christmas gift ideas

 christmas gift ideas


Unique Christmas gift ideas can be pretty difficult to think up. And with Christmas just around the corner, things can become stressful rather quickly, if you don't have some general ideas on the types of unique Christmas gifts you intend to buy for your family and friends. With all of the work that goes into getting the Christmas decorations up, sending out "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" cards, calling up friends to arrange Christmas parties and so on, finding unique Christmas gifts can often be a rushed and frantic affair. And although you want to find the best gift idea for the people you love, but when you feel rushed and frantic, sometimes finding those unusual Christmas gifts just doesn't quite happen the way you plan.
But if you use some creativity, it's certainly not too late yet to find great Christmas presents, and if you don't buy all your gifts in advance but you keep your cool, you may even be able to come up with some unique Christmas gifts for all your friends and relatives even at the last minute.

Perhaps you might have someone you need to buy a gift for who is a humanitarian - someone who volunteers at a couple of charities or likes to give donations to assist the homeless or other disadvantaged people around the world. If you do, you could consider a gift of a charitable contribution for one of their favorite charities, - World Vision, Save the Children, or perhaps a local charity. Many generous spirits would love to receive a Christmas gift that will make a difference in the life of people less fortunate than they are.

Personalized items can also be given as unique Christmas gifts. And the good thing here is the wide variety of gifts that can be personalized, from jewelry, to pens, mugs, glassware, even golf ball sets. These types of unique holiday gifts can be adapted for just about anyone, but are particularly suitable for the men in your life.
And for the woman in your life, unique Christmas gift ideas for women are likely to include jewelry of some description, and designer, or one of a kind jewelry will likely go down very well.

You probably have some acquaintances who you feel you should buy a holiday gift for, but don't know them well enough to buy unusual Christmas gifts they'll particularly appreciate. And perhaps a gift that has clearly had a lot of thought put into it could make your acquaintance feel a bit uncomfortable, particularly if he or she has not bought you anything very special, or worse - anything at all. So having a few novelty gift items for acquaintances can really come in handy.

It often makes sense to give a novelty gift item that has something to do with the holidays, as unique Christmas gift ideas. Every year I spend a morning with my family, making homemade Christmas ornaments, and another afternoon making Christmas cookies and other goodies that can be whipped up into Christmas gift baskets - large or small, to suit the particular recipient.

So unique Christmas gift ideas are ones that you've put some thought into, and if possible, unusual Christmas gifts that you'll be fondly thought of for long after Christmas day is over.


Your Christmas Gift Idea is a resource for finding unique Christmas gift ideas and other unusual Christmas gifts your family and friends will love you for!
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Baking Christmas Cookies

 Baking Christmas Cookies

  As kids, as adults, we all love cookies. It's probably one of the favorite desserts of people of all ages. And while cookies are certainly great all year round, there is just nothing like those couple of days before Christmas when mom starts making the Christmas cookies. This is a time of year when cookies take on a whole new meaning.

Christmas is a magical time, especially for children. We all gather around eagerly to set up the Christmas tree. There isn't enough tinsel and ornaments to cover our masterpiece of nature. And after the tree is trimmed and we eagerly await Santa Claus, what do we do? We put out a plate of Christmas cookies for Santa to take with him on his way out. Of course what we don't tell our kids is that in the middle of the night we wake up, nibble on the cookies and leave just enough crumbs so that the kids know that Santa was there.
Then of course there's Christmas Day and the week following when we have about 6 tins of these treats to munch on. This is our excuse to have cookies at breakfast, lunch, dinner and at every chance we get during the day. Snack time takes on a whole new meaning during the Christmas season. And what about these cookies? How many different kinds do you think there are? Well, there are probably more kinds of Christmas cookies than you can imagine.

There are of course your traditional Christmas cookie shapes. These come in the form of candy canes, Santas, stars and just about any kind of shape that you can associate with the Christmas season. And the cookies themselves are made from various ingredients. You have your plain old sugar cookies, chocolate, nuts, cinnamon and the list goes on and on. Most of these cookies are made out of molds that you can buy at just about any baking goods store. They're pretty common.

Then you have your not so traditional Christmas cookies. This is where people get to be a little more creative and yet still add that Christmas touch. These can range from something as simple as a jelly cookie with small gum drops in the center to something as elaborate as the ever popular seven layer cookie, made up mostly of chocolate. These cookies would put a diabetic into a coma, but they are sure good.

The truth is, the kind of cookies you could make at Christmas time are limited only by your imagination. And if you've got a lot of little kids in the house, you're going to need quite a bit of that imagination. Nobody wants to eat the same old candy cane cookies day after day. So make sure you whip up at least 5 or 6 different varieties of cookies if you want to keep everybody happy. After all, a happy family is what Christmas is all about. Yes, Christmas is a magical time and Christmas cookies are a big part of that magic.
Ann Marie Krause has been making cookies for over 30 years, at persent I am retired, for over 23 years I owned a Gourmet Bakery called The Cheese Confectioner.



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