You can make gifts with very little expense and effort and the thought that goes into them is more sane as well as more conscious:
Here are some ideas:
Make “Rice Pillows” or “Rice Socks”:
Do you have mis-matched socks in your home? This is a perfect use for them!
If you can sew or have old (clean) socks, these are super easy to make.
Take a clean sock and fill it 3/4 of the way full with rice…you can add several drops of your favorite essential oil to make it smell nice.
Tie a tight knot at the open end
Make a nice card with directions:
“This rice pillow will soothe aches and pains, be a comfort for an upset tummy, keep your feet warm on cold nights, ease a headache, help you relax and more!”
You can decorate it with permanent marker or buttons.
Here are some more detailed directions on how to sew your own:
You can also make hot chocolate or cookie mix in canning jars. You can wash, sanitize and re-use spaghetti sauce or jam jars, nut butter jars and more.
Pinterest has a plethora of ideas: