Author Topic: Recipes for homemade Xmas gifts?  (Read 1675 times)

resy

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Recipes for homemade Xmas gifts?
« on: October 25, 2014, 12:37:36 PM »
Last Xmas was kind of embarrassing. It was the first xmas we spent with my then fiance, now husband's extended family (cousins). We usually don't have many people to give presents to and the list had been the same for a couple years so last year we didn't even think about getting the cousins anything whoops. They got us little somethings and we were slightly embarrassed.
This year I want to make them a little something back. I want useful things. Bath salts, and stuff like that. Body products, home products, amazing treats, etc.
Anyone willing to share?

Joggernot

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Re: Recipes for homemade Xmas gifts?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 01:16:40 PM »
Along with those products, make some washcloths/dish cloths using leftover yarns and free patterns.  Here's a link to free patterns: http://www.knitpicks.com/cfPatterns/Pattern_List.cfm?ID=300256  These take very little time to make and add a nice touch to a gift basket or bag.  Wrap some homemade soap in a wash cloth, tie with a ribbon, and you have your gift.

resy

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Re: Recipes for homemade Xmas gifts?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 03:47:32 PM »
Wow that is awesomr idea and link, thank you! Have already my pattern downloaded! And its funny you mentioned gift baskets because thats exactly what I want to do, small yet lovingly, tailored gift baskets :) I will be giving about 8 total so really need to be creative to not break the bank!

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Re: Recipes for homemade Xmas gifts?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2014, 08:46:25 PM »
Almond croccante.  Similar to peanut brittle but easier and prettier.
http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/david-rocco/croccante-almond-brittle.html

Biscotti.  I make this one because they are sturdy, thus travel well. 
http://www.marthastewart.com/336133/pecan-cranberry-biscotti

Both items can be make weeks in advance.