Preparing for the upcoming holiday season: Christmas planner and handmade gift ideas.

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With the Christmas season just around the corner, now is the time to start planning for the parties, gifts and food! Organizing Your Way Blog has a wonderful, free Christmas Planner that you can download and print.
This free ebook contains an address book, baking planner, budget worksheet, calendar, cards worksheet, decor inventory, family traditions, gift ideas, gift list, handmade gifts, master-to-do list, order tracking and shopping list.
Following are a few ideas for making your own handmade gifts for a handmade Christmas. These gifts are fabulous yet inexpensive to make.
Tidy Mom Blog has recipes for making spicy, holiday sugar scrubs and a Christmas CD. There are recipes for a Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub and Sweet N’ Spicy Brown Sugar Scrub. You’ll also find a CD cover download! You can find those recipes here.
Personalized jewelry is both beautiful and fun! Follow this easy step by step tutorial from The Crafting Chicks for making industrial strength jewelry. This is definitely a gift that will be treasured forever.

Everyone can use an address book! This book can be personalized any way you like and is easy to make with free downloadable address book pages. Find the instructions for making this book at I Love It All Blog.

Personalize liquid soap and hand sanitizer containers for inexpensive teacher gifts! Find this craft project and downloads at The Idea Room.

Personalize a dessert dish using simple etching techniques. Then gift with the recipient’s favorite dessert inside the container! You’ll find the how to for making your own etched glass trifle bowl at Tidy Mom Blog.

About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can find more of her amazing skin care recipes via her guest posts at The Nourished Life blog and Everything Pretty blog as well as on Soap Deli News. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News blog here in order to receive email updates.