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If you're looking for last minute gift ideas or ways to make the holidays meaningful, what could be better than something homemade? Whip up a quick gift with one of our many craft books - we have plenty of ideas for crafters of every type, including More Last-minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. If papercrafts are more your speed, origami makes quick gift boxes, fun tags, and one-of-a-kind ornaments, and you can make it even more meaningful by re-using scrap paper from magazines or calendars. Easy Origami by Mary Meinking is a solid beginner origami book for any age.
Of course we can't forget the kitchen - what would the holidays be without all the fabulous food? Bake a batch of cookies or fill a jar with homemade soup mix and you've got an instant, can't-miss gift. Check out The Creative Kitchen for over 100 ideas that will warm the heart of any lucky recipient. Once the day winds down, be sure to warm your own heart (and hands!) by curling up with a great Christmas movie and one of the mouthwatering mixtures from Hot Drinks for Cold Nights, like hot cocoa with peppermint-stuffed marshmallows, holiday spiced tea, or black cherry cider.
Tell us about your favourite homemade holiday traditions in the comments!