25 Homemade Gift Ideas

I love the season of giving. One of my favorite ways to spread some happiness is by making homemade gifts. Presents just mean so much more when they’re homemade. Many of these would not only work for Christmas but also Chanukah, birthdays, and most other days of celebration.  There is something special about DIY gifts, and I have 25 amazing ideas for you.  They are inexpensive and most are easy to make. Many are familiar ideas, and some may be a happy surprise.  Your friends and family know you had to spend a little more time on them, and that thoughtfulness is always appreciated but especially if it involves something to eat.  The first gifts I gave when I graduated from college were simple sugar cookies.  Everyone appreciated them, they were cheap, and I only spent one evening baking.  It was a great life lesson.    

 

 

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Zucchini Bread

I enjoy fresh baked fruit or vegetable quick breads. (Quick breads are made without yeast.) One of the bonuses you get from baking is having a breakfast ready to eat with a hot beverage. Let’s face it, a lot of mornings I don’t want to spend a lot of time fixing my first meal of the day.  Today’s recipe is a moist zucchini quick bread with lots of flavor.  Zucchini not only has a ton of health benefits, but it is composed largely of water which release during baking to keep your baking extra moist. You can’t taste any zucchini in this recipe but you will get the most delicious bread.

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