So it’s about 48hrs ish until Christmas…Are You Ready?!
No? Well don’t stress! There are so many different things that you can do for Christmas. I think this year, people will be more forgiving if presents don’t turn up on time, or there not as expensive as previous years.
What I want to write about, are possible gifts ideas, where you can use things from your own house. Or things you can grab from the supermarkets. Sort of quick and handy ideas, for present ideas. Some of these though will clearly depend on who you’re giving the gift too.
Of course there is always the re-gift. While not “socially proper” If not one finds out, whose going to know! Just make sure you know who you’re re-gifting a gift too. My Mum, as an example, gave these wine glasses to my Aunt, that she thought were awesome, and great, since my Aunt and Uncle sit outside a lot. My Aunt gave them to someone who posts EVERYTHING ON FACEBOOK! So you can imagine my Mum’s surprise when a few months later a mutual friend of theirs were given the same suspiciously looking unique wine glasses, from my Aunt. Every one wanted to know where she got them from, so they could get some…Total Silence. The woman that my Aunt re-gifted too, posts EVERYTHING on Facebook. So be careful!
So one thing a lot of people I’ve noticed really getting into this year, are plants! I would highly recommend, thinking about taking a beautiful plant from your garden and placing it in a pot, to give to someone. If you have beautiful flowers, what about a bouquet of flowers?
Baking and Cooking, while they may seem “easy get outs”. If you have a favourite recipe or a really good recipe, people will love it! I have a cousin who cooks really well (was on Australia’s first season on “The Great Australia Bake Off). He makes jams, oils, and delicious foods. He now runs a little market type store in Sydney So while we may all not be my cousin. You don’t have to be on a tv show, or a run a market to make delicious foods, spread, oils etc.
Which brings me to other things you can use in your own home to make things. You can make things like soaps, sometimes you can make candles. Depending, clearly, on what you have at your home at the time. This is great is you have dying flowers, or smells around. Now, while I was investigating this, while it’s simple. I kept coming across this product, Lye. So this link goes to what Lye is. It does say you don’t need Lye, but it’s a better product to make soaps with.
If you sow or knit, although knitting does take a long time. Why not try redesigning some old clothes, either to make “new” clothes, or to make something completely different! You can make bags, pillow cushions, socks…Depending on the material though!