The following article
was written by Ashley Palmer.
you waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? You're not alone.
Avoid the mall rush and browse our list of cruelty-free DIY gifts instead. From
easy keepsakes for grandma and grandpa to fun gifts that your favorite cuddly
kitty will love, you'll find something for everyone on your list here.
parents and grandparents, place one of your favorite color photos in a mason jar and fill with
olive oil to
create a sepia tone and an instant memento.
your special someone, put together a recipe book filled with his or her
favorite vegan meals. You can use a binder, create a recipe box, or make your
own booklet with cardboard, paper, and yarn. Tip: Browse and print from PETA's recipe database to get started!
your girlfriends, whip up a batch of rejuvenating bath salts, a refreshing coffee facial scrub, or soy candles in their favorite scent. Present these
gifts in mason jars with handmade labels and personalized notes.
the little boys and girls in your life, give the gift of color with DIY crayons! Simply place old and broken crayons on silicone
baking sheets and melt, allowing the crayons to harden into funky color combos
in kid-friendly shapes.
your coworkers, whip up a quick batch of your favorite vegan holiday treat and present it in gift bags
with festive ribbons and bows.
For the pampered pooch in your life, try your hand at baking
some homemade dog treats. Flavors like mint, peanut
butter, and carrot
are definite crowd-pleasers among canines.
For those with fabulous felines, hang onto those cardboard
boxes and construct your own recycled
cat scratcher, which will have your kitty purring in no time.
What are you favorite budget- and animal-friendly DIY gifts?
Share them with us in the comments below!
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