With Mother’s Day coming up in just a couple of months, it’s a good time to start thinking about some DIY gift ideas. I did a DIY gifts for mom: Part 1 post last Christmas for my Save Money Monday series, and thought it was high time for a follow-up!
There are so many great DIY gift ideas that moms will love, and that extra time and effort put in will not go unnoticed by the one who birthed you (at least I hope).
What a crazy weekend! We attended Christmas parties on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, not to mention we had doctor appointments for myself and my daughter, grocery shopping, errand running, gift wrapping, laundry, housecleaning, bible study… phew. It didn’t feel like much of a weekend with all that stuff going on. Surprisingly, this week before Christmas looks like it’s going to be a little bit slower and I’m really looking forward to it!
As you get ready to finish up your last week at work before the holiday break and you attend Christmas parties with friends, I’ve put together some ideas for last-minute DIY gift ideas for coworkers and friends. If you’re on a budget and love to give handmade gifts, then you might just find something here to make and give. Most of them can be done quickly too, so you’ll have plenty of time in these last few days before Christmas.
Are you still needing to order your Christmas cards? I haven’t even taken our family photos yet… yikes. Anyway, there are some great deals on photo cards right now if you are getting ready to order, and a few other deals on photo gifts that would be great for anyone on your list:
Moving right along in our DIY gift series for Christmas, this week I’m covering DIY gifts for kids. We’ve already covered handmade gifts for men, women, and mom, so be sure and check them out if you still have some open spots on your gift list. Next Monday I will finish up the series with DIY gifts for friends/neighbors/coworkers; they will be simple gifts that you’ll have plenty of time to make before Christmas comes.
I found tons of great DIY gift ideas for kids, so let’s get right to it. There are lots of them, so scroll through to check them all out!
When I first started this DIY gift series, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to find many gifts for men. I, for one, have such a hard time buying gifts for men unless I know exactly what they want. I never grew up with brothers, so I feel like I have no idea…
I had a really good response to last week’s “DIY gifts for her” post, so I thought I would continue on this week with some great gift ideas for mom. Moms tend to be easy to please; they love photos of their families and grandkids, and just about anything practical or pretty. Here are some great DIY gifts for mom that even you would love to receive!
Let’s kickoff our DIY gifts series with some great gifts for the ladies in your life; be it your mom, sister, friend, cousin… Most of these are really cost effective (especially if you make lots of them for different women, utilizing all your supplies), and easy for any level of crafter.
Have you ever used Ebates.com? It is the easiest, no-hassle way to earn money for shopping online. I tell you this because I love it, and because I think it’s about time somebody makes it easy to get free money.
With the holiday season coming up, most people will undoubtedly be doing some online shopping, and if you do it through Ebates, you could save all kinds of money.
You’ll be happy to hear that there are no points to redeem, no forms to mail in, and no fees. I hate doing lots of work to save money, and I promise, this has no hoops to jump through. Simply go to Ebates.com and find your desired retailer (although they don’t work with everyone, they have over 1200 stores available on their site including big names like Target, Old Navy, Lowe’s, and Best Buy). When you find the site you want to shop on, it will tell you what percent back you will earn on your sale (this amount fluctuates from store to store and throughout the year). Click on your store and you will be directed to their site, and that ends your part in using Ebates. It really is that simple.
Like it or not, the holidays are fast approaching! I, myself, am starting to compile my gift list for friends and family and strategically plan for Christmas. So in honor of saving money during the holiday season and planning ahead, I’m starting a new series!