Homemade Christmas Gifts
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Homemade Christmas gifts can show that you really put forth the effort to make something special for someone. Before I ever tried making my own vanilla extract, I received some as a gift and was thrilled. I’ve also been given some great soaps in the past. These are things that I had never made myself. Yet, even if I had, I would have been happy to try a new kind or not to have to make it myself.
#1 Homemade Soap
Don’t shy away from the idea. You can still make soaps if you hot-process the batch. There are a lot of kinds to try. You can add your favorite essential oils and other organic exfoliating additives like ground oats, coffee grounds, or dried herbs.
#2 Homemade Vanilla Extract
Go ahead and start on some Homemade Vanilla Extract to give as birthdays or even Christmas next year, if it won’t be ready for this year. It does need at least 4 months to steep before it is ready.
#3 Homemade Lotions, Body Balms, or Lib Balms
The above containers for lip balm was actually in the wedding section of a craft store.
#4 Homemade Deodorants
You can also make homemade deodorants. They work great and have essential oils that will help minimize sweat and kill bacterial growth so there will be no smell. I love these because I can make them whatever smell I like. Some time I will ask someone to choose from the essential oils that I have. When they find one they like, I know what to use. You can buy containers HERE.
#5 Homemade Goodies like Homemade Granola
Homemade Granola is a fun and easy project. It makes a great gift because people can eat it as a cereal, with yogurt, or even dry like a trail mix.