Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Here are two very easy gifts and inexpensive too. I did order some of the products from Mountain Rose Herbs, but I suppose you could find them at the health food store.

One is Handmade Lotion. It is so easy, literally five minutes! I make mine with coconut oil and/or olive oil. I scent it with lavender. I put them in little jelly jars.

Chai Tea Gift Mixes. I made these up over the weekend. I really liked this recipe.

Homemade Herb Seasoning. I love the flavor of this. It is so easy to make up. I suppose it wouldn't be frugal if you didn't buy the herbs in bulk though. I did order mine from Mountain Rose Herbs, but my health food store sells bulk herbs for a pretty good price. You really don't need much of each kind, so little one ounce packets might be the way to go.

The recipe for Yummy Granola that I shared during our Breakfast Challenge is a great healthy gift too. I like to add chopped nuts and dried fruit and package in a Mason Jar.

Do you have any last minute gift ideas? Please share.

One last thing in case you have not seen these really cool snowflakes! We made these a couple of weeks ago and have them hanging over the mantle. They are really easy. (assuming you don't have adrenal fatigue and can't think straight sometimes ;-)


Connie said...

You have some really good ideas here. Am especially interested in the lotion. Thanks.

The Girl in the Pink Dress said...

Oooh, good ideas. My goal or "resolution" is to make every single Christmas gift next year, so I've been looking for ideas. These are wonderful! I never thought of a herb seasoning mix! Will definitely put that on the list.
Hope you've been feeling better! Have a blessed week;
The Girl in the Pink Dress
PS I like to make up themed gift baskets- such as italian cooking: a jar of homemade dried noodles, a packet of basil, a couple jars of tomato sauce, a jar of diced tomatoes, a couple wooden spoons, and a packet of garlic powder, all dressed up fancy in a cute pasta strainer. Making all the products home made add a special (and healthy) touch! What's great is you can change it around to theme what someone likes such as gardening (seeds, gloves, etc.) or baking, just whatever. That's my idea! :D

Alison said...

We love those snowflakes! My children loved making them together!
And I'm going to have to try your granola one of these days...

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Great Ideas!