Finding the perfect gift for that special friend, mother or sister is not always easy. In these busy times where we are fighting to take care of our own needs, spending money on a gift isn't always an option. You don't want to be cheap but sometimes you have to find a gift that is cheap. There are plenty of easy gifts to make that won't cost as much as buying something from the store. They are more personal and can look very nice.
Make sure you know what the person you are buying for really likes. If they like cookies, make them cookies. If they love good smelling things like soap and bath products, make them a bath product. also be sure you know if they are allergic to anything. There's nothing worse then taking time to make some yummy peanut butter cookies for a person and find out they are allergic to peanut butter. Be sure you are not just making your specialty, but are making something that person will enjoy having.
When the person sees how much time and effort you put into their gift, they usually appreciate it more. There are several gifts that can look really nice when finished even though they were easy to make. There are several easy cookie recipes you can make for the person who loves sweets. A favorite type of cookie is peanut butter.
An easy Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is this:
1 egg, 1 c sugar, 1 c peanut butter
First preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then mix the egg, peanut butter and sugar together. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes.
For someone who likes bath products you can make some wonderful bath products pretty easily. You can go to a local craft store, buy some bottles for lotion, lotion base, essential oils and color. You can add the scent and color to the lotion base in a bowl. You can mix the ingredients together. Pour the lotion into containers and present as gifts. Be sure to put a label on each container so the person knows what scent the lotion is. You can also make shower gel like this except use shower gel base instead of lotion base.
Lovely Lavender Lotion:
Lavender is a very calming scent. You will need a bottle of Lavender essential oil, purple color and of course the lotion base. Mix all the ingredients together. You can also add the ingredients to the container first and shake to mix everything. Be sure the color in the lotion is mixed well. You may also try different scents and different colors to make different lotions like rose oil and red color.You can make shower gel the same way except use shower gel base and not lotion.
There are several other easy gift ideas. These are just a few of the popular requests. You may also try mix in a jar gifts such as soup in a jar, brownies in a jar, cake in a jar. The list is endless. You can make some nice wreaths with items you find around your house or have purchased at thrift stores. The internet is a great place to find plenty of easy gift ideas.
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