Homemade Gifts From The Garden

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The holiday season is a great time to make unique homemade gifts from the garden. Think of how much you love to receive homemade canned goods like jellies and jams or maybe even some delicious homemade relish. Besides those staples, though, there are so many other special homemade gifts from the garden that you can consider making this year. 

Not only is it fun to create homemade gifts, but you’ll save money by making DIY garden gifts. You’ll learn how to make homemade gifts from the garden with what you already have, but you can also learn how to plan your gifts for next season in your upcoming garden planning. 

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5 Unique Homemade Gifts From the Garden

Including the typical garden gift of homemade jelly, consider these DIY gift ideas that are straight from your garden. Keep reading to learn how to make herb and spice blends, herbal teas, home care, and homemade body care  — all using ingredients you grew in your garden!

If you’d like to watch a video instead on how to make a lot of these homemade gifts for the garden, you can watch the video here. 

Home-canned Goods

Do you wonder why people love homemade canned goods so much? There is just something about receiving a delicious jar of yummy homegrown fruits that are blended into a delicious jelly! Gardeners make unique jams and jellies that you can’t find on the store shelves, and recipients will appreciate the natural recipes. Unique recipes are the best ones to give out as gifts. 

If you don’t know where to start when considering making home-canned goods, start with what you have already grown in your garden and may have excess of. Then, next year, in your early garden planning, make sure to plan for these gifts by planting the necessary quantity. 

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Jams & Jellies:

Some of our favorite canned goods include homemade: 

Homemade Relish
homemade elderberry syrup

Homemade Spice Blends

One of the easiest homemade gifts from the garden that you can give is to take some of your homegrown herbs and spices like oregano and basil, dry in a dehydrator, grind them up, and package them in a cute jar. 

Trust us, nothing compares to fresh grown herbs from your garden over buying a jar of spices from the store. Your garden grown herbs are much fresher, have a richer fragrance, and your gift receiver will notice the difference! 

How To Make Homemade Spice Blends

The best place to start when making your own homemade spice blends is to start with what you already have on hand. Pick up some small jars from Hobby Lobby or your local craft store, add your ground spices, and then decorate the jars with cute tags. Don’t forget to include a special recipe and/or instructions on how to use your special spice blend.

homemade spice blends from the garden
Recipe + Ingredients

You can find some delicious recipe ideas from Pinterest like Ranch seasoning, Fajita seasoning, or BBQ rubs. A few other unique recipe ideas you can try to make a spice blend for as a DIY gift are: 

  • Sweet potato with seasoning for Sweet Potato Nachos
  • Butternut squash with your favorite recipe for butternut squash soup
  • Garlic olive oil with favorite crusty bread recipe
  • Herbal vinegar with favorite recipe

DIY Herbal Tea Blends

Homegrown teas are more packed with flavor than store-bought teas. Not only will they taste fresher, but they will also nourish the body better, too. When selecting what tea blend to give, start with what you already have. Label your jar and always include a list of ingredients (in case of allergies or sensitivities) as well as a recipe of how to make your tea.

Herbal Tea Recipe Ideas

When trying to decide what types of herbal teas blends to make, you can begin by making these flavors of tea:

Homemade Body Care

Homemade body care gifts from your garden are fantastic gifts because you can’t find anything like them at the store and because there are also no questionable ingredients. Most people love homemade body care but don’t want to take the time or effort to make them for themselves. 

Before you begin making homemade body care, make sure you keep in mind shelf life and communicate that on your label. Also, don’t forget to add a label with all the ingredients in case of allergic reaction. 

homemade body care
Homemade Body Care Gift Ideas

There are so many unique body care gift ideas you can make from your garden, but here are a few of our favorites:

DIY Home Care

When it comes to making homemade gifts from the garden for the home, we have some great ideas for this as well. You can make homemade candles, beeswax fire starters, a drawer sachet filled with your favorite herbs, and so much more. 

pinecone beeswax fire starters

Get ready for the holidays by making special gifts from your garden! Turn your home grown fruits, herbs, and spices into tasty presents like jams, spice blends, teas, body and home care, and more. Share the joy of DIY treats, and let this season be about simple, heartfelt homemade gifts that everyone will love right from your garden.

What other products do you make from ingredients grown in your garden? Comment below!

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