In the New Year, everyone wants to share their festive mood with family and friends. Hand-made gifts will help express your love without words: a knitted sweater will be the warmest, and cakes will be the sweetest, even if you confuse a sugar bowl with a salt shaker in the kitchen.
Bake holiday cookies. Any culinary masterpiece can be given a New Year's look by baking it in the shape of a Christmas tree, snowman or Christmas star. Use chocolate icing and colored sprinkles to remind you of festive confetti. You can give cookies in a beautiful basket or box with a linen napkin on the bottom. If you make small holes in the cookies and run the tape through them, the cookies can be hung on the tree along with the glass toys.
DIY Christmas candles. Gifts like scented soaps and photo frames can be overwhelming, but only if they're not handmade. Making candles by yourself does not require any special skills. It is enough to melt several paraffin candles of different colors on a water base and pour liquid wax into a new mold. As long as the candles remain soft and warm, you can decorate them with nuts, beads, or coffee beans.
Tie some wool mittens or socks for the holiday. New Year is a winter holiday, so warm clothes will never be superfluous. Use reds, blues, and whites, as well as snowflake and bell ornaments. At the same time, it is important not to overdo it: they will not be delighted with a scarf with the image of a huge deer head, even if you find it touching. Try that your gift can be worn not only on New Year's Eve.
Make New Year's cards. Scrapbooking is very popular these days, so you can find everything you need in any art store or bookstore. Connect your own imagination: everyone at least once in his life cut out snowflakes from silver paper or glued a cotton beard to a drawn Santa Claus. Decorate them with ribbons, lace roses and little bells.
Create a fun collage. To do this, you will have to remember the times when photographs were stored in thick photo albums, and not on hard drives. Print out the funniest photos of your friends and loved ones, cut out their faces, stick them on a Whatman sheet and draw on them the body of a snowman or Santa Claus's sheepskin coat. Those who doubt their talents as an artist can always make a collage from illustrations from old magazines, and it is better to take not “Cosmopolitan”, but “Murzilka”. Such a gift is guaranteed to cheer everyone up.