Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Make Your Own Gifts ~ A Lovely List

"When people take the time and care to make the presents they give, 
they put into the gifts not only the materials needed,
but also a part of themselves."

Whether you want to pamper someone with hand-crafted bath and body products or give a practical person something serviceable, there are many gifts that one can make from items found in the pantry, scrap bin or even your back yard! Here are some easy projects that we shared which would make lovely gifts (most of which include printable tags and labels)!









































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If you enjoyed these simple projects, we share 100+ more ideas on how to frugally use up fruit scraps in our Ebook here! Most of the recipes come with matching gift tags and make lovely gifts! Happy kitchen-crafting, ladies!
All the fine print. This post may be shared with some or all of the following link-ups: The Art of Home-Making MondaysModest Mom Monday'sMonday's MusingsMake Your Home Sing MondayGood Morning Mondays,  The ScoopTitus 2 TuesdaysTuesdays with a TwistRaising HomemakersThe Homesteader HopWise Woman Link UpHomestead Blog Hop Wow Us Wednesdays,  Coffee and ConversationHomemaking ThursdaysHome Sweet HomeOur Simple HomesteadAwesome Life Friday Link UpFive Star Frou Frou Friday, and Shabbilicious Friday. Thank you lovely ladies for hosting these. This post may contain affiliate links (which are merchant links that help to support this site at no additional cost to you if you purchase an item through them). *The quote by Tasha Tudor was found on one of my favorite blogs, Little Birdie Blessings.
DIY Make your own gifts

46 comments:

  1. Thank you! What great ideas. We already make our own vanilla, but I hadn't thought of the citrus extracts. Everything here is so easy. Thank you again.

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    1. You are welcome Jody! "Easy" is the only thing I have time for :) and I assume that is the same with most of us!

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  2. Your homemade gift ideas are lovely. Our youngest is helping a lady from her church care for a baby several days each week so I'm going to pass along some of Peter Rabbit's room spray to her. Even if we don't use everything ourselves we can usually find someone who could benefit from our homemade items. I should make her some burp cloths, too. The most gratifying homemade gift I ever gave someone was an unlined jacket for my younger brother. He told me he wore it walking on the beach in the cool evenings while he and his wife were on vacation. The most un-gratifying (tongue in cheek) was a denim dress I made for my younger sister. She wore it the last day once when they were visiting, and when she hiked herself up, into her husband's jeep to leave we all heard the expensive denim rip. Argh. It was an audible no-way-to-repair-it rip. I always back-stitch every seam at stress points so there was no way the stitching was going to give. Ah well, she wore it a few times, lol. Have a great Wednesday!

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    1. Oh well, we win some and we lose some!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Such a delightful collection of gift ideas!! I must say I am always sharing your terrific ideas with my mom, and marveling that you have so many! : )

    -Sarah

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    1. How sweet, thanks for sharing!!! Thriftiness can sometimes creates resourcefulness ;)

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  4. Hi JES, thanks for all the nice creative gift ideas. I really like the potpourii! Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you Julie for taking the time to share :)

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  5. What a lovely list of ideas, dear JES. There are a few I am going to check out and hopefully make - thank you! Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Hope you find some of these ideas helpful :)

      Have a lovely week!

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  6. Thanks for these ideas JES! I haven't even begun thinking about Christmas yet, but now that my younger son's birthday is over, I need to get started!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, Most of these ideas can be used for a variety of times like baby presents, hostess gifts etc., :) Have fun!

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  7. Thanks so much for these wonderful ideas. I like to make a new gift every year for my girlfriends. I got a few of these copied. I'm hoping to get them made up soon. Thanks again!

