As for me and my girlies, we gave handmade this past Christmas!
For Kylah... She has a big bunch of snacky, junk food, sweet toothy friends. Her "crowd" changes daily... always the steady few and then others that come and go. Her List changes and grows so we always make extras. All summer we saved up clam shell boxes from all the beries we devoured. We had some help collecting these from my mom too. Ky chose white and dark chocolate covered popcorn with Christmas sprinkles. We stuffed it into the berry boxes, covered the tops with holiday paper and a pretty bow. Finished it up with handmade tags from Kylah.
For Niguel... She underwent a major change in the friend department this past year as she transitioned to High School. I thinK she came out on top with and has been blessed with some amazing girls to share her friendship with. She gifted three friends with handmade wood blocks with photos of them together and one friend received a quote block. They were darling!
For my friends... we all share a love of mason jars and I found these amazing lids to add to a mason jar and it becomes a travel mug! I made some handmade cozies from muslin and antique buttons, filled the jars with all kids of yummies.
Part of my big planning for the year is to find ways to give handmade more often. So many ideas, just figuring out how to do it.
Did you make any hand made gifts?