5 Frugal Homemade Homestead Gifts

By Melissa Norris | How to articles

Dec 09

There’s nothing more cherished than a homemade Christmas gift. Back in the pioneer days, almost all the gifts were handmade, carefully planned and thought out for months in advance.

Not all of us have months in advance to plan out a gift or the funds to buy a ton of supplies. What’s a homesteader to do?

These are some of my favorite homemade gifts that don’t take very much time, mostly use supplies straight off the homestead or in your pantry, and best part, they’re an awesome gift. In fact, I usually make up extra just for myself.These are 5 easy DIY homemade gifts, plus free printable tags. I love that I already have all of the ingredients on hand.

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These are 5 of my very favorite Homemade Gifts to give to anyone on your list, including yourself!  Cuz that’s totally normal to give yourself gifts.

Want to use natural skin care but don't have tons of money or time? These 3 ingredient lotion bars take less than 10 minutes to whip up and use natural ingredients, you probably already have some of them in your kitchen. Grab this easy recipe and tutorial here

I love these lotion bars because they work exceptionally well, they use beeswax (totally a homestead crop), and come together in less than 10  minutes. Grab the recipe and video lesson–> How to Make 3 Ingredient Lotion Bars

How to make homemade cake mix recipes in a jar. Never buy a boxed cake mix again with this recipe and free printables and recipe cards!

There’s no need to ever purchase boxed cake mixes, not when this one goes together in minutes and tastes way better, not to mention cheaper!

This is my great-grandmother’s chocolate cake recipe–> Homemade Cake Mix in a Jar with FREE Printable Tags and Recipe Cards!

Make your own spice mixes at home. Save money and healthier versions, makes great gifts with the free printable tags! Grab the recipes now

Don’t waste money on those packets of this and that in the store. These whip up super fast and come with the darling free printable tags. Grab it–> 4 Homemade Spice and Herbal Mix Recipes with FREE printable tagsbrowniemixverticalnowords

We all need chocolate in our lives and this double fudge brownie mix is the best I’ve ever had. For serious chocolate lovers only. Never buy a boxed brownie mix again–> Homemade Fudgey Chocolate Brownie Mix in a Jar

Need a quick frugal gift? This no-knead bread recipe is perfect for busy families who love homemade bread. It would pair great with some homemade jams and jellies or even flavored butters. Grab it now to put together to have on hand for yourself and for gifts.

This recipe has a teensy adaption to make it more traditional and a better texture. Never buy bread again with this–> DIY No-Knead Bread Mix in a Jar

What are some of your favorite homemade gifts to give and receive?

 

 

About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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