The season of holiday shopping is upon us, which means mega-long lines at your favorite retailers. One way to avoid the crowds? Order online. Another? Get crafty. Putting on your creative cap is a thoughtful way to show friends and family just how much you care. And while homemade gifts often get a bad rap—knobbly knit sweaters and string art aren’t helping the cause—there are plenty of projects that you can easily DIY at home.
For beauty junkies, whip up a sugar scrub with some essential oils. Foodies won’t be able to resist peppermint hot cocoa or layered brownie mix. And a fragrant candle is always a covetable hostess gift. (Finally, make your presents pop with festive wrapping
So, to help you get a head start on your holiday crafting and homemade gifts, ahead are the seasonally-inspired DIYs for everyone on your list.Whipped Peppermint Cream Hand Scrub
A sweet treat for your skin and your senses, this whipped peppermint scrub will keep hands soft, hydrated, and heavenly-scented all season long.
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