So…the Christmas tree is up and pressies are starting to be wrapped. We all feel a sense of busyness at this time of year and that money is running through our hands!
Here are a few wee quick ideas that you could rustle up quite quickly as a gift for teachers or loved ones without costing the earth!
Lavender soap. This was our teacher gift last year…and was so much easier to make than I had anticipated!
My friends and I have a gin night at Christmas, sharing our different combinations of foraged berry gins…this year I used my foraged blackberries to make blackberry, lime and cardamom gin. Each of my sister and sisters-in-law are going to get a little bottle this Christmas and I like that a bit of effort has gone in. I loved the whole process of this. Yes it tastes good if left for a few weeks but there are recipes that can be left for a few days so have a look on Pinterest to see any last minute tipples you could make!
This lip balm is a sweet gift for little ones to give to their friends. They can join in when making this and is a lovely way to pass the afternoon. My girls loved making this.
These cute little hair bobbles and elastic hair ties would be perfect as a stocking filler!
I wear this scarf all the time…it is so cosy and is rustled up very quickly. If you have some extra fabric this would make a lovely gift.
This headwrap is a really quick gift to make using a small amount of fabric. If you wrapped it around some brown card and packaged it with ribbon it would be lovely for a little girl to open.
Another couple of hair accessories for wee ones…with a bit of wire and a small piece of fabric you can make the cutest wire hair bow for little ones or a retro headband that they can wear anytime. Both are gorgeous gifts for the little girls in your life!
Another relatively quick project is this lavender hanging heart and the bonus is that it smells gorgeous…add it on to the top of a bottle of wine or just on its own for a little token of love!
So there you have it…in the midst of busyness take a little moment to make something. A gift for someone. So much nicer to spend a little time labouring over a gift than facing the masses of people in the shops! (Or is that just me!!)
I’d love to hear if you have a go!