Looking for some unique last-minute gift ideas for your loved ones? Look to their Christmas stockings, and plan to fill them with inspired homemade presents.
Everyone loves a gift that comes from the heart, and making something cool and different will make for a memorable holiday. Check out some of these great and simple ideas and prepare to wow with your gifting!
1. Make Bath Time The Bomb
Plop a bath bomb into your tub and you’ll be transported to an effervescent oasis of relaxation. Here’s a simple recipe: 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid (ask for this at a natural food or vitamin store), 1/2 cup Epsom salts, a bit of water and your favorite essential oil.
Combine into a paste, mold into a ball and let dry. If you want to gift a less fizzy pampering, you can make a simpler recipe.
2. Blissful Bath Oils Pamper On A Budget
Bath oils are easier alternatives to bath bombs and they are just as impressive. All you need is a good base oil, such as sunflower or almond oil, and 10-20 drops of any essential oil. Good choices can be rosemary, mint, lemon, eucalyptus, or a combination. Choose a unique bottle for maximum gifting impact.
Your recipient might want to relax with a book in this scented tub, so check out this next idea.
3. Help Your Loved Ones Keep Their Place With Book Marks That Remind Them Of You
All you need is a little heavy card stock paper, some pens for doodling, and a little time to make a fun and memorable bookmark. Readers need these all the time as most book lovers cringe at the idea of folding over page corners to keep their place. While you have your decorating pens out, you can make other gifts for your favorite bibliophile.
4. Create Custom Journals For The Writer In Your Life
People love small journals. Even with our phones, tablets and laptops, many enjoy making lists and keeping notes with paper and pen. A custom journal gift can be as easy as embossing a blank journal.
For the more adventurous, you can fold decorative paper over writing stock for a completely unique handmade journal.
As for those smartphone addicts, you can make them a DIY gift, too.