Buying Christmas gifts has always been a pleasure, searching for the perfect gift for that special someone before meeting with friends for mulled wine and gingerbread biscuits is a joy I look forward to experiencing every year!
This Christmas celebration will be differing strikingly from the previous years. Some will celebrate with a limited number of their family and friends and some others won’t even be able to travel to their homes. The shops are closed, budget is limited and the majority of us are left with no other choice than to do Christmas gifts shopping online.
Last night it hit me, not only I am going to miss out on the experience but also I’m not going to support some of my dear local shops that, right now, need this financial boost and support more than ever!
‘Why don’t you make your own homemade Christmas gifts and buy the ingredients locally?’, asked my sister the other day while on the phone chatting away about the situation. Being a small shop owner, she knows more than anyone else the value of handmade. ‘You can’t beat handmade gifts’!
Without further ado, I made a list of all the things I could make-Christmas cards included- before allocating them to individuals based on their hobbies and preferences.
Here’s a list of all the gifts I’m making this Christmas and the tutorials I’ll be following, hoping to bring some inspiration to you all!
HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS for everyone
SNOWFLAKE LANTERNS for mum
CHRISTMAS WREATHS AND ORNAMENTS for friends
OATMEAL AND CINNAMON SOAP for my dad
COFFEE BODY SCRUBS for my sister
Are you making any homemade gifts this year? Let me know in the comments below!