After the craziness of Christmas, we are starting to tighten our purse strings a little. Maybe some of you went over budget last month or are saving up for a vacation this summer. Doling out money on birthday gifts (or even Valentine’s gifts) can be pretty tough this time of year. Here are just a couple of ideas to make a lovely homemade gift without breaking the bank.
DIY Gift for Girls
For that special little one, maybe your daughter’s friend or your niece, who loves wearing girly things like dresses, tiaras, and diamond rings, why not make them their very own jewelry display cabinet? Here are three simple steps to this thoughtful gift idea.
Step 1 – Take a pink cutlery drawer divider and cover the base in pink shimmering material.
Step 2 – Cut out foam rectangles to fit each segment and cover with velvet material to form mini cushions.
Step 3 – Glue your cushions into the slots and stick a small pin in each cushion (this will hold up the jewelry). Accessorize the rest of the box with ribbon or any leftover velvet material.
Voila, I beautiful little jewelry cabinet for that special girl!
Easy Gift for Guys
We all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not make your friend, brother, or dad something they will enjoy eating? A customized giant chocolate slab is sure to be a treat.
Step 1 – Begin by melting down their favorite blend of chocolate (whether it’s white, milk or dark) and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Step 2 – Sprinkle their favorite filling into the melted chocolate, for example, dried cranberries, chunks of honeycomb or brazil nuts, and stir well.
Step 3 – Pour into a baking tray and allow to set before breaking into chunks. Wrap in tissue paper and decorate with a ribbon.
Oh, and guys….this would be a great Valentine’s day gift for just about any woman. First, you are cooking. Second, it’s chocolate!!
We hope that you try out this simple gift ideas. Do you have any budget gift ideas that you use after a tough holiday season?