When I hear “homemade gifts,” I’m usually a little less than thrilled. No, I don’t want any more knitted scarves, or knick-knacks that collect dust. But DIY doesn’t have to be lame or mean a trip to the local Michael’s—these gorg gifts are actually made from stuff you have lying around the house. And you have bragging rights as Miss I-didn’t-spend-all-my-money-on-gifts-this-year.
There’s no need to suffer through a beauty product sales pitch at the mall when you have exactly what you need at home to make a spa-worthy gift. PetitElefant.com’s How To Make Homemade Sugar Scrub uses white sugar, brown sugar, olive oil and vanilla, ingredients I know you have around for holiday baking! Package the scrub in a clean Tupperware and tie it up with a holiday bow—all the holiday goodness with zero calories.