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How to Make a Creative Gift

Updated on May 24, 2016

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

terracotta lantern and oil burner that will be painted . The gift box I was given with a flower bulb inside so I will recycle and use it for another gift. The wood can be dried out and chopped up for firewood and given as a gift!
terracotta lantern and oil burner that will be painted . The gift box I was given with a flower bulb inside so I will recycle and use it for another gift. The wood can be dried out and chopped up for firewood and given as a gift! | Source

Making Gifts Using Imagination

being creative with wax crayons
being creative with wax crayons | Source

Creativity is not a bad word

Making a gift for a loved one, friend or even a work colleague does not need to be difficult.


What thoughts spring to mind when you hear the word creative?


Do you immediately think “Well that’s not me, that means being imaginative, inventive or original and I haven’t got a creative bone in my body, I wish I did”.


Well . . . . I’m like the fairy godmother or the genie in the lamp to say, your wish is my command!


Step this way folks, you CAN be creative and make gifts by being a bit clever and applying some positive mental attitude!


In The Genes

My mum was a highly creative person who loved making things.

Be it in the kitchen baking, knitting garments, making curtains, painting and selling Art, upholstering furniture or landscaping our garden, she had a wealth of passion that oozed creativity. Her ability to think outside the box was something I so admired and loved.

I have had the same passion for craft and making things which I have my mum to thank for showing me the realms of possibility and opportunities in being creative.

She never got to use the great tool we all have at our disposal, that of the internet, which has a wealth of help out there for all budding creative fingertips and for those looking for new challenges in gift making. Information is now just a click away, so no excuses!

Thinking Outside The Box

Gifts come in every size, shape and colour.
Gifts come in every size, shape and colour. | Source

The Giving Of A Gift

You have to start somewhere to get those innovative creative juices flowing!

A few key questions for you to answer:

  • How do I think outside the Box?
  • Who do you want to give a gift to?
  • What are their Interests or hobbies?
  • Is it for a special occasion like a birthday, an anniversary, or for Christmas?
  • Have they dropped hints at things they need?
  • What skills do you have? We all have them!
  • Are you artistic? Are you a computer whizz? Is carpentry your forte? Are you a mechanic? Do you have a talent for writing creatively? Do you love photography? Get the gist?
  • What type of budget do you have for the gift?
  • How much time do you have?

These are an example of questions you should be asking yourself and writing down the answers. I still do this when planning on giving a gift. Some of these questions will have a number of answers, the more the merrier as it makes deciding what to make easier.

Gift Making Is Fun

Giving a creative gift is giving someone a little piece of yourself, which I think is very special. The fact that you have taken time to make the gift with the person in mind is a quality your gift receiver will appreciate greatly.

Christmas is particularly hard on finance for all of us and many, including myself, are looking to save money during the holiday season by applying some frugal ways to cut down without cutting out the fun and enjoyment. Making gifts is what I love doing for family and friends. Having picked up some fantastic ideas from some friends, I thought I would share some with you here along with my own gift making ideas to show how creating that perfect and homemade gift is very possible for everyone to achieve.

Cookery/Baking Inspired Gifts

Do you enjoy cooking, have a talent for it or even know someone who enjoys your cooking or baking delights?

Cookies in Glass Jar

Bake some cookies and place in a large jar. Keep any jars you may have and recycle them for this or other gift ideas. Jars decorated look fantastic and are easy to do for the creative gift beginner.

Cake Bake

If you have a talent for baking certain cakes, like a cheesecake or a layered cake why not make some as gifts to give that someone special. Two exceptional bakers that have just the recipes for these are vespawoolf and Mama Kim 8 which I have earmarked to make as gifts.

Whoopie Pie

Another award winning baking great to give as a gift are these gorgeous Pumpkin Whoopie Pies which can have different fillings and teaches12345 is the lady to check out for these mouth watering delights.

