I never do big gifts for most of my list. Friend, coworkers, neighbors, my kid's teachers and extended family members are usually on a separate list. One where the main point isn't to give them something so much as it is to show I am thinking of and appreciating them. This is best done (in my opinion) through things I made myself, rather than anything bought from the store.
But what to give? I try to break everyone up into two categories: edible and non-edible. People closer to me go with the former, as it takes more effort for me to make those. The latter are given edible gifts that I can make in bulk and wrap up nicely.
Our previously featured DIY hacks:
- 3 eco-friendly DIY Christmas wreaths
- CD Christmas Tree
- LED Lights in a Bottle
- Ping-Pong Balls into Diffused Party Lights
- Light Bulb Christmas Tree