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Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas Gift Guide Part 7 - Home-made Christmas

I was aiming to have this post written long before now but the time has flown and Christmas is going to be upon us in just 10 days. There is still time left to make a few home-made gifts if you're stuck for inspiration or cash. I have brought together previous posts from my own blog & those of others with links to them all where you can find full instructions and recipes, along with links to other websites that may be of interest.


Teacup candles (or candle in a mug)
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Christmas Tree Biscuits
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Chocolate Truffles
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Spiced Christmas Biscuits
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Gingerbread Cupcakes
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Cranberry Vodka


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Asian Chilli Jam


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Pickled Red Chillies




Butternut Squash & Orange Chutney


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Caramelised Onion Jam




Royal Iced Biscuits


Stained Glass Window Cookies
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Panettone with Chocolate, Clemetine & Walnut






Christmas Pudding (that doesn't take hours of steaming)




And when you've made all your Christmas goodies you will be needing something to put them in. You can buy baskets cheaply from bargain shops such as B&M Homestore, Home Bargains and Wilkinsons or home/craft stores such as Dunelm and Hobbycraft. If you want to try making a basket you can find instructions online or patterns in craft shops. A few years ago my Mum made this bread basket for me and filled it with goodies for Christmas. All you need then is some cellophane to wrap the basket in - you can get this from a friendly florist. I've also recently written a post to show how to wrap your basket in cellophane.


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Fudges have a great selection of crackers both sweet & savoury, perfect for gift baskets to go with your cheese & home-made chutney. They are also running a competition at the moment to win a weekend break and series 2 of Downton Abbey on DVD!













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With thanks to :
Chutney Chums The Boy and Me and Mummy Mishaps
Working London Mummy
Red Ted Art


If you want to get some more ideas for Christmas Gifts and Crafts take a look at some of my favourite craft & cooking blogs for inspiration :
Red Ted Art
Feeding Boys & a Firefighter
The PInk Whisk
Working London Mummy
Vanessa Kimbell - Prepped

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