Handmade gifts take time, money, effort, and creativity – all resources that are in short supply during the busiest time of the year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some elements of handmade into your gift giving. Here are five ways I incorporate attainable homemade magic into our gift giving traditions during the holiday season!
I’m sure I’m not the only one fighting an uphill battle to get a handle on all of the STUFF we’ve accumulated during holidays past, it gives me great joy to introduce you to the gift guide full of items your loved ones will appreciate as much as (or more than!) something they have to store, clean up, or take care of.
All of the “gift” ideas included in this guide are consumable in some way—meaning they are items or experiences the recipient will use, enjoy, and, hopefully, remember fondly. And while a few of them are cheats and include tiny items you might need to hold on to for more than a day or two, most are either edible, recyclable, or completely intangible!
I love a practical gift. It might not be super trendy or flashy (see insulated water bottle) but the practical gifts are the ones that I think really can make an impact on a loved one’s day to day life. Hopefully this list of five practical gifts for the work from home mom in your life helps spark some inspiration during this gift-giving season!
Planning, shopping, wrapping…Oh My! Today we’re featuring YOUR genius House Rules for gifting and giving this holiday season. We chat creative ways for extending the fun on the big day (without more buying), self care for mom after a wrapping marathon, what Santa brings (and doesn’t), how to handle extended family gift giving, AND gifts from the cat (yep, you read that correctly).
As a 3 wing 2, I always want the people around me to feel loved and cared for – and I want to get really GOOD at it so that they continue to feel that love and care. While my intentions may have started with my own desire to be the best at gifting, I think the best part of this experiment was really knowing those around me better and their different motivations and desires that get them through life.
I am hard-pressed to think of many hobbies that can be truly enjoyed by both toddlers and older adults alike,