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If you want to avoid the malls this holiday season and put a little extra thought into your gifts, we’ve got you covered. Eco journalist Candice Batista shares unique DIY gift ideas that anyone would love finding under their tree!

DIY Organic Sugar Body Scrub

WHAT YOU NEED:

Brown sugar, coconut oil, organic honey.

WHAT YOU DO:

Mix all the ingredients in a small, decorated container, and wrap it up as a cute gift!

Homemade Holiday Dry Potpourri

WHAT YOU NEED:

Dried lemons, limes, oranges and rosemary.

WHAT YOU DO:

Slice the fruit very thin, then bake in a preheated oven 200F until dehydrated. Include instructions on how to use the potpourri, and then gift.

Laundry Refill

WHAT YOU NEED:

Laundry detergent and a large mason jar.

WHAT YOU DO:

Take a large mason jar and fill with laundry detergent from a bulk shop, and add wool drier balls on the outside, then wrap in a reusable bag.

Housewarming Gift Jar

WHAT YOU NEED:

A large mason jar, a dish towel, and a recipe for a favourite dish.

WHAT YOU DO:

Take a large mason jar and tuck inside a luxe Turkish dish towel, a recipe for a favourite dish and on the outside tie a wooden spoon. The perfect gift for the home chef!

Low Waste Gift Baskets

WHAT YOU NEED:

A basket and reusable/refillable items like tea towels, reusable paper towels, reusable coffee cup, reusable straws,  and personalized items. For a beauty basket, fill with low-waste deodorant, shampoo bars, conditioner, makeup wipes, razors, and soap.

WHAT YOU DO:

Fill the basket with all the items, wrap with highly recyclable brown paper, and gift!

Gym bag essentials that won’t harm you or the environment