Above are some darling pastilles that I bought from a shop in Carlton, if you look closely the address is on the bag. They were about $7.95 from memory and are so perfect as a stocking filler, Kris Kringle, or 'just because.'
I thought I'd just show you some of my thrifty gift ideas for Christmas as I'm on a campaign to make as much as possible this year.
I think if you put a lot of love and care into making simple gifts that look great most people love them.
So this is quite possibly the easiest and prettiest gift you can do yourself.
Buy soaps from where ever you like really and wrap them in Japanese rice paper, or old heavy duty wrapping paper. I like the 'old' effect that it gives the little packages.
While searching for interesting paper I came across this sheet for $1.00 at a news agency. I love the blue bird and isolated I thought it would work well in a frame.
As with the soap, you can buy frames from pretty much anywhere. Even vintage frames can look great if you paint them up.
Rice paper or interesting wrapping paper can look superb framed up as a house decoration. If the person doesn't like your taste in paper, they can simply change it.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas: Day 2
And of course, when all else fails, you can always bake. I make Lebkuchen herzen every year at Christmas to give away. I have not seen a disappointed face yet!