Semi-homemade Gift ideas for Everyone on your List.

Giving the gift of handmade is a personal touch to the perfect gift!  Whether you are looking for a hostess gift, something for Mom or even a white elephant idea here are a few just for you…

Bring them the ultimate hostess gift:

Are you just bringing a bottle of liquor? Well, bust out your Brother SDX230D Scan n Cut machine and make a holiday design or monogram on vinyl.  Then, peel it off and stick on a set of rocks glasses for a perfectly personalized gift. You can also gift a scented candle but place the candle in an old jar and make a candleholder using the same concept…stick and peel! Add some fancy matchsticks for your semi-homemade hostess gift.

Don’t forget about dad:

Give dad the gift of grilling! Buy him the latest Weber Grill and along with that, give him homemade barbecue sauces, rubs, and a t-shirt apron. Toss in new grilling tools and wood planks and you have semi homemade gifts for dear old Dad.

A thank you for Mom:

Mom deserves only the best so over this holiday season and give her what she wants most… a day off and some pampering! Fill a basket with champagne, chocolates, candles, and a soothing eye mask, luxury lotion and a piece of fine jewelry for your semi-homemade gift for mom.

Some thing for Junior:

Electronics, smart phones and digital toys are a huge trend for all the kids in the family; so go ahead and make the big ticket purchase but give it along with a pair of homemade PJs or crocheted socks. If they are going to spend their time staring at the screen they might as well be comfy and something handmade!

The White Elephant:

Have you had a craft fail this year…. Sewn three arms on a shirt? Added an extra googley eye to the handmade doll? Painted the ceramic dog with zebra stripes instead of  spots? Well, there you have it… the best semi-homemade white elephant gift ever. There was no mistake just creative direction going the other way and now you’re giving the gift of creativity!

Here’s hoping you continue to make long after the holiday season is over! Happy Semi-Homemade Gifting!

About Jane

Hi I’m Jane!
A television host by day and a creative maker my entire life. I spend most moments of the day thinking about what I am going to make next, whether it be in the craft room or kitchen, I always have the urge to create.

My favorite things include fitness, fashion and food and my goal is to spread love everywhere I go. Yellow is my signature color because it always makes you smile, and I love to turn the camera on you to showcase your creative genius!

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