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2021 DIY Gift Guide + Free Herb-Inspired Gift Tag Template

Gift basket filled with homemade gifts.

Each year as I make my holiday gift list, I have a certain set of criteria that I aim for. Offerings that are thoughtful, personal, and useful are my top priorities. I have generally found that homemade gifts are more appreciated than things that I can find in mass at any big box store. Small batch DIY gifts also allow for customization and are great for keeping waste out of landfills.  

I want to share some of my favorite recipe ideas that hail from a variety of different masterminds on the Mountain Rose Herbs team. I recommend using these as a baseline and tailoring them for the person you are gifting.

Images of DIY gift giving crafts

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas to Ecourage Self Care

  1. Grounding Bath Bomb
  2. Bath Bomb Powder
  3. Coffee Cardamom Lip Balm
  4. Ginger Cookie Lip Balm
  5. Sweet Basil Lip Scrub
  6. Merry and Bright Exfoliating Scrub
  7. Rosehip Face Moisturizer for a Radiant Complexion
  8. Whipped Facial Cream with Rose
  9. Mint Chocolate Body Butter
  10. Homemade Beard Oil Recipes

3 images of DIY crafts for holiday decor and aromatherapy around the home.

DIY Crafts for the Holidays

  1. Homemade Fire Starters with Aromatic Herbs
  2. Spiced Cream Candle Recipe
  3. DIY Wax Melts + Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend
  4. How to Make Homemade Potpourri + Winter Spice Blend
  5. DIY Holiday Decor Ideas for the Home
  6. How to Make Beeswax Wraps for Leftovers

Three images of DIY body care products.

DIY Gifts for the Essential Oil Enthusiasts

  1. Floral Roll-On Perfumes
  2. Roll-On Perfume Blends for Autumn Lovers
  3. Essential Oil Blend for Sleep
  4. 3 Holiday Diffuser Blend Recipe
  5. Invigorating Essential Oil Blends
  6. Sunshine-Inspired Essential Oil Blends
  7. Homemade Linen Spray Recipe
  8. Ginger Citrus Body Spray
  9. Solid Perfume Recipe  

Images of food and drink recipes.
Homemade Gifts to Nibble and Sip

  1. Forgotten Cookie Recipe with Yaupon Tea
  2. Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies
  3. German Spice Cookies
  4. Mixed Nut Recipes (3 Ways)
  5. Sweet and Spicy Caramel Corn Recipe
  6. Hot Honey Recipe
  7. Homemade Chocolate Bars
  8. Goodnight Kiss Herbal Tea Recipe
  9. 6 Non-Caffeinated Tea Blends with Rooibos
  10. Traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate with Chocolate de Mesa Recipe

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You may enjoy these gifts to pair with your DIY crafts:

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Topics: Culinary, Aromatherapy, Natural Body Care, Herbal Gift Ideas, Recipes, Sustainability, Herbalism, Tea & Herbal Drinks, Green Living


Written by Jessicka on December 6, 2021

Jessicka Nebesni works as a Marketing Strategist and is always working towards sharing the most educational, empowering, and useful resources with the Mountain Rose Herbs community. Having practiced Macrobiotic food preparations in California, beekeeping in Oregon and making herbal crafts for local farmers markets in New Jersey, she has a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to share. She is currently enrolled in Rosemary Gladstar’s "The Science and Art of Herbalism" and is eagerly awaiting open enrollment for the Master Food Preservers course this coming spring. Her passions include preserving food, gardening, practicing herbal wellness, making DIY skin and body care recipes, and living a lifestyle of minimal impact on the Earth.

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