Easy DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is a joyful, exciting time of the year. However, there’s no secret that this holiday can also bring a lot of stress and anxiety. You may feel overwhelmed by everything on your to-do list. For example, you probably have a list of people to buy gifts.

If time is running out or money is tight, consider making your own gifts. You can save money and avoid the hassle of navigating big crowds and standing in long lines this Christmas.

Homemade Body Scrub

The right body scrub can help a person feel so clean and refreshed. But you don’t need to spend a bunch of money on a fancy store-bought variety. Furthermore, a person shouldn’t have to go to a spa to get one. A DIY scrub is easy to make. For example, a sugar scrub consists of the following ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Lemon and Lavender essential oils
  • Food coloring
  • Printable sugar labels

Begin by melting the coconut oil in the microwave for about 25 seconds. Make sure it has turned to liquid. You’ll then pour this into the sugar and mix it well. Add a few drops of the food coloring color of your choice. Then, mix the essential oils and spoon the scrub into a small jar.

Bath Salts

Similarly, bath salts can make a person feel relaxed. You can create these at home in a few simple steps. For instance, begin by assembling the following:

  • Epsom salt
  • Essential oils
  • Glass storage container
  • Wooden spoons
  • Twine
  • Food coloring

Next, mix 2 cups of Epsom salt into a bowl. Put in at least 10 drops but no more than 15 drops of the essential oils of your choice. People love using lavender or peppermint. Then, put the mixture in an airtight glass jar or container. Include a wooden scoop for the recipient, and tie some twine to the lid.

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Make a Personalized Cutting Board

Anyone who spends much time in the kitchen surely uses a cutting board. Why not personalize it for a family member or friend? This can be a thoughtful gift for the cook on your list. You’ll just need some wax paper and a reliable printer.

First, cut a few sheets of wax paper so that they are the size of regular printer paper. Then, find a smooth, light-colored piece of wood. Make sure it’s an appropriate size for a cutting board. Online, you can find an assortment of images you want to put on the cutting board. Once you have chosen the right one, reverse it. Put the wax paper into the printer and print the image onto it. Place the paper on the wood. Then, using the edge of a credit card, push the ink from the wax paper onto the wood.

These are just a few fun, creative gifts you can make at home. Make them today for your Christmas gifts.

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