gifting

It’s the gifting time of year, and no matter how many items I check off the gift list, I never feel right until I include something home-made in the mix.

Over the years, I have made and given:

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Ginger Lime Syrup for making home made Ginger Ale – also delicious in tea and apple dishes

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A beach bag with a hand made pouch

 

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Home made bird suet

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A refillable burlap bird feeder

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It was popular with the recipients as well as with the birds.

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Regifting wine bags

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And various gifts for my chicken lover friends –

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And my cat lover friends

I hope someone will get some ideas for making some hand made gifts of their own. Let me know if you have any questions about any of these. Happy Gifting!

 

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18 thoughts on “gifting

    • Oh, yay! I’ve done suet a bunch of times – I just look up a recipe online and then add in what I want. I usually add the nuts and dried fruit left over from last year’s baking. Just don’t add TOO much extra or it won’t stick together & you’ll have to melt it down again and add more Crisco. : I

      The burlap feeders were fun. I refilled mine time and again, even with the holes the birds put in it.

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  1. Oh so many lovely ideas here Jodie – and so beautifully presented! I love the idea of the study cards – and cats πŸ™‚ I may borrow that for next year as all my gifts for this year are made and now being packaged up. I also love the homemade suet and hessian bird feeder – brilliant ideas!

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    • Oh, don’t be too impressed. These are all gifts from the past – I was browsing them for inspiration for this year and decided to share. I’ve done nothing yet, either, for this year. We can both envy Pauline (comment above) together.

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    • My brothers-in -law just got chickens this year and they are their world. I know the chickens are happy – the set up is amazing. And we are gifted with wonderful eggs from happy chickens. It’s a great situation. That was my Christmas present last year, prior to the chicks arriving. A “shower gift,” I guess.

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