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5 Gift ideas that can be made in time for the Holidays

The Holiday sales are in full swing, but if you’re looking for something a little more personal, here are just a few options that you can make at home for everyone on your list.

Herb Wreaths

This one is a wonderful option for the holidays because it is seasonal and versatile. It can be used as décor and then used up in the kitchen after the holidays. Rosemary, thyme, sage and other woody herbs, and wire are all you need to make this festive gift! Here is how you make it.

Homemade Calendar

If you are a scrapbooker this one is right up your alley! Pictures, scrap (paper, cards, collage materials, etc.) and personal notes make this one a beautiful and intimate option.

Reusable Unpaper Towels

This is a fun option for all of you that enjoy sewing! Reusable paper towels can certainly be made in bulk, and they are something that everyone uses on a regular basis. Here is a great source on how to make them. Keep in mind that you can always use upcycled cotton from your own closet, or the thrift store!


DIY candles are another versatile option that can be made for just about anyone, for any occasion! If you didn’t use up all of your herbs on the wreaths, you can add some of them in here with pressed flowers. Your local thrift store or dollar store is a good spot to find glass jars or tea cups to use. Keep in mind though, if you like your candles to give off a heavier scent, add in a few drops of your favorite natural essential oil, as the pressed herbs are less about scent and more about decoration. Here is a tutorial on how to make them.


This one is for anyone that still reads paper books, instead of the digital kind. You can make these as personal, simple, or fancy as you want. I’ve seen some beautiful options made out of paper clips with thread tied around one end. Or some scrap paper, watercolor paint and your own imagination will make a one-of-a-kind gift. Lastly, cutting up old maps, greeting cards, books, sheet music, etc. will make lovely options in bulk.