Natural Homemade Gift Ideas

7:29 AM Posted by Jo Pedranti

I have made several homemade gifts the last month to be used for my gift baskets. 
 

Homemade gifts are more thoughtful, cost effective, and more environmental friendly. It is a great way to show children that gifts don't have to be expensive. It also teaches them to take advantage of resources we already have. We re-cycle containers and buy things at garage sales, thrift stores, or antique stores and use for our homemade products.



 Here is an example of one of my baskets filled with handmade lavender/rosemary soap and handmade table cloths. You can make these baskets for any occasions and not just for the holidays.



I made another basket filled with other products that I made the last month. 


Some natural and healthy gift ideas:





Quick and Easy Bath Salt my daughter made.







 A Quick Infused Calendula/Lavender/ Chamomile Facial Toner

 

Homemade Rosemary & Lavender Soap Makes a Perfect Gift








 







 

 

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17 comments:

  1. Kasondra said...

    This is great. Last year I made my inlaws a ton of scented bath salts and put them in a pretty basket. It was a hit! We also bought inexpensive frames and filled them with photos of our son and a print of his hand...another hit, as you can imagine.

    I love posts on homemade things!

  2. Jo's Health Corner said...

    Thank you Kasondra!
    I can imagine that the print of your son's hand was a big hit. Homemade beauty products are always well liked.

  3. Turning the Clock Back said...

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I still have your button on my sidebar, too...it has been too long since I popped in to see what you've been writing about ! If you are interested, I would love to have you guest post on my blog...

    My homemade gifts every year are homemade candies. I make about 40 pounds worth to give to teachers, neighbors, friends, family, etc. It is not good for my wastline but we have fun!

    Happy Holidays!

    Diane

  4. Jo's Health Corner said...

    Hi Diane,
    Thanks for coming here!
    Wow, 40 pounds of candy is a lot! That's great though that you make the gifts.
    I would love to guest post on your blog. Do you have a specific topic you want me to write about?

    Happy Holidays to you..

  5. Terry said...

    Hi Jo,
    Great ideas!!! I am always puttering around making gifts for family members.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Wishing you a Safe and Happy New Year. Terry

  6. Jo's Health Corner said...

    You have a great blog Terry, I'm glad I stopped by since it has been a while.
    Happy New Year to you too.

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  8. Art Mama said...

    I'm hugely impressed by these beautiful ideas. I have also written a blogpost about giftmaking - encouraging people to come up with their own original ideas http://8wordmission.blogspot.com/2011/10/homemade-gifts-great-gift-ideas.html - I would love you to comment about how you come up with yours. :)

  9. Kathy Felsted Usher said...

    These are the types of gifts I'd like to learn to make and would prefer to receive! Thank you.

  10. Jo's Health Corner/www.naturallysports.com said...

    You're welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Good Girl Gone Green said...

    All great ideas! I personally love receiving homemade gifts! :)

  12. Jo's Health Corner/www.naturallysports.com said...

    Homemade gifts are the best. Thanks for visiting!

  13. Jennifer said...

    I think homemade gifts are the best too... some things I've made in the past are... crocheted beanies, scarves, coffee mixes, cookies mixes, hot chocolate mixes, fork/spoons wind chime, cookies, caramel corn, cookbook with recipe I like & jar of hm pancake mix, painted gourds :)

  14. Andrea said...

    Jo! This may be the best collection of homemade gift ideas I've seen this season! Partly because it's right up my alley;)Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) It is my sincere hope that you will continue to make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! Keep the great posts comin':)
    Blessings,
    Andrea
    www.frugallysustainable.com

  15. Jo's Health Corner/www.naturallysports.com said...

    Jennifer,
    Wow, you have made many wonderful gifts. DO you have any photos of the painted gourds?
    Thanks for visiting!

  16. Jo's Health Corner/www.naturallysports.com said...

    Thanks Andrea!
    I will make sure that I make Frugal Days, Sunstainable Ways my regular stop on Wednesdays.

  17. shehbaz michael said...

    What are the products you used in your gifts collection? Explain me some more about the procedure of making these homemade gifts?