Christmas is fast approaching and if you haven’t started thinking about gifts then it might be a good idea to start now! If you’re looking for some Christmas gift inspiration for your husband or brother, you may have already read my article named Four Gift Ideas for Men this Holiday Season. But this blog post will show you some great Christmas gift ideas for the whole family.
As you know, Christmas is an expensive time of year. Some people begin saving a few months before so they can get all their gifts without feeling too strapped for cash in December. We have put together a few money-saving gift ideas, so you can still enjoy going shopping, having meals out and playing binguez in November and December, without feeling strapped for cash.
Make your own photo calendar
There’s nothing more sentimental and lovely than creating a photo calender full of family memories. You can even add in your family’s birthdays and choose the backgrounds, color schemes, fonts and more. There are various websites you can create personalised calendars on, or if you’re good with computers, you could make and print off your own using InDesign.
Home made jam and chutney
If your friends and family are foodies, then why not make them some jam or chutney to have with cheese? Making a batch of jam is pretty cheap and makes really nice thoughtful presents. Plus, you could even design your very own jam jar labels; you could give your jam a name, list the ingredients and even design your own logo.
Make your own chocolate bars
Big boxes of chocolate can be very over-priced, especially in the run up to Christmas. Everyone loves receiving chocolate so why not make yours unique by crafting it yourself? Simply melt value milk chocolate in a pan and pour it into moulds. Here you can add in your family’s favorite fillings, whether that’s raisins and nuts or cookie chunks and marshmallows. Leave to set then drizzle with white chocolate and sprinkle with desiccated coconut to finish it off. Wrap it in tissue paper and give them out to your family and friends.