DIY - Christmas Gifts!

11.16.2010

Though I am not a creative person by nature, I try to stretch that part of me around this time of year. I love when gifts {whether it be at Christmas time or birthdays or just because} have a personal touch to them. I don't sew and the thought of baking in mass amounts is quite daunting, so that leaves me with just a few options. But after a lot of thought, I came up with, what I believe, are some great ideas for my 2 wonderful aunts. I don't get to see them as much as I'd like, so Christmas is a great time to remind them that I think about them.

I would love to tell/show you what I'm making them, but it's a surprise and since family members of mine read this, I can't reveal my self-proclaimed awesome idea.

But while trying to come up with my own idea, I stumbled across a couple of others:

  • Brown Sugar Body Scrub 

    1 cup organic brown sugar

    1 cup white granulated sugar

    ¾ cup almond, soybeans, hazelnut, or macadamia nut base oil

    2 teaspoons cinnamon, powdered

    2 teaspoons ginger, powdered

    2 teaspoons nutmeg, powdered

    40 drops cardamom essential oil
Now, I have no clue what cardamom essential oil is, but other than that, everything is easily pronounced and not that expensive. It would be a great gift and you could be really creative with packaging and make it all your own!

  • Homemade Goodies! This is the absolute best time of year to eat bake. And while it seems scary to me to make endless amounts of cookies or fudge or breads, it can be easily done and obviously a great gift to get! I found some recipes from Real Simple and Betty Crocker


While there are many other crafty, homemade presents to be discovered out there, these seem the most fun and more importantly, the most simple. I'd love to hear about things that you've made or found!


3 i love your comments!:

Whitney said...

My roommate and I are doing cookies for our neighbors this year. And hot choclate in a mason jar.

Andrea said...

My mom, my brother and I (and spouses and nieces) make a TON of cookies each year....and guess what? I will not get to taste the finsihed product...unless the last through December 31st! I may have to give myself a "free day" in there!!! ;)

Tell me what you are doing for your aunts!!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

i love the scrub idea! i want some for me! ha! i've done cupcake in a christmas mugs before and then they can bake them on their own. that's fun for friends and neighbors.

 
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