Making a Gift for the Family Holiday Gift Exchange

Every year my father's side of the family exchanges homemade gifts. At the gift exchange you don't want to try to trick anyone with a "store bought" gift — yes they will call you out in front of our very large extended family. It is fun to see where each person's creativity takes them. The men usually build something out of wood, such as a bird feeder, while others use craft supplies for smaller presents. I have always enjoyed the homemade gift exchange tradition because the presents usually end up being more personal.

With the hectic last minute shopping and decorating, it can seem a bit time consuming to make a gift versus just picking up a present or a gift card. However, the DIY gift project can be as easy or as complicated as you make it. Laure recently rounded up a few DIY holiday gift ideas. My favorite is the terrarium in a jar, which if purchased from a store can be expensive.

What are some of your favorite DIY gifts you have given or received?

Image: Spidatter via Re-Nest

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Marcia is an interior, portrait, and travel photographer and has photographed over 50 homes of creatives. Her photographic style is capturing her subject in the most natural state and creating an emotional response.