Shepherd’s Pie

My dad absolutely loves Shepherd’s Pie but cannot make it so ends up buying it in a delicatessen at €6 a portion which is daylight robbery. I have made one that makes 4 large portions for €3 and will be making some up for my dad. It freezes well so you could make this in advance, put into disposable cartons and give to someone you know will appreciate it. There are any numbers of dishes that are just as good to give in this fashion if you think about it.

Delight With Shepherd's Pie

give the gift of homemade Shepherd's Pie, a great  dish to be enjoyed all year round.
give the gift of homemade Shepherd's Pie, a great dish to be enjoyed all year round. | Source

The Art Of Writing

Pen and ink to scribe your creative thoughts
Pen and ink to scribe your creative thoughts | Source

Creative Writing Ideas

Are you a gifted poet and don't know it or good at writing fiction or humour? Why not put it to good use in the way of a gift.

Poems

If you have a way with poetry, why not do a personal poem for someone, handwrite it on handmade paper or parchment paper in calligraphy and frame it.

I have done this on a number of occasions. For example I did invites to a party in rhyme and an Ode to my dad on his 70th birthday which I read aloud at his surprise party before presenting it to him framed. Put your creative writing to use!

If you have decided on a gift you could still make up your own verse for inside the card which you are going to make or why not use an Irish saying, Quote, Proverb or Blessing for something different.

Some excellent examples of different poets with varied creative styles for inspiration to check out:

A Hummingbird Haiku by Paula ( fpherj48),

Photos and Poems by Mary (tillsontitan)

I See You Everyday by Terry (TToombs08).

Short Stories/Humour

If you like writing short stories or humour why not write something as a gift? You could type it and make a cover or put into a small plastic folder or get someone who does type to do it if you don’t want to. Play around with the fonts, colours and clip art for the cover and parts of the manuscript.

Memory Book

Particularly good for a family member, we did this for my dad. We got everyone of Dads immediate family to hand write a letter to him namely his children, grandchildren, daughter-in-laws and partner. We compiled photos, paper clippings, school records, and all types of memorabilia connected to him and put it all together in a book. It took some time and organising with some little white lies here and there but it was certainly creative, not needing any special skills and well worth the effort as dad was totally blown away by it. It is a permanent fixture on his coffee table for all to read. A few more occasions this memory book would be ideal for could be a retirement from the office, a silver wedding anniversary or a friend moving abroad.

Mason Jars

Wine bottles, coffee jars or sauce jars are all ideas to create something new from. Mason jars are readily available, do not have to cost a fortune and look gorgeous decorated and used in creative ways.

Easy Greeting Cards As Gifts

make different cards and put together in a set as a gift for the card lover, they will love them.
make different cards and put together in a set as a gift for the card lover, they will love them. | Source

Creative Poll -

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Wrapping It Up

reusable gift wrap from reuseit.com
reusable gift wrap from reuseit.com | Source
Brown paper packages tied up with string
Brown paper packages tied up with string | Source

Greeting Card Sets

I have always loved handmade cards and have collected them for years. Making and selling my own for market stalls, has been something I really enjoy.

You can stick all types of things onto blank cards if you don’t feel artistic and I have shown a selection of mine that use stickers I bought on eBay, in €2 euro stores or bought reduced in sales. The cards and polythene bags I bought online at an Irish Craft supplier.

Why not make enough to put together a set of 6 or 10. If they are left blank then the recipient has the option of using them for any occasion.

Many people love cards and you may already have an indication who is a card person! I know in my family there are some who really appreciate nice cards and always give them to me. Why not make all your Christmas cards this year and check out my friend randomcreative for cool ideas!

Gift Tags

These are really easy to make. All you need is some coloured card, recycled greeting cards, cardboard or plain white card.

Cut the size and shape you want. If you have a pinking shear the jagged edge looks funky. You can use an office paper hole puncher to put one hole in your card and then you just need to decorate and write. Through the hole you can apply a piece of raffia, ribbon or curling ribbon. These can also be given as a gift in sets.

Gift Wrapping

Wrapping paper is often quite expensive to buy in single sheets and even rolls of paper at Christmas can be costly. Brown paper I love to use and it can be bought by the roll and used for all gift occasions. Newspaper gift wrapping is a great way to use newspaper and be echo friendly at the same time

Gift Boxes

These can be costly to buy, If you are given one keep it to reuse at a later date! Check out Jamie Brock for an excellent Gift Box making tutorial and homemade gift bows.

Gardening Inspired Gifts

Containers

Why not plant up a pot or two of herbs to give as a gift in a recycled gardening container. If you have Plastic or terracotta pots you can paint them for a more personal touch. Plastic plant pots will need a light sand papering before applying paint.

I have used emulsion paint and acrylic paints with a yacht varnish.

Items such as stickers, stones, pebbles and shells can be stuck on for added effect after the paint has dried but before the varnish is applied.

If something has a bottom in it, it can probably be used as a plant pot!

This is an ideal opportunity to be creative in gift giving. Planting up an unusual container with a plant, with the person in mind can be great fun!

Upholstery With A Difference

 reclaimed chair upholstered with 100% recycled yarn using yarn bombing technique.
reclaimed chair upholstered with 100% recycled yarn using yarn bombing technique. | Source

Inspiration is All Around Us For Gifts

a t-shirt is transformed into a ruffled scarf
a t-shirt is transformed into a ruffled scarf | Source

Needlecraft Ideas

Are you handy with knitting needles, enjoy crocheting, making rugs or sewing for pleasure?

Why not think of using your skill to the benefit of others and make gifts. Here are a few crochet tutorials from tammyswallow which would make fantastic presents.

Creatively Framing Art

calendars offer many framing opportunities. These are my Picasso, Miro, Matisse and Kadinsky ready for framing.
calendars offer many framing opportunities. These are my Picasso, Miro, Matisse and Kadinsky ready for framing. | Source

Make a Collage

make a collage by sticking words, pictures, photos . . . . whatever you want, the sky's the limit.
make a collage by sticking words, pictures, photos . . . . whatever you want, the sky's the limit. | Source

You Don't Have To Be A Picasso To Paint

simple but effective brush strokes can be framed as a gift
simple but effective brush strokes can be framed as a gift | Source

Framing Inspired Gifts

Calendars

When I was in Amsterdam, I bought 4 calendars from my favourite artists for framing purposes. They are a great way of getting the prints you like at a fraction of the cost. If your skill is in picture framing even better! If not you can pick up great frames cheaply or recycle existing ones.

Greeting Cards

I have done this several times and love this idea. You can use your own cards or buy 1 or more and put them into a frame. I bought 3 cards from a series and framed in a long frame for my bedroom.

Painting

If art is your strength, why not give a loved one a painting? My mum gave my brother a painting of my niece she did as a surprise Christmas present. Even abstract art for the right person will be much appreciated. This is where knowing the person is vital. I have given paintings as wedding presents to friends based on the colouring of their sitting room.

Photographs

A wonderful gift to give and if you love being snap happy then turn your talent into giving the gift of moments captured in print. If you are useful around digital computer software experiment by changing photographs into something very different.

Coasters

Made using photographs and napkins, this is a unique idea I came across so check this out by my friend tammyswallow. A really inspired gift idea.

Sun, Sea and Sand

if you live near a beach go armed with bags, buckets or boxes to collect raw ingredients for gift making - its free!
if you live near a beach go armed with bags, buckets or boxes to collect raw ingredients for gift making - its free! | Source

Get Inspiration From The Beach

seashells and stones on the seashore are cheap and plentiful
seashells and stones on the seashore are cheap and plentiful | Source

Beach Inspired Gift Ideas

If you live near a beach, take a walk along it collecting different sizes and colours in stones, shells and any driftwood. All may be utilized into creative gifts.

Shell votives

Large shells may be used as holders for homemade votive candles which is a super idea from tammyswallow and easy to do.

For those lovers of candles this makes a gorgeous gift Idea.

Paperweights/Ornaments

Large stones I have stuck together in different shapes and varnished to make ornaments or paperweights.

