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Friday, December 16, 2011

Frugal Friday...homemade gift giving!

I have to be honest...one of my favorite gifts to give are homemade gifts.  Maybe it's because I enjoy receiving homemade gifts as well.

I thought I would include some of my favorite recipes/ideas for things to give this Christmas.  This is only a small sampling of the endless ideas for homemade gift giving out there.  Just "google" (actually I prefer to search on Swagbucks) "homemade gift ideas", and I know you will come up with tons of links!

Here are a few:
**I received Spiced Tea Mix from a student years ago.  I loved it so much that I asked her mother for the recipe.  There are many variations of the recipe out there, but this is a yummy one.  My kids love it too!
**Here is another drink mix to make... Hot Cocoa Mix...it needs no explanation!  :)
**Homemade Granola...this is SO tasty!  I need to track down my favorite recipe for this one because I am definitely making it this year!
(I found it...Down to Earth Granola from Better Homes & Garden!  Yum!). Again, there are many different variations for granola.  I love giving this for a gift because you can eat it plain, with milk, on yogurt, ice cream, etc.
**Chex Muddy Buddies (sometimes called "Puppy Chow")...I absolutely love when I have received this for Christmas!!  (Hint, hint to any of my family that might be reading my post!)

**Raspberry Jam...it is handy when I have some of this in my freezer to take out and give for gifts, along with a loaf of homemade Oatmeal Bread.  Yum!  Unfortunately, we have eaten it all!  :)  Oh well, maybe next Christmas...

Do you give homemade gifts?  What are some of your favorites to give (or receive)?

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