The Best DIY Batch Handmade Gifts

Emily Henderson Waverly 2018 Holiday 5
Emily Henderson Waverly 2018 Holiday 5
Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: How We Decked Our Halls For Christmas

Gift-giving happens to be a pretty big part of the holidays. Have you heard? Heck, weve made NINE gift guides this year alone. And while buying a gift for your loved one who has everything seems like an impossible mountain to climb, we find it can be even trickier finding gifts for the neighbors, teachers, coworkers crowdthat doesnt break the bank. So to show that you care, why not make a gift that you can give ALL of those people? Say it with meBatch Gifting. It comes from the heart, but you are saving time, money and a whole lotta brainpower. Today we have rounded up seven of our favorite DIY handmade (and thoughtful) gift ideas that will make your gift plate look muuuuuch lighter. Shall we?

1. Scented Candles

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Design by Caroline Burke of Burkatron

We genuinely did not know making candles could be so easy. You basically find a cute vessel, heat up some wax, add essential oils, and let it harden (definitely go to the tutorial for all the deets). So simple and a wonderful gift (and pretty gift) everyone will appreciate. No candle burning at both ends for you with this idea.

2.Homemade Flavored Salt

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Design by Lauren Hendrickson via Popsugar

Im pretty sure that if we took a vote in our office of what we could give up, either salt or sugar, sugar would win because everyone LOVES salt. These three handmade flavored salts are the cutest and I know that I would think this was such a fun and useful gift. So if you love to cook and your friends like to eat (Im sure thats at least 99% of your friends) then start prepping these babies asap.

3. Coconut Sugar Scrub

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Design by Lea Johnson of Creekwoodhill

We are already a big fan of Lea Johnson (remember her stunning home we featured??), but now shes teaching us how to make a beautiful scrub that would be a wonderful gift to truly anyone in your life. Who doesnt need a little self-care every now and then (more now, less then)? She says this one is great for getting rid of dead and dry, itchy skin.

4. DIY Lip Balm

Design by Caitlin and Mandy of The Merrythought

This is another one that seems intimidating but according to the lovely ladies of The Merry Thought, its a breeze. They lay out all the steps and make it incredibly easy to follow. Then once you are done, you have an incredibly thoughtful and useful gift to give out. Say no to the winter chapped lip.

5. Color-Blocked Soap DIY

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Design by Laura Gummerman of A Beautiful Mess

Sara actually gave us beautiful handmade soaps a couple of years ago and I loved it. It was so nice to be able to display a really pretty bar of soap and these ones are so fun. EHD approved!

6. Homemade Infused Olive Oil

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Design by Luci Petlack of Lucis Morsels

These puppies are perfect for those in your life who like to cook or dip bread. They only take 40 mins to make and look awesome. One thing she says to consider is that they are only good for about a week. So make sure to make them close to when you plan to gift.

7. Homemade Lavender Sachets

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Design by Beth Huntington of The Renegade Seamstress

How cute are these!?! Yes, you do need some sewing skills but if you have those, then get on these. Every sock and/or undies drawer needs a lavender pouch so why not make it pretty?

Hope this little roundup either eased some present finding stress or sparked some creative ideas of your own. There truly isnt anything like a handmade gift because they are full of love (and maybe some blood, sweat and tears). Happy Tuesday and see ya tomorrow!

Love you, mean it.


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