Christmas In July- Gifts From The Garden To Make Now For A Stress-Free Holiday

Christmas in July- Gifts from the garden to make now for a stress free holiday
Christmas in July?
With the temperatures reaching the triple digits in many parts of the country, the last thing you want to think about is Christmas and spending money.
The stress of the holidays can be overwhelming for families, so change the way you spend the Christmas Season by making your gifts now for a stress-free holiday later.
Put your: garden-fresh tomatoes, aromatic herbs and fresh seasonal produce to good use.
Amazing gift ideas from the garden that are perfect for gift-giving.

Christmas in July, Gifts from the Garden to Make Now- Extracts

Homemade extracts are so incredibly easy to make and very cost effective.
Some of them take a couple of months to cure, now is the perfect time to make them so they are ready in time for the holiday season.
To use an extract for gift-giving, use a pretty glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid, place in a basket with your favorite recipe using that extract and include a whisk or a cookie cutter.

Vanilla Extract

Almond Extract

Mint Extract

Lemon extract

Stevia Extract – Stevia Extract is a perfect gift for those on your list who avoid sugar sweeteners.

Christmas in July, Gifts from the Garden to Make Now- Jellies & Jams

Not a whole lot can be compared to the goodness of homemade jelly and a warm slice of bread out of the oven.
When I gift my jams and jellies for the holidays, I normally include a fresh loaf of bread- the two just go together.

Low Sugar No Pectin Blueberry Jam

Low Sugar Strawberry Jam and Strawberry Banana Jam

Peach Jam Two Ways- Peach Vanilla and Fuzzy Navel 

Yellow Pear Tomato Jam

Strawberry Jam with no Commercial Pectin

Hot Pepper Jelly

Grape Jam

Queen Anne’s Lace Flower Jelly

Cantaloupe Jam

Christmas in July, Gifts From the Garden to Make Now- Vinegar’s and Herbal Infusions

Infused Vinegar’s are visually pleasing and rarely need any dressing up. Place your vinegar in a nice glass bottle with a ribbon or bow and your gift is complete.

Making Herbal Vinegar

5 Easy Herbal Infusions That Make Perfect Gifts Any Time of Year

Fruit Infused Vinegar

Christmas in July, Gifts From the Garden to Make Now- Wines and Liqueurs

What is a holiday without a nice toddy by the fireplace? Wines and Liqueurs are a homemade gift every adult on your list will love.

Blackberry Cordial and Simple Syrup 

Black Walnut Liqueur 

Berry Infused Vodka or Liqueur 

Elderberry Wine

Quackgrass Wine

Rhubarb Cherry Wine

Christmas in July, Gifts From the Garden to Make Now- Sauces

You can take the ordinary and make it extraordinary with a beautiful presentation of your homemade canned goods. Grab an inexpensive wicker basket or sauce pan and place a jar of your homemade Spaghetti Sauce in it along with a box of pasta and a wooden spoon. Food baskets make the perfect gifts to give during the busy holiday season when people have little time to cook.

Best Ever Spaghetti Sauce

Home Canned Salsa

Seasoned Tomato Sauce

Pickled Beets

Christmas in July, Gifts From the Garden to Make Now- Herbal

Turn any dish into a gourmet when sprinkled with herbal salts and the whole family will enjoy helping with herbal jewelry and lip balms.

Basil Sea Salt

Homemade Poultry Seasoning

DIY Mosquito Repellent Necklace + Bonus Mosquito Spray Recipe!

Herbal Bath Salts

Beads and Jewelry 

Herbal Perfumes, Lib Balms and More

Want to know more about drying herbs? Click here to read more

Want some more Amazing Gift Ideas? Here are 20 DIY Gifts- All for Under $1.00!!!

20 Amazing DIY Gifts- All for Under $1.00

 

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