It may be the middle of the summer, but there are some Christmas gifts that need to be prepared right now to help make sure you are ready for December. Planning ahead for these Christmas ideas will not only save you money but will also guarantee that you have a one of a kind gift to share with the special people in your life. Here are some of my favorite Christmas gifts you can create in July!
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Christmas Gifts You Can Create Today
Personal Stuffed Animals
Use iron on vinyl to personalize a stuffed animal. Make a baby gift or an “up, down, all around” animal with arrows to keep toddlers moving all through the holidays.
Homemade with Love
Many people love to create homemade gifts for Christmas but often run out of time because they don’t start working till December. Now is the perfect time to get our your yarn, craft supplies, canning jars, paintbrushes or woodworking tools and start creating. Take a look at these homemade gift ideas to get you inspired!
Pick out your favorite fabric and sew up a set of reusable fabric napkins for the perfect gift to keep picnics and summer entertaining going all year long.
Custom Coffee Mugs
Now is the perfect time to start creating coffee mugs or coasters using the Cricut Mug Press and infusible ink. You can be as creative and personal and craft something amazing for each person on your Christmas list.
Do you have a family member who loves to travel? Take the time while it’s still warm outside and build a directional sign to help celebrate their travel bug in their own backyard. The only problem is that you will have a hard time saving it for Christmas!
We have often created themed baskets to give our family. Just think about what your family and friends love and then create a unique gift idea. Since you have approximately 6 months still till Christmas, now is the perfect time to start looking for fun additions to these baskets. Start planning the gift basket now so you can shop the clearance and sales aisles over the next few months.
**Remember that some of these items may be hard to find as the seasons change. So don’t procrastinate!
- Garden Lover: Seed packets, garden gloves, kneepad, garden flag
- Bird Watcher: Birdseed, birdfeeder, birdseed funnel
- Movie Fanatic: Popcorn, popcorn bowl, theater decor
Bricks into Books
Go green for Christmas and upcycle bricks for unique, personalized gifts. You can turn an old set of bricks into book-ends or garden decorations with nothing more than spray paint and a sharpie marker.
DIY Gift Ideas
Do you plan to work on Christmas presents this summer? What ideas are you working on? I’d love to hear your ideas and promise to keep your secret! I’m already getting excited about sharing some fun Christmas gifts in just a few months!