Sometimes gift giving can be hard, but you're in luck. Here is a list of homemade gifts anyone would love to receive.
I don't know about you but I personally would rather be given a gift that someone I love made. It makes me feel so special knowing that someone took time to sit down with me in mind to make me something they think I would enjoy. To me that is so much more meaningful than getting the latest gadget. Not that getting new things isn't nice, I just like sentimental things more.
This Christmas I have been thinking about what I can give to my loved ones that would show I appreciate and cherish them. I have came up with a few gifts that come from the heart and not your wallet.
Who doesn't like relaxing in a warm bath before bed? You could whip up a bath basket for the perfect Christmas gift. Find a cute basket and put:
Bath bombs have been a super popular item the past few years and for a good reason. Not only do they make you smell and feel great, if they are infused with essential oils they can be beneficial to your overall health.
I recommend the Etsy shop LauraBotanicals
For beautifully made bath bombs
Bath bomb photo from LauraBotonicals
Photo belongs to Elder&Co
Who doesn't love candles?
These hand poured candles by Elder & Co are by far my favorite candles.
They last so long and smell amazing. They are unique and perfect to gift to anyone in your family.
They are defiantly on my wish list this year.
Get your candles here!
Soap and Shower Jellies
Something fun and unique are these soaps and shower jellies from SugarShowerCo
I love how fun and colorful these soaps are.
They have so many cute designs.
Check them out for a unique and fun gift- They have a lot that would appeal to kids, too!
Use code 'doneblonde' for a discount
You could also add face and hair masks, bubble bath solution, a bath robe and body lotion
I've never met a grandparent or parent that doesn't like having family pictures to look at. There are so many fun ways to display and gift photos that almost anyone would love.
Photo on wood
it's easier than you think.
all you need is
piece of wood
A non-glossy photo
To prepare your canvas (your wood) apply a coat of Gesso. This will allow the photo to adhere better.
If you have a rough gain wood sand it down first.
let the gesso completely dry and then position your photo on the wood how you want it.
Simply paint the modpodge over your picture and let it dry. Be careful to not tear your picture and try to keep it as smooth as possible to avoid air bumps.
Let the modpodge dry and you should have a completed picture on a wooden canvas. You can take a wood pen or a sharpie and write on or over your picture for a more personal touch.
This is a super affordable and easy way to give someone you love a meaningful gift.
Pictures in a jar
A unique and easy way to display pictures.
Find a cute jar,
grab a photo you like
position the photo how you want and fill the jar with olive oil.
These are great to put on shelves or use as center pieces on a table.
Customize coffee mugs
It is actually really simple to customize a coffee mug. Find a plain mug you like, draw or trace a design on it that you like with sharpies, when you are satisfied with your design use a foam brush and coat the cup with gloss finish mod podge. If the cup is intended for drinking make sure you leave the rim clean from ink and mod podge. Of course this technique works well on plates and bowls alike!
Shutterfly.com is not a small business but it also has a lot of great ways to personalize gifts.
I gift a calendar every year to my in-laws.
They have everything form calendars to blankets- if you want a picture on it they probably have it.
Get creative this year, give gifts with meaning. If you don't want to personally make the gift I encourage you to shop Etsy.com or other local shops. It is important to support small business, for most it is their lively hood and most of the time the quality is better than if it was manufactured.
I hope you have a great Christmas season and know it isn't about the gifts.
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