13. DIY Personalized Glass
I’ve been fascinated by etching cream lately. With what it does to glass, I would be afraid to get that stuff on my hands! It’s amazing. Customize a casserole dish, wine glass, mirror or anything else glass with a personalized monogram, name or even quote. If you have a computer and a printer, you can just find the font you like and print it out in the size you need for the stencil, or check out this glass etching starter kit. You will also find a detailed tutorial over at The Thinking Closet.
14. Homemade Body Butter
With just 3 ingredients you can make a homemade body butter that doubles as shaving cream and lip balm. It’s all natural, too! In the winter months, I can never get enough moisture; I would love to receive this as a gift. You could even make a little tag with the recipe and instructions in case they want to make their own once they run out. She Wears Many Hats has the full recipe and instructions.
15. Homemade Soap
Homemade soap is easier than it looks! You can actually just buy soap base that melts in the microwave, then you can add a few other ingredients to your liking (fragrance oil, coffee beans, etc.) and then pour the melted mixture into soap molds. How fun! Get the full tutorial here.