They only cost me the glue and varnish, both of which I had already

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't know what was better, all of your ideas, or the fact that you went out of your way to highlight so many of us in the process. Thank you for linking my hub to yours, and I love your ideas. I have found that gifts made by someone are much more meaningful than store-bought gifts. Great job Suzie....wishing you a wonderful week ahead my friend.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      numero uno again! You are incredible! Thanks so much Bill, There were many others I just could not link as It would never end! So much talent out there and I love it all!

      Thanks for the positive comments as always.

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      Jeff Boettner 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Suzie, amazing hub, everything was good about this one. Up, Sharing.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Suzie, you are absolutely brilliant! You were able to take the talents and creative ideas of so many people and make this a one stop shopping/crafting hub. Very nicely done! I shared it all over. Oh, and thank you so much for including my weirdness in with so many gifted folks. :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Suzie, Really a great job in coming up with all types of ideas for gifts, and displaying so many great hubbers at the same time! I used to make mix cd's on a constant basis for people, having a pretty extensive music collection. I had to get away from doing it as I was spending way too much money on photo paper, cd cases, and blank cd's for people who started expecting them all the time. Great Job!

    • Lewi x 4 years ago

      Sue another great article - all very inspiring and will be putting some of these to good use especially the cooking, cards and photography for Xmas pressies. Keep up the writing - your talents are endless!! xx

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jeff,

      Thanks very much glad to hear you enjoyed! It was one of those pieces that started with an idea and grew much bigger than intended! Appreciate your shares and votes my friend! :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi TT!

      You are soooo welcome, my friend, you are such a talent that many would benefit from by reading.

      I went looking for Lara and couldn't find her?? I had the series earmarked to include for the short stories as you know I loved them!!! Hopefully she will be back with us someday soon!

      Glad you enjoyed this, I wanted to show that being creative comes in many guises that people may not instantly think of as being creative but ALL MOST DEFINITELY ARE!

      Lovin your votes, shares and positive comments T !!!! xx

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Richard!

      Thanks for stopping by here! Your cd mixing is a great idea people could do too if they have the interest in music! I can see me adding in as I go along. I had to stop somewhere but your idea and some others I love are all worthy to mention too!!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Lewi!!!

      Good to see you!!!

      Glad you enjoyed this, thought the baking one would appeal for sure! Appreciate your positive comments and compliments Lewi, great to receive from you!:-)

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Wow, this is a wealth of creative gift ideas! There is something here for everyone. Thanks for the great resource.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi randomcreative!

      Thanks for stopping by! I included a link yo your newspaper hub as I thought it was an excellent idea! Love so many of your hubs, great creative ideas for everyone. Appreciate your support :-)

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      What an AWESOME hub! Thank you for taking the time to write this.. I feel like so many people sell themselves short when it comes to creativity.. I think any human being can be creative in their own way. It's just about finding that way. Your hub is encouraging and gives so many wonderful examples on how we can be creative. To me, anything handmade is precious. It's the thought, time and effort put into it that really counts. I mean, how much more beautiful than that can a gift be? Wonderful hub, voted up, useful, sharing!! PS Thank you for the mention :)

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      Kayla Brown 4 years ago from Wichita, Kansas

      I really appreciate these tips! And at just the right time of year too! :) Thanks for sharing!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jamie,

      Much appreciate your opinion, you are a great genius and example of creativity! Your hubs are excellent, I love them all! I too am a big fan and admirer of handmade goods no matter how small it is the fact someone has taken the time to make something and used some initiative and thought. Thanks so much for all the votes,shares and great comments Jamie! :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi wizarddofodds,

      What a great name! Thanks for stopping by and commenting - I really appreciate it. Glad you found useful and have picked up a tip or 2. Many thanks for the input!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I was looking at the sheperd's pie and thought, "I would not be able to give that away!" I would probably eat it entirely! What a great list of creative gift ideas. With the holidays here, I see some here that I could make for friends and family. You highlighted some really good hubber posts as well. Thanks for the honorable mention. You take care and enjoy your weekend.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi teaches,

      My dad has always loved sheperd's pie so I will definitely have to do him some for the freezer that he can use. Glad you found some ideas to use, I do think we all have talents that can be harnessed into creative gifts. Appreciate your comments and you have a great weekend too!!:-)

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      CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

      Lots of awesome creative gift ideas. Since I live near the beach I want to give the home made shell votives idea a try. Congrats on the hub of the day honors, you sure deserve it for this articles. Such awesome content. The breadth of ideas are impressive and I think there is something here for everyone. Voted up for sure.

