Once Thanksgiving rolls around, I try to stay as far away as possible from any mall or shopping center. There’s nothing that kills holiday joy like traffic, crowds, greed and consumerism at its peak.
But even though a visit to the mall seems as much fun as being run over by reindeer, I certainly don’t want to feel like a Scrooge. What better way to remedy this, than to spend time making homemade gifts? Not only are gifts made by hand generally cheaper and greener than store-bought gifts, the physical act of making something can be therapeutic and ease any holiday-related stress. The following 25 gift ideas are easy for anyone to create, experienced and novice alike.
Gifts from the Kitchen:
Food gifts are a definite win in my book. If cooking for others, consider including a tag describing what ingredients are in your treats to avoid allergy issues.
For the health-conscious among your friends, try this fabulous recipe for granola. A vegan-version is included.
For sweet-teethed people, try one of the following homemade candies:
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