Christmas is a time for family, but it needn’t be a time for debt. You can easily have a meaningful Christmas and even exchange gifts without having to break the bank. One of the easiest ways to do that is to make home-made gifts.
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Having your kids make gifts for their grandparents serves double duty, because for most grandparents, receiving something made by their grandchild carries extra special meaning.
These gifts are perfect for giving grandparents at Christmas, birthdays or any time of the year.
Gifts for the Office:
Painted Rock Paper Weights from Happy Hooligans
Homemade Grandparent Christmas Gift from Kids from I Heart Crafty Things
Handprint Book Bag from The Chirping Moms
Fun Photo Bookmarks from Come Together Kids
Kid Made Ornaments:
Handprint Snowmen Ornaments from Come Together Kids
Art Into Ornaments from Nothing if Not Intentional
Salt Dough Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament from The Imagination Tree
Christmas Card Ornaments from The Chaos and The Clutter (to make them more personal, you can make them with pictures of the grandkids instead of old cards)
Gifts for the Home that Kids Can Make:
Beaded Napkin Rings from Buggy and Buddy
“I Love You” Pillowcase from Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Sandpaper Printed Towels from Toddler Approved
Homemade Whipped Shea Butter from The Chaos and The Clutter
Personalized Handprint Gifts:
Handprint and Footprint Potholders from Fun Handprint Art
Handprint Flower Apron from B-Inspired Mama
Handprint Wreath Wall Hanging from Teach Beside Me
Handprint (and Paw Print) Christmas Tree from I Can Teach My Child
Grandparents will certainly treasure these beautiful and memorable gifts and parents will treasure the money saved on expensive store bought items!
Sharla Kostelyk is the mother of seven, two through the miracle of birth and five through the miracle of adoption. She shares about finding joy amidst the chaos of everyday life at The Chaos and The Clutter, where she writes about sensory play, homeschooling, kids’ activities, recipes, and special needs parenting.
Sharla is an adoption mentor, the author of a number of books and supports other moms homeschooling adopted children in her Facebook community. She loves books and tea and may or may not have a slight addiction to quality chocolate.