Shine This Holiday Season with Honey-Inspired Gifts for Everyone on Your List!

Posted by National Honey Board on December 09, 2016

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The gift-giving season is in full swing! While it is meant to be a fun way to express our love for family and friends, this time of year can be stressful as we all try to pick out the perfect gift and make our budgets stretch to cover the cost. But let's not forget what this season is really about, and that's sharing your time and your love with those around you. Sure, it's nice to unwrap a nice gift during the holidays, but don't let the season stress you out. After all, it's supposed to be fun, so let's bring some fun back into the holidays!

With the continued rise in popularity of Pinterest, DIY websites and video tutorials, people are getting more creative with their holiday gifts, and even better, they're sharing their tips with people all over the world. From home décor to festive gift baskets, homemade gifts are definitely in. And you know what makes them even sweeter? Honey!

Honey is known for its versatility inside the kitchen, touching every part of your holiday menu from appetizers to cocktails. But did you know that honey has uses outside of the kitchen too? As an all-natural humectant with antimicrobial properties, honey is a natural fit in many beauty products and recipes. Beeswax can be made into beautiful candles that light up homes and hearts. And for anyone struggling with a pesky cough, honey soothes throat soreness and even helps calm the cough. However you give it, honey is sure to be a welcomed gift this holiday season!

We had so much fun with our 2015 Honey Holiday Gift Guide that we decided to put together another, with a little twist. This year we found a little sweet inspiration from the blogger community. Here are some of our favorite DIY honey-inspired gifts to get you started:

If holiday treats are more your thing, try baking up a batch of Happy Money Saver's Homemade Honey Oat Bread and spread with Homemade Honey Butter, or spice things up a jar of our Honey-Hot Pepper-Orange Marmalade. Be sure to check out this blog post full of tips on baking with honey, honey recipes and details on our holiday baking-themed giveaway.

Now we want to hear from you! What is your favorite homemade gift to give during the holidays? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy gifting!