Simple Yet Meaningful Gift

Philippines
November 17, 2016 6:26am CST
Things are a bit tight on the financial side but I am still thankful that we still get to enjoy certain things in life. As the holiday season approaches, I am trying to think of gifts that we can give out to friends and relatives. Something that is simple yet meaningful. Last year, I baked for them and I am thinking of doing the same thing. What about you?
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@Happy2BeMe (71059)
• Canada
17 Nov 16
I think baked goods are a wonderful idea. They are the best gifts in my opinion. Last year one of my sisters gave me a basket full of homemade preserves. I enjoyed them so much!
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• Philippines
17 Nov 16
I guess so because of the amount of effort someone puts in. I do remember having a sore back afterwards hahahaah!
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@Happy2BeMe (71059)
• Canada
18 Nov 16
@funkeyguhl yes you would for sure
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• Philippines
2 Dec 16
@Happy2BeMe I am curious about the preserves. I am thinking of doing them. Is there a standard recipe that I can follow for all types of fruits or it differs from fruit to fruit?
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• Peoria, Arizona
17 Nov 16
I only do presents for my mom and grandma so I will be making them plushies. Little homemade gifts mean the world to so many people.
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• Philippines
17 Nov 16
This is true because it means the gift was well thought of and the amount of effort made can't be compared to any store-bought gift, unless it was a disaster LOL!
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@marguicha (84001)
• Chile
17 Nov 16
I have a beautiful apricot tree in my garden. Every year I make jams and give them away for Christmas
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• Philippines
17 Nov 16
Wow! I am actually interested to make jam...is it okay to share the recipe?
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@marguicha (84001)
• Chile
18 Nov 16
@funkeyguhl My recipe for apricot jam is very simple. I fill halved apricots to the rim in any container you have and then measure less sugar in the same one (like when you make a cup of coffee). I mix it and let it stand until the sugar is soaked in the apricot syrup. I then let it simmer to the minimum for a long time, turning it once in a while. I place it in the clean jard when it is still bubbling hot and fill it completly. Then I place a plastic wrap there leaving no bubbles and let it stand until cool. The jars donĀ“t need lids and will keep for years.
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• Philippines
2 Dec 16
@marguicha I knew I have seen a recipe somewhere and here it is!! :) What if the jam you would be doing is on a citrusy side, do you follow the same procedure?
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@responsiveme (14290)
• India
18 Nov 16
homemade and handmade are wonderful gifts.
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• Philippines
2 Dec 16
yes it is and I hope to continue the tradition this year *fingers crossed*
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@Jackalyn (6549)
• Oxford, England
17 Nov 16
My Mum gave me a chocolate making set I am thinking I might make some as I just noticed bags and red ribbon in the cupboard.
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@Jackalyn (6549)
• Oxford, England
2 Dec 16
@funkeyguhl The set came with a nice recipe book so I am OK there.
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• Philippines
2 Dec 16
@Jackalyn That's great then :)
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• United Kingdom
17 Jan 17
I think people appreciate homemade gifts a lot, I made shortbread and handmade chocolates this year for some people.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 17
that's great! I think so too. It's like you have thought a lot of the gift you have given them. Including the hardwork, they know you have put into. How long did it take you to prepare?
@skysnap (17489)
17 Nov 16
I think your view of seeing things in positive note is really good.
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• Philippines
17 Nov 16
Thanks! So, what do you plan to give for your friends and relatives?
• United States
18 Dec 16
Baking is thoughtful, what do you have in mind
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
Last year, I baked loaf breads for my husband's family but this year, I am not sure. I am not prepared quite frankly. It's because we just moved in to our new home. How about you? What do you plan to give this Christmas?
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• United States
19 Dec 16
@funkeyguhl Oh I see :) Baked loaf of breads are very thoughtful for the festive, do you add like dried cranberries or something too I bought gifts for everyone.
• Philippines
22 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby cranberries are expensive here so I use nuts or choco chips instead. Wow! Lucky family members!
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