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 before, so getting them as a gift from someone else was inspiring. I was also very grateful to have something with such wonderful ingredients that I didn’t have to make myself. I knew the value in the gifts, not to mention the time that it took to make those handmade gifts.
#1 Homemade Soap
Don’t shy away from the idea. You can still make soaps as a last minute gift if you hot-process the batch. Make the recipes cold process if you have at least 3 weeks for the soaps to harden.
There are a lot of different types of soap to try. You can add your favorite essential oils and other organic exfoliating additives like ground oats, coffee grounds, or dried herbs. Get Recipes and Learn How HERE.
#2 Homemade Vanilla Extract
Go ahead and start making 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 Salves, Lotions, or Lib Balms
#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 with the scent I prefer. Sometimes I will ask someone to choose from the essential oils that I have. When they find one they like, I know what to use in their gift. 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.
Find some cute tags, ribbon, and have fun.
I hope these give you ideas for homemade Christmas gifts. Gifts that show how much you care and how much time and effort someone is worth (Even if the gifts are quick and easy). Enjoy!