DIY Gifts Perfect For Self Care
Christmas time might just be my favorite time of the year. Really and truly I love the hype of getting excited for it! And while the day itself is always fun, I love the lead up to Christmas the most- traditions (like Santa cookies and reindeer treats!), excitement, planning and of course, food! I also enjoy treating all of my friends to diy gifts geared towards self care- it’s simple, thoughtful and truly unique.
Christmas spirit to me is the best thing in the world and it begins December first. I love putting up the tree, making sugar cookies, watching the snow fall and every other silly little Holiday thing you can think of- oh, and hot chocolate. I’d die without hot chocolate.
And while I adore Christmas in itself, I also really and truly love gift giving. And for the last few years that means making a ton of diy gifts!
Why You Should Rock Diy Gifts
I’ve long since learned that The Holidays are much more about the thought, the spirit and the excitement than what I wake up to Christmas Day – which truthfully is all about the kids now anyways! Which is why diy gifts are perfect.
- They show you care
- You can customize them
- They save you money
- You ca make them in bulk
When it comes to neighbors, teachers, service people and friends I adore giving something thoughtful! Not only does it save me money (you can’t get a twenty dollar Tims card for everyone!) but I love that they know I was thinking about them and took the time to truly make something unique.
It sounds so silly, but homemade spa-like gifts show you care- really! It’s not often we do a whole lot for ourselves, so giving your friends something they never splurge on for themselves is always thoughtful (though being a hippie I also enjoy zero waste gifts too!).
Natural Is Best
When it comes to self care products, natural really is best. While everyone you’re giving your gifts to may not care about reducing toxic load or chemicals on their body, the fact that you do is important.
Additives in our self care products can change our hormones and cause some pretty not fun body issues. It was when I was struggling to get pregnant with my first babe that I decide to make the switch to homemade, natural products.
This doesn’t mean everything has worked. In fact, I still totally fail at deodorant and any kind of shampoo haha but I try.
On the other side, if you want to give your friends a natural, insanely thoughtful gift but are not the best diy-er (or your a busy af mom and don’t have time!) check out the products from Primally Pure. They’re super luxurious, contain only basic ingredients and I use them all the time (especially the deodorant haha). Use code fitasamamabear at checkout and you’ll save 10% on your first order too!
Diy Gifts – Self Care Based
If you’re going to make your own self care diy gifts remember this: mix and match! There is nothing more awesome than a little spa basket made with your favorite items.
Or, pair your spa gifts with cookies– because who doesn’t love cookies?
Most of the diygifts below can be portioned into multiple giifts. So make batches of your favorite, pair them off and have everyone love you!
Chocolate Peppermint Lip Chap
This is easily my favorite lip chap of life and I always have some on hand. I especially like it this time of year because it keeps your lips super hydrated and peppermint just goes with the season ?
I find lip chaps insanely easy to make (but I’ve had some practice haha). If you don’t want to make them, grab the creamsicle one from Primally Pure (and use code fitasamamabear) because it’s amazing. Plus the lip chaps are only like four bucks so super cost effective
Have a friend who loves working out? This silky lotion rub is perfect for sore muscles! It’s easy to make and gives your muscles that “tingling” feeling when applied. As a fitness junkie, I love it. You can also check out some more fitness favorites here.
Diy Gifts -Sugar Scrubs
I just recently fell in love with these and no I can’t stop making them! These little scrubs are a power house in the sense that they’re individually portioned, they exfoliate and the keep your skin soft and moisturized. They’re a super simple but awesome addition to any diy gifts basket..
DIY Peppermint Foot Lotion
Christmas time also means that I am pretty obsessed with peppermint! This foot lotion fits in with the Holiday season and works wonders at keeping you alert, calm and repairing your skin!
This homemade whipped foot lotion is idea for anyone who is on their feet all day and needs a bit of love.
Just about every female I know could use some lotion! This diy grapefruit body butter is uplifting and extremely hydrating. It contains healthy, nourishing ingredients and makes your skin feel super silky. Perfect after a long soak.
And if you’re feeling fancy, there’s also this homemade baby lotion too! This one is perfect for new or expecting mamas as it’s geared towards relaxation.- perfect for a baby before bed!
Honey Body Butter
This butter is thicker than most but also has a lot of healing properties from the honey. It’s an easy diy to make and it smells great. This one is perfect for people with super dry skin on their legs because you really have to massage it in.
You cannot go wrong with bath bombs! These Sleepy Time Bombs are one of my favorites and there are so many different scents you can use to make them!
Learn more about how and why to make bath bombs and then jump into your favorites! Everyone loves them and they’re beyond simple ingredient wise so they make a great gift. Here’s a few other fun scent options:
Fyi, bath bomb molds like the ones below make your life a lot easier!
Scrubs For Diy Gifts
Homemade scrubs are another great option to give your friends a little bit of pampering. They can be made with sugar, coffee or salt though I personally love sugar scrubs. This candy cane is one of my favorites because it suits the Christmas season so well and sugar is soft on your skin. I also enjoy rocking face masks when it comes to keeping skin healthy and smooth. Here’s a fun chocolate strawberry mask which always makes me think of Valentines Day!
I also love this pretty in pink scrub variation specifically for your lips! Because.. well mainly because it’s pink haha.
Homemade bath salts can be as easy as adding scent to some epsom salts and they’re great diy gifts! They’re extremely easy and cost effective to make but they’re also nice to give out as gifts. Make them unique if you can for each person on your list to really show you know them (like making this bath confetti for kids! Who am I kidding, it’s for me :P)
With so many homemade, diy options for gifts it’s easy to whip up something for everyone. Christmas time isn’t about spending lots of money but the thought you put into other people to show you care. Take a couple of these and make a basket or a bundle and you’ve got an extremely well thought out and unique gift for your friends.
Don’t forget to pin these self care diy gifts!
These easy, spa diy gifts are perfect for friends, neighbors and the service people in your life. They’re cost effective, easy to make and really show you care about the individual. Use these diy spa gifts to show your friends and family you were thinking of them during the Holidays without spending a fortune