How To Enjoy The Holiday Season Without Going Broke

I love shiny new things as much as the next girl but the economy is not in a great place and many people are not in a position to spend extra money for gifts. That does not mean that you should stop giving but you can do so on the cheap if you follow the steps below.

Some of the best gifts are heartfelt and personalized. Your recipient also knows how much time you spent working on it. This is definitely the case where it is the thought and effort that counts,

Here are a few of my favorite easy and inexpensive crafts that make great gifts.

Knit Dish Clothes

Inexpensive and easy to do. You can buy cotton yarn at Michaels for a dollar or two. They come in so many colors which makes it easy to use a favorite color or coordinate with a kitchen.

Grandmothers Favorite Dishcloth

Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth

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Learn to Purl Dishcloth

Angel Cloth

Basket Cloth

Waffle Knit Dishcloth

Food

I love giving and getting food as gifts, it is such a personal touch and great way to share a favorite recipe.

My go to for a ready to eat gift is chocolate truffles. They are simple and people are wowed by how yummy they are. J actually requested that I did not make as many this year because he could not stop eating them last year.

Chocolate Truffles Recipe

I love how many different boxes and bags they make for candies and cookies.

Cute_Holiday_Treat_Boxes

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Vintage_Gift_Treat_Box

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Dessert In A Jar is a way to give your favorite recipe, along with the dry ingredients. It makes a great gift if you are travelling and when it is not practical to bring something already made.

Sand Art Cookies

Peppermint Stick Cocoa

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General Crafts

Reversible Coffee Cup Sleeves

Reversible Coffee Cover Sleeves

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How are you being frugal this holiday season?

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