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Deck the Halls with Homemade Treasures: DIY Holiday Gifts for All

By Jill Hamilton on December 2, 2014 in Just for Kicks

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December is here, and today is Make A Gift Day! Crafting can be therapeutic, so try channeling your holiday stress into a creative craft. Loved ones always enjoy presents filled with (your) presence. So, here are some dental-inspired DIYs for every person on your list.

The Foodie: If you have a friend who loves to gobble the gourmet, whip up a batch of cinnamon sugar almonds. They're loaded with tooth-healthy protein, vitamin E and fiber. Use mini cellophane bags and ribbon for extra holiday cheer.

The Activist: Concoct a minty peppermint mouthwash, made using 100% natural ingredients. Store the refreshing rinse in a reusable glass vessel, and voila – your gift is ready to be received.

The Makeup Maven: Make a mega moisturizing lip balm for the makeup-minded gal. This recipe only contains a few ingredients, so it's simple to customize the flavor and scent. After all, soft lips are the perfect complement to any healthy smile. Selfies guaranteed.

The Workaholic: Too many hours at the office often signal shorter snooze times. A good night's sleep is critical to both your oral and overall health. Help your hard-working friend rest easier with a relaxing eye pillow.

The Super Mom: If you're feeling Picasso-esque, try your brush at a kid-themed bathroom sign. Moms likely get tired of repeating variations on the daily spiel, “Wash your hands! Brush your teeth!” Hopefully an encouraging bathroom sign will help to give your favorite mom's mouth a break.

Happy Make A Gift Day, but most importantly, happy crafting!