Christmas, gifts, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Much pleasure can be derived from making Christmas gifts if we begin early. We are living in a practical age and should no longer spend time making unsuitable articles. Think of the living conditions and needs of each person whom we wish to remember with a gift. The homemaker may be given articles which will help to beautify her home, some aid for caring for clothing, a household article or some personal garment or accessory. A person who travels considerably will appreciate cases for toilet articles, shoe bags and covers for dresses. A college girl likes accessories, dainty undergarments, and furnishings to make her room more attractive. The young man in college finds a lounging robe a useful gift. Men and boys like nice cotton broadcloth and silk shirts and good looking scarfs. Children enjoy cloth dolls and animals and doll furniture. Decide first upon an appropriate gift; buy good materials and suitable colors; put good workmanship on your gift and after careful pressing, enclose the gift with a seasonable greeting card in a colorful gift package.
Kiethline, May, "New Christmas Gifts" (1927). SDSU Extension Circulars. 260.