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We all get it; it’s Christmas time and someone gifts you a present that you really don’t like and know that you’ll never use. So, what do you do with it? I’m going to share with you all 5 things that you can do with those unwanted presents.
If it’s something you really don’t gravitate towards yourself, and can see yourself never using it, but don’t quite want to tell the person that gave it to you, then one way that you can still partially gain from this present giving is to sell your unwanted present. Someone out there is going to surely want it!
Make sure you keep note of who gave you the present to begin, just so that you don’t cause an embarrassing moment of re-gifting the present to the person who originally gave it to you. Although, it’s sure to save you the money for buying a present for someone down the long road, and it’s you know it’s a present that they’d like, then why not gift it to them?
If you were given the receipt in the first place, or feel confident enough to ask the person for one, then this is always an easy option to get rid of your unwanted present, and instead purchase one that you would much prefer.
Give it to charity
There’s sure to be someone who would love to receive your gift, by giving it away. This is the perfect way to give away your unwanted presents in a really christmassy way, without caring about the advantages for yourself, but instead just other people.
Hand into homeless shelters
Things such as food items, clothing, and blankets etc that are gifted to you during the festive season that you do not wish to keep yourself, are sure to be loved and gratefully received by those who are without a home. So this is a great idea to be more giving this festive season, and think about those who need these items.
These are the perfect christmassy cupcakes, using spices such as ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It’s definitely a really nice alternative to making gingerbread.
- 150g light brown sugar
- 150g self raising flour
- 150g butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 200g butter
- 200g icing sugar
- 50g light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- pinch nutmeg
- 1 tsp ginger
- pinch cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180oC and put paper cupcake cases into a 12 piece muffin tin.
Cream together the sugar and butter.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and spices.
Mix the flour and eggs into the butter mixture, bit by bit, alternating between each, and then mix in the milk.
Spoon in the cake mixture into the cupcake cases.
Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown and a knife comes out clean.
Allow the cakes to cool fully before frosting.
Put the butter and sugar in a saucepan.
Melt over a low heat, until all of the butter is melted, adding in the milk, and spices, until it resembles a toffee like sauce.
Beat the butter until it is softer and lighter in colour and consistency, adding in the icing sugar and 2 tbsp of the sauce.
Frost the cupcakes with this mixture, and drizzle over some extra sauce on top of each of the cupcakes.
These cupcakes are super yummy, but also very sweet, so definitely to be eaten in moderation. I also found that the cakes are just as delicious without the frosting, and are therefore quicker to make, and it’s also perfect for those who don’t have quite such a sweet tooth.
Let me know in the comments below if you’re going to give these cupcakes a try, and let me know how they go for you!
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