, grandparents, friends, etc.
And once you've decided on what to make, and made a list of supplies, click through the links on this page to get the best Black Friday deals on any supplies you lack to get crafty!
A Christmas Gift for Yourself!
Did you know you can get a free account with Ebates that will give you cash back for online purchases from most major retailers? It's like a Christmas Gift for yourself!
Here is how it works: when you shop online, you start by logging in to your ebates account and then clicking through their link to the store you wish to shop at. Depending on the item you purchase, you can get 2-6% back on every purchase! Once it accumulates, they mail you a check. Pretty cool! And there is also gift card reward for your first purchase! Click Here to get your free account, just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and special offers!
Sales on DIY gift supplies + Cash Back + Christmas shopping finished early = less stressful holidays!