Giving gifts to others and want them to be a bit more special than something you can buy on Amazon? Consider creating a handmade gift from your garden that is sure to impress and bless the receiver.
Check out these many homemade gifts from the garden that use items from the yard and garden to make fun and useful gifts! From homemade scrubs, seasoning salts, and wreaths to lemon curd and bath herbs, there’s something for everyone on your list.
Making Homemade Gifts from the Garden
Instead of going out and buying items that may or may not be needed, why not use what you have on hand to create useful, handmade gifts? These garden gifts are consumable, and that means once they’re used up, they’re no longer taking up space at home.
And I know that I’ve made scrubs for friends as gifts before, and they end up asking for them year after year! These DIY garden gifts are special, since they’re made by you, and who wouldn’t want a gift that was crafted with love and intentionality?
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Handmade Gifts with Herbs
To get started, let’s look at some gift ideas all involving herbs straight from the garden. Each of these gift ideas come from other bloggers and content creators, so be sure to visit their sites for full instructions!
Fresh Sage Wreath (Handmade in the Heartland)– This beautiful fresh herb wreath would be a wonderful gift for a hostess, or a friend who enjoys using herbs in the kitchen. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with all the sage in your herb garden this sage wreath is the perfect way to use it up! And the full instructions are simple and easy to follow.
DIY Lavender Milk Bath Salts (Salty Canary)– These DIY Lavender Milk Bath Salts smell so good! Plus, the epsom salt is great for tired muscles, the milk is good for your skin, and the lavender relaxes you right before bedtime. Make a few jars for yourself and to give away to friends!
Homemade Herbal Bath Soaks (Craft Invaders)– These wonderful herbal bath soaks are great fun to make, fabulous for your health and well-being, and can be tailored to suit the recipient. Also see the cute painted bags that can easily be replicated!
Lime Cilantro Soap (Simply Stacie)– Don’t let those fresh herbs go to waste! Make soap! This Lime Cilantro Soap is made with melt and pour shea butter soap base, lime essential oil and fresh cilantro.
Gifts from the Vegetable Garden
Love to give gifts that taste great, too? Try these delicious gift ideas from the garden that your friends and family are sure to love (and ask for again next year)!
Blackberry Compote (Greedy Gourmet)– Blackberry Compote is an easy way to make the most of the blackberries you harvested from your garden. It’s as simple as blackberries simmered in sugar for a few minutes.
Hot Pepper Vinegar (The Kitchen Garten)– Whether you’re overwintering your peppers or have an abundance from the last harvest, homemade hot pepper vinegar is a fantastic condiment to give as a gift. Give your friends and family a bit of heat this year!
Fresh Lemon Curd (The Kitchen Garten)– Citrus fruits are in season during the winter, so use fresh lemons to create delicious lemon curd. Ready in less than 15 minutes, this easy microwave lemon curd recipe is requested by friends each year!
Garlic and Herb Seasoning Salt (The Kitchen Garten)– Give the gift of flavor with a blend of garlic, herbs, and salt. This is a fantastic way to use up fresh herbs from the garden and/or those home grown garlic cloves! (Learn how to grow garlic at home!)
Handmade Gifts for the Gardener
If you have other garden-loving friends, then be sure they’re pampering themselves. Try this DIY Gardener’s Hand Scrub from Ann’s Entitled Life. If you have rough, dry, dirty hands from gardening and yard work, mix up a batch of this DIY soap/hand scrub and let your hands feel good again!
And if you are in need of a non-homemade gift for the gardener in your life, then be sure to check out my gift guides for gardeners!