Deck the Halls with Homemade Treasures: DIY Holiday Gifts for All
By Jill Feilmeier on December 2, 2014 in Just for Kicks
December is here, and the 3rd is Make A Gift Day! Crafting has “tangible health benefits” and can be very therapeutic during a bustling holiday season. Try channeling your holiday stress into creativity!
Loved ones often enjoy presents filled with (your) presence. What better way to spread some holiday cheer than making a few dental-inspired homemade gifts for every person on your list?
Gifts by Personality:
The Foodie: If you have a friend who loves to gobble up the gourmet, whip up a batch of cinnamon almonds. They’re loaded with tooth-healthy protein, vitamin E, and fiber. Use mini cellophane bags and ribbon for an extra seasonal flair.
The Activist: Concoct a minty peppermint mouthwash, made using 100% natural ingredients. Store the refreshing rinse in a reusable glass container, 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 contains only 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 your oral and overall health. Help your hardworking 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 Gift Day and happy crafting! Want more activities for the family? Check out:
*Updated December 2021