You’ve set your Christmas budget, planned your card list, and then your kid comes home from school to tell you that all of her friends are doing a gift exchange or that all the other kids are planning to give personalized gifts to the teacher. Here’s a roundup of frugal and awesome homemade christmas gifts that your kids can make quickly and easily, with minimal help from you. Because a little less work for busy parents is its own present!
Awesome Homemade Christmas Gifts
photo from A Beautiful Mess
Decorate a mug (or any porcelain dish) from the dollar store with a permanent marker, and bake it to seal. This might be the best gift for any occasion, ever.
photo from Urban Comfort
Talk about upcycling: these are made from socks! Hot glue buttons, felt, and other embellishments to them to add a little extra holiday pizzazz.
photo from How Does She?
Did you know an office supply store can bind loose sheets together to make a notepad? Me either. But now we do. This could be fun with different colored paper, too.
photo from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar
This is a great gift idea for just about anyone, but a teacher on his or her feet every day will really love a nice cozy pair of socks.
photo from Not Martha
These are easy to personalize with graphics or photos, and as you can see in the picture, an Altoids tin makes a perfect presentation!
Do your kids make homemade Christmas gifts for teachers or friends? Share your project ideas in the comments below!