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This year more than ever we need to get back to the roots of family and give less from our pocketbooks and more from our hearts. I have set out to find some sites to help generate ideas for homemade, from-the-heart gifts this season.

http://rubyglen.com/articles/handmadechristmas.htm (Ruby Glen)

This site houses a lot of wonderful homemade gift ideas.  You'll find useful, personal, and charming gift ideas for almost everyone on your list.

 

http://holidays.kaboose.com/christmas/ (Kaboose)

You will find a lot of categories to search on this site, from Christmas gift ideas to activities to do with your kids.

 

http://www.allhomemadecookies.com/  (All Homemade Cookies)

OK, who doesn't love cookies?  This holiday season spend time with your family baking cookies and making memories. Then pack them up and give a box to your friends and family. 

 

http://www.betterbudgeting.com/homemadechristmasornaments.htm  (Better Budgeting)

You'll find cute and simple ideas and directions to make Christmas ornaments.  For our family, the homemade ornaments we hang on our tree hold special memories. 

 

http://www.budget101.com/survival_kits.htm (Budget 101 Survival Kits)

This site has lots of ideas, but I LOVED the survival kit ideas.  You'll find kit ideas for just about everyone. I will be using some of these ideas myself!

 

http://www.budget101.com/christmas.htm (Budget 101 Christmas)

After you read the survival kits, make sure to check out the rest of the sites ideas. 

 

http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Holidays-and-Events/Christmas/Food-Gifts/Main.aspx (All Recipes)

 Great recipes for foods that go beyond cookies and that make great gifts

 

http://familycrafts.about.com/od/craftstechniques101/Crafting_Tutorials.htm (Family Crafts)

Give yourself a gift...learn a craft  and use what you learn to make gifts for next year.