Homemade gifts


We try to live on a very small amount of money. This is a decision we made a few years ago and it's working well for us. One of the things we do to cut costs is to make gifts for friends and family. This is a peg bag I made recently. I did one for myself and put a couple of them in the gift cupboard. I'd love to hear from you if you have any suggestions for simple homemade gifts that people love to receive.

6 comments

  1. Hi! That peg bag is a great idea. We are giving out worm wee in jars to our family at the moment. I am sure they will be thrilled with this as a present!!!

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  2. our neighbor often gives us homemade plum jam and applem butter made from fruit trees in her backyard. we love these treats because they're so pure and absolutely delicious.

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  3. I think knitted items make great gifts.

    I'm planning to knit hats this year.

    -- Jora

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  4. I like to use up my scraps of fabric and one year I made a dozen pot holders and gave those away, another year it was patchwork Xmas tree decorations.
    Dayla

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  5. For Christmas I made my nieces red velvet riding hood
    capes. And for their birthdays I made felt finger
    puppets and afelt cupcake kit
    Normally I send flowers to my Grandmother on her
    birthday but if you have a generous flower garden
    you could give posies to nearby family and friends.

    For teenage girls you could make beaded jewellery
    or buy a cheap hardback notebook and decoupage
    the cover.

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  6. you could use burlap, a knitting needle and strips of fabric scraps to make shag rag rugs...

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