Are you behind in your Christmas planning?
Wanting to tighten your budget and avoid spending too much on last-minute gifts?
I’ve got a great list of homemade gifts that take little time to pull together. Because there’s only one week left….Eek!
Quite truthfully, we aren’t doing that much traditional hustle-bustle Christmas stuff this year.
My adrenal fatigue doesn’t do well when there is too much stress and frankly, I don’t care much for all the Christmas season chaos.
(You can see in Slowing Down for Christmas how we try not to do too much.)
But I do like DIY gifts–both since they are homemade and frugal.
I love the homemade touch and my wallet loves the frugal part .
This list is a keeper. Use it now or refer back to it anytime you need a homemade gift for someone special.
Homemade Food Gifts
Homemade Christmas Cookies – Look no further than my posts:
Tasting Spoons from Lexie’s Kitchen
I think this is a sweet idea! For cooks who need to do a lot of tasting!
Decorative Soap Balls from Cooking Traditional Foods
I’ve been thinking about soap making for a long time now!
Nourishing Sugar Scrub from Whole New Mom
I just LOVE this scrub. Super simple and it works great!
Nourishing Lip Scrub from Whole New Mom
This lip scrub helps with my continually dry lips.
Canning Jar Pincushions from The Local Cook
I just got a sewing machine for my birthday – I think these are such a cute gift for someone who sews!
Coconut Oil Lotion Bar from The Coconut Mama
These bars are all the rage right now.
Citrus Salt and Sugar Scrub – Cooking Traditional Foods
This scrub looks wonderful and has epsom added for more health benefits.
Eczema Salve from Diving Health from the Inside Out
Lydia, the owner of Divine Health, says this smells divine!
How to Make Naturally Tinted Lip Balm from Frugally Sustainable
I’d be a little concerned about getting the tint right, but I love this idea!
Twine-Wrapped Ornaments from Dandelions on the Wall
Who doesn’t love getting and receiving ornaments at Christmastime? I love that our tree is all mis-matched with memorable ornaments!
30 Healthy Christmas Cookies from Whole New Mom
20 Healthy Christmas Cookies from Whole New Mom
In case 30 weren’t enough for you .
Homemade Taco Seasoning from Whole New Mom
We use this regularly and it makes a plain rice and beans meal taste super special!
Put some of this in a little mason jar with a cute ribbon and you’re all set.
Surprisingly Good Seasoned Popcorn Topping from Whole New Mom
This really is super addictive. I get asked for this recipe everywhere we take it.
Put this in a little jar with a cute label and gift it with some popcorn kernels!
Mild Curry Powder from Whole New Mom
We are curry lovers in our household. We use it in My Most Requested Recipe – Pakistani Beef Curry.
Our favorite curry power used to be a popular gourmet-ish brand, but once I figured out how to replicate it almost perfectly with this recipe (it is sooooo much cheaper), we have never gone back!
Homemade Curry Powder from Delicious Obsessions
Ever since I saw this post by Jessica, I have wanted to try her curry powder. It sounds great!!
Italian Dressing Dry Mix from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
This is a great base for Italian Dressing or Veggie Dip!
Chai Tea Mix in a Jar from Greenbacks Gal
I love chai. Really–who doesn’t?
Loads of great ideas to choose from here!
We love anything pumpkin! This would be a great gift. For me .
Printable Gift Tags from Common Sense Homesteading
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