Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Countdown until Christmas already?

Today while blog surfing, I can across a banner that is counting down the days until Christmas, 142 days to be exact. I just can't bring myself to start counting down myself. Although, it did get me thinking. Do you make homemade gifts? And if you do, what are some things that you make? I would really like to get some new ideas!

9 comments:

CB said...

Countdown to xmas! w00t! Last year I made xmas themed cupcakes for friends and some family. I am thinking this year it would be fun to make a Gift in a Jar instead. Cute, no?
/Clara

Megan said...

I went to the library today looking for a book on this very subject! How about baked pumpkin cake in a jar? Thats sounds festive and can be made ahead of time.

Chelle said...

I love Christmas, I have a running ticker on my MySpace page that never goes away ;-)

I have made biscotti, pizzelles, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered nuts, peppermint bark, and I think this year I am going to do cocoa mix.

Gina said...

I'm thinking about doing homemade marshmallows dipped in chocolate and maybe topped with a wee bit of graham cracker crumbs to make a s'more of sort - then packaged cutely.

I've done a hot mocha mix in a jar, biscotti (two different kinds) and cookie mixes in a jar. Those have always been fun and well received.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love Christmas but I'm just not ready to start thinking about it yet. I need to get my fall fix and enjoy the beautiful colors.

Bunny said...

last year i made different quick breads for the restaurant staff in mini loaf pans and just wrapped up the ceramic loaf pans and kept the breads in them and gave them as gifts too. you can get some very nice ceramic loaf pans cheap.

stephchows said...

Last year I made cute aprons for all the ladies in my family :) Other years I've designed cook books, I've also made purses using men's neck ties as the handles... mmmm crochet scarves.... I like making Kahlua fudge for the men (the LOVE it)... so many ideas!! haha

Tiffany said...

Hahaha For a minute I thought you were getting ready to complain about me! But I don't have a banner up...I've just been talking about Christmas :-)

I do make a lot of gifts. I've done bath things...gels, salts, scrubs, etc. Lots of food gifts...baked goods, mixes, candy, etc. I've done soaps....ornaments...scrapbook pages that I've framed...

This year I'm doing wreaths, garlands, cross-stitch ornaments, Hmm..plenty more but I can't think of it right now. But I love to work on Christmas stuff all year.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Countdown until Christmas already?

Today while blog surfing, I can across a banner that is counting down the days until Christmas, 142 days to be exact. I just can't bring myself to start counting down myself. Although, it did get me thinking. Do you make homemade gifts? And if you do, what are some things that you make? I would really like to get some new ideas!

9 comments:

CB said...

Countdown to xmas! w00t! Last year I made xmas themed cupcakes for friends and some family. I am thinking this year it would be fun to make a Gift in a Jar instead. Cute, no?
/Clara

Megan said...

I went to the library today looking for a book on this very subject! How about baked pumpkin cake in a jar? Thats sounds festive and can be made ahead of time.

Chelle said...

I love Christmas, I have a running ticker on my MySpace page that never goes away ;-)

I have made biscotti, pizzelles, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered nuts, peppermint bark, and I think this year I am going to do cocoa mix.

Gina said...

I'm thinking about doing homemade marshmallows dipped in chocolate and maybe topped with a wee bit of graham cracker crumbs to make a s'more of sort - then packaged cutely.

I've done a hot mocha mix in a jar, biscotti (two different kinds) and cookie mixes in a jar. Those have always been fun and well received.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love Christmas but I'm just not ready to start thinking about it yet. I need to get my fall fix and enjoy the beautiful colors.

Bunny said...

last year i made different quick breads for the restaurant staff in mini loaf pans and just wrapped up the ceramic loaf pans and kept the breads in them and gave them as gifts too. you can get some very nice ceramic loaf pans cheap.

stephchows said...

Last year I made cute aprons for all the ladies in my family :) Other years I've designed cook books, I've also made purses using men's neck ties as the handles... mmmm crochet scarves.... I like making Kahlua fudge for the men (the LOVE it)... so many ideas!! haha

Tiffany said...

Hahaha For a minute I thought you were getting ready to complain about me! But I don't have a banner up...I've just been talking about Christmas :-)

I do make a lot of gifts. I've done bath things...gels, salts, scrubs, etc. Lots of food gifts...baked goods, mixes, candy, etc. I've done soaps....ornaments...scrapbook pages that I've framed...

This year I'm doing wreaths, garlands, cross-stitch ornaments, Hmm..plenty more but I can't think of it right now. But I love to work on Christmas stuff all year.

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