Hey there!! I’ve written this post already and somehow the WordPress mobile app did not save my draft (nor could I find the button to save the draft) and I lost the entire post…not once, but TWICE. The frustration actually brought me to tears and I said I wasn’t going to post it anymore, but here I am. Instead of typing it all out again, I’m just going to post pictures and you can follow up with questions if interested.
Homemade Vanilla Extract: super easy to make in big batches and gift all year long!
Peppermint Body Scrub: I cheaped out on the coconut oil here since it’ll just end up down the drain, and it was a great way to finally get rid of the white sugar that had been sitting in my pantry untouched for so long.
Cookie/Brownie Mixes in a Bag: much more economical than gifting them in a quart-sized mason jar and super adorable. This is why I love homemade gifts..! Giving someone a package of Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix wouldn’t be very impressive, but this is! Who doesn’t love scratch cookies. The kids gave their teachers these before winter break and they really loved them.
Homemade Whipped Body Butter: not a very frugal gift due to the ingredients it contains, but a little goes a long way and it is by far my favorite moisturizer! Contains raw Shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, vegetable glycerin, and lavender essential oil.
Easier Whipped Lavender Coconut Oil: this one is much simpler but almost just as good. Whipping coconut oil makes it much easier to use it as a moisturizer throughout the winter when it otherwise gets very hard and difficult to remove from the jar and spread.
Homemade Lip Balm: I made a huge batch of these early this year so I already had them on hand. Similar to the body butter, but with beeswax to maintain a firm consistency.
There are so many other awesome homemade gift ideas out there, but these are the main ones I’m sticking to this year. What are your favorites?!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the DTDG family!!!