If I had enough time I would have all the gifts I give be homemade. I love receiving homemade gifts as much as I enjoy giving them. I appreciate the time people take to make homemade gifts.

Here are a few of my ideas.

Friendship Soup Mix
This delicious soup mix can be layered in jars to give as gifts. With a few additional ingredients your friends and family can have soup simmering on the stove in just minutes.

soup mix, homemade

Friendship Soup – Ready for gifting.

Homemade Holiday Potpourri
This is a very simple gift that will make your house smell wonderful. You mix up the ingredients and place in a gift bag. Just place one tablespoon of the potpourri in water and enjoy!

potpourri, home made, gifts

Be sure to include a tag with the directions!

Homemade Beeswax Candles
We used to keep bees and still have an abundance of beeswax on hand. I use it to make lip balm, sore muscle salve and wood butter. We also use it to make beautiful beeswax candles which make wonderful gifts.

Finished Candles.

Finished Candles.

Homemade Snax Mix
This is a family tradition passed down from my mother in-law. I make it every year and everyone loves it! I also use decorated coffee cans to place the mix in.prudent living

Homemade Dog Biscuits
Don’t forget your furry friends, I’m sure they would appreciate a gift under the tree!

prudent pantry

Dog biscuits make an excellent gift for friends with dogs!

Chocolate Candy Cookie Mix
The recipient of this gift just has to add a few ingredients and in no time at all you have homemade cookies! Don’t forget to include the recipe on your jar!

gift giving, prudent living

A perfect gift!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Who wouldn’t appreciate a gift of some hot chocolate mix? It’s the perfect thing to have on hand for the cold winter weather.

Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa

Homemade Veggie Hod
My husband made me a few of these, they make a wonderful present for any gardener on your list!


Veggie Hod

Five-Grain Pancake and Waffle Mix
Another favorite is a basket filled with homemade pancake mix and a bottle of pure Vermont maple syrup. Our neighbors have their own sugaring operation. I can buy local and support them at the same time. There is nothing like pancakes with pure Vermont maple syrup on them! Don’t forget to include the recipe for making the pancakes and waffles!

prudent living

Food For Friends

I also like to give gifts that are not edible such as Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm. Very easy to make and I use it all year!homemade remedies

Another fun gift is a candleholder made from a white birch log. I love the white birch with red candles, so festive.

Christmas gift

A Simple Homemade Gift

These are just a few of the items I give or have given as gifts during the Christmas season. What are your favorite gifts to give? What sort of homemade gifts do you like to receive?

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