Post # 1
I know people may think I’m crazy but I have to start planning now. I am a SAHM/student and I don’t want to burden DH financially with buying gifts for my family members and friends. I also do hair out of my house a bit and for weddings so I can save up a little before the holidays. Anyone have any ideas for gifts under $20 that would be nice. I am semi crafty so anything DIY would be acceptable. Thanks bees!
Post # 3
We were actually just talking about the present my fiance’s aunt got us last year. It was a big bowl filled with popcorn, soda, candy, a gift card for pizza and a gift card to rent a movie (we would personally prefer a gift card to the theater but only because we didn’t have that particular store near us). I would say it was probably around $25 dollars and it was one of our favorite gifts last year. You could definitely do something crafty with the arrangement of everything and even with personalizing the bowl.
Post # 4
Not crazy at all. DIY gifts are greatly appreciated by most people.
You can never go wrong with edibles. Cookie mixes in a jar are easy to put together and fairly inexpensive. Cookies or loaves of pumpkin or zucchini bread.
This is a great place to browse for ideas:
Post # 5
Another variation of the above idea is to make an Italian Dinner basket- antipasto, crackers,pasta, a jar of sauce, a bottle of wine etc.
Post # 6
Can you knit? If so, here is a link to the slippers I am working on for my bridesmaids, but they would work for any women in your life (I’m using ribbon for the bridesmaids in their favorite colors):
Earrings are also something super easy and cheap to make. You can get all the supplies at any craft store and how to/ideas are firemountaingems.com (or google it. plenty of resources!!)
Don’t know what to do for boys, sorry!!
Post # 7
@SaraRocks, men love to eat. Edible gifts are best for them.
Post # 8
I do etched glass. Last year I made everyone etched baking dishes with the family last name or vases with a monogram. I made my friends Wine glasses with a single initial and then made a set of charms to go with.
The other suggestion is to use Etsy. I did an alchlmey (sp) last year and gave details about the people I was buying for and what my price limit was and I ended up comming up with lots of must have items.
Post # 9
I wish I had pics, but I made hostess aprons last year for all my women family members. I think I got a Sew Simple pattern from JoAnns. It had a cute ruffle on the bottom and an empire waist. It used about 1 yard of fabric for the body and 1/4 yard for the trim (used a complimentary pattern, color) . I added a satin ribbon under the bust with a fancy rhinestone button in the center for an accent. Supplies ran about $10-$15 per apron. I even made a matching mother-daughter set for my FSIL and future neice. Everyone loved them.
Post # 10
Can you bake? I love getting home baked stuff at the holidays!
Post # 11
your not crazy this crossed my mind the other day. I’m SO on abudget so I have to start planning now. QVC & HSN always have great things on sale