15 Homemade Holiday Gifts
With the holiday closing in on us, I am sure many of you are doing the last minute gift scramble so prevalent in these final days before Christmas. Rather than throwing money at the wall and going with whatever it sticks to, instead of just grabbing another gift card from the big box stores, why not get creative and craft up some beautiful, thoughtful homemade gifts this year?
Drop the cottonball snowmen, leave the popsicle sticks in the popsicles and leave the salt dough for the kids. Finally put away, I repeat, put away the glitter. Spread the holiday cheer with some of my favorite sweet (but sometimes savory) and simple handmade holiday gifts.
The perfect gift for the baker in your life. Once they bake with your homemade vanilla extract, they will never wanna go back to store bought. Print our the customizable labels for the complete, finished gift.
Who wouldn’t be happy getting cookies for the holidays? This beautiful Grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar is a breeze for you to make, it’s gluten-free, paleo and vegan friendly. You can even print out the label and instructions to pull it all together,
This spice blend is a must for any foodie’s kitchen! Great for cooking, grilling and roasting, but also the perfect little sprinkle to add to avocado toast or crackers.
Hot chocolate is synonymous with winter time but most hot cocoa mixes are loaded with sugar, artificial flavors and who knows what else. This easy to make, decadent mix is made with just a few, natural, real food ingredients and it makes for the perfect gift. The printable labels make for the most adorable jar of sweet goodness, too.
Create a full, well-thought out gift basket for the wine-lover in your life. Package in a sweet box with the printable label and directions provided, grab some sweet mugs and you have the perfect gift on your hands.
Give the gift of seasonal aromas by creating your very own essential oil holiday room sprays. Great for the hostess of a holiday party or that hard to shop for person on your list, bring them your favorite quintessential holiday scents. Grab some amber-colored glass bottles, print the free labels and you literally bottling up Christmas for someone.
Chocolate as a gift is never ever a bad idea. The best part about this edible gift is the possibility to get really creative with your toppings, customizing each bark to the recipient. Printable gift labels make your boxes extra special and personalized.
Another must for every foodie’s kitchen. Pumpkin pie spice isn’t just for the early fall, this makes a great addition to baked goods, smoothies, it can be added to coffees and lattes, etc.
These infused finishing sea salts are the perfect offering to the food lover in your life. An innovative and unique way to bring an extra layer of creativity in the pinching, these finishing salts will definitely get you an invite for the next dinner party, too.
We all have those friends that struggle every winter with the dreaded seasonal illnesses. Colds, flus, sinus infections. While it may be a less than traditional gift idea, I can promise once they learn they can shorten their sickness by up to 50% in duration, they’ll be thanking you like crazy and asking where they can get more. Printable label included.
Another great gift for the foodie in your life, these infused olive oils are not only super tasty, but they are a gorgeous presentation with the floating herbs suspended in the beautiful olive oil. Grab the printable labels to make your bottles extra special.
While I realize that homemade cleaner may feel like an odd, less than thoughtful gift in comparison to some of the others, it may be just the perfect gift for that friend or family member you know who is working to clean up their life. Once they have their first bottle you created for them, send them the link to make their own refills. Printable label included.
For the chai lover in your life! We all know one. Rather than the boxed blends full of sugar and artificial flavorings, show off your skills with this homemade blend. They will never go back!
Another less-than-typical gift idea, this fermented tonic is a wonderful gift for that friend or family member who makes their health and wellness a major priority. Loaded with healing goodness this nutrient-dense stimulating traditional probiotic drink is loaded with friendly bacteria and beneficial enzymes, great for intestinal health, aiding in digestion and elimination, it’s an excellent liver cleanser and along with the healthy probiotics, beet’s high levels of vitamin C make this tonic an excellent boost for the immune system.
Everyone loves that classic chocolatey hazelnut butter, most of us can’t keep our hands out of the jar if it’s around. This homemade version is naturally sweetened and features fresh toasted hazelnuts and raw cacao. It’s a game changer. Plus check out the post for other fun nut butter creations like Spiced Maple Pecan Butter or Nut-free Sunflower Seed Butter