5 Gifts You Make at Home


If you are not buying into the commercial side of Christmas this year (excuse the pun), perhaps you could make some gifts for your loved ones this Christmas for a meaningful, more customised gift?

1/ Potted plants
Do you have some plants that can easily be propagated in a pot? Decorate a terracotta pot, add soil, plant a cutting of the plant, top with small stones. Some plants that grow easily as indoor potted plants include succulents, rubber plants, Monstera and more. You could even turn it into a hanging pot-plant by putting together some macramé plant hangers.


2/ Homemade Wheat Bags
These are great for sore aches and muscles. Add some dried lavender to dried wheat and sew up into a cotton bag.


3/ Bake some Delectable Treats

Biscuits, Slices, cakes, spiced chickpeas, cheese platter, marinated olives- there are lots of options depending on your recipient.

4/ Homemade Lip Gloss

1 tablespoon Bees Wax

1 tablespoon shea butter

1 tablespoon Coconut Oil

5 drops of sweet orange oil

Melt all ingredients in a small double boiler, add essential oil at the end, pour into a small container.

5/ Create a personalised picture

Take a photo and get it printed or create some art and frame.