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WITH CHRISTMAS IN MIND
With a little effort and imagination you can make up some very personal yet economical gifts.
Choose a suitable basket, box or container, then select small, useful items to put into the container.
For someone with a sweet tooth you could perhaps include a jar of honey, biscuits (cookies), cakes or sweets (home made would be extra special), chocolate, candied fruit etc. etc.
For a needlewoman, tape measure, needles, silks, cottons, pins, buttons, press studs, hooks and eyes, ribbon, elastic etc. etc.
For elderly people, such items as writing paper, envelopes, pens, pencils, stamps etc. are usually most welcome or tea bags, jam, canned foods etc.
Mums could be given soap, perfume, face flannels, make up sponges/brushes, cotton wool buds, nail varnish, lipstick¸ cleanser, perfumed candles, essential oils etc., etc.,
Dads after shave, soap, toiletries, tooth brush, face cloth etc. etc. or, alternatively, something connected to their hobbies whether it be fishing, gardening, sport.
Motorists - cleaning sponges, cloths, shampoo, polish, air fresheners etc. etc.
This idea can also be used for Easter, baby showers, house warming, wedding gifts etc. One of the most useful presents I received when I got married was a box full of all different herbs and spices as it is very costly to start a collection from scratch.
Not only are the recipients delighted with the time and trouble taken but it is also something which can be bought gradually so spreading the cost over several months.
There are many more pages on site with a Christmas theme such as -
Christmas recipes, presents and gifts
Tips on how to hang holiday / Christmas lights
Christmas and Party Recipes
Christmas decorations to make and buy
decorations from across the world
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