Holiday gifts from the kitchen

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The holidays are just around the corner! Avoid wasting hours walking around the mall or browsing endless online retailers trying to figure out what to get the people in your life that have everything. Instead, treat your loved ones to homemade gifts from your kitchen. These unique and thoughtful gifts can be whipped up in minutes with a few pantry staples and common kitchen ingredients.

Need last-minute gift ideas? Try some of these unique and thoughtful gifts that can be whipped up in minutes with a few common kitchen staples. #DIY #saslife Click To Tweet

Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub

If you love the smell of freshly baked sugar cookies, this foot scrub is for you! Pair it with some warm, fuzzy socks for the perfect gift set. Your feet will thank you later! CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Dip Mix Ornaments

This trio comes complete with all the herbs and spices needed to throw together a festive dip in seconds − great for those unexpected holiday guests! CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Cinnamon Honey Beeswax Candle

You can never go wrong with a good candle and this one is even better since it’s made with just 3 ingredients! Think outside the box and use a teacup, coffee mug or old baby food jar as the vessel. CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Spice Blend Trio

This tasty and practical trio includes staple blends perfect for the budding cook or seasoned chef – lemon pepper seasoning, Lawry’s seasoned salt and taco seasoning. Once you use these homemade versions you’ll never go back to store-bought! CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Soup Mix Ornaments

These super cute, festive, yet practical soup mixes are perfect for those long, winter days. Empty contents into a pot, add liquid and dinner will be ready in a flash! CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Infused Oil and Vinegar

The options are endless when it comes to infused oil and vinegar. This rosemary infused olive oil and lemon thyme infused vinegar pair perfectly to create a fantastic homemade salad dressing or marinade or to sauté vegetables or proteins. CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Italian Bread Dip Seasoning

Create your own olive oil dip using this seasoning mix to rival any Italian restaurant. Place it in a cute basket along with the infused oil and vinegar above and a fresh baguette for a gift any foodie will truly appreciate. CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Flavored Salt Trio

These finishing salts add a pop of flavor to anything they touch. Stack them up and tie decorative ribbon or tulle around them for a gift that is both good looking and good tasting. CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Chamomile Tea Hand Soap

Skip chemical laden store-bought soaps and mix up these glycerin hand soaps in minutes with just a couple minutes. Have fun with it and try out different shapes and sizes of molds! CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Chamomile Oatmeal Soak Tub Tea

Soak all your cares away with this relaxing tub tea. For the tea lovers in your life, pair with the chamomile hand soap above. CLICK HERE for a list of supplies and directions.

Happy holidays from our kitchen to yours!

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Ashley Bailey, MS, RDN, LDN

Nutritionist

Ashley is a Nutritionist at SAS Institute in Cary, NC. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Biofeedback Instructor, and has a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, running, cooking and crafting. Follow @abaileyRD on Twitter.

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    • Ashley Bailey, MS, RDN, LDN
      Ashley Bailey, MS, RDN, LDN on

      Hope you're able to try some of them! They've been great gifts over the years- fun to make and fun to give 🙂

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