Geesh, can you believe it? It is time to get our homes and pantries in order and our goods stored for longevity. It is also time to get together some ideas for those Christmas gifts that we may be putting together.
I think this year, more than others, homemade gifts will be popular. Money may be an issue for many. No need to run out and buy fancy boxes and packaging - look around your house!!! I bet you are like me and have all kinds of fun things you could use. Now I admit, you have to get a bit creative and literally think outside the BOX!!!!
So whether you are sorting and organizing your own pantry - or thinking ahead to the holidays - let me give you a few ideas that won't cost you anything or very little (thrift and dollar stores).
This was just looking around my house for about 15 minutes!
In front - discount little storage containers (I paid $1 on clearance at Kroger) or you can get multiple containers for $1 at Dollar Tree. Those are great for spice mixes!
Plates of any kind can be used for gifting cookies, candy, muffins, breads. Odd ball plates - ones you don't use or need. Something you don't want back. You can also purchase plates at thrift stores for next to nothing or get at dollar tree. They are sturdy, pretty and the receiver can fill and re-gift themselves! The gift that keeps giving.
Just a few ideas to get you thinking as you clear out cabinets and get organized. Use some of these ideas for your own pantry and kitchen shelves or use them when gifting.
It just makes the homemade gift a little nicer and special - not a paper plate or generic container.
Nice ideas to use to help fill baskets of goodies or something small for the teacher, baby sitter, neighbor or office mate.
I will be posting homemade 'jar' recipes as days go on. I know many do not garden or can and do not have those types of items to gift. Doesn't mean you can't still give homemade.
HOMEMADE is fun and saves the wallet and uses what you have.
Now that is frugal!