The season of wondering what in the world to give people for the holidays is upon us. I really enjoy making people things but it can be a challenge to figure out something that people will actually like. This has not always been something I have been particularly good at; I remember the year everyone got neon potholders then there were the health bars filled with lots and lots of wheat germ and bran. Here are some suggestions of things you can make that have had much better receptions!
Stone necklaces are pretty simple and low cost to make and you can put together a range from demure, made with tiny rocks, to large showy pieces with rocks studded with mica.
Goats milk soap makes great gifts; it is easy to ship and can be made in all different colors and shapes to suit even picky people on your list.
Pesto is a popular gift. The jars can be decorated or just given as is.
If you are looking for an attractive way to package your homemade gifts putting them in baskets can be quite attractive. If those baskets are ones you made then all the better!
Probably the most popular gift I give is raspberry jam. This could be a bit challenging to make this time of year but it can be done with frozen berries.
If you don’t have time to make gifts this year there still are great gifts you can get for those urban farmers on your list. One of my favorite new books this year is by our own Jennie Grant on how to raise city goats.