Some of my favorite holiday gifts have been the ones that I can enjoy again and again. A favorite gadget or beloved cardigan or, best of all, something edible or handmade. It is that little touch that truly defines the saying ‘It’s the thought that counts.’ Following up on my previous post with handmade gift ideas and my post on homemade edible gifts, here are more lovely ideas to get you started.
Handmade Drawstring Bag – Wrap anything in a hand-sewn bag and it is all the more special for it. I whipped together this plaid bag with the sleeve of a shirt and a bit of cheerful green yarn thinking the tartan gave a nice holiday feel. My friend is still using it a year later! I didn’t take notes as I was making it, but others have: Essortments and Sew Mama Sew.
Upcycled, Handmade, and Creatively Crafted Gifts – 10 Make It and Mend It Christmas Gift Ideas
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix – In my college days, I gave jars of hot chocolate mix and it was insanely easy to make and everyone loved it. I’ve shared the super simple recipe in a post last month.