I really like to give out gifts at the holidays to just about everyone I know. My family and friends, co-workers, and all of those people who have helped us throughout the year. You know, the mailman, babysitters, teachers, hair stylists etc. Our list typically ends up being a minimum of 50 gifts, and though we often buy other gifts, or give cash tips, I just think it is nice to also give a small handmade gift as a “thank you” during this special time of year. So what can you make in a reasonable amount of time that won’t break the bank? Well, I haven’t decided on this year’s gift, but a few years ago I made simmering potpourri.
I’ve posted about this gift as one of three quick and easy homemade gifts, but haven’t written a specific post about it. So today I thought I’d give you a few more details about this easy, affordable homemade gift for the holidays. Of course this would also be a nice hostess gift any time of year.
Dried Orange Slices
Weck Canning Jars
Dried Lemon Slices
Other Dried Citrus Peels
Many of these items can be found locally, however, I have included online links for your convenience.
To dry your own orange slices, refer to the post: Dried Orange Garland.
My gifts were place in a bag as shown above with a tag that reads:
“Place some or all of the ingredients in a pot of water and heat on low, adding more water as needed.”
You can find a sheet of tags ready to print here.
Maybe you don’t have as many to make. In this case you could give a larger amount of the ingredients, and place them in mason jars, or these pretty Weck Canning Jars, which are fun and unique gifts themselves.