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12 Simple & Natural DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Him and Her

For me, Christmas is about family and friends and precious togetherness under sunshine, with good music, maybe a beverage or two, and laughter, lots of it. Gratitude features prominently in my life, but even more so at Christmas; I choose to reflect on the year that’s drawing to a close, and appreciate every minute of it. The ups we’ve experienced, the downs we’ve learned from, the experiences and opportunities that have been, and the plans that lay ahead of us. It’s a soulful, ‘bucket-filling’ time for me.

The more time I spend travelling on the beautiful path of natural DIY, eco-respect and toxin-awareness, the less and less I understand how we, as a society, have become so focused on things, prioritising objects over time, love and experiences. I don’t buy into the whole extravagance of stuff anymore. I used to feel the pressure of buying everyone the most perfect gift – something unique, something they didn’t know existed that would make them squeal! I’ve come to learn that it is an incredibly stressful, time-consuming, expensive, (and often) planet-trashing task to master. I have struck a deal with most of my loved ones – we’ll spend time together, go out for a meal, meet at a park for a picnic, take the families on a trip somewhere, gift each other vouchers for massages or a session at Gold Class, rather than buy stuff. As for my kids, 8 and 10, they’re currently writing Santa lists with 4 requests: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read (I didn’t make it up, but can’t remember where I heard this, sorry). Then, we’ll go and do something special together on Christmas Day, eat awesome food, have an arvo nap – all the good things!

Now, I won’t lie, I do still give the odd tangible gift, and if it isn’t a homemade DIY goodie like natural perfume with essential oils, a facial oil or body cream, it is a reusable coffee cup, shampoo bar, or bag of soapberries. That’s how I roll, and it is always so well received (and I don’t think they’re faking their excitement!).

If you’re looking to give your special people homemade, handmade gifts, gifts that encourage conscious consumerism, gifts that are non-toxic, beautiful and thoughtful, then you’ll be excited by the little eBook I’ve put together!

Click the link below, pop in your email address and I’ll send you my 12 Simple & Natural DIY Christmas Gift Ideas eBook – it’s free!

Useful Tips Before DIY-ing

  • Be mindful that some recipes are safe to make well in advance and others aren’t. Recipes that are oil-based typically last months and months so it’s a pretty safe bet to make recipes like my Whipped Body Cream, Two Ingredient Base Balm (from Naturally Inspired) or Baby Booty Balm well before the gifting date. Water-based products don’t last very long, and you might like to avoid gifting them altogether to stay on the safe side. I don’t use any preservatives as such in my recipes, so water-based recipes are designed to be used up quite quickly (even though I have mine for 4-6 weeks at a time – that’s my own personal and educated decision).
  • Consider the recipients of your gifts. Be mindful that some of my recipes may not be suitable for everyone, particularly pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, infants, children, the elderly and those with compromised immunity or medical conditions.
  • Be mindful that some essential oils, and the quantities suggested, may not be suitable for everyone. Exercise caution and do your own independent research. Also, make sure you list every ingredient used for the recipient’s benefit – this is especially important when it comes to allergies.

Click the link below, pop in your email address and I’ll send you my 12 Simple & Natural DIY Christmas Gift Ideas eBook – it’s free!

For those of you that find yourself without the time or tools to get DIY-ing, you might like to check out the following people for awesome, natural, eco-friendly gifts.

Biome Eco Stores – I love everything about Tracey and her store. They have a great selection of gifts for Christmas.

Flora & Fauna – have some awesome ethical and human friendly gifts.

Waters Co. – if you fancy a gift that is very practical. I don’t go anywhere without my mini, portable water filter!

Nourished Life – there are some great gift ideas here. I love the Ethique shampoo bars and Cheeki insulated travel cups.

Happy Christmas and happy making!

Krissy Ballinger

Krissy Ballinger

Author, Advocate & Founder

With a background in health promotion, Krissy's passion is to educate and increase awareness on reducing the number of toxins that people expose themselves to on a daily basis, through an honest, simple and realistic approach.

She has sold over 20,000 self-published books and is now published as the author of Naturally Inspired, Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning.

Her recipes have taken her to the screen on more than one occasion, with morning TV appearances, and she received recognition as a ‘Woman Who Will Change The World’ in the AusMumpreneur business awards in 2018.

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