Christmas is only a week (or so) away, and we still have some shopping to do! If you are looking for a last minute gift idea to bring to a holiday party – maybe you forgot someone? – then this round up is for you. There’s a little something for everyone on your list!
Similar to last year’s gift round up, these last minute gift ideas are thoughtful, homemade options using herbs (of course). Each gift idea is quick and easy to make, and fairly inexpensive as many herbal products are. Enjoy and happy gifting!
Last Minute Gift Ideas
DIY Lavender Bath Salts
Ready-made bath salts might be really expensive, but not half as effective as those prepared at home! These quality bath salts are really easy to make and only take a few minutes to whip up as you head out the door to your holiday parties: DIY Lavender Bath Salts
Heaven in a Bottle
There’s nothing like creating a beautiful, “Heaven in a Bottle” plant infused oil for pampering yourself! Use it by itself or as a base for other beautiful skin care products such as body scrubs, salves, and lip balms: Heaven in a Bottle
Herb Infused Oils
There are so many herbs to choose from when making an infused oil, and it all depends on the intended use. For beauty products, use lavender. For culinary oils, use rosemary. More suggestions in this post: Herb Infused Oils
Mason Jar Goodies
Pick one of your favorite snacks or drinks and package the ingredients nicely in a mason jar with a tag for instructions. For this gift idea, you may want to try out a healthy trail mix recipe, granola, a mixture of hot cacao (get inspired by Real Peppermint Hot Cacao), or cookies (get inspired by Cacao Dusted Peanut Butter Cookies)!
To get some of that raw, natural energy from plants we can add them to our salts, peppers, sweeteners, condiments, seeds and grains. Bottle creatively and give as a gift: Herbal Salts
DIY Sweet Oranges and Rose Perfume
This rose perfume has great uplifting qualities that can help brighten your mood and bring sunshine on a rainy day. It’s like summertime in a bottle: DIY Sweet Oranges and Rose Perfume
Calendula Sugar Scrub
You can use this herbal sugar scrub every time you shower, or you can alternate it with soap as often as you’d like: Calendula Sugar Scrub
This one will need to sit in a cool, dark place for a couple weeks. Just add a note to the gift: Sage Honey
An Interesting Take on a Simple Salve
This Ginger Cayenne salve includes a unique combination, a great gift for the holidays: Ginger Cayenne Salve
Making a herbal vinegar only take a few minutes to get together. Use fun bottles and handwritten notes including instructions for use: Herbal Vinegars
Homemade Tea Blends
Wrap up your own homemade tea blends with a handwritten label. For some ideas, try our Lady’s Mantle Tea, Soothing Nighttime Tea, Cinnamon for Health Tea, Red Clover Flower Tea, Hawthorn Tea for Winter Heart, or use a combination of Self-Care Herbs. For wintertime teas, you may be interested in trying one of these 10 teas for cold and flu season.
Perhaps one of the best last minute gift ideas, gift certificates can be ordered online and printed and wrapped up in just minutes! There’s no better gift than the gift of education! You can find virtual herbal course gift certificates for most of our online programs available on our Courses Webpage. Purchase the course for your special loved one, and print out a certificate download for a tangible gift or deliver the gift via email.
Don’t Forget The Packaging!
If you’re giving handmade gifts this year, the packaging you use can make your gift all the more special. A little bottle, a lovely label, some festive ribbon or twine, and a pretty box—your gift recipient will love unwrapping process almost as much as the gift itself!
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