I know it's only October, but this is the time to think about what you want to give this holiday season. Whether you need to bring a hostess gift for Thanksgiving or looking to get your Christmas presents purchased early, here are some wonderful gift ideas for the holidays. Some of these require planning and others are quick last-minute gift ideas.
6 Amazing Ideas for Clutter-Free Gift Ideas
Create a gift that recipients can eat.
This gift requires planning. I have several nieces and nephews and over the years, created several theme gifts for them. Here are some of the theme gift ideas I did.
Cooking tools: Purchase herb mixes, tools, and make a small basket.
Homemade rub mixes: Get the ingredients for your favorite made from scratch rub mixes and include a grocery store or butcher gift card. You can buy a cookbook of rub recipes and make them in batches for several receipints.
Mason jar cooking gifts: Mason jar cookie mixes can be made or you can buy them already made. I like to make them myself to customize it to each person.
Homemade pasta: We have made pasta from scratch and gave it out as favors with tomato sauce. Here's one I love to give as a gift with a bottle of homemade tomato sauce. HOMEMADE GNOCCHI RECIPE LIKE MOM MAKES
Homemade cakes: We made a small panettone cake recipe (an Italian fruit cake) and gave them as gifts. I added a link from a Food Network recipe.
Wine and Beer: Customized for each person or make your own wine and beer and give it as a gift. Check out the beer bread DIY gift idea: A GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR MEN
Give the gift of the food of the month club memberships.
This gift idea is great for those last-minute decisions for the loved one who has everything. This is fun for anyone who wants to give a gift all year around. I wrote a post solely about this, click on this link. Here's another article I found online that talks about what food of the month clubs you can give as gifts. 15 Food Of The Month Clubs To Gift Your Food-Loving Friends (So, Everyone)
Give Donations to Nonprofits on behalf of the loved one.
This is a great last-minute gift idea. This is great for people who don't like gifts and don't want them. It shows you care but they don't need to receive anything but a piece of paper that says what you have done. Here are some great places to donate do this: Heifer International: dedicated to fighting world hunger and Habitat for Humanity: dedicated to helping the homeless. Here's an article for more information: Need a last-minute gift? Make it a charitable one
Give Experience presents.
This can be a last-minute gift idea and many require planning as well. These are gifts that the recipients can go and do something instead of adding clutter to their homes. Here are some suggestions for this type of gift:
- Movie tickets
- Restaurant tickets
- Take out restaurants
- A Hotel stay
- A Moms night out
- A Girls night out
- A Boys night out
I hope this post gave you some no clutter gift ideas for the holidays. Now you need to organize your holiday gifts, here is a post I wrote about just that. It includes a free checklist to help you manage your gifts.
Now it's your turn. What do you like to give that doesn't create clutter in the recipient's home? Please leave thoughts below.
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