Love, or at least friendship, begins in the stomach.
Our do-it-yourself gift ideas for gourmets will continue to yield results
forlast much even longer.

Photos: Lucie Eisenmann. Text: Julia Stelzner. Styling: Ina Erdmann

Homemade gifts make the best presents. So it's no wonder that do-it-yourself projects, DIY for short, have
been the trend for the past several years. According to a study by Tomorrow Focus Media of 2014, birthdays
and Christmas are the top two occasions for homemade gifts. The reason? The fun of making your own gift
and the opportunity chance to create something completely according to your own tastestyle. But don't be
afraid of splattered paint and glue spots! With the right products, it's totally easy to create make your own
gifts – and, most of all, they can be ridiculously awesomely delicious.

FOR BIRTHDAYS
SWEET SHIFT WORK

A homemade cake isn't so easy to transport. But if you still want to make a sweet something for the birthday boy or girl, try giving the ingredients for chocolate chip nut cookies, such as sugar, flour, cocoa, and nuts stylishly layered on top of each other in a glass jar decorated with decorative stamps and cotton ribbon. Or simply give finished cookies in lovingly-printed sandwich paper bags.

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FOR DINNER INVITATIONS
PASTA PRESENT

Pasta is great anytime! Everyone is guaranteed to love this beautiful gift: high-quality lasagne pasta and tomato sauce from the delicatessena speciality store, fork and spoon, and a couple of fresh sprigs of rosemary draped arranged in a casserole dish -- for to make a delicious lasagna for at a later time Maybe also finish off with a toy Ferrari? Molto bene!

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSEWARMING GIFT
OLIVE OIL WITH ADDITIONS

Sure, bread and salt are the collectionhousewarming classics. But what tastes better with these than a good olive oil? Homemade variations with herbs, such as bay leaves or dried chili pods, in a discreet sleek oil decanter look great and go well with a salad bowl, good salt, and wooden cutlery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET-WELL SOON
HEALTHY YELLOW FEVER

Getting Is the weather getting colder and are visits to the doctor becoming more frequent? With a high pitcher packed to the brim with organic lemons, honey, and a few branches of thyme rolled in foreign newspaper, healing health is just around the corner. Above all ifEspecially when the paper package tags or yellow masking tape contains a "get well" wish.

 

 

 

CREATIVITY LECTURES

Still want more inspiration?
These four great do-it-yourself websites have every
kind of creative gift idea up their sleeves.

 

 

LUZIA PIMPINELLA

From homemade raspberry-tomato ketchup to cresses in vintage cups, blog operator Nicole is active on the culinary-creative front. There's also something else for the eye: travel pictures and reports from the on-the-go blogger.

Luziapimpinella.blogspot.de

 

 

 

PHILUKO

Julia Schenk lives in Karlsruhe with her husband and three children. She's always up to her ears in work. But the self-employed graphic designer always conjures up great craft and product ideas, which she sells at DaWanda and other places.


Philuko.blogspot.de

 

 

 

WHAT INA LOVES

Birthday cards including the candles? A heart cake in the box? Or a complete cupcake birthday package? Ina from Freiburg creates gifts that are truly prized. Her delicious recipes are just as tempting.

Whatinaloves.com

 

 

 

BLUEBOXTREE

This isn't a blog, but an online shop. And there's something for everyone. Here there are lots of beautiful muffin baking pans, colorful paper straws, and paper bags, as well as cookie cutters. There's also everything that makes homemade gifts even better. Happy shopping!

 

Blueboxtree.com

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