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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tinseled Tuesdays #2: Quick and Easy

Join me here each Tuesday to share a gift idea- it can be something to make, a frugal deal you've found, a review product you've loved, a pin you found on Pinterest... whatever type of unique, frugal gift idea that you'd like to share.

 I LOVE receiving handmade gifts, don't you?  There's nothing that makes a person feel more special than knowing that you've spent your time and energy making something just for them.  The trouble is, most of us don't have a lot of time these days to make the thoughtful, handmade gifts that we dream of giving.

I have come across several handmade gift ideas that are quick, easy, and frugal.  I'll be sharing many of them in the weeks to come.   

One such quick and easy gift is a Journal Jar Set.  This is great for many people, from children to the elderly.  You can get free printable journal questions from Organized  Christmas for both kids and adults.  You simply print the questions, cut them out, fold them up, and put them into a jar.   Then, you pair this up with a journal and a pen, and *poof*, you have a thoughtful gift that your recipient is sure to enjoy.  You can get journals in any price range, from $1 at the dollar store, to $50 for a leather bound book.  Pair this up with a mason jar full of questions and a cute pen, and you've got a fun gift that fits any price range.   I have made several of these and they have been well received.

Another thoughtful and frugal gift?  Handmade hand lotion.  I made this a while back, and the whole batch cost around $10, but I had ingredients left over for another batch.  You could spoon this into tiny jars or dollar store containers for gift giving.  If you wanted to go a little further, you could include the lotion in a basket with other pampering products....manicure supplies, a fluffy pair of socks, or bath items.

Now it's your turn... link up to a post sharing a great holiday gift idea.  You can go with my theme this week of quick and easy homemade gifts, or, you can link up to any other gift idea that you'd like to share.  And don't forget to grab the button from my right sidebar so your readers can come back here and share more ideas!


Join me here each week for Tinseled Tuesdays to share your holiday gift ideas! And don't forget to visit my new blog, The Sugar Sharks, all about our life with Type I Diabetes. 
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  1. I'm going to have to try and remember to join in. I like this idea though :) I'm thinking a nice Christmas gift for Hannah.

  2. I'm trying to add your button for this to my blog but it won't let me copy it - I get a warning for copying. Could you email me the code as it's also not working by me physically typing it.


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