Thrifty and handmade gifts

Want to give a present without spending a fortune? Handmade gifts are the solution! Take a look at these great money saving ideas for thrifty gifts that your friends and family will love! The fact that you've put in the time to make them a wonderful present will mean a great deal, and you'll be happy that you're saving money at the same time!

Homemade chocolate truffles

Click for recipes for chocolate truffles

Homemade chocolate truffles make wonderful thrifty gifts for a birthday, Christmas, or as a present to take when invited to dinner with friends or family.  Surprisingly easy to make, they look like you’ve spent hours making them, and the variations are endless so you can choose a favourite flavouring or make a selection to please […]

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Homemade jam

Homemade jam

Making homemade jam is one of the easiest ways to create wonderful thrifty gifts that will be loved by your family and friends.  If you use fruit that you’ve grown yourself in the garden or allotment, it’s even better value, and you’ll feel great knowing it’s been made with good ingredients that you’ve nurtured.  Jam […]

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Sloe gin and damson gin

Fruit gins and vodkas

If you’ve never tried making your own homemade fruit gin or vodka you’ve been missing out on a real treat!  These are fantastic handmade gifts that are really simple to make.  They make great thrifty gifts if you’re on a budget – you can forage for your own sloes, damsons or other fruit, and with […]

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