This year I’m having a DIY Christmas. Not that Christmas is actually my holiday, as I’m Jewish. But that doesn’t mean I can’t give all my friends lovely homemade Christmas gifts. And give all of you guys fun ideas for Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones.
Here’s a bunch of neat things that you can make for your friends and family this year.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Candied Nuts Holiday Gift Jar
Christmas Chocolate Bark
DIY Foot Balm
Vanilla Butter Lip Balm
And here are some ideas for gluten free candy you might want to make for this holiday (the candy is also a wonderful gift).
Raw Chocolate Fudge
Chocolate Chili Truffles
Chocolate Orange Truffles
Cranberry Apricot Truffles
Macadamia Caramel Clusters
So, there you have it! A bunch of great DIY (homemade) Christmas gift ideas and recipes. You may notice the cute little plaid tin in the photo above which contains my Christmas Chocolate Bark. I purchase loads of tins in various shapes, sizes and colors at thrift stores during the year, and thoroughly clean them out, using them to hold toys, sewing items and other sundries around the house. They also make nice containers for Christmas gifts as you can see above.
I hope everyone has been enjoying all the giveaways recently. I’d like to continue the gift giving this holiday season with a massive giveaway from the lovely Courtney over at Benefit Your Life. Courtney is an incredible person, amazing business woman and has generously donated the following ingredients to help create a great starter kit for making recipes from Elana’s Pantry: • (1) 6lb bag of Organic Blanched Almond Flour
• (2) 8oz bags of Dagoba Chocodrops
• (1) bottle of Grapeseed Oil from Napa Valley Naturals
• (1) bottle of Vanilla Extract from Flavorganics
• (1) bottle of Agave Nectar from Volcanic Nectar To be entered just leave a comment below. This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere and I will pick the winner at random. The contest will end on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 at 6pm.
Update: this giveaway is now over and the winner was Hallie!
Have a wonderful, healthy and happy holiday and please know how grateful I am to have all of you in my life!