Can you believe we’re almost into November? The Christmas Countdown has begun. You don’t need to be stressed just put aside a little time each week to get ready and you’ll be able to enjoy the season. This week we’re looking at gift making.Christmas Countdown


I have to confess my list of gifts I would love to make is always much longer than the available time I have! As you know I enjoy giving homemade gifts and this is the week to focus my energy on completing the gifts to be made and setting aside the gifts that’s aren’t coming together.


It’s also a good week to write your Christmas letter and find family photos that are suitable for inclusion with your Christmas cards. I usually have cards printed up using a photo and if you order the cards before Thanksgiving you can get quite a discount.


This year I knit a few scarves to give as gifts, the good news is that these projects are completed however I’m bot sure which box they are in. Hopefully I will find them before Christmas!Christmas countdown


This year one of the gifts I will be making are gifts of French style mustard. Most people enjoy mustard and I’ve found giving a little jar of mustard along with a mini whisk and the recipe I used is a perfect gift. I will be sharing this simple recipe on Wednesday if you would like to make some yourself.Christmas Countdown


In the past I have made gifts of seed balls. For the gardener in your life or even young children you can give a gift of seed balls. The balls can be filled with any type of small seeds such as marigolds and then scattered in your garden.Christmas countdown


I have also made fleece pillow-blankets. Who doesn’t love a fleece blanket during the cooler months? There are various patterns online but I actually have a pattern that I’ve used before. Basically you only need two yards of two different fleece patterns. The only sewing you need to do is around the edges and then forming the pillow. A simple pocket is sewn on the outside and you can fold the blanket into the pocket to create a pillow!Christmas countdown


In years past I’ve shared many of my ideas for simple Christmas gifts. I have made Friendship Soup MixHomemade Holiday PotpourriHomemade Beeswax Candles and Homemade Snax Mix. I’ve also made Homemade Dog Biscuits, which are always a big hit with the dogs in the family. The Christmas countdown doesn’t have to be overwhelming, come up with some simple gift ideas and find time this week to put them together!Christmas countdown



8 comments on “Christmas Countdown: Gift Making

Sandra on October 31, 2018 4:03 am

Love hand made gifts making and receiving. Nice ideas

Loni on November 1, 2018 3:33 pm

These are some great ideas, I’m glad you shared this as a friendly reminder to get cracking on my gifts! 😉

Nancy Wolff on November 1, 2018 4:01 pm

The way times flies by it’s never to early to start on gifts! 🙂

Krystal on November 2, 2018 12:37 am

It’s amazing how quickly time has gone this year. I can barely process that we’ve entered November, or that the heat of summer is now well past us. I probably should get some gifts ordered and made; the seed ball idea sounds like a perfect stocking stuffer for our nieces! Thank you for that inspiration!

Nancy Wolff on November 2, 2018 1:13 am

I know what you mean about time flying by! I’m trying to get really motivated here and I’m having a slow start! 🙂
The seed balls are fun to make and make great gifts!

Pat on November 5, 2018 10:31 pm

Nice ideas for wonderful home made Christmas gifts, which are the very best kind of gifts!

Helen on November 6, 2018 4:56 am

Nancy! Congrats for being featured on April Harris’s link party! I was too and when I saw your post on there as well, I was like, “I know her! Another blogging grandma!” Ha ha!

Nancy Wolff on November 6, 2018 5:19 am

Here’s to blogging grandmother’s!! Congratulations to being featured as well.

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