Getting Crafty For Fun Holiday Frugality

Personal finance blogger JD Roth is on a mission to help us all save a bundle during the holidays. First he shared a ton of frugal Christmas ideas, and now he’s posted a list of 34 gifts you can make yourself. A few of our favorites include:

  • homemade truffles
  • homemade hand warmer
  • gingerbread house
  • gift of time or skill
  • personalized calendars
  • gourmet salt assortment
  • love coupons

He also lists additional sites that offer “thousands of other great Christmas crafts.” Among all of these ideas, there’s bound to be something to appeal to almost everyone, giving us the option of giving less expensive yet oftentimes more heartfelt holiday gifts.

But these ideas come with a warning as well — that in order to complete many of them, you need to get started soon. So, what are you waiting for?

A Do-It-Yourself Christmas: 34 Great Gifts You Can Make Yourself [Get Rich Slowly]

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