With Christmas fast approaching you are likely taking a look at your list of people you need to buy for and scratching your head trying to come up with the perfect idea. Why not try something a little different this Christmas and make a variety of handmade gifts to give to family and friends? This gives you the opportunity to create something truly personal and special, and it will carry that much extra meaning.
We’ve put together a variety of ideas that you may want to use as you work on completing your gift giving list.
If you need to get a gift for a beer lover, then there is nothing more special than brewing your very own variety tailored to their tastes. There are a variety of breweries that give people a chance to brew their own flavors through the use of co2 extraction for oils. This is an excellent way to add unique flavors through the oils. You will end up with something truly memorable that they can’t find anywhere else.
Here’s a really unique gift that your recipient will absolutely love. Everyone can use coasters in their house, but typically they are rather bland and boring. Why not have your very own coasters made using pictures of you and your loved one? You can even make photo collages on the coasters of a trip, a big event, or Christmas’s past. Go the extra mile and wrap them in clear cello with a gorgeous ribbon to finish it off.
Pamper Your Loved One
While a trip to the spa may not fit in your gift giving budget, it doesn’t mean you can’t offer them the perfect pampering gift. You can make your very own scented sugar scrub. There are plenty of recipes online and you can use a variety of essential oils to provide that customized scent. If you’re looking for something festive, opt for peppermint extract. Be sure to use coconut oil in the scrub as well to moisturize and leave the skin feeling soft. You can package your homemade scrub in a glass jar and tie a festive ribbon around it.
For the Foodies
It seems there is no shortage of foodies nowadays, and they can make for the most fun people to shop for! Why not create a chalkboard serving tray for their next big event. They will be able to display whatever they want on the tray and then write the names of the items underneath. You can even purchase a few small serving bowls to go along with the tray.
In order to make your serving tray you will need a wooden plank, chalkboard paint, and carrying handles. You can stain the wood to match their décor and pick handles that work with their style.
Get in on the Fun
Once you put your thinking cap on and start creating these lovely handmade Christmas gifts, there’s a good chance this will become your new routine. Your friends and family will absolutely love the thought you have put into their gifts, and you’ll have the fun of putting them together.