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Christmas is one of the most popular festivals which is celebrated with full enthusiasm around the world. And, this is also the time to receive and give some fabulous gifts. For kids, Christmas stands for gifts, gifts, and gifts. Here are some ideas you can use to ensure that your kids have a wonderful Christmas without it being too heavy on your pocket.

Latest Toys
We all know how fond kids are of the latest toys in the market. They see a new toy with their friends and they wish to own it immediately. Well, Christmas is the best time to give them their favorite gift. Toy cars, toy animals, some automatic toys, etc., can be some of the options before you. Go to a nearby toy shop or a mall and buy some colorful toys that your kid would like to own.

Teddy Bears
Teddy bears are an altogether different category of gifts and can be the best option for small kids. Now, teddy bears are available in different sizes, shapes and colors – there is so much variety when it comes to this cuddly toy that you will find an entire section or room dedicated to teddy bears in shops. Pick up the best one and personalize it by having a sweet name stitched into it. Give it as a surprise on Christmas day to watch your kid jump with joy!

Stationery
School going kids will really appreciate it if you give them some new stationery items as they will be useful in their daily school lessons. So, pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, crayons, etc., can be ideal gifts to give your kids.

Greeting Cards
What you can do is form a group of four or five adults and start making the cards by using material such as attractive paper, crayons, water colors, pencil shavings, sketch pens, etc. Write some nice messages and make fancy envelopes for them too. This is one of the easiest gifts that you can make.

New Clothes
Almost all kids love to dress up. Hence buying new clothes would definitely be a cool idea. You, being a parent know what size would be perfect for your kid. So, go to a local store or gift shop and buy some colorful clothes to be presented as a gift for your kid.

Some More Options

  • Computer game CDs
  • Movie DVDs
  • School bag
  • Attractive water bottles
  • Shoes
  • Goggles
  • Sports equipment

Hopefully, the suggestions given above will help you impress your child. You can also come up with some unique gift ideas of your own. Give the gifts with love and affection and you will be happy to see them happy. Good luck shopping. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Food Gift Ideas

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These gifts look attractive, presentable, elegant, and undoubtedly perfect. No matter whom you are searching a gift for, any of these gifts can do the trick.

‘Turkey’ Soup in a Jar

Ingredients

  • Onion, minced and dried, 2 tablespoons
  • Chicken bouillon granules, 1½ tablespoons
  • Dill weed, dried, ½ teaspoon
  • Celery seeds, ⅛ teaspoon
  • Garlic powder, ⅛ teaspoon
  • Egg noodles, uncooked, 1 cup
  • Red lentils, ¼ cup
  • Bay leaf, 1

Directions

You will require 1 pint glass jar to combine the ingredients in. Layer in this order – red lentils, minced onion, chicken bouillon, dill weed, celery seeds, garlic powder, bay leaf, and then the egg noodles. Place the cover on the jar and seal it properly. To cook, add the jar contents of the jar in 8 cups water and boil in a pan. After 15 minutes of cooking, remove the bay leaf and add cooked diced turkey meat, about 2 cups. Again cook for 5 minutes and enjoy. Write the directions of this soup recipe on a card and gift it.

Caffeine in a Jar

Ingredients

  • Powdered creamer, non-dairy, 1 cup
  • Powdered chocolate drink mix, 1 cup
  • White sugar, ½ cup
  • Instant coffee granules, ⅔ cup
  • Cinnamon, ground, ¾ teaspoon
  • Nutmeg, ground, ⅜ teaspoon

Directions

You will require two 12 oz. glass jars to place the mixture in. To prepare, blend the instant coffee into a fine powder. In a big bowl, mix chocolate mix, instant coffee, sugar, creamer, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Pour inside the jars and tie a ribbon on top. Write on a note to mix 3 tablespoons of this cappuccino powder in 6 oz. hot water. You can prepare these gifts for your boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, dad, or siblings. Trust me, you will never go wrong with this gift.

