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  • #590272

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    BUMP!

    #590273

    krazikat
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    Yes, it’s time for these MS. Thanks for bringing this thread and the other Christmas gift thread out. I am still looking for a couple more ideas. Something nice for co-workers that is affordable and not the usual (gloves, pen, candy) is on my list. I am thinking about vanilla extract kits or something like it as long as they like to cook…Maybe someone will have an idea.

    #590274

    krazikat
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    Bumping for the weekend.

    #590275

    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
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    Thank you for bumping this, now I have printed it 🙂

    #590276

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    #590277

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    #791240

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    Thanks Deb for this link.

    10 Homemade Gifts In a Jar From Your Kitchen


    With Christmas looming I thought it was a good time to bring this thread out of temporary retirement.

    #791390

    katzenjammer
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    When I have to get gifts I think of what a person likes but will not indulge themselves with: eg mainly gift certificates specific to person’s interest, which may seem impersonal but in fact are very well accepted; massage; mani/pedi; gym wear; personal trainer session. Also could be a skill one has, eg I would put together a “starter kit” for a friend who talks about learning to knit and offer a 1-2 hr. “hands-on” lesson. When I’m truly an stuck for an idea I just make a donation to a cause that I feel is close to the giftee’s heart, in their name.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  katzenjammer.
    #791436

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    #805737

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    Just adding more ideas

    112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas

    http://www.commonsensehome.com/how-to-make-homemade-extracts/ I have some lemon extract in the making at the moment from this site and some vanilla extract from the site mentioned on page one of this thread. They both look and smell amazing.

    Here is something very different –
    http://www.missinformationblog.com/crafts/crockpot-lotion-bars/
    Please note they recommend the use of crockpot liners. Prevents your next meal tasting like lotion. 🙂

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  Moonshadow_NZ.
    #805744

    AZDEBRA 5/27 & crew
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    #823147

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    Bumping

    #823155

    JerseyJoan
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    Love this thread!

    #864474

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    JJ got me thinking the other day when she said she had a crockpot full of apple butter. Aha a great gift for someone in a cute decorated jar.
    Anyone have a great tried and true recipe they would like to share?

    #864526

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    I am considering making some gel neck coolers for Mr MS and son in law for Christmas gifts. Remember we are just beginning Summer here and it looks like being a long hot dry one.
    I like these instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-Very-Useful-Neck-Cooler/
    But prefer the double tubes of this one
    https://sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-accents/cooling-neck-wraps-adults-kids-pets
    So I have been busy re-wwriting, converting to centimetres and remeasuring the amount of crystals for different size tubes.
    I have to go and find some suitable fabrics first and the crystals are easy as I use them anyway in my garden pots.
    Remember this for when your Summer comes around.

    #864676

    Kincaid
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    I tend to do quite a lot of baking and cooking, being the domestic half of this partnership~

    one thing I’ve found goes over INCREDIBLY well with new couples and aunties is a cookbook or recipe box made for their tastes. Finding nice card stock and hand-writing or printing 20-30 cards in a decorative box is a wonderful thing to find under the tree. I went the extra mile when I made one for my Mother-in-Law, and even ordered a binder for them to match her kitchen!

    I tend to save recipes throughout the year, and the ones I actually try and don’t take longer than 30 minutes of prep time get used.

    hot chocolate in a jar, cookies in a jar, bread starter- there’s all sorts of recipes! Homemade sauces; particularly tomato based; are AMAZING to receive, as well~ So much time and effort goes into them, and it’s a time saver for the giftee too.

    If your family hunts at all, venison jerky makes good presents. Growing up, it wasn’t uncommon for people to share-farm. If one person butchers a cow, you bet you can trade half your pig for a 1/3 the beef! So around the holidays, you’d be sharing family chili recipes with detailed instructions along with invitations to a circle dinner. {hors d’oeuvres at one house, dinner at the next, dessert, after dinner cocktails, etc. Depending on distance, the first course would be brought along to dinner, etc.}

    Along those lines, hostess gifts are always good!
    Home made candles, soaps, bath salts, bath bombs have been a recent craze that I totally jumped into… And not terribly hard to make, either. And it’s not hard to make “holiday” scents like mint and juniper berry if you have access to a whole foods essential oil section. Though, if you made your own essential oil, that would be a fun addition!

    #864677

    pussigato
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    Gifts for kits are dried salmon or tuna.

    #864685

    Kittyzee
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    Wow, what great ideas Kincaid!

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