Home made Christmas gifts??

  1. finals are over!!!!! yea!!!! now i have to focus on christmas. eeeekkkk i am a poor student now and i have no ideas for cheap presents. i am thinking of making bath salts. i think that might work.my family is awesome and would be happy with anything, they are just excited i am back in school. my problem is that i have no clue as to what to make the guys. bath salts won't do. any ideas all you men out there??? i will take all suggestions especiallly since christmas is only aughhhh13 13 days away!!!!!!! eek
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  3. by   RN2BeIn2005
    my sister and i made jar recipes last year, and i took several to work. the men all took the soup recipe, and one guy took a cappiccino (sp). don't know if that'll help.
    but most men love homemade cookies, and they aren't too bad to do either.
    good luck
  4. by   cargal
    How about baskets with different herbal teas, or scented soaps.
    Baskets are fairly inexpensive at the outlets. Other items: spices, samples size shampoos,
    Any other ideas for baskets?
  5. by   nursegoodguy
    Okay, I really like the cookie idea!
    How much would that cost? What if you bought a few different things like brownie mix and cookie mix and made little sweet baskets up for the guys? You could line it with a big piece of tissue paper and tie a little bow at the top.
    Gifts that were made with love are the best gifts of all!
    (If I were in your family I too would just be glad that you were in school)
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    Or a basket with coffee cups and differently flavored drinks, such as apple cider, flavored coffees, hot chocolate with cinnamon sticks??
  7. by   cargal
    Ditto what nursegoodeuy said about you being in school. When I needed inexpensive gifts, I got the white insert from nylons and made home made bookmarks. Sometimes used pressed flowers from my garden, (maybe you could buy some at Michaels) and then laminated them. They turned out beautiful. I wrote quotes from my favorite books on them, the ones from "The Secret Garden" were the best.

  8. by   Sleepyeyes
    Just got another idea for cheap but meaningful gift:

    Write a letter to the person. Describe your relationship, how important it is to you, and how much you value it. Tell that person all the wonderful things that they have done for you. That your relationship is the most precious, personal Christmas gift that you could have.

    OR write thank you letters to your co-workers== same lines...

    Print it out in a special typeface, add a picture of you and the person together, laminate it. Roll it and add a ribbon-- presto!

    (for a real good friend, tack on a coupon to a restaurant and an IOU for lunch after the holidays )
  9. by   colleen10
    I have an idea for a nice, thoughtful, inexpensive and quick to make gift.

    If you have any books of poetry, or heck, even just access to the internet, find a short poem or even a quotation from a famous person that you think someone would like. For example, my mum loves cats so I picked a poem about cats. My step dad loves cats too and is somewhat of a history buff, so I picked a funny quotation that Abraham Lincoln made about cats and kittens.

    Then, if you have access to a computer, retype the poem and put it in a nice font, like cursive or something fancy. Then print it out on really nice paper, or even paper with a pretty water mark or design. Like something you might find at Kinko's.

    After it's printed find yourself a cheap picture frame and frame it. You can usually find nice cheap frames at Dollar Stores or Wal*Mart, K Mart.

    I have made a couple of these for family and friends and everyone really enjoys them. The poems can be real sentimental or eveny funny or just about an interest that the person has.
  10. by   eltrip
    Baked goods always work well as gifts. It's the route that I'll be taking with my coworkers this year, as I've been financially challenged this year, myself. I'm also considering the "jar" gifts, as they'll be available to use after the holidays are over.
    I'll be posting pictures tomorrow of my "Christmas craft" this year. I'm doing it for all of my coworkers and my son's teachers! Too cute!