All you need is a binder, a scrapbook, or a photo album, and paper to write or print out recipes on (either regular or decorative paper), and plastic page protector sheets. A few gift basket themes: Movie Night, Coffee or Tea Break, Spa Day, Gardening, Writer’s Basket, Sports, Baking, Breakfast, Ice Cream Sundae Party, Fruit, Beach, Aromatherapy, Gourmet Food, Soup, Popcorn, Snack, Spicy Foods, Game Day, Book Basket, Relaxing Bath, or Candle.
Journal Jar and Journal: This is an idea that I have used once, and it is easy to make. To make it, buy a binder, dividers, protector sheets (if desired), and either print out some of the worksheets provided on the website, or type up your own. I have one myself, and I also put one together for my mother last year. You can also add photos, like in a scrapbook.
Digital Recipe File is something different that might be a good idea for a gift. It is great for keeping track of important information and events. Most of them have an envelope of folder to hold greeting cards for every month, and space to write down birthdays and other special dates.
Digital Photos: Get together all of the photos from your digital camera or computer that she would like. I think it is a good idea to come up with interesting things you can do for her (and I don’t mean Martha), and personalize the coupon book.
Household Binder/Notebook: This is another idea I got from Organizedhome.com, so feel free to check out the link to the right. In this case, you can either complete the scrapbook yourself, with recipes, photos, embellishments and captions, or you can give them what they need to craft it themselves (but maybe add a few of your own recipes, if desired, just to start the process).
Recipe Binder that you put together yourself. Bonus: The same website also has information and worksheets to print out for Christmas! I have enjoyed using my personalized Christmas Planner for the past two years, and it makes the holidays much more organized, and easier to enjoy.
Recipes: My Mom loves to cook and bake. Over the years, I got some recipes from her, and copied some down from her old cookbooks. See the Martha Stewart link below for details. Save it on a disc or usb flash drive, and give it to her to do whatever she pleases with them. Type up and/or get together recipe files you have that she would like, and compile them onto a disc or usb flash drive. I went through all of the recipes I had, browsed online, and typed up and printed out ones that I knew she would like. One gift she found very meaningful was a recipe book, full of her old recipes, as well as a few new ones. You may decorate the index cards, or leave them plain.
Recipe Scrapbook that you add recipes to. To see more information on this project, and print out the many journal prompts provided, click on the link to the right. If desired, embellish. Fill it, or leave space for her to add more later on. I bought one quite a while ago. This binder can have as many categories and pages as desired for an organized household: emergency list, phone numbers, addresses and birthdays, planner pages, household lists, finances, projects, recipes and menus, fitness, family and school, vacations.
Coupon Book: Either print out a coupon book template, or create your own. There are many fantastic things out there that can be personalized with photos.
Pre-made Recipe Book that you write photos in. Get together photos you already have, or go through your digital photos for ones you want to give to her, and have them printed to put in the scrapbook or album. During one of those fierce storms in New England, her apartment was completely flooded, and she lost everything. She can upload or print out any that she desires.. All you need for this project is a journal, a mason jar, and paper. If desired, you can write your own prompts.
The point of this gift is for the recipient to gradually take out and write the answers or responses to the prompts onto the journal, and by the time the jar is empty, the journal should be pretty full of information about her life and her views. When she is done, she can keep it for herself, or give it to a loved one who would value it.
Scrapbook or Photo Album: These are usually very cherished gifts. Photo albums can be straightforward, and scrapbooks are for those who want to be more creative with the decorative paper, embellishments and captions/journalling.
Greeting Card Organizer: For those who enjoy sending out greeting cards and keeping track of birthdays and other important dates, a greeting card organizer can be a pretty gift that will help them stay organized. It came with many decorative papers, and two different size recipe pages to write the recipes on, as well as decorative subject dividers, plastic protector sheets, and embellishments. There are many ways to go with this idea.
Gift Basket: I think gift baskets are a great way to group related gifts together in a presentable way. As a bonus, maybe include a gift card to a site or a store where she can get some of the photos printed out, or use it to buy a personalized gift with one or some of the photos. It is a great gift for someone who likes to write, or who is very reflective. They come in many sizes, from ones that fit into your pocket, to binder size.
Recipe Box, either with pretty recipe cards or index cards that you can jot recipes down in. I found this idea on the Organizedhome website. The list goes on. They can be about childhood, beliefs, traditions, family, or whatever else you think would be interesting. A journal jar can just be a simple, decorated mason jar with slips of folded paper that contain questions or writing prompts, usually of a variety of topics
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