DIY Christmas Gifts

Anne Vassal shares these inexpensive DIY Christmas gift ideas to help craft-challenged and busy folk make life a little easier during the holiday season.


| December 2001/January 2002



Even if you don't cook, you can make beautiful herbed vinegars for your DIY Christmas gifts using herbs from your garden or the store. Save attractive bottles all year 'round.

Even if you don't cook, you can make beautiful herbed vinegars for your DIY Christmas gifts using herbs from your garden or the store. Save attractive bottles all year 'round.


PHOTO: RICK WETHERBEE

These easy, inexpensive DIY Christmas gift ideas will make any gift recipient smile.

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Infused Herb Vinegar Gifts
Red Wine Garlic-Herb Vinegar Recipe
Spicy Asian Vinegar Recipe
Easy Herb Vinaigrette Recipe
Vintage Hankerchief Sachet Gifts
Homemade Christmas Gift Basket
Christmas Photo Gifts
Christmas Gift Certificate Ideas

You can make these quick, inexpensive gifts even if you are craft-challenged and ridiculously busy. (See gift links above.)

When the holidays roll around, it's easy for me to rebel against the credit card companies and department stores pressuring us to shop 'til we drop. Waiting in long lines just to go into debt is not my idea of fun. Also, unless you're starting out in life-like our 21-year-old son who needs everything — most of us already have too much stuff in our homes, which we continue to rearrange until it eventually ends up in a landfill.