During Christmas there can be no better gift than something that you make by yourself for your loved ones. During recent times the trend of providing a home made gift is much more appreciated than something that you can simply pick off the shelves from the shopping malls.
You will not find a single person who does not love cookies; and if they are home made you will be able to catch them without words of appreciation. There are a lot of easy cookie recipes online that you may adopt. Martha Steward in the website squido.com has a collection of some excellent and easy to bake recipes that will surely be appreciated by whoever receives them. Simply pick up the recipes of your choice, bake some cookies and present them in the spare cookie jar that you have lying around in your home. Do not forget to decorate the jar with some Christmas tree decoration and of course label them as “For …. Christmas Cookies bakes with love by ….”
If cookies are not your thing you may try making some Christmas cakes. Pick up a recipe of your choice. You will need to free up your calendar for a day in order to prepare this gift. Bake the cake of your choice. Instead of picking a very complex cake recipe, if you do not have a hand in cooking, try selecting an easy one. Once ready to serve use your imagination in presenting them. You can slice up your cake and wrap them individually in foils, put it in a gift box and of course, wrap the gift box and use some Christmas decoration.
On the other hand if you would like to present them with a gift that will help them relax rather than satisfy their appetite you may think of preparing your own blend of a relaxing bath salts. This is a fairly easy gift to prepare. Simply buy 3 bags of coarse sea salt, 3 bags of baking soda and some essential oils like lavender, or other flavor and of course some small jars to put them in and gift wrap. Once you have all the components put equal parts of the salts and baking soda in the jar and finally add a few drops of the essential oils. Put the jar in a gift box and wrap the gift box with decoration of your preference.