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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This is one of my favorite times of year — full of good food, family get-togethers, and time spent with close friends.

This year, the holidays are extra special because we have a new family member, Emir.

For the past few years, I have made it my new custom to give handmade gifts to friends and family.  This year’s goodie bag was made back in November, as I waited for Emir’s arrival.

Here’s what it has in it!

Soap

There are at least two bars of soap.  Each bag has some combination of striped soap, floral soap or a solid bar of goat’s milk or coconut soap.  Each bar is mild enough for the skin and full of great ingredients.

Striped Soap

Striped Soap

Fancy Feet

Our feet all take such a beating. They deserve a treat.  Each gift bag has a jar of minty foot cream.  It’s thick and moisturizing and the scent is quite refreshing.  It’s a great treat for your feet!

Minty Foot Cream

Minty Foot Cream

Bath Bombs

I tried my hand at something new this year.  I made bath bombs!  As I suspected, it was actually quite easy and I have no idea why I never pursued this before. These provide fizzy fun for the bath and they smell great!

Lip Lube

What would a gift bag be without some homemade lip balm?  My lip balms are moisturizing and good for any season.  I added a variety of flavour oils to them this year.

The contents of each gift bag were meant to be used.  None of these products are good for a hoarder!

Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season!

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12 thoughts on “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  1. Ahhhh recipes please!! I want to try them all!

  2. Lip balm! I think I’m becoming a lip balm hoarder haha.

    Merry Christmas Alia! Wish you and your wonderful family all the blessings! Have a great New Year!

  3. I’m SO envious! I bet your friends and family LOVE your gift bags!! 🙂

  4. Happy Holiday to you too! All my friends and fmily got hand made skin care treats too 🙂

  5. Hope they enjoyed these great gifts & you guys had a great Christmas with the sweet baby!

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