In my first eco-friendly gift guide I promised you some gift guides for kids and homemade gift ideas. Well, I’ve seen so many great gift guides already I thought I won’t reinvent the wheel…but link to some for you instead! Then give you my suggestions for homemade gifts that are, well…not that crafty…
Firstly some links to great Christmas gift guides:
Rachael Allanah – Ultimate Gift Guide for Her
Style for a Happy Home – 2015 Christmas Gift Guide for Men
Laura Graceweldon – 100 Non Toy Gifts for Toddlers to Teens
Not Just Cute – Literacy Inspired Gifts
Style for a Happy Home – 2015 Christmas Gift Guide
It’s nice to support local small business, so don’t forget to check out Etsy for some unique, handmade gift ideas. Be sure to filter by your location…! Hopefully it’s not too late for them to arrive….also don’t forget to check out local markets for great gift ideas – if you’re in Perth Buggybuddy’s is a great place to find out what markets are going on near you for Christmas!
Minimalist Gift Ideas
Slow Your Home – The Ultimate Clutter Free Gift Guide
Simply Clearly – Minimalist Christmas Gift Ideas
Crafty Gift Ideas
Maxabella Loves – a great summary of cute things to make! Love the succulent cork magnets! Or try her Smash book idea – perhaps you could get all the bits & bobs together and give to the kids as an activity to complete during the holidays?
Style for a Happy Home – personalised gift sacks
Fat Mum Slim – ok so this will be quite time consuming if you do it yourself, but I LOVE this idea…creating a patchwork quilt out of all your children’s favourite clothes they have grown out of. So gorgeous!
Homemade Christmas Gifts – That Aren’t Too Crafty
Ok so don’t panic about the homemade bit – remember how I have told you my “crafting ability” leaves a lot to be desired?
There are some easy ways to make thoughtful gifts for people this Christmas that not only helps you be sustainable but saves you some cash too.
My ideas start and end with a Mason Jar. What you put in it is up to you!
Here are my easy steps to a homemade gift:
- Purchase said Mason Jars
- Choose an option below and fill jar with this
- Add a cute gift tag or ribbon
- Give gift and see the joy (hopefully) in the recipients face
And here are my suggestions to fill the jar:
- Make some granola, activated nuts or a treat of some kind – like peppermint slice, chocolate crunch or some cookies!
- Fill the jar (or jars) with ingredients for green smoothies, or purchase some smoothie mixes from The Green Smoothie Co . Include some recipes to finish it off!
- Find a great recipe (I can suggest a few!) and fill the jar with the right amount of (dry!) ingredients to make it – be sure to include some instructions (and note on these any wet ingredients that need to be included).
- Make some homemade beauty products (like this Vanilla Latte Body scrub).
- This one may seem weird…but if you have a Thermomix and the recipient is conscious of chemicals etc, then make them some laundry powder!
- Take your mason jar and use a kit to turn it into a hand soap dispenser (I cheated with mine and just stabbed a hole in the lid…not entirely safe but fast!), then fill with lovely home made natural hand soap!
Hopefully this has given you some further inspiration so you can complete your Christmas shopping!
Do you have any further ideas for my homemade gifts?