How To Be Creative With Gifts

Although Christmas is just around the corner, you still have time to prepare your gifts. You have an options to shop at the mall, order online or DIY gifts. Here are some gift ideas you can do yourself. However; if your DIY creations fail, you can always shop online at Amazon.

Why not try these exciting DIY gift ideas?

  1. Tea Wreath is made by forming a dozen colorful tea packs into a wreath that will be appreciated by any tea lover.


  1. A stylish umbrella– Turn a solid black umbrella into an eye-catching accessory by sewing ribbons to form an interesting geometric pattern.


  1. Collegiate scarf – You can knit a fabulous scarf colored and having the college letters of the recipient.


  1. Shower Curtain – Make a hand-made shower curtain with attractive designs that will turn any bathroom into a relaxing haven.


  1. Fabric Scrap Keychains – Keychains from colorful fabrics make inexpensive stocking stuffers.


  1. Animal Bookends– These bookends are easy to make and useful as colorful bookends.


  1. Wool Throw Blankets – This gift is a great way to stay warm and cozy this winter!


  1. Typographic Coasters – A useful gift for anyone who appreciates looking back into Helvetica vs Times New Roman.


  1. Altoid Tin Toolbox – Every household needs this gift to store nails, screws and other small tools.


  1. Heart-Shaped Potholders  will be the ideal gift for a housewife who loves preparing creative meals for her family.


  1. Neckties For Men– Save the man of the house, a trip to the mall to buy a necktie. Your choice will be appreciated.


  1. Monogrammed Mugs – This is a great way to identify which mug to drink your coffee.


The gift of health is beyond price. Why not give something for a healthier and happier New Year?  Many individuals’ resolution for the New Year is all about staying fit and healthy, losing weight and living a clean lifestyle. But according to a Nielsen survey, these are always the same resolutions made year after year. If the list is not enough, there are very creative ideas for gifts that can be found here.


Here are some gifts that might actualize these resolutions:

  1. Fitness Tracker –This device or application is used for monitoring and tracking metrics that are fitness-related as distance running or walking, consumption of calories and in some cases heartbeat and quality of sleep.
  2. Health, Fitness Subscription – It is easy to stay fit, thanks to an endless supply of workout apps to be downloaded, video exercises to try, endless interactive games to play, healthy blogs and websites to read, etc. At your fingertips.
  3. The Bowflex home gym is the most convenient way to work your muscles and a bit of cardio training is added to the mix with dozens of exercises for strength and a rowing station.
  4. Oster® Blend-N-Go® My Blend® Blender is ideal for creating cool protein shakes, café frappes or smoothies. It is only a matter of filling and blending with a twist of the bottle.
  5. Adult Coloring Books to fight stress. Give some of these to your friends who live a stressful life. These books are available in online bookstores and popular booksellers.




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

14 comments on “How To Be Creative With Gifts”

    • I’m glad you like these ideas. I hope you found one worth giving this year.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  1. These are AWESOME ideas!! I may have to make my mother-in-law or my daughter a tea wreath, such a great idea!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy Monday!!!

    • I’m glad you like these ideas. I hope you found one worth using.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

    • You’re welcome. I hope you found one worth making.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  2. Interesting ideas, I recently saw the tea wreaths and love that idea. Definitely want adult coloring books, those are on my list this year. I haven’t tried them. Another thought is coasters with pics of your kids on them. 🙂

    • That is a great idea with the kid photo coasters. I am hooked on adult coloring books. I have quite a few of them. I’ve gotten into coloring a lot lately. (See my Instagram feed. 😉 )

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

    • I hope you did consider giving the tea wreath a try. I would have loved to see it. I love homemade gifts.

      Thank you for hosting your great linkup and for visiting me. I hope to see you again soon.

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