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In our search for the perfect gifts for our friends and loved ones, we often forget that a gift doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, be super high-tech or even come from a store in order to become a cherished token of love and appreciation. Try wrapping up a few of these thoughtful, stylish and handmade gift ideas that will add a little extra sparkle to your celebration all season long:

Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

In the age of digital photos, hardly anyone gets pictures printed anymore. Surprise a friend or family member with a lovingly handmade scrapbook or photo album, and you can be sure that the entire family will be pouring over it for hours on Christmas morning! You can find great ideas at your local craft store, or check out the scrapbook isle at big retailers like Target and Wal-Mart.

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Baked Goods

Baking is a beloved holiday tradition, and an excellent way to share your love with family and friends. Dress up your favorite recipes with satin ribbon, satchels or gorgeous little gift boxes like these from Martha Stewart.

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Dress Up Your Gift Cards

Giving gift cards is a thoughtful and practical way to make sure that everyone on your list gets exactly what they are wishing for this holiday season. But if gift cards feel impersonal to you, try to dress yours up by creating a customized gift card holder like this one from the Tiny Prints Idea Center. Another great way to stretch your holiday budget is to include coupons with your gift cards. A friend gave me a Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card for my birthday this year, and included a $10 off coupon in the card. As a result, I purchased two extra items using her gift card, and it didn’t cost her a thing!

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  1. Jenna says:

    fantastic ideas and they are especially helpful in this economy!

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