The holidays are coming and you have a lot of time but not a lot of money. What do you do? Take out your phone or tablet, because we have some great ideas for homemade gifts for friends and family and apps are here to help!
Now that I have really gotten into cooking the past few years, partly due to being on Weight Watchers and losing 60 pounds (thank you, thank you!), something I have done in the past is to make homemade goodies for friends and family as holiday gifts. Since we're all home due to social distancing and COVID-19, now is one of the best times to find some yummy recipes to send or give to your loved ones for the holidays. One of the recipes I made last year that was a HUGE hit can be found on the Food Network Kitchen app and they are called Oreo Truffles, or as they are known on the app, Oreo Balls. I made one batch with Peanut Butter Oreos and one batch with Mint Oreos. Everyone loved them! The only disadvantage is they have to stay refrigerated but I discovered if I froze them they stayed nice and cold until I could give them to my recipients. With so many options for Oreo cookies, you can find one that will appeal to everyone. Of course, this app also has lots of other ideas that you can u see, such as brownies, candy, and other giftable ideas.
You're probably saying to me right now, Sharon, I can't make cereal without something burning. I feel your pain. Trust me, I was in the same boat. So, don't worry, I have your back. Let me tell you about a gift that my friend gives us every year. She takes the photos she's taken of us throughout the year and every year she makes us great little albums. And one year, another friend made us all t-shirts with our pictures on them. From books to mugs to canvases, there are so many options for creating lasting, tangible memories. Even though you may have a lot of screenshots from Zoom this year, a photo gift is a great way that you can look back on 2020 and remember the craziness that everyone in the world felt.
Finally, there's nothing that says you love a person than something warm that you have crocheted or knitted. Whether it's a hat, a scarf, gloves, or even an afghan, there are many things that you can make with a beautiful skein of yarn and lots of time, which we seem to all have these days. Apps such as Michael's, Joann, and Amazon all are going to have amazing deals. We are also now looking for the best deals just for you, so make sure to check out our deals section that's coming soon. We do the work so that you don't have to go looking.
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