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6 Homemade Gifts to Make from Your Very Own Garden

Sometimes it’s hard to think of something beautiful and personal to give a loved one or a friend. A lot of people would rather have a sentimental gift that you put a lot of thought into instead of something that anyone can just buy from the store. If you have a garden, you can make several homemade gifts that anyone would love to receive. Here are 6 homemade gifts to make from your very own garden.

Homemade Jam

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Why is it that homemade jam is so much better than store bought jam? We may not know the answer, but it’s a fact any which way. Strawberry and raspberry homemade jams are always a crowd pleaser. There are tons of recipes to choose from! ​Some recipes even have both strawberries and raspberries.

Rose Water Sugar Scrub

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Rose water is easy to make and it smells amazing. Next time you need to prune your rose bush, save some rose petals to make some rose water. Mix the rose water with some sugar and essential oils and you’ve got yourself a sugar scrub. Sugar scrubs work great for exfoliating and moisturizing dry skin.

Dried Fruit

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Sometimes people have an over abundance of fruit from their fruit tree and cannot seem to get rid of it quickly enough. Dehydrate your fruit and give it as gifts. Wrap the dried fruit in a cute bag with a nice tie on top. It’ll look really cute and it’ll taste great. Dehydrated apples, peaches, and even watermelons are all really tasty. 

Herb Jars

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Give someone access to fresh herbs in their own house. Starting the herbs from seed will be a lot cheaper than buying grown herbs. Use an old mason jar so that it’ll be even cheaper. Plus mason jars look cute and rustic. It’s also possible to start new herbs from herbs that you’ve already grown. It might be a little harder to get herbs to grow from pieces of your herbs, but it should still work. You just need to know how to transplant them.

A Bouquet From Your Garden

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Flowers have a tendency to brighten people’s days. Use some of your flowers to create an arrangement or bouquet for someone you love. Put a ribbon around it and make it look nice. People appreciate a thoughtful gift, no matter how simple it may seem. The bouquet could be made of sunflowers, roses, daffodils, tulips, or daisies.

Baked Goods

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Chocolate zucchini cake is amazing, and it’ll taste even better because you grew the zucchini yourself. Rhubarb crunch is a sweet and tangy dessert that goes great with vanilla ice cream on top. Homemade baked goods are so delicious and so thoughtful. A nice warm piece of chocolate zucchini cake will surely show someone how much you care about them.

Summing Up

There are dozens of homemade gifts that you can give to someone. Homemade gifts don’t need to be complicated or expensive to make. Something as simple as a bouquet of flowers or some baked goods can make someone really happy. Homemade gifts can even come right from your very own garden. The world needs a little more kindness and happiness, homemade gifts are a great way to spread both.

Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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