It’s that time of year where our budgets are stretched thin and we are looking for simple, homemade ideas for gift giving. There are lots of great ways to use items from your garden or even the local farmer’s market to make and give this holiday season.
Don’t let the DIY factor deter you from making gifts this holiday season. These are simple ways to make the holidays just that more special.
1. Homemade Soup
Fill a jar with dried ingredients to make a homemade soup. Think dried organic pasta, dried beans and veggies. Throw in some dried spices from your garden and you have the perfect gift!
2. Make a Terrarium
Not everyone has a green thumb! Show off your knack for organic gardening by creating a terrarium in an up cycled jar. Even better, gather a group of friends and make it into a Terrarium Party! Everyone brings something to add, including their own succulents. This way you can save money and have an excuse to have friends over!
3. Homemade Laundry Soap
This is the perfect gift that keeps on giving! Such a simple idea for a homemade Christmas gift. Simple household ingredients make for a great smelling load of laundry that your gift recipient will think of time and time again! Create a beautiful label and you have a perfect Homemade Christmas Gift.
4. Peppermint Body Scrub
This is a lovely holiday pampering gift! Coconut oil, granulated sugar and peppermint essential oil is all you need to make a simple homemade gift for that special someone.
5. Handmade Soap
Fill a basket with handmade soap. Some organic soap base, essential oil, cocoa butter, cocoa powder and some muffin tins you are on your way for a simple holiday gift. Here is a great recipe to try!
6. Homemade Heating Pad
Some leftover material, rice and essential oils are all you need to make this simple gift for someone you care about.
7. Simple Homemade Vanilla Extract
For the baker in your life, what is better than a gift they will reach for time and time again? Making vanilla extract is simple and better than the some of the varieties available in the store. Maybe you will even get a delicious treat in return!
8. Mens Homemade Shaving Cream
Don’t forget about the men in your life! This is a great recipe for mens shaving cream and is perfect for that hard to buy for man in your life.
9. Homemade soy candles
Create your own scent and make candles! This is a great way to fill up those empty jars you have in the recycling bin. And, these are much better than any store bought candle!
10. Delicious Homemade Granola
With just a few simple ingredients from your pantry, this is a great gift for a food lover! Rolled Oats, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, dried fruit and nuts make the best topping for ice cream, breakfast cereal or even just a quick snack.
You’ve got a list of great ideas, it’s time to get to work and start creating some great gift ideas for the people on your homemade holiday list!
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