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Here is a list of easy unique DIY Gift Ideas. Thoughtful homemade gifts are so fun to receive! We have included recipes from homemade treats and spice blends to herbal tonics and make-your-own tea blends, as well as natural kitchen spray and luscious hand balm!

As we gather with friends and family, these handmade gifts are perfect for sharing, whether it be for birthdays, holiday gift-giving, hostess gift,s or for that person who has everything.

Homemade Treats make the Best Gifts

From our favorite cookie recipes to homemade crackers, and a few preserved and pickled goodies, there is something here for everyone’s palette. Vegan and gluten-free options!

Chocolate Bark wrapped in cellophane.

Cashew Ginger Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark with cashews,  toasted coconut, ginger and sesame seeds – a festive snack perfect for holiday gifts or gatherings.  Easy to make, in just 30 minutes!  

Triple Ginger cookies

Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies

Chewy Triple Ginger Cookies, with three kinds of ginger- ground ginger, fresh raw ginger and candied ginger!

A jar of granola.

A jar of Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola! Who wouldn’t want a jar of fresh homemade granola- a cozy wholesome gift perfect for the giving season.

Thumbprint Cookies with apricot jam.

Thumbprint Cookies with Walnuts and Apricot Jam

Classic Thumbprint Cookies enhanced with rye flour, cardamom, toasty walnuts, and apricot jam.  Subtly sweet with a light crunchy texture and decadent flavor. These beauties are a welcome gift any time of the year!

Chocolate Sesame Cookies with rose petals.

Chocolate Sesame Cookies

Flourless and vegan-adaptable, these Chocolate Sesame Cookies are irresistibly tender, chewy, and divinely delicious. The perfect treat for gluten-free friends!

Perfect Shortbread Cookies- buttery, crisp and divinely delicious, easily made with just a few simple ingredients.

Perfect Shortbread Cookies

Completely irresistible Shortbread Cookies are subtlety sweet with a tender crunch.  Perfect as they are or enhance with your favorite flavors! These cookies improve with time, perfect for gifts and cookie exchanges!

One-bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cookies with hazelnuts and chocolate chips are lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and accented with fresh ginger.  These cookies are healthy, delicious, gluten-free and can be made in 30 minutes!

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts

One-bowl Vegan Pumpkin Cookies with hazelnuts and chocolate chips are lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and accented with fresh ginger.  These cookies are healthy, delicious, gluten-free and can be made in 30 minutes!

Healthy vegan rice crispy treats.

Healthy Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

Healthy vegan Rice Crispy Treats are made with puffed 7-grain cereal, almond butter, ground cacao powder and a boatload of healthy omega 3-powered seeds- chia, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. A delicious chocolatey fix, full of nutritious ingredients. A fun alternative rice crispy treat that is perfect for sharing!

A bowl of Maple-Roasted Candied Pecans.

Maple-Roasted Candied Pecans

Maple-Roasted Candied Pecans made in just 15 minutes in the Oven with only 3 ingredients! Oil-free, Vegan and totally foolproof! The BEST recipe that comes out perfect every time! These are a perfect gift or stocking stuffer that most everyone will love!

A stack of Sourdough Crackers.

Sourdough Crackers

Easy and adaptable homemade sourdough crackers are full of tangy wholesome flavor.  A perfect use for your sourdough discard! Add seeds and herbs or keep them simple. These irresistible crackers make a welcome gift!

Rustic Seed Crackers.

Rustic Seed Crackers

Light and crisp, these popular Rustic Seed Crackers are keto, gluten-free and vegan.  This recipe is incredibly easy, flexible, adaptable, and full of toasty, rich flavor.  They are the perfect snack by themselves and pair with most toppings. Bring to your next party and watch them disappear!

A jar of Preserved Lemons!

Preserved Lemons!

A simple easy step-by-step guide to making your own Preserved Lemons at home with only 15 minutes of hands-on time (plus 2 weeks of preserving time). Use preserved lemons in dressings, marinades, Middle Eastern dishes, stews, and salads! This makes a beautiful gift!

A jar of Pickled Jalapeños.

Delicious Peppery Pickled Jalapeños

How to make easy homemade Pickled Jalapeños -a deliciously tangy, sweet, and spicy accent to tacos, burgers, soups, burritos, and more! A perfect gift for spice lovers.

Homemade Teas, Tonics and Syrups- Healing gift ideas

Make and share homemade remedies! These recipes give the meaningful gift of health and wellness. These take very little hands-on time and deliver potent results.

Dropper bottles of bitters.

