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.