10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Those Hard to Buy for People
Posted Dec 01 2012 12:00am
Subtitle this post The "As Seen on Pinterest" post. All of these are on my Pinterest boards, all of them have been tried and all of them rock.
I recently made my own Lotion bars.
I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing these things are. I use
them on my hands a few times a day and on my feet before I put on my
socks in the morning and, if I remember, at night before I go to bed. I
bought the coconut oil at Wal mart - I bought the cheap stuff. I ordered
beeswax and almond oil from Amazon - I saw them both in Whole Foods,
but they were both more expensive. I made one batch without scent and
didn't care for it, so I just remelted the discs in the top of the
double boiler and added some essential oil. I will say that it took a
LOT more essential oil than the original recipe called for - I used a
combination of grapefruit, lime and tangerine. They smell awesome - but
the lavender ones make me sneeze. A LOT.
These are going five in a mini mason jar for teacher gifts. I used
the same silicone mold that the origianl poster did, and they set up in
minutes. I left them to sit for a couple of hours just to be sure - but
this was an uber quick thing to do.
Homemade bread mini loaves with cinnamon honey butter
was my teacher gift last year, and I'm thinking of using it again for
some of the teachers. It's easy to make, yummy to eat and it's not
another "apple of my eye" teacher coffee mug.
I've also given a loaf of oatmeal bread or a container of homemade granola - especially nice if you give a cool cereal bowl.
Groupon for restuarants - I've done this for my kids for Qdoba and
the like, and for other places as gifts for my husband. There has been
some discussion in my family as to if it's a cheap gift, but I'm
These are some of my ideas for this year. Any of them grab your fancy? Any successes that you'd like to share??