You might think I’m joking, but Pinterest and Martha Stewart stress me out. I’m not a home décor queen, a master chef or an interior decorator. My kids birthday cakes are not photoworthy and I’m definitely not crafty even at the holidays. However even if you’re like me and cringe when you pick up a pair of scissors, here’s a few gift ideas you can make worthy of being pinned.
Recipe in a Jar
Even if you can’t cook, a recipe in a jar can be a fun gift. Pick your favorite baked good recipe (like chocolate chip cookies). Measure out the dry ingredients like flour, brown sugar, baking powder, etc., into a jar and layer them so they are stacked kind of like a sand painting. Then hand write a pretty recipe card with the recipe including what additional perishable ingredients to add like eggs and milk. Top off with a pretty lid, bow, or festive garnish.
Food is always a good gift and if you like to mix things up in the kitchen, holiday goodies can be a popular gift on a budget. Make them colorful and package in a pretty container. You could also consider hosting a cookie exchange party to have even more variety and fun getting cookies ready!
If you can attach a photo to an e-mail or update your status on Facebook, you can create a cool custom gift with help of some of the cool photo sites around. You could use their easy to set up templates to create a professional–looking, yet personal, gift for yourself or family, friends, co-workers, and clients.
Homemade Picture Frame
Here’s an easy one the kids can help with! Take a fun photo of your child or a family and place in an inexpensive, undecorated frame. One from the dollar store works just fine. Use whatever materials you have on hand like magazines, wrapping paper, ribbon, foam or whatever to create a fun and festive present that’s a one of a kind gift.