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Holiday Gifts from A to Z

A Art: Whether you sing, dance or paint, a gift of your talent captured on a CD or canvas is a treasure.

B Brown Sugar Body Scrub

C Cookbooks: Make your own cookbooks! A compilation of old family recipes from your family, and your friends’ families.

D Deen Brother’s Cookbooks

E Eating Out: Put the whisk down and take your family out for a special holiday meal.

F Flowers: A bunch of tulips tied with a satin ribbon is a perfect spring pick-me-up during the holiday season.

G Gingerbread: Gingerbread Boys and Girls

H Herbs: Plant a small herb garden in an unusual container. Brandon loves vintage icebuckets!

I Ice Cream: Have a snow ice cream holiday party for the kids!

J Jokes: Make your own joke book filled with your all time favorites!

K Kid’s Dress Up Box: Fill an old suitcase with fun accessories for dress up time. Hats, shoes, scarves and ties!

L Lessons: If you have a particular skill, share it with others. Give a piano, guitar or cooking lesson!

M Marshmallows: Big and homemade with your favorite hot chocolate mix!

N Nuts: Sugar Spice and Everything Nice Mixed Nuts

O Orange Pomanders: A wonderful old tradition. Decorate fresh oranges with patterns of whole cloves for a natural room freshener.

P Pretzel Peanut Bark:

Q Quick Breads: So cute made in mini loaves and gifted in their loaf pan. Try Paula’s Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Pineapple Cheese Bread.

R Red Velvet Cupcakes

S Salt Boxes

T Tootsie Rolls: Homemade Tootsie Rolls!

U Upside Down Cake

V Volunteering: Help others this holiday season. Volunteer at your local food bank.

W Wedding Vows: Purchase an inexpensive frame and write out your vows to give to your spouse.

X Ten: Connect with ten people who are a part of your weekly life and tell them how much you appreciate their work. Your coffee barista, mailman, grocery store clerk, bank teller, dry cleaner etc…

Y Yourself: The most precious gift you can give anyone is the gift of yourself. Spend time with those you love.

ZZZZZZ Sleep! Help a friend who just had a baby and offer to watch their child so they can take an uninterrupted nap!

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Reader Comments:


This may sound weird to some people, but creating a unique food dish or dessert can really be a great gift for any occasion. Plus, during the holidays it can really spark up conversation with people you may not know very well.

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