Ten Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming! This year, I am aiming to make gifts for my friends and family members, which should be an interesting task!

My family decided last year that rather than worry about getting every member a gift, we were doing a Not-so-Secret Santa and drawing names for the family member we are going to be responsible for shopping for. Easy peasy right?

My friends and I have an unspoken understanding that we will not be getting each other gifts, as we are much more oriented towards spending quality time with each other, however there are still a few things I am considering making for them!

In prepping for my handmade holiday, here are my top ten gift ideas!

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My Black Friday Haul

Confession: I’m a recovering shopaholic. I have gone nuts (and racked up quite a bit of debt) going shopping in the past and I loved going on Black Friday with my friend.

This year however, my relationship to shopping and to my burden of debt has changed. Rather than buy things simply because of a good deal or I wanted it, I’ve chosen to be more strategic in my Black Friday deal shopping.

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