With the year passing by us in such a hurry, we can’t delay any decorations and preparations for the holiday season. It’s already right around the corner! So instead of getting store-bought Christmas gifts and enduring lines and stressful hours of searching, shake things up with unique and personalized gifts that you can make yourself! Check out these incredibly creative DIY ideas and make your gifts much more special!
Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub
This Homemade Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub works great as a gifting option: it is super easy to make, smells wonderful and leaves the skin with a heavenly touch. For the ingredients (all natural!), you’ll only need:
- 1 cup of white sugar;
- Half a cup of extra virgin organic coconut oil;
- 6 drops of peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract;
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
To prepare, gently mix the coconut oil and sugar and then add the peppermint oil and vanilla extract, stirring until the sugar is no longer dry. Put the mix in a small glass jar, add a ribbon and voilá: you have this amazing homemade sugar scrub that everybody will love.
Homemade Potpourri Gift
Potpourri is a great way to make your house smell divine, but a lot of people don’t have the time to prepare it. For a special Christmas gift, you could make a small potpourri gift that your loved one can enjoy on the holiday itself, simmering on a stove top, or even during the whole season on a dish. You can use any glass container with a lid, even mason jars, and print a tag or label or just add a beautiful ribbon or twine to it. Get the instructions over at Julie Blanner!
This delicious Slow Cooker Apple Butter is perfect as a gifting option, because everybody who tries it ends up loving it. The jars can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 weeks and are very easy to prepare! If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender or just cook the apples down into mush. The result may be a little chunky, but many people like it better that way! Get the recipe here and print a label or use a ribbon and place the butter in a mason jar. It is guaranteed Christmas gift success!
DIY Tile Photo Coasters
These incredible Tile Photo Coasters are amazingly thoughtful and make the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas. You can select pictures of the person’s children, old photos, snow-filled pics to fit the season or just general fun snaps to make these cool coasters. You can check out the step-by-step over at Popsugar, and don’t worry: it’s easier than it looks! Using this same idea, you can also make magnets or even canvas prints!
Spa in a Jar
Everyone needs some pampering and some “me” time, especially during this holiday season which can be a little stressful. Allow your loved one to unwind and relax by gifting them with this thoughtful idea, that includes all a person needs to have a spa day at home in a cool mason jar. Inside, you can place hand scrub, foot soak, bath salts, lip balm, facial masque, creams, small candle, nail clippers, etc. The sample sizes are easy to find on any pharmacy and it makes for a really cute and thoughtful gift!
Crockpot Apple Cider in Mason Jars
A well-prepared Crockpot Apple Cider would make a great Christmas gift choice. This recipe we posted last month is just perfect for it: it’s delicious, easy to prepare and is guaranteed to please any taste buds it finds. Just print out a label or a beautiful ribbon and it’s ready to make someone’s day a little better!
Hot Cocoa Mix Ornament
These amazingly creative hot cocoa mix ornaments are perfect for the chocolate-lovers. Actually, it would be perfect for everybody: who wouldn’t love this awesome gift? The instructions from Sprinkle Some Fun are really easy and detailed, and combining with a mug (that you can easily personalize) and a chocolate covered spoon or candy cane makes it unforgettable!
Ice cream sundae in a box
This amazing idea is perfect to gift your friends, children or younger relatives. Even though it will be cold outside, everybody loves ice cream and it’s a good dessert option doesn’t matter the weather, especially with all these yummy toppings. Anybody would love to receive this awesome box as a gift!
Open When Letters
This idea is just incredibly thoughtful and would warm the heart of whoever receives it, doesn’t matter it’s your companion, your parents or your close friend. Make a few different letters so the person can open them on different occasions, like for when they’re missing you, for when they’re feeling lonely, for when they’re feeling bored, tired, stressed, for their birthday, for when they need some cheering up, etc. You can add different items inside the envelopes too, like photos, memories, tea bag envelopes, coffee coupons, restaurant gift card, small books, cards, etc. Anything you’d like to make the person feel better!
Homemade Fortune Cookies
These homemade fortune cookies are fun and delicious! You can add cute quotes, funny inside jokes, things that you like in the person and reasons why you love them inside the cookies, and gift it on a takeout box or glass container. It will definitely melt their heart! Get the recipe and instructions over at Just a Taste!
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