"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Homemade gift idea's

I was looking for something and came across this site.  http://www.naturallivingideas.com/50-things-to-stop-buying.  And - on page 4 (I think it was) - there was an item entitled : 112-incredible-diy-gift-ideas  I had to click on it, didn't I :)

Last year I bottled up my glut of strawberries in vodka and, slipping the bottles into an inexpensive hessian bag I found at our co-op, we gave those out as Christmas gifts to our neighbours.  Given that there is more than three quarters of the year left before next Christmas, I reckon there is more than enough time to make all 112 listed items ;)

The page is summarized (with links) below:



DIY Beauty Gift Ideas

Make someone feel special by giving them a homemade beauty gift. From a ‘Spa in a Jar’ to Natural Lipstick, we have covered all areas…
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas

DIY Edible Gift Ideas

Treat your loved ones to some delicious homemade edible gifts, may that be a cookie mix for them to complete, some delectable chocolate truffles or flavored vodkas for adults only…
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas

DIY Gifts For The Home

Why not craft some beautiful DIY gifts that will look great in any home? We have DIY’s that will truly impress your friends and family…
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas

DIY Scented Gifts

Scents can be personalised to your special someone tastes and personality, here are 9 DIY scented gift ideas…
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas

DIY Gifts For The Kids

With seemingly endless birthday parties, giving gifts to kids can get really expensive! Why not make the effort and craft something that any child will love? These fun ideas will not only keep them happy but are a real treat to make…
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas

DIY Garden Gift Ideas

Gifts for your green fingered friends are really difficult to find, here we have collected 10 ideas that are inspired by the garden that any gardener will be pleased to receive. 
112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas

18 comments:

Quinn said...

Oh my gosh, Dani. A post like this means I could spend the next three hours online! But I won't because I need to get hay today.
Well, maybe just one or two clicks...

Dani said...

Quinn - My problem exactly... ;)

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

What a tremendously helpful post. I'm away at the moment and can't access all the links properly, but once I'm home I shall be reading and making notes for future. Thanks for doing all the hard work. Jean x

Dani said...

Jean - I posted this to help me too lol

We are so busy working (our business and running our smallholding), as well as experimenting on my loom, that Ialso haven't done the site justice. YET ;)

When I'll have time to browse I don't know, but at least I'll have it close at hand when I can :)

Vicki said...

Oh, what fun! I love handmade. Guess I'm going to have to spend some quality computer time! :)

kymber said...

Dani - i'm with Quinn - i've just lost the next 3 days!!!! but that anthropology rug - oooooh!!! you know that i love you - but you need to jump in the ocean, swim here and do my housework for the next 3 days! i mean it! bahahahahha!

love to you and yours always! your friend,
kymber

Chickpea said...

wow, what a list! Thanks for sharing, that should keep me out of mischief for a while :)

1st Man said...

This is SO awesome. I love making homemade gifts and always have the best intentions and then never get to as many as I'd like. That should be easier now with this list. Thanks!!!

Dani said...

Vicki - I hope you find lots to make :)

Dani said...

kymber - No thanks - I do a little housework as possible, and, adding such a long swim to that, I'd be fit for nothing :)

Dani said...

Chickpea - You and me too ;)

Dani said...

1st Man - Pick 'n choose, I say, pick and choose :)

Kev Alviti said...

Some good ideas there! I love making homemade gifts.

purplepear said...

wow that is incredible. I better get started.

Dani said...

Kev - Join the club :)

Dani said...

purplepear - Looks like we're all going to be occupied for a while lol

Jayne Hill said...

Mmm, some fabulous ideas. Thank you so much for finding this :}

Dani said...

Jayne - Very happy to have been of assistance :)