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45+ Amazing DIY Christmas Gifts That People Actually Want

The best awesome DIY homemade Christmas gift ideas for friends and family - Great ideas for ladies and men. Mostly cheap and inexpensive presents. Perfect for mom and other women, teachers, neighbors, and coworkers. Simple, easy, and creative suggestions for gifts on a budget. Unique ideas to make and sell.

  In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is my favorite holiday. I LOVE spending money searching for just the right gift for everyone on my list, and I LOVE Christmas decorations, and I LOVE Christmas music. My mom loved Christmas, too, and instilled in me early on its importance to our family culture. Christmas was always a really big deal to her, and it is subsequently a really big deal to me. And of course, Christmas is a HUGE deal to children, so my kids are on board. My husband, not so much. Actually, if he knew what I spent … Read more

27+ Best Valentines Gift Ideas for Your Handsome Husband

These simple and easy Valentines Day gifts for him are perfect for a boyfriend or husband. Men love these interesting and unique gifts! Covers everything from creative to funny, sexy and naughty.

  Am I the only wife who never knows what to buy her husband for holidays? Seriously. He never spends any money on himself, but he also downplays his needs and wants, making it virtually impossible to come up with a great gift for him. In the past, I’ve often gotten him Penn State stuff, even for Christmas this year (a Penn State knit hat) but I try not to go overboard with that since he already has virtually every Penn State item available in today’s marketplace. So this year for Valentine’s Day, I made a list – a big … Read more

Gifts that Show Men Love and Respect – Honoring the Man they Call Daddy

Last Tuesday, I shared 10 ways to respect your husband, a look at how I could show my husband that I respect him as a human being without losing my own personality or independence. It was my first post in the Honoring the Man They Call Daddy series, a joint project that I’m working on with the authors of The Finer Things in Life, Parenting Miracles, Life…Your Way, and Good Cheap Eats. The hardest one for me? 5. Speak well of him to others. I struggle with it. More often that I’d like to admit. Did you read the other … Read more

Homemade Valentine’s Day – Gifts Kids Can Make for Adults

homemade valentines day gifts for kids to make

I love this series! Homemade gifts speak volumes about your friends and family. More than jewelry. Well. Maybe not more than jewelry, but more than a lot of stuff. The homemade Valentine’s Day gift suggestions I’ve posted so far have been: Gifts of Food Gifts for the Home Gifts for Children Other Crafty Gifts I hope you like the series, too. Now that we’re finding a routine and life is feeling normal, Grace and I are thinking about crafty projects. We are planning on making more than one of the gifts below, but the recipients read my blog, so I … Read more

Homemade Valentine’s Day – Gifts for the Home

Valentine wreath

Yesterday, I shared ideas for food gifts you could make and give for Valentine’s Day. Continuing with my theme of homemade gifts, I want to share valentine items you can make to decorate your own home or give as a gift to decorate someone else’s home. Gifts for the Home *The name of each project is linked to the tutorial. Heart garland – This is really simple to make (Have a heart-shaped paper punch and a spool of thread? You’ve got all the materials!) and allows you to recycle an old magazine. I think these would be nice strung across … Read more

Christmas Gift Ideas for Preschool Girls

I love Christmas. I love our Advent traditions. I love giving and receiving gifts. Last year, I made a large list of gifts for preschoolers. Most of them were things that Grace was getting, but a few were things that she already had. This year, I decided to put that list together with other assorted things we own and like. Like last year, every item on this list is something that I have or would spend my money on. I have not included anything because it was given to me by a company or PR rep; that is not my … Read more