This year I decided to give homemade gifts to my family for Christmas. My reasoning was not purely from a financial perspective but also from a green/recycling angle as well as how much fun and love goes into making things for loved ones. I have been dying to show you what we made but had to wait till everyone had their gifts.
The Bean and I made some homemade tomato and basil jam which we wrapped up – a bottle for everyone.
We gave each of the girls a homemade recycled handbag made from old curtains. These were made for us by my colleague Charlie – a trade and barter deal.
and for my dad I painted this painting
I think this has been the most rewarding Christmas ever – I so enjoyed preparing the gifts.
Did you make any of your gifts? I would love to hear about them.
Edit: There is a great recipe for a homemade scented hand scrub in the comments of this post. Thanks Greg.