DH and I have decided that we MUST reduce our Christmas spending this year. I'm "crafty" but I have found that the people on my list don't really appreciate handcrafted gifts. I've found a few things on sale but I am still on the lookout for other good but inexpensive "semi-homemade" ideas. I'm shying away from gift baskets, because I've found that I end up spending more when I go that route! Here's my one-and-only "semi-homemade" idea, so far. DD's teacher is extremely difficult to shop for! The kind of person that even the simplest thing will probably be too fussy for her taste! I'm going to buy DD an inexpensive plant pot, and let DD grow a plant (from one of the plants we already have at home) between now and Christmas! A fairly simple, non-flowering plant - easy to grow, and won't offend the teacher's sensibilities (the lady dislikes anything with even the slightest hint of a scent!) This idea will probably work best for those living in warm climates! Any other ideas? Please share.