How To Make Bitters

Bitters add beautiful interest and depth to drinks and cocktails as well as being an important health tonic that can boost digestion and balance liver health. Making your own bitters is a fun and easy project that takes very little hands-on time! Perfect for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. 

Wild Rose Elixir in a bottle with a cork.

Wild Rose Elixir

A simple Rose Tincture that opens the heart, quiets the mind and soothes the soul. Calming and uplifting it aids in overall well-being, balancing all 3 doshas. Made with simple ingredients, this takes only 15 minutes of hands-on time! ( Allow 24 hours – or up to 6 weeks for infusing). Use in water, as a healing tincture, or to flavor sparkling water, champagne, hot tea, or cocktails.

Herbal tea blends in glass containers.

Make your own Herbal Tea Blends!

Three Herbal Tea Recipes you can make at home for sleep, brain function and liver support. Easy and adaptable, these herbal tea blends are nutritive and soothing and make great gifts.

Elderberry Syrup in a bottle.

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry Syrup is simple to make and tastes so good! Naturally high in immune-boosting compounds, elderberries help to strengthen the respiratory system and shorten the duration of colds and the flu. Whip up a batch and keep your family’s immunity strong and healthy throughout the cold season!

Sage Oxymel in a bottle.

Sage Oxymel (a respiratory tonic)

Made with just three ingredients, this Sage Oxymel is an easy home remedy for throat and lung healing.  Full of antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.  Perfect for making when sage is in abundance and great to have on hand to heal and soothe sore throats, coughs and colds.  

Homemade Spice Blends- Unique gift ideas!

Homemade Spice Blends are such a quick and fun gift to make and a joy to receive! A perfect way to share the love for cooking and introduce new flavors.

northwest salmon rub

Northwest Salmon Rub

This quick and easy Salmon Rub is made with five simple ingredients you most likely have on hand. Savory, smoky and sweet, this combo accentuates wild salmon’s fresh flavor.

Herbs de Provence in a jar.

Herbs de Provence

Herbs de Provence is a savory aromatic blend of herbs.  Versatile and adaptable, this mix will enhance grilled and roasted vegetables and meats, soft cheeses, egg and potato dishes! Makes a great gift!

Wild Mushroom Powder in a jar.

Wild Mushroom Powder

Easy to make in under 10 minutes, flavor-boosting Mushroom Powder has many uses in the kitchen adding delicious umami flavor to soups, stews, stir-fries, tacos, eggs, beans, and sauces! Who wouldn’t love a jar of this as a hostess gift!

A bowl of Dukkah!


Dukkah is a flavorful Egyptian spice blend made with fragrant spices and toasted nuts. Sprinkle it on soups, salads, eggs, avocado toast, and sautéed veggies… to give an earthy flavor and delicious crunch! Make a double batch and give as a gift!

Furikake Seasoning in a bowl.

Furikake Seasoning Recipe

How to make Furikake- a Japanese spice blend made with seaweed, toasted sesame seeds, salt and optional bonito and spices. Use on rice, veggies, fish or avocado toast! Vegan and Gluten-free. So good and perfect for sharing!

Ras el Hanout spice blend in a bowl.

Ras el Hanout Recipe

A simple recipe for Ras el Hanout – an aromatic blend of spices used in Moroccan cooking to season tagines, meats, vegetables and stews. A perfect gift for the adventuresome cooks in your life!

Za’atar Spice blend in a bowl.

Za’atar Spice Recipe

An authentic recipe for Za’atar Spice – a flavorful Middle Eastern Spice that can be used to season hummus, baba ganoush, vegetables, meats, etc.  (My Egyptian Dad’s recipe.) This makes a wonderful gift!

Home And Body Gift Ideas

Non-toxic recipes for home and body are easy to make with food-grade ingredients! Clean and simple, these healthy products are the perfect eco gift.

Natural Kitchen Cleaner in a spray bottle.

Natural Kitchen Cleaner

Homemade, all-natural Kitchen Cleaner Spray made with lavender, thyme and grapefruit-infused vinegar. Easy and Simple!

Wonder Balm! (Shea Butter Body Balm) in jars.

Wonder Balm! (Shea Butter Body Balm)

How to make a luscious, creamy Shea Butter Body Balm to soothe dry winter skin, tame locks, heal cracked lips, and moisturize dry hands and feet. Made with simple all-natural ingredients, scented with your choice of essential oils. Makes perfect stocking stuffers!


What does DIY stand for?

It is an acronym for “do it yourself.”

What are easy DIY gifts?

Homemade spice blends are quick and easy!

What foods make good gifts?

Homemade cookies, Spice blends, Homemade crackers, Bitters, and Tea blends.

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