Can you believe it’s December already? There’s so much to do and so few days left to do it in. Fortunately there are also a lot of free printables available to download from around the internet that, with just a couple of clicks and without wandering any further than your home printer, can offer you the solution to a lot of your seasonal requirements. Today we’re taking a look at gift ideas…
Need to get organised first? Sign up for access to Jenny Collier’s printables archives to download her Printable Gift Planner and Christmas Card List and keep track of your budget, make sure you’ve got a record of all the addresses you need and, most importantly, check it twice to make sure you haven’t missed anyone off!
Jillee from One Good Thing had to come up with some Last Minute Stocking Stuffer & Neighbor Gift Ideas last year at extremely short notice – December 23rd! Fortunately she shared some of her solutions on her blog the following day along with some gift tags and a chocolate wrapper that make a little idea especially sweet so, with a little bit of adapting for the UK, we can use them as inspiration ourselves a bit further ahead of time this year. She also includes some of her favourite ideas from other websites including seed packets, funny seasonal Tic-Tac labels and a memory game.
Season’s Greetings Free Printable Christmas Chocolate Bar Wrappers that were created by Karen from Be Design Solutions in both an aqua blue and a red version are also available on Allison’s Utterly Organised blog.
Do you still have time to make some delicious treats yourself? On Kids Activities Blog Rachel tells us that every year they try to make a plate of cookies for their neighbours. In upgrading the plate to a tub – “I love how the tub helps protect the cookies from going stale as quickly since they are sealed up” – she not only added an extra dimension to the gift but also created a craft project using recyled materials for her son. Her post 12 Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies not only includes the cookie recipe and an explanation of how they decorated the tub but also three recipe printables – the chocolate chip cookie recipe card itself, a card you can add your own delicious cookie recipe to and one for your children to colour and decorate before you add the recipe.
“Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice, so what does he leave for naughty little girls and boys? Reindeer Poop! A silly stocking stuffer (of dubious taste!), Reindeer Poop is easy to make with this simple recipe, Reindeer Poop poem, and free printable Reindeer Poop gift tags” writes Cynthia on Organized Christmas. “Mix up a batch today to get a seasonal giggle from coworkers or family members.” There’s also a Snowman Poop version available. And, for those who might prefer less poop in their presents, why not try the We Whisk You A Merry Kissmas: Stocking Stuffer To Make which also comes with printable tags instead?
For a thirst-quenching rather than hunger-sating idea as well as an entirely non-edible suggestion, head to Kristin’s Holiday Gift Crafts post on Blonde Designs Blog which suggests hot chocolate and bath salts gifts and provides labels and tags to go with them.
Another non-digestible gift suggestion is Amy from Living Locurto’s Homemade Christmas CD. In a previous year she burned CDs with her favourite Christmas songs and designed a cute case cover to go with them for some of her friends and family and then, because she was “feeling the Christmas spirit”, she redesigned the cover so we can all print and use it for ourselves if we have any seasonal music lovers on our lists.
Bobbi from How Does She has been searching the internet for printables inspiration too and in Checking Them OFF Your List! 8 Printable Gift Ideas she also features a mix of several sweet suggestions and a couple of non-edible alternatives including word art, a candy cane bookmark and more poop printables.
Is there something you’d like to give to someone that’s not tangible and doesn’t come with its own gift voucher? Click on All Things Christmas to download a gift certificate you can fill in yourself. There are two versions to choose from – one with a holly border and one with a poinsettia design.
Don’t forget to check out Ink Factory’s Photo Gifts for present buying inspiration too!
Do you love finding printables on the internet? Do you have particular favourites? Or have you featured some on your own blog? Email karen.malpass @ inkfactory.com with your links and we may be able to feature them in a future post.