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5 DIY Gifts

Dec 15, 2015
Scarlet Paolicchi

5 DIY Gift Ideas 

DIY gifts are always a fun gifting option because they allow you to personalize a gift exactly to the tastes of the recipient as well as being an economical and green choice. Making your own gift eliminates packaging and you can use eco-friendly supplies in the process. Here are 5 great DIY gift ideas:

5 DIY Gifts

1.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

This yummy recipe looks cute in a jar and comes in handy for people who are too busy to stop and measure out all the ingredients. You can use organic ingredients and give people a real treat! Directions are here.

2.  Heating Pad

These rice heating pads come in handy to warm you up on a cold day. Rest one around your shoulders for soothing stress relief or tuck one into your covers to warm your toes. You can easily make one by following the directions here. You can personalize these gifts by choosing a unique, reused fabric for each person on your list.

3.  Bath Fizzes

These are a fun gift to make and you will love them so much you will want to make some extras for yourself. Bath fizzes are soothing to dry winter skin and add a fun fizzy element to your bath. Here is a bath fizz recipe that you can personalize by changing the essential oils you use.

4.  Chocolate Truffles

My mouth is just watering remembering how well these chocolate truffles turned out. Here is the trick—only make these for others or you will eat them all before you can stop yourself! Here is the recipe.

5.  Skin Exfoliator Scrub

Another practical DIY beauty gift is an exfoliator scrub. Natural ingredients like sugar and coconut oil will feel great on the recipient’s skin, removing old dead skin cells and moisturizing at the same time. You can find my sugar scrub recipe here.

Which of these DIY gifts will you try making?  

Photo courtesy of Scarlet Paolicchi.

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