There is something that feels special about a DIY gift, perhaps, because like handwritten cards, we give and receive so few of them!
Here are 3 ideas for DIY gifts for the coffee lovers in your life.
1. Coffee Sugar Body Scrub
This simple face and body scrub smells like a vanilla latte and leaves skin smooth and moisturized. This beauty recipe is simple and inexpensive to make, and at the end of the day, you could eat it if you wanted to!
(Recipe inspired by the Edgy Veg).
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup ground coffee beans
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup coarse salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
- Store in a mason jar or other airtight container.
2. Gourmet Coffee Syrup
For the moms who prefer a sweeter coffee experience, give them specialty coffee syrups. Pour the syrups into mason jars and label the bottles for a more personalized touch.
(Recipe inspired by A Few Shortcuts).
Simple Syrup Base
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Simple syrup base
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Simple syrup base
- 3 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Make a simple syrup base by mixing sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to gentle boil (stirring often).
- Simmer on low for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Cool before putting into a container.
- Stir in the desired mix to flavor your syrup accordingly.
3. Decaf Coffee Nut Brittle
Looking for a delicious homemade gift to give to a mom? Then look no further than this Coffee Nut Brittle! Made with mixed nuts and coffee, it’s delicious and easy to make. Make with Savorista’s craft decaf to avoid giving mom the jitters. Shake it up by mixing in whole coffee beans for an extra crunch.
(Recipe inspired by A Family Feast).
- 1 stick butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup strong brewed decaf coffee
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp coffee extract
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 12 ounces mixed nuts
- Sea salt
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine butter, sugar, coffee, corn syrup, and coffee extract in a pan over medium high to high heat.
- Place a candy thermometer into the mixture during the entire cooking process.
- Cook and stir for approximately 10 minutes with a long handled wooden spoon. Watch the temperature closely.
- As soon as you achieve 300 degrees F, remove from heat and stir in the baking soda. It will bubble up so use caution.
- Stir in nut mixture and immediately pour out evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Lightly sprinkle it with salt and let cool for 30 minutes.
- Break into pieces and serve.