Creative Christmas gift ideas

What presents wrap up all the values of the season? Those with the personal touch of course. Living magazine's columnists share their gift ideas.

Lolly jars for those with a sweet tooth. Photo / Doug Sherring
Lolly jars for those with a sweet tooth. Photo / Doug Sherring

Laborious hours can be spent searching for the elusive "perfect gift", tarnishing tidings of love and joy come Christmas time.

December 25 offers the chance to show appreciation to our nearest and dearest, but that doesn't have to mean the threat of a meltdown at a time of supposed cheer.

In the spirit of the season, fun, laughter and love should always prevail.

And so it goes, Living magazine's columnists have come up with ways to tie them all together, creating joy with fun homemade gifts to give to those who appreciate the warming sentiment: "it's the thought that counts".

Gift ideas:

* Kate's rabbits and lolly jars

* Wendyl's sunscreen

* Greig's go-kart

* Grant's gifts from the kitchen

* Meg's self-watering planter

- Herald on Sunday

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