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November 27, 2012 5:49 PM   Subscribe

Looking for blogs/websites dedicated to thoughtful & creative gift-giving on a budget. DIY, crafting, homemade/canned foods, scrapbooking a huge plus.

This one is a perfect example. I love creative ideas that I can take and make completely personal. Now that the holidays are around the corner, I'd love some more nifty ideas for friends/family (and my honey!).

Previous questions on AskMe were helpful but what I'm really looking for are websites that I can refer to for gift-giving throughout the year. I've Googled & Pinterested but both are so overwhelming, and I always feel like I'm missing something.

Bonus points for sites that rate blogs that are dedicated to creative gift-giving (if such a thing exists).
posted by luciddream928 to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
You can get lots of gift ideas from buynothingchristmas.org/alternatives.
posted by SyraCarol at 6:11 PM on November 27, 2012


Thank you so much! Love these ideas esp. from Get Rich Slowly and Oxfam. Looking forward to hearing more!
posted by luciddream928 at 10:00 PM on November 27, 2012


I love notmartha, from Seattle. Great ideas herself, and frequently collects a bunch of other posts. Plus, she's a big ask.mefi fan!
posted by purenitrous at 10:28 PM on November 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was going to recommend notmartha as well.

Do you know about The Purl Bee? It's the blog for Purl Soho, the NYC yarn and fabric shop. I really like their knitting patterns--there's a range of bigger and smaller gift projects there, some, but not all, holiday-themed. They also have crochet and general craft projects/tutorials.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:14 PM on November 28, 2012


@ purenitrous: Notmartha is a great site! Thank you!
@hurdy gurdy girl: I didn't know about The Purl Bee - will definitely check it out, thanks!
posted by luciddream928 at 2:35 PM on November 28, 2012


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