Holiday Gift Ideas

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Ganado, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Some of the best gifts I have received have been homemade gifts and I usually start early so that I can have them completed by mid December.

    Here is a clever, in expensive basket for putting baked goods in.

    Where I get short is gift ideas for men

    Anyone have any hand made gift ideas for men?
  2. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Something I like to do is Carve Rocks into fun shapes and such for guys, and using 550 cord, I make necklaces and wrist bands! Each is carved using a Dremel type Moto Tool and diamond bits! After these are carved, I ether tumble them, or polish them using diamond paper and a high speed grinder ( thing polishing marble counter top edges) The initial investment is kind of high, but once you have the stuff, it rarely needs replaced, and can be used for ton's of other uses! For my Pipe smoking friends, I hand carve custom Brier pipes and usually include Sterling Silver cast and fitted accents! If interested I can see about posting pictures!
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018


    Nuff said? :D
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Ganado, heck I like cookies and food stuffs just fine! :D

    Not homemade, but inexpensive, I appreciate things like, batteries, pens, gun cleaning products. That kind of thing! Remember, cookies gleefully accepted!!! :coffee:
    Ura-Ki, Ganado and chelloveck like this.
  5. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Homemade Kahlua (not from instant coffee)

    • 1 cup brewed espresso (I used this method with a full filter)
    • 2 cups coconut sugar or organic cane sugar
    • 2-1/2 cups water
    • 750ml bottle of vodka
    • 3 Tablespoons vanilla extract

    Mix espresso, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a simmer, then remove from heat. Add vodka and vanilla, then portion out into bottles or jars. Let sit for 4-6 weeks so flavors will meld*.
  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Use these in place of plastic wrap

    DIY Beeswax Cloth Wraps

    • ½ cup beeswax (4 oz.) (like this)
    • ¼ cup pine resin/rosin
    • ¼ cup jojoba oil
    • 4 — 18″ x 22″ rectangles of 100% cotton quilting fabric
    • Double boiler (or glass jar and saucepan)
    • Parchment paper
    • Baking sheet
    • 1″ wide natural bristle disposable paint brush
    • Oven
    • Clothes drying rack or clothes line
  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    We did this for a friend of mine for her birthday ... gifts can be simple

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