December 4th, 2013
With Christmas quickly approaching, Grand View Builders knows that deciding what presents to give to co-workers and friends can sometimes be a headache. There are many options when it comes to gift giving: baking, buying and crafting. Which will you choose this year?
We know that the kitchen in your estate, signature or liberty series home stays extra busy during the holiday season. Your favorite recipes also make delicious gifts for co-workers and friends! Bake up a batch of your favorite cookies, package them in a cute container and gift away! If you’re feeling extra gracious, consider tying your secret recipe to the package so your friends can enjoy your treats again and again.
Hoping to make things a bit easier for you, here are our top two suggestions for any person on your list!
Gift Cards: Never underestimate the power of a gift card! This perfect piece of plastic holds plenty of potential. Picking a general gift card like Target, Wal-Mart, Starbucks or a grocery store allows the recipient to pick out exactly what he/she wants. These are also easy to mail and make great stocking stuffers!
Business Card Cases: Business card cases are an easy, convenient way to carry your cards and a fantastic gift for a co-worker. Etsy has card cases ranging from $5 to $25.
Handmade gifts are perfect for smaller budgets. Making Christmas gifts for co-workers and friends will add a personal touch to each gift and is a fun way to show them how much they are appreciated.
Coasters: You’ll need 4-inch round, flat cork pieces, modge podge and card stock paper to create these personalized coasters. Spread a layer of modge podge onto the cork piece and then place any color or pattern card stock on top. You can also include photos before you seal with another thin layer of modge podge.
Coffee Mug: Buy white ceramic mugs and create your own unique design with a sharpie. When you’re finished drawing and designing, place the mugs in a 350° oven for 30 minutes. The ink will dry and become permanent. You can also package it with some gourmet coffee, tea bags or hot chocolate mix to add another surprise.
We hope these gift ideas have inspired you and made your holiday gift giving a little less stressful!