Monday, February 27, 2012

Christmas 2012

I gave everyone two whole months off without having to think about Christmas.  The time has come to start planning for this year’s Christmas to help make the season much less stressful and much less of a burden on the pocketbook!
I will tell you, I had fun making gifts for everyone for Christmas last year and I am planning on doing it again this year.  I already have big plans on what to make for certain people on our list, and I am looking forward to getting started. 

A friend of mine and I agreed last year to make homemade gifts for each other, and she gave me a huge bag full of homemade goodies.  Let me tell you, the gift was awesome! I also enjoyed giving away apple pie in a jar, jams, applesauce, wine, margaritas, beer and the like. 

Homemade Strawberry Margarita

Homemade Wine

Apple Pie in a Jar & Applesauce

Homemade Beer

On this list this year for homemade gifts:

  • Brandied Cherries (I will wait to start until cherries are on sale)
  • Homemade Vanilla  Extract
  • Infused Vodka
  • Infused Olive Oil
  • Homemade tortilla chips and salsa
  • Homemade spaghetti sauce
  • Crochet gifts of some sort (still trying to learn how to crochet!)
  • Activity Book to give to my dad ,his wife, my niece and stepsister to do something every month or every other month together.  I was thinking ice skating, sledding, zoo, etc.
  • Homemade root beer (I would love to learn how to make it for my stepfather.  He goes through IBC root beer like it’s going out of style!)
  • Jam (different flavors this year)
  • Apple Pie in a Jar
  • Applebutter
Have you started to plan your homemade Christmas yet?  If so, what are some of your homemade gift ideas for this year? I’d love to hear about them!

This post is linked up with the Homestead Revivals Homestead Barn Hop #51!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you're getting geared up early! I always have big plans, but rarely get them done. This year, I'd like to make my mother a Christmas quilt (maybe sneak one in for me), strawberry jelly, apple butter, and who knows what else--maybe Kombucha mothers (if I can get mine to work right), water kefir grains, something sewn. I guess I need to start planning!