I make presents and cards and do a lot of baking for gifts too. What homemade suggestions do other mums have for Christmas?



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Posted anonymously, 16th November 2018


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  • I make food and slices for family – we don’t really do presents for the grown ups



  • I had an aunt who always bought me chocolates, they were from the $2 shop and really quite horrible. I hated that she wasted her money and one year I made her a batch of shortbread, she was so thrilled that now she makes very yummy biscuits for everyone at Christmas. This year I embroidered a number of tea towels and my aunt & I combined our gifts and tied them up with lovely ribbon that could be kept….they were a hit!



  • I embroider personal items like hand towels.



  • This year my daughters and I made shortbread for presents. Had I thought of it earlier I would have made up some bowls of mixed succulents – Next year I think :)



  • i love making homemade hampers because the christmas hampers at the shop are not that great to be honest



  • I do. This year I bought a cricut. I’ve been making teacher gifts. So much fun. I’ve done personalized diaries and baubles.



  • Thanks for the extra tips mums – I am going to be super busy and happily so in the lead up to Christmas! :)



  • We bake too for gifts but I’ve also started not making but creating boxes for families. So instead of individual gifts we’ve done a Movie box with ice-magic, popping corn, a family DVD. I’ve also make an icecream box with Ice-cream cones, spinkles, topping, sundae cups etc



  • I love making homemade gifts when I have the time. Biscuits and baked goods are always a hit and handmade decorations for the tree are a lovely idea.



  • You can make a hamper with a bottle of wine and chocolates inside



  • Purchase some cheap coffee cups, fill it with brownie in a mug dry ingredients, wrap & done. Reuse your glass jars, fill with chocolate balls, choc covered sultanas, almond etc, pop some eyes, a red nose and pretzel sticks for antlers.
    But due to other family with gut issues, as it’s also part of my business, they get bath bombs, and bubble bars.
    Hubby makes jerky and home brew cider. We’ve also given a whole lot of fresh produce from our overflowing garden in the past. No garden this year unfortunately.



  • Wow, aren’t there creative mums on here! I’ve never really thought about making gifts. I used to get the kids to make things for grandparents, aunties and uncles and that’s about it



  • Thanks for the extra Christmas gift ideas – love the wall hanging – very clever and pretty. :)



  • I have just started making macrame wall hangings – would be a great gift idea.



  • Ive made some personalised labels for beer and then put pipe cleaners for antlers and eyes, and a little pom pom nose so they look like reindeer. I also have made sugar scrubs, chocolates, soaps, and also cards and decorated photo frames. I love to make things and express my creative side!


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