This week we’re speaking about cheap gourmand handmade presents. On final week’s present, I centered on how you would make handmade presents quick, in lower than 10 minutes.
So right now I need to concentrate on cheap presents, and to drive dwelling the purpose I truly priced the 2 presents we’re going to make right now ingredient by ingredient. Then I in contrast it to one thing comparable from the shop.
In spite of everything, you at all times hear that it’s a lot cheaper to make it your self. Do you ever surprise simply how less expensive? Then in fact you hear about these DIY tasks that appeared like a good suggestion on the time, however ultimately value greater than it could in the event you had simply purchased it.
For the handmade peppermint sugar scrub and home made pure cocoa I priced every little thing out ounce by ounce and cup by cup. So you possibly can see precisely how a lot you’re saving.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
I assumed it could be enjoyable to make this right now as a result of it’s an incredible vacation present to provide – it’s good to provide as a secret Santa present or a stocking stuffer. It has a beautiful peppermint aroma and helps to get you within the Christmas spirit.
I wrote a whole tutorial on tips on how to put this scrub collectively. However let’s take the elements line by line and see what the fee is to make it.
- Jar – 65 cents
- Natural Sugar – 67 cents (33 cents a cup)
- Peppermint Oil – 10 drops 70 cents (7 cents a drop)
- Pure Meals Coloring – Three drops is 2 cents (.005 cents a drop)
- Almond Oil – 6 tablespoons cup $1.50 ($0.59 an oz)
Whole = $3.54 for 16 oz
I discovered an natural sugar scrub for $21.80 for 12 oz. Then you definitely would add tax or transport or each. Our is in fact larger than 12 ozso actually you’d pay about $29.06. And naturally that was assuming you’d pay by quantity which might be not the case. You’d most likely be paying by weight which might make it much more as a result of it’s heavy. So we’ve got a financial savings of not less than $25.52. That’s HUGE.
Replace: After the present I went and measured the scrub by weight so we may examine apples to apples and my Peppermint Sugar Scrub got here out to be 17.5 oz. That’s 20 cents an oz in comparison with the shop purchased stuff at $1.82 per ounce. So in the event you had been going to purchase the identical quantity of retailer purchased scrub you’d pay $31.85.
Additionally, notice that it is a quick handmade present to make!
The second factor we’re making on the present right now is Pure Scorching Cocoa. No synthetic elements like powdered milk or excessive fructose corn syrup.
Pure Scorching Cocoa Combine
Whole = $5.97 for 16 ozvolume
I discovered natural scorching chocolate that you would purchase for $7.99 ($0.67 / Ounce) for 12 ozby weight. Our is 16ozby quantity. In order that’s a financial savings of greater than $2.02. I may go and weigh my scorching cocoa, however I feel I’ve already confirmed my level.
Replace: After the present I went and measured every little thing by weight so we may examine apples to apples and my Handmade Pure Scorching Cocoa Combine got here out to be 12.5 oz. That’s 47 cents an oz in comparison with the shop purchased stuff at 67 cents an oz, so to purchase the identical quantity you’d pay $2.41 extra in the event you purchased the cocoa combine. (Keep in mind, my costs are excessive. You should purchase quite a lot of this stuff in bulk and save extra.)
Additionally, this present took lower than 10 minutes to make as nicely.
Don’t let anybody deter you from making handmade presents. It’s a lot cheaper!! I hope they present has truly inspired you.
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