Some inexpensive DIY Christmas gift ideas include stitched leather cases, flavored butter and personalized photo clocks. Other options include homemade soap and body sugar scrub, a snow globe cookie jar, and frosted glass art.
Make some homemade flavored butter such as berry butter by beating together 4 sticks of softened unsalted butter, 1 jar of berry preserves, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid. Spoon the whipped mixture into sterilized jars. Print out a label and paste it on the top of the jar. Honey butter only requires 4 sticks of softened unsalted butter and 1 cup of honey.
To make a savory garlic butter, drizzle 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil over 3 halved garlic heads, season them with salt and pepper to taste, and bake them wrapped in foil at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Mash the cloves, and whip them with 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter.
To make inexpensive grapefruit lavender soap, melt 1 pound of shea butter in a double boiler system and then mix 1 cup of the shea butter with 2 tablespoons of fresh lavender, 20 drops of lavender essential oil, and the zest from 1 grapefruit. Pour the mixture into soap molds and wait for the soap to set.