This year I opted to try and make as many of the gifts we would be gifting our families and friends this Christmas, to not only try and save as many pennies as possible but also to give gifts that could be eaten, used or worn. My aim being that this year was to be about the giving of gifts and not about the cost / amount of gifts given.
We went for movie night in hampers, consisting of popcorn, pretzels, biscuits & wine for some of our friends, I decorated cardboard boxes to put it all in so this could be disposed of after they’d eaten everything, we budgeted £10 per hamper which would be for couples. I loved doing these gifts foody gifts are great!
For a couple of the younger ones we decided on Cinema tickets and mini bags of popcorn, sweats & biscuits sat in little cupcake boxes wrapped in cellophane, which I also hid a couple of girly things like lip balm & nail stickers at the bottom.
Some of the gifts I did purchase were bought off Ebay from UK sellers, and anything else that was purchased was done via sales at Matalan, (which I love for night wear, kids clothes & slippers)
For my nephews and friends children (of which there’s an abundance!) I decided to crochet hats which I very much loved doing. My nephew requested a Minions hat this I really loved making, but due to copyright laws I couldn’t offer to make & sell these, but they’re nice to do as gifts.
I really enjoyed Christmas and didn’t feel too stressed especially where money was concerned which is the biggest hurdle when it comes to Christmas right?
I’m already thinking about Christmas this year! Crazy I know, but as I loved doing homemade gifts I really want to push it further this time.
hope you all had a very lovely Christmas
much love xxx