Homemade Christmas Presents for the Men in Your Life
Men may not show it, but just like anyone of us, they too get amazed to get holiday presents. However, they are the most difficult to buy for.
If you buy them a new wardrobe, you’ll have to keep guessing if they'd ever wear it. Wine and perfume are ideal but are quite common, along with watches, wallets, belts and pens, and you can bet they have lots of it. They’ve probably already got a multifunctional or an all-purpose tool in their cars and wouldn’t need a new set. But honestly, all these can be very expensive to buy for all my favorite men.
So I have thought of giving away homemade goods. I thought it could bring more fun and accomplishment creating them something small but meaningful for Christmas (at least for me) than simply buying from gift shops.
I can't say I made them perfectly, but thankfully, my creations looked and tasted like those on the go. I know that I was enjoying because I love cakes, pastries, and little sweets... and so… I did homemade gift packages for my favorite men -- Dad, my brother, brothers in law and a cousin.
I made bunches of caramel corn puffs, chocolate cookies and of course, the little but ever present milk candies and my mother's nougat. Everything was done quick and fun with little hands eager to help in wrapping up nougats and candies in small parcels and the rest of the goodies with Christmas decorative cellophane bags.
I was so happy to see how delighted everyone was to see my personalized gifts. I couldn't explain the joy as I watched everyone smacking sweets merrily... I even ate along. The most beautiful thing I got for Christmas? The feeling of how, my humble Christmas present, has gathered the whole family in the true spirit of Christmas -- PEACE, LOVE and ONENESS.
This Christmas, I'm thinking of no-bake cheesecakes, I should be good at it, lol. Not kidding... and yes, I will make all of these from… scratch! Wait for it.
What Men Likes for Presents
I’ve read somewhere that men like gifts that give them more time to do the things they like doing.
So I was telling myself again that since my men go out cycling on the weekends, jerseys and gears are perfect! What's nice too is that I can add to the cycling supplies for family members, as I'm sure we'll all be going out for Christmas mountain biking. But back to my senses, I'd still want something homemade and affordable.
If you know your men more, there could be many ideas you can think of that they would like. If your husband loves coffee, chances are he probably would be surprised with a homemade coffee flavoring. Salted Chocolate Coffee Creamer, is a good one to try making at home, here's the recipe. Brothers and cousins would surely enjoy drinks, surprise them with beer in can so cold they would love to guzzle it just not to miss the moment of icyness. Just don't forget the pot roast.
Is your Dad a magazine lover? Why not treat him with a kind of gift that keeps giving year round – a magazine subscription. I couldn’t be happier seeing the rosary I gave my brother in law as Christmas present some three years ago still hanging in the rear view mirror of his car to this day.
Once I sent my boss (not one of of my favorite men anymore) two movie tickets of the latest movie, sealed in a self-made Christmas envelope, and the next day I was amazed his wife sent me a cake with a message that delivers ” Thank you for the Christmas treat." ... Wow, it was an enormous feeling!
There actually are a lot of something we can give for our men on Christmas, but there is nothing like giving away presents they know are personally made for them. It makes them feel extra special. Sounds cute, soft and childish, but your men knows it helps you stay away from buying novelty gift items, and for the most fun part is that you're making great things from small.
At this time of year, let's hope everyone will remember the true spirit of the holidays. Let's wish every family and friend can focus on helping those in need.
If we have find joy giving presents for the men in our lives, perhaps a little something for those in need can make their Christmas a little merrier. It is genuine joy that we all can help fill a beautiful difference in the lives of people. I think my humble cookies can do a little something.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!
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