Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's that time of year again!

For me it is at least! It's that time of year where I start to plan out Christmas and all the gifts we have to buy. I have a five dollar limit you know. Not for my hubby and sweet girl but for everyone else. We have huge families...like 10 or more presents to buy on each side! That's a lot. It gets expensive. So last year I decided to challenge myself and see if I could keep extended family gift buying down to five dollars a person. It was actually fun to try and find small, meaningful gifts for everyone. I made a lot of them. But to me that made them even better:) Don't tell me homemade gifts are cheesy please! Let me live in my happy, oblivious bubble of contentment:) With all of that said, I am once again rounding up ideas for my five dollar gifting. Lots of these are homemade. All of them are on my pinterest. Some of them aren't homemade but they could be which is what I plan to do:)
Up first we have these adorable bangles! I can see going to F21 and getting a set of gold bangles, wrapping them in embroidery thread and calling it done:) So cute and if you split up the set of bangles you could get a two for one!

Next is the etched Pyrex. Or just etching in general but I love the Pyrex idea. Head to Salvation Army or Goodwill, they always have these on hand. Or if you're a big spender you can buy them new at an actual store:)

These scrubs...so easy and yummy. I don't know a single person who wouldn't want one!
I bet this one smells soooo yummy! Such pampering with so little cost. Make my day!

Love these trays! They're versatile and so darn cute!

These kill me. I love chicken wire, and old frames! Again garage sales, or Salvation Army or Goodwill would be the place to pick them up!

Ok here is the part of the program where I stop being cheap and start listing things that can be bought...for a small price:) I love this blanket and it is definitely on my Christmas list! The yellow is all about me! I can just see myself all curled up with it and a good book and a pumpkin spice latte! Ah the dreams!

This guy is on the hubby's list. He doesn't know it but it is. I think it is so cool!

Ahh and last we have this mason jar drink dispenser. I need it. Really...my life is incomplete without it! Ok not really. But I do really love it. It's seventy dollars but I think I would go without food for a bit to make it mine:) It too resides on my own personal Christmas list.

So, that wraps up my list for now. We'll see how far I can get into making things early so I'm not crazy come Christmas time. I am woefully lacking in homemade man gifts. The boys in my family will likely get flashlights...or um...food? Hah! I need to sit and think about something a little more interesting for them!

For now I am going to work on the other stuff and hope that inspiration strikes!

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