Make & Bake
Making your own presents doesn’t mean you’re cheap. It’s an act of the heart that often means more than a store-bought gift! Gift making is also a fun way to gather with friends or to work on a crafts project with your kids. The possibilities are endless.
If knitting is your thing, socks or scarves are the way to go. Pretty paper and scissors? Make your own cards or origami mobiles. For a sweet smelling treat, create your own bath salt blends to give to friends and family.
Food is also a great way to show you care, and there are a lot of delicious and frugal options beyond fruitcake. Try biscotti, jams, tea blends or homemade granola.
Getting creative in the kitchen or around the craft table isn’t just a way to save money—it’s also a great way to get into the holiday spirit and spend time with people you love.