I love making things from scratch, from personal care products like my hair rinse and body cream to home care products like this window cleaner and shower cleaner. But nothing is as much fun to make as gifts for someone else.
I've made homemade Christmas gifts for a long time, but typically they were only cookies and candies. These days I am thinking not just about edible treats like my no bake cookies, but also about things that would make great Christmas gifts, or really great gifts for anytime.
So–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:
I think this is a sweet idea! For cooks who need to do a lot of tasting!
I've been thinking about soap making for a long time now!
I just LOVE this scrub. Super simple and it works great!
This lip scrub really helps continually dry lips.
I just got a sewing machine for my birthday – I think these are such a cute gift for someone who sews!
These bars are all the rage right now.
This scrub looks wonderful and has epsom added for more health benefits.
Lydia, the owner of Divine Health, says this smells divine!
I'd be a little concerned about getting the tint right, but I love this idea!
Who doesn't love getting and receiving ornaments at Christmastime? I love that our tree is all mis-matched with memorable ornaments!
In case 30 weren't enough for you :-).
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.
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!
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!
Ever since I saw this post by Jessica, I have wanted to try her curry powder. It sounds great!!
This is a great base for Italian Dressing or Veggie Dip!
I love chai. Really–who doesn't?
We love anything pumpkin! This would be a great gift. For me :-).