    I hope you are having a wonderful day. It's very cold here and will be the next 12 days. Brrr!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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    1. That sounds like fun! I am sure they appreciate your goodies! :) Stay warm ~ JES :)

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  8. What a truly lovely list this is! In my family we gave up giving gifts to each other years ago - except for the kids. But we somehow we still give each other gifts during the holidays anyway! Whether it's a plate of cookies, paying for lunch and a movie, or other handmade items, we still somehow seem to break the family "rules" and give our gifts anyway. A basket of several items on your list would make a marvelous gift to my sisters. I already have some vanilla and lemons steeping to make extract, but I think I will also make some room sprays and the lotion bar. I think it would make a lovely gift! Thank you :)

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    1. Those are always fun to make! And gift baskets are a blast to give!!! :)

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  9. Dear Jes, I just Pinned these to my gift board! You always have the neatest ideas! Thanks for sharing your gifting with us!
    Yours, Roxy

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  10. This is an excellent compilation of ideas for homemade/handmade gifts Jes. Thank you for the time you took to put this together for your readers. I'm definitely sharing. ~ Abby

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    1. Thank you Abby, nice to hear from you! :)

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  11. I love the Tasha Tudor quote at the beginning of this post--and the wonderful ideas that you shared.Homemade gifts are so wonderful because of the love that goes into making them; these are great ideas!

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    1. Thank you Rebekah for taking the time to visit today :)

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  12. What a beautiful selection you have shared with us here, Jes.
    I will be putting some of these to use before the holidays roll around as well as for other occasions.
    My visits here are always sweet and refreshing.
    You are a blessing!
    Joy! Debbie

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    1. Hello Debbie, glad some of these ideas are helpful! Nice to hear from you :) Thanks for taking the time to share today!

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  13. Such a variety of good ideas. The tea blends look lovely! The standard for gift giving this year with my husband's side of the family is homemade items only.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Abi :) Hope some of these ideas work for you!

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  14. I love this list because it is something the whole family can get involved in and feel good about giving :) Thank you for putting this list together!

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    1. You are most welcome Channon! Have a lovely weekend :)

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  15. What a lovely array of scented scrubs, aromatic teas, and fragrant cleaning solutions! All so pretty as well as practical. Indeed, a handmade gift is made with love, straight from the heart. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  16. Lovely post. I love these ideas. I think my computer problems are mostly solved. I wrote a pantry post today I'll link on Monday. My linky is open if you'd like to link this great post. It is
    Fabulous Fall Holiday Party. So link anything Fall, Thanksgiving or Holiday. The Christmas linky will start again on Thanksgiving Day. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. Love these ideals. Will be stealing a few.

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  18. My oldest daughter loves sugar scrub! Will have to show her yours

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  19. What wonderful gift ideas, and such neat ways to use homemaking talents and love for sewing and creating to bless someone else. I am keeping these things in mind as great gift ideas for everyday gifts or "thinking of you" gifts even :)

    Have a blessed day!!
    ~Jazzmin

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  20. I love homemade gifts! This is a wonderful list of ideas, thank you for sharing your post on the HomeAcre Hop, I hope you come join us on Thursday for the Thankful HomeAcre Hop! - Nancy
    The Home Acre Hop

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  21. This post was #3 Most Read on the last link up! I featured it this week. I loved these ideas! I hope to see you link up some more on the new link up. I finally got the new link up party up after 2pm today. I have been sick.
    God bless.

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    1. Thank you for the feature and I hope you are feeling better soon!!

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  22. Another great post, and I will definitely using some of these ideas this Christmas. You are such a blessings to me and thank you for linking up at Good Morning Mondays.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit Terri :)

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  23. Great post. I love homemade gifts and this is such a fabulous list. Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you'll join us again and share more of your awesome posts.
    http://www.herbanmomma.com

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  24. Great post & list of gift ideas. There's a few I'm gonna have to make for myself. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. :)

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  25. I had no idea they have home decoration printables that you can frame!! I LOVE this idea!

    Thanks so much for sharing all of these wonderful and thoughtful homemade gift ideas!

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  26. I love your ideas - there is something for almost everybody here. Thanks for sharing all these - it helps to give me some things to think about to give. Visiting from Homestead blog hop!

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  27. Hi all...! stuff you showed are very Lovely Gifts to give to someone very special thanks for sharing such a nice idea.

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  28. Great ideas for gifts for the holiday season.

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