Lexington, KY – Each holiday season, I feel my stress levels rise as I begin the process of gift buying. Don’t get me wrong, I am a generous person. I love gift giving, in fact. But finding the perfect gift has kept me, more times than not, jogging endless laps around the mall during extended holiday hours, on a futile and exasperating quest to check every person off the gift-giving list.
In recent years I have begun redirecting my approach. Instead of finding the perfect gift, I take enormous pleasure in making the perfect gift. Handmade gifts need not require as much time or creative talent as you might think, and they are guaranteed to bring a new level of thoughtfulness and delight to your holiday gift giving. What follows are a handful of my personal favorites.
Personalized Freezer Paper Stenciled Designs
Stenciling has moved way beyond your mom’s apple stenciled kitchen border and is not only a great way to personalize anything from totes to Toms, but is also an opportunity to give really unique gifts for the holidays.
What you’ll need: