As much as well all love the sparkling Christmas lights that begin to fill our home with a warm winters glow, and the excuse to eat more chocolate than necessary, the fact of the matter is, when you’ve got little ones Christmas can begin to get expensive.
We all love to gift our family and friends something special at Christmas, especially to thank them for the unwavering love and support they have shown throughout the year, but rather than make the credit card go in the red, these crafty Christmas ideas will help to cut down the pennies and create something truly personalised that will truly encompass the Christmas spirit.
Plus with these easy ideas, even the little ones can get involved with putting their stamp on it!
Whether it’s overfilling with delicious treats or pampering products, hamper baskets are so simple to put together and a great way to look as though you’ve spent a small fortune when you haven’t.
The best part about this idea is that you can personalise to each of your friends or relatives depending on what they love.
If you have a particular cheese obsessed aunty, then pack it full of the good stuff along with some crackers and a little tipple.
Alternatively, if you have a fitness fanatic friend, stock it full of those gym essentials that can come in handy when she’s next doing her workout.
With so many Christmas offers in the supermarkets and beauty stores, you’ll be able to purchase mini items that are much less expensive than their full size.
A picture of your little ones for your family to cherish is sometimes the greatest gift of all. Especially if your relatives don’t get to visit them often.
You don’t need to spend high prices on a professional photographer, just a few snaps on a digital camera and with a simple filter can look just as effective.
Capturing them in undisturbed moments can create the most adorable pictures, let them play and don’t make them aware that you’re snapping pictures. That concentration face or that cheeky smile can capture quaint moments that will last forever.
Framing them or putting them in a beautiful wooden box like this idea, will make them look extra special, and show your family that you’ve taken a great deal of time in creating this memorable gift.
We all love being gifted our favourite treats, but rather than buy them why not bake them and get the little ones involved in the kitchen along the way!
Baking up a batch of cookies and getting the children to ice them, or even melting chocolate and creating chocolate coins enhanced with mini marshmallows or sweets.
There’s no limit to the concoctions you can whip up, and then you have the really fun part of packaging them beautifully in cute Christmas boxes.
Of course as well as adding a personalised touch to your gift giving this year, it’s also a great excuse to get crafty with the children and spend some quality time with them.
Mummy B xoxox