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.Read More
I’m already well on my way to getting my present list for birthdays and Christmas until the end of the year. One homemade gift that is popular is Red & Green Jalapeno Jelly. This is a beautiful jelly of red bell peppers and green jalapeno peppers. It’s a perfect relish for many holiday favorites, or serve it with cream cheese on a cracker.