‘Chocolate Chip’ Cookies in a Jar

Ingredients


  • All-purpose flour, 1¾ cups
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup
  • Pecans, chopped, ½ cup
  • White sugar, ½ cup
  • Cocoa powder, ¼ cup
  • Dark brown sugar, ¾ cup
  • Baking soda, 1 teaspoon
  • Baking powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, ¼ teaspoon

Directions

You will need 1 quart wide-mouthed glass jar to put all the ingredients in. Take a bowl to mix flour, baking soda and powder, and salt. Layer in this order – flour mixture, dark brown sugar, white sugar, cocoa, pecans, and in the end chocolate chips. Although your mom may not require a recipe card, but to complete this unique homemade gift look, we’ll require a card. At the time of preparation, add ¾ cup butter, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with the jar mixture. Make small walnut-size balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes in a 350ºF oven. Once the cookies are ready, enjoy them as a family with cool milk.

Brownie in a Jar

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour, 2 cups
  • Brown sugar, 2 cups
  • Coconut flakes, ½ cup
  • Pecans, chopped, ¾ cup
  • Baking powder, 1½ tablespoons
  • Salt, ¼ teaspoon

Directions

You will require 1 liter glass jar to place the mixture in. Take a bowl to mix flour, baking soda and powder, and salt. Layer in this manner – flour mixture, coconut, pecans, and then brown sugar. Close the jar and seal it properly. On the note, write how to prepare this brownie recipe. Mix ¾ cup butter, 2 eggs, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extra with the brownie mix. Once the batter is ready, you need to spread it over a greased baking pan and bake in a 375ºF oven for 25 minutes. Once the brownies are ready, let them cool a bit, cut them in pieces, and enjoy with a glass of cold milk.

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Affordable Christmas Gifts

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Have you been searching for some good, affordable Christmas gifts for your family members and friends for a long time now? You are really tensed, since Christmas is soon to come and you are absolutely empty-handed without a single gift at your end. Then what? To worsen, you don’t have much of cash to spend this time around as you had the previous year. So, the bottom line is, you are in a big fix. Do not worry, the article given below will help you go about it in an easy manner and help choose the right kind of gift as well. Make your choice from the list of inexpensive ideas given below.

Chocolate Gift Baskets

Well, this is the best family idea for this occasion. What you could do is make homemade chocolates, wrap them with different-colored aluminum foils, and place them in cute baskets. You can buy the gift baskets from nearby stores. They aren’t expensive. For making chocolates, you would need dry fruits, and ready-made cocoa powder, that’s it! Chocolates would be loved by kids and adults alike, so go ahead with this idea. Alternatively, you could make some delicious Christmas cookies or cupcakes to replace the chocolates.

Christmas Cards

Another idea is to make Christmas cards at home itself. Now, for this, you would need to buy the decorative material and paper from the stores along with color chalks and sketch pens. If you are artistic and love drawing or painting, then explore your skills and go ahead with this. Along with the greeting, you could write a letter for the person you are making the card for, and this is sure to make their day special.

Memory Albums

What better could it be, than to pile up some best captured moments all together in an album! For this, buy a journal or a big notebook album, choose some best photographs, say with family or friends or a special someone, and stick them up in the album as per your wish. You could also write some quotes or experiences, which you remember very evidently. Alternatively, you could also make an album of the fun times during the previous Christmas years in a year wise format. This is, in my opinion, the best creative present you could gift anyone.

Winter Clothing

If you know how to knit or sew, then you could make a muffler, a cape, or a scarf for your siblings, friends, or your parents. However, remember, you would need to start off pretty early so that you complete it on time. Instead of buying expensive winter coats, hand-stitched thermals would be appreciated more, and would prove to be useful, and certainly the best gifts for men and women alike.

Instead of shelling out too much of cash, it would be better to make use these homemade ideas and surprise one and all. Along with this, plan a nice cozy dinner with your family and friends by making some unique Christmas recipes. Merry Christmas!

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