Homemade gifts may be the perfect way to cut back cost of 2011 and give yourself a hobby for 2011 as well. If you have a talent making item or willing to learn a new hobby, making homemade present is the perfect gift to give away at Christmas.
Making things that are unique and/or not found in the stores will be very appreciated by the receiver. Knitted blankets are wonderful and many people love to place them on their couches or end of their beds for cold night. A finished blanket can be very expensive because of the time it takes to make the blanket. However making a knitted blanket yourself would only cost you a small fraction of the price. All the time you spend on making the gift is full of love that will be felt by the receiver of the gift. Many people even pass down knitted blanket that Grandma made because of the love that is connected with the blanket.
With the cold winter days upon us, now is a great time to get started on projects. There are many project groups online from sites like Yahoo and Google. Just look up what project your interested in. Not only will you meet some nice people, but they will be happy to help you with your project as well.