I love handmade gifts anytime of the year but especially Christmas. Let’s be honest. whose Dad actually wants another ugly tie? I feel really blessed to be in a family where smaller, more thoughtful gifts are the norm, and giving big expensive items is not allowed … tickets to Hawaii, however, would be totally acceptable 😉
A few years ago I made salt scrubs for all my friends and it was such a hit! On top of being so easy to make, it cost next to nothing to get all the ingredients. It was the perfect dry winter skin remedy everyone was looking for and I ended up sending the information to all of them to make again and again. Click here for the recipe
Not everyone has time to make gifts for everyone in their family but no one said you had to make them. We are so lucky to live in a thriving artist community that has so much to offer. I found this ring at Market Collective a few months back from a small jewellery maker called Cinder & Sage.
You might even have a crafty person in your circle of friends. I picked up this necklace from a friend’s mom who makes jewellery from rocks and gems in her spare time. I’ve given a few out as gifts and every time I see them being worn it makes me smile. If you don’t know a crafty person yourself, you can always check out what local artists are making on Etsy
And who doesn’t love getting something yummy in their stocking? A friend of mine made batches of jams and pickles this summer and needed to clear her shelves out so I got a few to throw in as stocking stuffers.
If you have any great handmade gift ideas, please feel free to share!