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      Junaid Ghani Durrani 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      That was very nice hub covering nearly 100% of gift making techniques. If I can give you any gift as a reward of your great writing skills, I pray that each of your hub should be selected as HOTD.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Suzanne, what a beautiful hub! Congratulations on HOTD! Of course, it's well-deserved. You ooze creativity just like your mom. Thank you for mentioning my cake, as well! I am going to link back to this. I love how you offer inspiration to get our creative juices flowing. You make me feel like I can do it! : )

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi CZCZCZ,

      Thanks so much! I was stunned to wake to find this wonderful surprise awaiting me! Shells and stones are fantastic to use and free when you live near the beach so delighted you are inspired to try the votive idea!! Many thanks for your visit, comments and your votes!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Junaid,

      Many thanks for stopping by, your congrats and comments are so welcome! Thanks so much and I hope there was something you will try here!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vespa!

      Oh what a fantastic surprise this morning, getting HOTD. Thanks so much for your kind words my great friend in Peru! Your chocolicious cake featured is to die for and would make such a great gift to give. You are so creative Vespa, you can certainly do any of the mentioned suggestions here!!! Thanks so much for your trojan support :-)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Congratulations on another well deserved HOTD! This is gorgeous. :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi tammy!

      Great to see you again and thanks so much! Hope the link to your hub was ok, I loved it and wanted to include it. Appreciate your kind words and wishes, I was so surprised but delighted with this honour today. :-)

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      Jeff Boettner 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Great Job SUZIE :), georgeous hub, and packed with useful info, just in time for the holidays :) Congrats on HOTD.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Very useful and interesting. I am the creative type too, but really do not have the time to dedicate to all the crazy ideas I have. Congratulations on your Hub of the Day!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jeff,

      I was so shocked to find HOTD when I woke. Thanks very much my good buddy, great to see you! Appreciate you visiting and commenting :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Stephanie,

      Lovely to have you stop by. You should try to make some of those "crazy ideas" you have, I would love to see them in a hub. Many thanks for your comments and words of encouragement, much appreciated :-)

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      A very creative and well presented article about gifting and how-to's at Christmas. I really enjoyed this and was glad that I got to share. Thanks for a job well done. whonu

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi whonunuwho,

      Many thanks for viewing and comments, great to know you found it interesting! Appreciate your positive thoughts, Cheers :-)

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Hi Suzie.. just wanted to pop back in and say Congrats for winning HOTD!!!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jamie,

      Many thanks for popping back, super cool of you! Thanks for doing such great hubs that I was so happy to link to on this! Your a power house for creative crafts!!!!!! :-)

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      Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This is a great HOTD. I like the idea of giving blank cards that the recipient can use for any occasion. I think I will do that for my cousin Raleigh, who can't get out as much as he used to. I may even include some postage stamps.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Congrats on the HOTD! Well deserved! You have given ideas for just about anyone and what a perfect time of year. We have done some of these same things. Many up votes and sharing.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suzie, Creativity is not a bad word, just scary! I'm not sure I have much creativity in me but I try. You clearly have the creative gene when it comes to DIY around the garden, home, etc.

      Great job. Voting up, sharing, etc. You are on a great roll, keep it going.

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      Kristin Trapp 4 years ago from Illinois

      Suzie - You have some really creative ideas here. How nice that you inherited the "creative gene" from your mother. And with all the wonderful ideas I see on your page here and the Internet in general, no one can disagree with your point that there is a wealth of help out there to help with creative projects.

