12 Homemade Herbal Gifts that Surprise and Delight

These homemade herbal gifts infused with love and your personal touch are perfect for the most special people in your life. For inspiration, we rounded up twelve of our favorites from the Nectar blog. From culinary treats to skincare, aromatherapy, cocktail mixers, and infused honey, there’s something for everyone on this gift list. Many of these homemade herbal gifts can be made quickly and easily in less than a day. Some require more lead time. All make beautiful, original handcrafted gifts that can be included in a basket of goodies, or stand out their own.


Upcycled Pillow Diffusers

These charming essential oil pillow diffusers are placed on the bed at night with a few drops of a relaxing essential oil. From little children and teens, to the elderly, these simple diffusers are the perfect gift for anyone in need of a good night’s sleep. Paired with a small bottle of essential oil, they can also be gifted as aromatic sachets for drawers, linen closets, and suitcases.

Natural Reed Diffuser

These beautiful reed diffusers made with essential oils are a natural alternative to the synthetic fragrances typically found in the store-bought variety. They’re super quick and easy to make, too.

Lavender Cookies

For the person who has everything, I like to give edibles, especially these lavender cookies. These vegan, gluten-free cookies with organic lavender will please even the most discerning palate. Package them in a cute tin or mason jar and be sure to gift them with a copy of the recipe.

Lavender Infused Honey

Lavender infused honey is a delicious gift for cooks, foodies, or anyone who wants to make mealtime a little bit more special. For the tea lover in your life, this makes a perfect gift paired with an herbal tea.

Bath Tub Tea

These flower-filled bath tub teas are gorgeous and so simple to make. Calming, muscle-soothing, or uplifting, these bath tub blends can be customized for each recipient of this sumptuous homemade herbal gift.

Homemade Herb & Spice Blends

These homemade herb and spice blends are as beautiful as they are tasty. Consider gifting a set of different blends, or pair a single blend with a pretty grinder or mortar and pestle. This is a great last-minute gift for anyone who cooks.

Calendula Skin Salve

Whip up a big batch of skin soothing salve  and pour it into a variety of tins and containers – it keeps well for year-round giving and you can save a few for yourself, too. Perfect for dry or weathered skin from lips to hands to feet, this salve is also a natural first aid remedy for small cuts, scrapes, and bug bites.

Skin Loving Body Lotion

Be advised—if you gift this luxurious lotion to friends or family, they will soon be asking for more. This makes a delightful gift on its own or paired with a DIY face mask, cleanser or toner for any skincare buff.

Essential Oil Inhalers for Rest & Relaxation

These essential oils inhalers can be made personal by customizing the oil combination and label affirmation. Choose essential oils to relieve stress, promote focus and concentration, or boost immunity.

Maca Ginseng Elixir

This is a delectable strengthening tonic for the modern-day warrior or athlete. It can be enjoyed on it’s own, as an extra boost in your best friend’s coffee, or used in place of bitters in your uncle’s favorite cocktail.

Damiana Rose Cordial

Warming and sensuous, this adults-only gift, is a unique herbal infused brandy for the those who enjoy a cocktail or after dinner liquor. Put it in an attractive bottle and it looks especially intriguing on a bar cart or in your liquor cabinet.

Lavender Bitters

These lavender bitters turn any beverage into a distinctive drink. This aromatic blend makes a welcome gift for anyone who likes to entertain or experiment with custom cocktails. It can even be added to plain sparkling water for a refreshing twist.

Whether you’re in a pinch for time and need an easy last-minute gift, or you spend a few days lovingly preparing gift baskets with several of these, I hope this list of homemade herbal gifts gives you the inspiration you’re looking for. I know your friends and family will appreciate the thoughtfulness behind them. I’d love to see how you wrap and package these goodies! Snap a picture and tag it #nectarherbandtea on Instagram to share.


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