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Homemade Christmas or Anytime Gift Ideas
Fri 26-Nov-10
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Rae Mond said:

Croeso Roz!

The gingerbread and icing does seem like a good plan.

In a similar theme you could make mini christmas cake also, though obviously it wouldn't have long to mature. But there are quite a few last minute recipes out there,I remember Delia has a good one.



I have made christmas cakes in old small baked bean tins with kids; they are ace!! and very simple to make

Likewise the saltdough ideas

as they get older you can use Hama Beads to make a loveheart shape (you can buy a frame in this shape) and then stick a magnet on the back; parents and grandparents love them!



Fri 26-Nov-10
8:55 pm
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I loved the site that Val(I think) linked to:

Instinctively (boyz) , I went to science and "Civil Enginering"

We used to do exactly that using old fashioned keys with the hollow barrel and a nail as the detonator. Dropped on the concrete of the school playground, the made a very satisfying BANG (as Kate might say  big_laugh)

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Sun 28-Nov-10
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Ruthdigs said:

Did someone say chocolate? smug  I have no kiddies, but hey - sounds good to me.  Please post it!


I second that proposal!

Life is uncertain ………… eat dessert first!

Wed 22-Dec-10
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I have made Christmas chutney, sloe gin and blackberry vodka to give as gifts this year (not everyone will get all these items but they are great for padding out some people's gift bags).


My sister-in-law took a batch of my chutney to sell in her farm shop - all gone apparently! smile


Back in the summer I did flirt with the idea of making Christmas cards but the months ran away from me & time & toddler were against me in the end, maybe next year.


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Family has all vowed to give home-made this year (apart from some bought stuff for the kids) so I shall be giving out gifts of home-made chutneys, chilli sauce, pickles (it was the Christmas Piccalilli recipe that got me to this site in the first place) and some hand-made chocolate truffles.  Hoping to get something equally tasty back, but hopefully not jars of chutney, chilli sauce, pickles and chocolate truffles!

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