Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas: themes and suggestions for your Christmas gift giving. Homemade breads & cookies, handmade items & more!
Since it’s the day before Thanksgiving here in the states, for many of you, Christmas gift giving is the last thing on your mind! I wanted to pop in anyway and share these holiday gift ideas and themes so you can at least start thinking about it.
I’m early enough so you can take your time, wander through the links, and decide what you want to do. Even if you don’t usually give this sort of gift to family and friends, perhaps you’ll find something you can give to yourself!
Rosemary Theme Holiday Gift Ideas: all include free printable tags
- Rosemary Sugar Scrub
- Rosemary Salt
- Savory Rosemary Buttermilk Quick Bread
- DIY Rosemary Mint Soap
- DIY Simmering Scent
Vanilla Theme Holiday Gift Ideas
*About the vanilla extract. It’s not too late to give this if you really want to. It makes a lovely gift. Just tell the recipient to wait a few weeks to use it…or put a notation on the tag.
Lavender Theme Holiday Gift Ideas
- Lavender Sugar Scrub
- Lavender Lemon Quick Bread
- Lavender Shortbread Cookies
- Burlap Lavender Sachets
- DIY Lavender Soap – use the Rosemary Mint Soap tutorial. Substitute the rosemary and mint essential oil with lavender essential oil. Add a small amount of dried lavender on the top after the soap is poured.
- English Muffin Bread with Flavored Sugar
- Snickerdoodle Bread
- Glazed Cranberry Citrus Bread
- Eggnog Bread with Rum Glaze
I think this year I’m going to give a loaf of rosemary buttermilk bread along with a jar of rosemary salt. I might throw in a small bag or jar of simmering potpourri. I’ll be back soon with some packaging ideas.
Before I go, I want to tell each one of you how thankful I am for your friendship. I am very grateful for your encouragement, comments and kind words. It never fails that when I’m feeling less than wonderful, one of you writes and your words completely make my day. I am trying so hard to share valuable and easy ideas to make your lives simpler and lovelier. I hope when you come here, you feel welcome and peaceful. I hope when you leave, you feel confident and happy. I do not, and never will, take your support for granted. You all are the best.