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I usually don’t think about holiday gift giving until around December 21st, but wanted to share a few ideas for this season. Gift ideas that are useful and reduce cost and clutter to both the giver and receiver.
Handmade gifts: This is definitely not a new concept and I’m sure many of you are already ahead of the curve on this one. Time and skill are two issues that usually come up when thinking about handmade gifts. For this reason, my favorite item to make are knitted scarves. I’m by far not an expert knitter. Throws, blankets, scarves; anything in a straight line is pretty much all I can do. In terms of time, using large needles and comparable yarn would help you get your project done in no time. Public transportation, waiting in line at the grocery store, lunch breaks, steeling five minutes here and there – anytime you have to wait for something are great times to get a small knitting project done.
Also, Green and Clean Mom Blog presents: 2008 Green Holiday Gift Guide
Getrichslowly.org/blog offers a host of ideas tips in A Do-It-Yourself Christmas: 34 Great Gifts You Can Make Yourself
Does anyone have more homemade gift ideas? Candles, soaps, handmade cards – anything? Please share what you do (or would like to do) and any related links.