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28 Semi-Homemade Gifts That'll Impress Anyone

Because we could always use a *little help* being our thoughtful selves. The products in this post were updated in October 2017.

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1. Golden honey bear vases that'd be a beary sweet gift for any flower child.

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Add flowers and voilĂ ! Check out the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess here.

Buy a 12-pack of empty bear bottles from Amazon for $13.19 and a gold leaf kit for $17.09.

2. A kit (with a kick) that gives you everything you need to make six different flavors of hot sauce.

Recipes are included for Sweet Heat, Louisiana Style, Caribbean Sauce, Brazilian Sauce, Garlic Sauce, and Garden Sauce.

Get it from Food52 for $44.


4. A delicious bottle of gin to gift your booze-loving friends and relatives.

The kit comes with two 375 ml glass bottles, a steel strainer, steel funnel, juniper berries, and a botanical blend.

Get the kit from Amazon for $47.99 or Williams-Sonoma for $54.95.


13. Macarons for the friend who always has their sights set on Paris.

You know, to eat *authentic* macarons. But a fresh batch from you will do for the time being.

Get the kit from Food52 for $24 (three flavors).


17. A lemon rosemary salt scrub that you can easily make with simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

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Check out the tutorial from Kojo Designs here!

Get a set of six 4 oz and 2 oz mason jars from Amazon for $14.95 and $10.49.


21. A cozy, hand-knitted scarf that they won't ever leave the house without.

Get the kit from Wool and the Gang for $77.50.

Shop other knit kits (blankets, sweaters, beanies, etc) for women, men, kids, and babies here!

23. Personalized cardboard speakers that let you channel your inner color-happy artist.


24. Monogrammed embroidery hoop art for the friend who loves to personalize everything they own.

25. Friendship bracelets you can quickly assemble with some scrap fabric and yarn you have lying around.

26. A customized home spa bundle for the hardest worker you know.,

Each kit contains enough ingredients for four months' worth of weekly spa care (meaning face masks, massage oils, and bath oils).

Get the first set from Uncommon Goods for $25+ each (four varieties: masks, toner, hair care, and scrubs) and the second set for $74.95.