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      Jill 4 years ago from United States

      Yeah! Congrats on HOTD! I've been traveling and almost missed this. Good for you--and well deserved! --Jill

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fabulous ideas Suzie! Congrats on your HOTD! Well deserved!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Congratulations on Hub of The Day. Such good ideas. I love homemade gifts and I think most people do. I really like the t-shirt scraf idea. Voted Up.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Congrats on a very cool hub's Hub of the Day award!

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      Night Magic 4 years ago from Canada

      What a great collection of creative ideas. I'm sure there's one for everyone. My favorite type of gift has always been one that was made by someone. I've not very creative myself but I am going to try a couple you mentioned. A well deserved HOTD.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      I love your collection of wonderful ideas. I enjoy making my gifts and have done it for years. Congratulations on Hub of the Day. It is well deserved. Thumbs up and very much shared! ♥

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Your Cousins,

      Thanks very much for your lovely comments. I love giving cards as gifts as many people will use them for so many reasons. Handmade cards can cost quite a bit in the shops so it is a fabulous idea for card lovers who will appreciate their value and personal touch. Your cousin is bound to love this as a gift!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Peggy!

      Lovely to see you and I appreciate you taking the time to drop me your comments. Great to hear you already do some these ideas, I am sure they are loved by the receivers. Many thanks for the votes and shares my friend :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      You definitely have creativity my good friend, just look at your stunning photos you take! They would make fantastic gifts framed up for one idea alone. You also have a great way with words so writing something as a gift would be a lovely thing, maybe something on Italy for your parents since they have been . Maybe frame your interview for them which showcases your writing so well?? Yes my friend you are creative!! Thanks so much for the kind words, votes and shares.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi ktrapp,

      Appreciate you stopping by, thanks so much for the good wishes and kind words. There certainly is a wealth of help on the net for everything you can think of and it has been fantastic to utilize for projects I have done. No reason why everyone cannot have a go at something. Thanks again.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jill,

      Delighted to receive your comment, Thanks very much for taking the time after being travelling! Lucky you! Look forward to catching up on your new works Jill!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Sunshine,

      Great to see you and I really appreciate your lovely comment, Glad you enjoyed this write.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi moonlake,

      Lovely to hear from you, thanks for your input and yes I love the scarf idea too! So easy to make and looks so unique. Suitable for many ages and styles it is a seriously doable gift idea. Appreciate your votes as always my friend :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi RTalloni,

      Thanks very much for your comment, always great to see you!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Night Magic,

      Love your avatar pic! Thanks very much for stopping by, Delighted you are going to give a couple of ideas a go, I am sure you will enjoy doing and whoever you decide to give them to will be over the moon! Personal gifts really are special so good luck I am sure you will be triumphant and enjoy the experience.

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      Very helpful hub with many great ideas. I love gifts that someone has taken the time to make. Voted up and awesome :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rusticliving,

      Many thanks for your enthusiasm and lovely comments, I appreciate them so much. Glad to see you also love making things and know how satisfying it is. Appreciate your votes and shares greatly here! :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Gypsy48,

      Thanks so much for commenting, delighted you enjoyed this and love the handmade gifts so much. Thanks very much for the votes all so appreciated! :-)

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      Anandita 4 years ago from Korea

      I like this creative hub! Thanks for sharing, Suzie! I should learn out of the box, I think... :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi greenpharmacy,

      Many thanks for visiting and Ihope you try some of these ideas in the future! Thanks for the comments

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I have never even noticed this article! I love it, and will be checking it out again. You have provided many wonderful ideas here!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      What a great supporter you are. Thanks so much for commenting, hope you found a few useful ideas to add to your already gift ideas. Appreciate your kind words, it is amazing what simple ideas are all around us or by using our own talents may be turned into lovely gifts for other's. Have a great day :-)

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      Imtiaz Ahmed 2 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Suzie HQ hey Suzie very nice post. I really liked reading it. All of your designed gifts very nice and attracting. It good learning to make my own hand made gifts. Giving you a up vote and I am going to follow you thank you :D

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 2 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks imtii glad you enjoyed and learnt a few ideas you could use.

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