22 Gifts You Can Make Using Ingredients Found In Your Kitchen

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If you hate going out shopping in the holiday crowds but you love creating your own gifts, this week’s installment of How To Plan A Christmas To Remember On A Super Tight Budget is for you!

Below is a list of 22 gifts that you can make using ingredients found in most kitchen cupboards–meaning you might not even have to go to the store to make these gifts. Missing an ingredient? See if perhaps a friend has it and then tell him or her to come on over and you can spend time hanging out and making gifts together. When your time is done you will each have several gifts made without having to hit those busy stores.

Finish your Christmas list by shopping your kitchen cupboards with this list of simple DIY Christmas gifts.

22 Gifts You Can Make Using Ingredients Found In Your Kitchen

For Beauty Queens

1. DIY Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub

2. Lavender Coconut Body lotion

For Coffee Lovers

3. Flavored Stirring spoons (this recipe uses tiny wooden spoons, but use what you have)

4. Coffee body scrub

Finish your Christmas list by shopping your kitchen cupboards with this list of simple DIY Christmas gifts.

For Cocoa Lovers

5. Cocoa on a stick

6. Super simple hot chocolate mix

For Health Nuts

7. Plain Granola: stir whatever you have in the house into this basic recipe.

8. Coconut Almond Chocolate Bars: sweetened with maple syrup. and made with whole ingredients.

For Children

9. Scented playdough (you could leave the essential oils out if you prefer unscented)

10. Bubble Solution

Finish your Christmas list by shopping your kitchen cupboards with this list of simple DIY Christmas gifts.

For Chocolate Lovers

11. Simplest Chocolate Fudge Ever (2 ingredients and under 5 minutes to make)

12. Chocolate Truffles (roll in whatever you have)

For Home Decor Lovers

13.  Baking Soda Christmas Ornaments

14. Cinnamon Scented Christmas Ornaments

For Carb Lovers

15. Beer bread mix ( Toss dry ingredients in a bag and print out the recipe. You can give it with either a bottle/can of beer or a can of pop, it works either way)

16.  Flavored butters (to put on top of their favorite bread)

Finish your Christmas list by shopping your kitchen cupboards with this list of simple DIY Christmas gifts.

For Busy Families

17.  Make up some chocolate chip cookie dough, divide it into dough balls and freeze them. Pop those dough balls in a container, place a bow on top and a tag with cooking instructions. That way they can have fresh cookies when ever they want to.

18. 5 Bean Soup in a jar

For Pet Lovers

19. 3 ingredient grain free dog treats

20. Cheese Bone Treats

For Spa Lovers

21. Oatmeal cookie bath soak

22. Rice bags: Okay, so the material to put them in won’t be found in your kitchen cupboards, but I figured most of the containers to hold the gifts above probably won’t be either–and besides rice is found in the kitchen and that makes up 90 percent of a rice bag. (psst… the article makes several repurposing suggestions for making the bags)

3 Inexpensive Ways To Wrap Your Homemade Creations

Of course, the least expensive way to package up your homemade creations is to use reuse glass jars that your food came in all year long. But if you are like me you were not thinking that long range, so here are a few inexpensive ways to wrap your homemade gifts.

1. Canning Jars

Canning jars come in various sizes and are fairly inexpensive when bought by the dozen. At this time of year they might be a bit hard to find in stores, but farming supply stores generally carry them all year long and so does Amazon. These are great for bath scrubs, bean soup in a jar and more.

2.  Foil Containers

This set of 50 foil containers works out to less than a quarter per container. Tie them with some festive ribbon or top them with a green or red bow for a festive touch.  Great for cookie dough, Christmas candy, granola and more.

3.  Paper Lunch Bags

A simple paper lunch bag with the top folded over and two holes punched in the top for ribbon to thread through makes a simple elegant gift wrapping for homemade gifts like doggy treats, Christmas ornaments and Christmas cookies.

 

How to Plan a Christmas to Remember on a Super Tight Budget.This post is part of the How To Plan A Christmas To Remember On A Super Tight Budget Series

How To Plan A Christmas To Remember On A Super Tight Budget: The Series

Week One:Introduction & Our Story

Week Two:Where To Earning Gift Cards For Fast Christmas Cash

Week Three: Where To Find Free & Low Cost Christmas Gifts That Rock!

Week Four:  How To Make A Prioritized Christmas List–An Essential Item For Keeping Christmas Affordable

Week Five: Half Of What You Need For Christmas You Already Own

Week Six: Where To Resell Your Items Online For Quick Christmas Cash

Week Seven: How To Use Your Talents & Passions To Generate Christmas Cash

Week Eight: 25 Christmas Traditions For Families On Tight Budgets

Week Nine: How To Hold An ‘Eat What You Have’ Week to Help Pad the Christmas Fund.

Week Ten: 15 Websites & Apps That Will Save You Money On Your Christmas Shopping

Week Eleven: 7 Christmas Themed Swap-It Parties That Will Save You Money

Week Twelve: 22 Gifts You Can Make Using Ingredients Found In Your Kitchen (you are here)

Week Thirteen: How To Give Acts Of Service Gifts People Will Really Use: No More Coupons

Week Fourteen: 6 Ways To Earn Money For Christmas All Year Long

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