Alternative and Personal gifts for Christmas

Alternative and homemade gifts are some of the best gifts as they are much more personal.  These options are great if you're living abroad and can't afford to buy more expensive gifts! You can use elements from wherever you're living for a more personal gift.

We searched the web to find some of the most original gifts to make while saving money this Christmas.

Decorative Dried Herbs in Oil

Place dried or silk flowers, leaves and herbs into a decorative bottle, jar or clear glass rolling pin of your choice. Gently pour mineral or safflower oil into the bottle. Add a few drops of a fragrance of your choice--almond, vanilla, perfumes, etc.

Dried Herbs in Oil
Dried Herbs in Oil

Gel Candles

To make this great present you'll need:

- gel
- zinc wicks (don't use cotton wicks because they absorb too much gel)
- essential oil for fragrance
- liquid color dye

See instructions on how to create it here!

Gel Candles
Gel Candles

A kite... yes, a kite!

They make a great and fun gift for adults and kids and can also be used as decoration. More importantly, they are super easy to build! Click here to see what you'll need and how to create one.

Handmade Kite
Handmade Kite

Personalized Calendars

Download a free printable calendar from here and personalize each month & date with that special person's important events and anniversaries. Use stickers, photos, notes and everything you want to make it as personal as possible!  Check this link for some inspiration if you run out of ideas.

Personalised Calendars
Personalized Calendars

Do you have more ideas for alternative and meaningful gifts? Which one has been your most original one? Share it with us on Facebook!

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